The Challenges Of Alexander: The Great, The Great

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In 356 B.C. Phillip II and his third wife Olympias had a child named Alexander. At a young age Alexander was educated by a wise Greek philosopher named Aristotle. According to Plutarch, Alexander went against Aristotle’s advice to treat the Greeks as a leader, and the barbarians as a master (Plutarch 4). However, he treated them as friends and kinsmen so that his kingdom would not be filled with warfare, banishments and secret plots. In this way he could mediate and govern the world (Plutarch 4). He conquered the Persians so that instead of him treating them as leaders, they would treat him as a leader. Alexander deserved to be called, the Great, because of his strategic military skills, ambition to become a great leader at a young age, and the way he maintained and controlled his empire when he was the king (Plutarch 4). A larger empire was something Alexander lusted for. Those who he failed to persuade to live under his rule he overpowered with his army, forcing his leadership upon them. When it came to combat Alexander excelled in strategizing and outsmarting his opponents. His tactics and reasoning are …show more content…
He made decisions rapidly and took unusual risks. Some of the risks he took could have caused him and his army to be defeated but he overcame. Even though he led one of the biggest and greatest empires some people still believe that he doesn’t deserve the name, the Great. People will never forget Alexander because he change the world in mysterious ways. Alexander perceived himself as a God, which made others start to believe the same. Alexander 's youth played a great role in his development into a great military leader. Many aspects of his youth contributed to this development, including his parents, his education, and the military experience he had early on in his life. If Alexander would not have died at the young age that he did his empire would have lasted hundreds of

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