Alexander The Great Essay: The Story Of Alexander The Great

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Alexander became a young king at the age of 20, and later known as Alexander the Great. His leadership, wit, strategic plans, and knowledge helped him succeed in ruling the people. The way he portrayed himself to people was critical to the publics eye. “When he felt it was necessary, Alexander could be brutal, and his show of force brought the Greek cities back into line. But Alexander also could be merciful, as Plutarch demonstrates in the story of Timoclea…Aleander was so taken by her bravery that he let her and her children go free” (Kidner et.a;, 98). His personality as a king was to show firmness as well as a caring heart to the people. During his time as king, he conquered many lands, won many battles, defeated the Persians, and created a large empire. …show more content…
However, there were doubts by the people because they did not know if he could fulfill his father’s expectations he had against the Persians. Alexander wanted to fulfill his father’s conquest plan as well as fulfilling his own by expanding the empire. Alexander’s expansion of the empire first started with the Battle Granicus River “a battle in northern Anatolia in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians’ Greek mercenaries in 334 B.C.E.”(Kidner et.al, 98). Along with this battle, it led to other battles such as Issus and Gaugamela to conquer areas that the Persians possessed. At the end of all his conquered battles, it led to riches for his cities as well as an expanded empire. However, Alexander was not satisfied with his empire, and wanted to conquer more areas besides the one he had currently. “ It took Alexander four more years to conquer the rest of the Persian Empire. Bactria, modern Afghanistan, proved especially difficult, but Alexander eventually won the allegiance of the natives by his bravery and magnanimity as well as by his marriage to a local princess named Roxanne…later he invaded India” (Kidner et.al,

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