Alexander The Great: The Achievements Of Alexander The Great

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Alexander the Great is credited with being an exceptional ruler who conquered the majority of the known word. Accomplishing some of the most impressive and elaborate conquerings in the 300s BCE, Alexander the Great had an empire spanning from Egypt to Asia. Alexander was able to achieve such victories through his short life because of his father, his army, and his impeccable leadership abilities. A lot of the accomplishments made by Alexander the Greats can be attributed to his father Phillips II. Phillip wanted to ensure that Alexander would become both an intellectual and philosophical person. Philip hired Aristotle to tutor Alexander in Philosophy, politics, and science from a young age. The philosophy taught to Alexander influenced …show more content…
Alexander’s army was made up of 32,000 highly trained men that were loyal to their leader. (Mark, Joshua. "Alexander the Great."). Alexander leads his army from the front and not the back like most generals, he would not drink water if there was not enough for the rest of the soldiers. Alexanders army was also extremely skilled and innovative. The army was split into smaller groups that each had their own leader so that there would be much better communication and organization. The phalanx was a very successful technic for the army, it required a group of men to be in a tight group and constantly pushing forward(Donal L. Wasson, The Army of Alexander the Great). This technic worked because the men in Alexander’s army were all loyal, they would not move from the formation even though the outermost men were exposed and were very likely to be killed during a …show more content…
Alexander united his cultures instead of forcefully converting each new territory. That tactic was what allowed Alexander to obtain that much territory without many revolts. This can be seen when Alexander took over Ephesos and instead of imposing his belief onto them, he offered to rebuilt their Temple(Mark, Joshua. Alexander the Great). Alexander had also conquered Egypt, and even went as far as to visit and Egyptian oracle so that he could be titled the son of Zeus. Alexander showed how much he wanted to unite cultures from this example because he went to an Egyptian oracle in Egypt to proclaim himself a son of Zeus, a Greek God. Alexander the Great really wanted to connect the Greek and Persian cultures. He appointed Persians high military statuses in his military. Alexander the Great was fine with allowing other cultures to keep their practices as long as they did not cause trouble for him. Alexander had also come up with an amazing idea that establishes one universal language instead of many obsolete languages. He chose to make Greek the universal language. Alexander created the Hellenistic era by using The Greek language, as well as mixed in Greek influence throughout his vast

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