Alexander The Great 's Life Essay

1323 Words Nov 1st, 2015 6 Pages
King Philip Ⅱ once told Alexander the Great, “O my son, look thee out a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Macedonia is too little for thee.” Soon after Alexander the Great conquered Persia, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Bactria and the Punjab. Despite his age, Alexander the Great contributed more to the world than anyone because he united one-fourth of the World through Greek language and culture.
Macedonian King Alexander the Great was born on July, 20 356 B.C in Pella, Macedonia. His parents were Queen Olympia, daughter of King Neoptolemus, and King Philip Ⅱ. Alexander the Great was raised in Pella’s royal court with his sister. King Philip Ⅱ was nonexistent in Alexander’s life because he was at battle, focused on ruling, or engaged in unfaithful ways. However Olympia, Alexander’s mother, was a powerful role model for Alexander. When Alexander was young, his parents hired Leonidas to teach him math, horsemanship, and archery, but Leonidas was replaced by Lysimachus because Alexander was too rebellious for Leonidas to handle. Lysimachus was able to grasp Alexander the Great’s attention by using role play. Alexander enjoyed being the famed warrior Achilles from the Iliad. Then when Alexander was thirteen his parents hired Aristotle to teach him. Aristotle taught him philosophy, poetry, drama, science, and politics. After picking up on Alexander’s inspiration from Achilles, Aristotle made a smaller version of the Iliad for Alexander. Alexander carried this book with him into…

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