Battle of the Granicus

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    fight for him without question. In the early years of Alexander’s career as ruler of Macedonia and leader of the army, his determination for conquest was shared by his men. Alexander led his troops into many successful battles and triumphs, such as the Battles of Gaugamela, Issus, and Granicus. In each of these places, Alexander’s leadership skills were tested, and they prevailed. His ability to inspire his troops was fruitful and made stronger with each success. However as Alexander pulled his army further…

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    There is a plethora of historical figures in history, but some of these figures are more acknowledged and discussed about than others. The Macedonian general, Alexander III, also referred to as Alexander the Great, is one of the more prominent historical figures. There is no question that Alexander is famous for his undefeated streak during his military campaigns. However, many historians are in constant debate over whether or not Alexander was truly a military leader that deserved to be a…

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    Alexander left standing were the temples and the house of Pindar. In addition to destroying Thebes, Alexander also destroyed the Persian capital of Persepolis. Alexander The Great ransacked Persepolis and burned it to the ground. The reason he set ablaze to Persepolis was to exact revenge for the Persians leaving Athens in ruins. Next to conquer more land Alexander set to India where The Battle…

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    infliction and breakthroughs (The Army of Alexander the Great). Although Alexander III inherited the army and most of its formidable tactics from his father, Philip II, he have utilized and improved the military that he bequeath during his number of battles. More Elaboration? During the Battle of the Granicus, 334 BCE; the first major battle of Alexander’s campaign, he lead approximately 13,000 infantrymen and 5,100 cavalry against the 40,000 or so footmen and foot soldiers of the Persians at…

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    Alexander left standing were the temples and the house of Pindar. In addition to destroying Thebes, Alexander also destroyed the Persian capital of Persepolis. Alexander The Great ransacked Persepolis and burned it to the ground. The reason he set ablaze to Persepolis was to exact revenge for the Persians leaving Athens in ruins. Next to conquer more land Alexander set to India where The Battle…

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    There are not many leaders who have such an impressive resume like Alexander the Great does. He was not only a successful ruler, but he left a long-lasting legacy behind that is still being admired today. Alexander the Great was considered to be a successful general because of his many conquests, the successful military force he created, and because of the cultural legacy he left behind. Alexander the Great became king at the young age of 20 after his father King Philip II of Macedonia was…

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    Alexander was such a great leader starts early, his father, Philip II, was a great cornerstone for a leader to be formed. At age 12, Alexander showed impressive courage when he tamed the wild horse Bucephalus, an enormous stallion with a furious demeanor. The horse became his battle companion for most of Alexander’s life. When Alexander was 13, Philip called on the great philosopher Aristotle to tutor his son. Aristotle sparked and fostered Alexander’s interest in literature, science, medicine…

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    Alexander the Great was King of Macedonia from 336 to 323 B.C. During his leadership he united Greece, conquered the Persian Empire and spread culture throughout his empire. Alexander’s father, Philip II started the unification of Greece. When Alexander took the throne he continued what his father started. The treaty of Corinth was the main reason for Greece uniting. The treaty made the King of Macedonia leader of all Greeks except Spartans. He had to defeat the Thebes to make an example of…

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    leader of Macedonia. Philip II was murdered His son Alexander the Great took over his role on the thrown. Alexander the Great continued his father, Philip II dreams as before he was murdered. Alexander the Great was very successful as a ruler. He had many goals as ruler and many of those goals lead him to be a legacy to the Western Civilization Once king Philip II was killed, Alexander the Great vowed to carry on Philip’s mission. Alexander prepared to invade the Persian territory and…

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    was in his teens. When his father died, he got full support from the Macedonian Army and become the king. He was the great conqueror who covered more than 3000 miles of the ancient world (US History, 2014). He conquered the vast majority of the empire without modern weapons and technology. At that time, he mobilized his army and servicemen primarily on foot and face to face as a communication channels. One of his father’s goals was to conquer Persia who was remaining the Greece’s old enemy at…

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