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    Alexander the Great is one of the world’s greatest rulers to date. Born in the Macedonian capital of Pella, his father Philip II was the newly appointed king. Throughout his youth, Alexander received the best education a person of his stature could obtain. In his early teens he studied under Aristotle, a great philosopher recognized in modern times. He was also schooled in military values and war strategies. At 16, Alexander was given control of Macedonia while his father partook of expanding Macedonian controlled territory. During his leave, Philip II was murdered in foreign lands. At the age of 19, Alexander was given the position of commander of the Macedonian troops. When he reached 20, he succeeded his father to the throne by popular election. The Battle of Chaeronea was one of his first victories. He surged forth into the city and took control of Thebes. In the…

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    Alexander of Macedon is know as “Alexander The Great,” because of his military intelligence and diplomatic skills in handling the people in the places he conquered. His skills later influenced other conquerors such as, Hannibal the Carthaginian, the Romans Pompey and Caesar, and Napoleon. Alexander grew up watching his father make Macedon into a great military power, and he learned from that. Alexander III of Macedon became king when his father, Philip II of Macedon, was assassinated in 336…

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    Throughout history there has been a plethora of superb leaders who have made their mark on the world, but what makes each one of them unique? Many of those who fall under the category of a strong leader have a similar set of skills, as well as connections leading to their overall success during each specific reign. With that being said, rulers such as Augustus, and Alexander met these qualifications as they each held a strong significance in regards to ancient history. Over the course of time…

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    Alexander The Malevolent

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    Alexander is most commonly perceived as “great,” but what really makes him great? Believe it or not, the young Macedonian king was not that great after all. He took over many lands, caused major bloodshed and suffering, and he ruined cultures. This man should be known as “Alexander the Malevolent.” Alexander replaced his father King Philip at a young age. His father also was a ruthless man and Alexander only wanted to follow in his footsteps. Many people would say that it was a case of “one…

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    Alexander The Great

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    Most people are at least familiar with his name. Anyone who reads history hears his name mentioned with some frequency. For millennia military leaders including Hannibal, Julius Caesar, and Augustus have been striving for accomplishments that rival his. Julius Caesar, after his military campaigns in Gaul and the civil war over Rome, is said to have lamented that his campaign was nothing compared to that of Alexander. Napoleon Bonaparte even imitated his offensive strategy from the battle of…

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    There are many people throughout history that were given the title “Great”. Alexander the Great is one of those people; in fact, his name is so popular it’s practically a household name. Was Alexander of Macedonia really “great” like everyone says he is? I say, yes, he was Alexander the Great. During his time as King, Alexander led many conquests. His father, Philip II of Macedonia had dreams of conquering the Persian Empire which was the largest empire at the time. When Philip was murdered in…

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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…

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    Great /ɡrāt/ (adjective): Of an extent, amount or intensity considerably above average. Alexander III of Macedonia was considered great because in only thirty two years of his life he accomplished more than almost any other ruler or ancient human. In his lifetime he was the cavalry commander, king, conqueror of the Persian empire, and explorer of the Indian frontier. It is because of these accomplishments that he is known as,” Alexander the Great.” (History.com staff) Alexander the great was…

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    Alexander The Greatness

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    No study of world civilization would be complete without a look at the campaigns of Alexander the Great of Macedonia. Nevertheless, there remain varying opinions as to his actual “greatness”. Through a study of the scholarly book The Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian, the Oliver Stone production Alexander, and my own research, I hope to determine for myself if Alexander is genuinely worthy of the title bestowed upon him. During my high school world civilization class Alexander became a topic of…

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    by the same language, the same blood and the same visions.” Alexander the Great once said said. Alexander the Great was a king of Macedonia and son of King Philip II and Olympia. He was also one of the greatest military leaders in history. Alexander’s great military campaign started in Amphipolis. Before crossing to Asia, Alexander wanted to secure the borders north of him. In the spring of 335 BC, he set course east into the country of the "Independent Thracians"; and once he arrived at Mount…

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