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    When Philip II became king of Macedon after the death of Perdiccas, he was left with a crisis of many issues. This included threats from other powers and the issues of pretenders, economic problems, and the army’s losses. Philip overcame this crisis by securing his position as king and stabilising Macedon through reforming the army with new training and structure, dealing with the issues of hostiles through use of diplomacy and battle, and securing land and wealth to increase Macedon’s power. One of the first acts that Philip did was to reform the Macedonian army into a stronger, skilled force. Diodorus mentions that in the battle against the Illyrians that killed Perdiccas, the Macedonians had also lost over four thousand men, lowering the…

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    the world started from humble beginnings, Philip II was born in a slowly disintegrated kingdom Macedonia in the north of Greece. Facing many invasions, Philip II taken into captivity by the Thebans from between 386 to 365 BCE. While hostage, he noted their military techniques and brought them back to Macedonia to defeat Illyria. His army supremacy granted him the domination to become emperor. His influence turned deadly when others became offended by his power. Under his strong prominence…

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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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    Philip the II of Macedon came to the throne after a colossal defeat within a year of him coming to the throne by his brother Perdiccas III, within a year of coming to the throne Philip began to evolve a new Macedonian way of war. One of Philip’s great contributions was to create the army with which Alexander conquered the Persian Empire. He was the first Macedonian King to rearm the Macedonian infantry with a sarissa a long spear 18 feet long, nearly twice as long as the usual spear carried by…

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    Alexander III or as he is more widely known as, ‘Alexander the Great’ is widely regarded as one of history’s brilliant military leaders and most powerful rulers. At the time of his death in 323 BCE he had conquered most of the known world at the time and had never lost a battle. However, what many don’t know is that throughout his life he had been thrust into positions of failure and had managed to pull success from these unlikely scenarios. Alexander was born on 353 BCE to the parents…

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    King Philip II of Macedon developed an impressive formidable army, known as the Macedonian Phalanx. In 337 he was chosen to lead this great army of Greeks against Persia. But just one year later King Philip II was assassinated. The new king of Macedon was his son, Alexander III, which was later to be known as Alexander the great, became king at just 20 years old in 336 BCE. Alexander the Great and his inherited army would quickly destroy the Persian empire and dominate virtually all of the…

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    At the age of 20 he inherited power of Macedon after his father King Philip II of Macedon passed away. At the age of 18 he scored his first victory. He died at the young age of 32. During his years of war, he never lost a battle. As the evidence states Alexander was powerful at a young age compared to king twice as old has him. There is still a town in Egypt named after him. Although there is much evidence that supports the claim that Alexander does deserve the title as “great,” there are some…

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    imbued with acts of terror and pointless bloodshed, all of which can be found within the perspectives of his victims. Through his actions in his personal life and his invasions of Thebes, Persia, Egypt, and India, Alexander the Great was undeniably a villain. Alexander the Great’s villainous behavior can easily be attributed to his upbringing. Born in the capital city of Pella in 356 B.C. to King Philip II of Macedon and Olympias, the daughter of the Epirian king, Alexander was destined for…

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    No commander can win a battle, let alone a war by himself, this is distinctively true for the conqueror Alexander the Great. Alexander was and still is considered the greatest military genius in the known ancient world. He managed to conquer half of the known world in his time. His kingdom spread through Iran, Egypt, India and Pakistan. Alexander III of Macedon, known to many as Alexander the Great was born on the 21st of July 356 BCE and lived to the 11 of June 323 BCE. He was the son of King…

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    Alexander III of Macedon more commonly referred to by many as Alexander the great, is one of history’s more famous leaders for his brilliance and military genius having conquered the known world of his time. Alexander’s brilliance is attributed by many historians to Aristotle, his tutor in the more philosophical subjects of the time. “The Golden Mean” by Annabel Lyon captures Aristotle’s first person view of Alexander during his time as his tutor as well as some of Aristotle’s own upbringing.…

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