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  • Alexander The Great: Alexander The Great

    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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  • Comparing Alexander And Plutarch's The Life Of Alexander

    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 Great

    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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  • Alexander The Great: The Achievements Of Alexander The Great

    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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  • Alexander The Great: Alexander III Of Macedonia

    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.” ( staff) Alexander the great was…

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  • Alexander The Greatness

    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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  • Alexander The Great Essay: The Battle Of Alexander The Great

    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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  • Alexander The Great: The Importance Of Alexander The Great

    This essay aims to present the importance of Alexander the Great within the history. This character represents one of the most important characters of the history; not only of the past but also to the present, his achievements transcend until our days. It is interesting to observe how the outside facts and events that made large figure of Alexander. There are many historians and thinkers who have focused in investigate and analyze the mental aspects and personal of this character. These…

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  • Alexander Hamilton Beliefs

    When Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers, is mentioned, he is immediately associated with his work as the first Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, his avid support of the Federalists, his aid in the creation of American currency and the national treasury, and his undoubted conviction to uphold his ideals. Within the realm of these topics, controversy abounds, without even considering the nature of his death: he was killed as the result of a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804…

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  • Alexander III: The Greatest Accomplishments Of Alexander The Great

    Alexander III achieved many things in his life, including his leadership of the best military at the time, control of one of the biggest empires ever, and influence on many kinds of cultures. All of these achievements show that Alexander deserves to be great. The main reason that most people know Alexander is that he conquered a great radius of land. The amount of land he conquered is around 2,000,000 sq miles, this feat made Macedonia one of the biggest empires, however, 10 years after his…

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