Alexander the Great was a major world conquerer, who controlled over 22 million square miles of land by the end of his journey. He was born in Macedonia as Philip II’s son in 356 BC and became king of Macedonia when he turned 20, after his fathers death. When he was king first he ended the Theban revolt and enslaved all the people to set an example for what would happen if you rebelled against Alexander. Then he set out to conquer the rest of the world until his death in 323 BC. People today argue whether he is a hero or a villain, but he is a villain because he was cruel to every one of his enemies, he became extremely power hungry, and mercilessly killed people.
It took Alexander 11 years to build his empire, and only 10 years for it to break up after his death (Doc. E). Alexander went through all this trouble killing innocent people, and conquering all this land to build his empire, taking 11 years out of his short life to do this. After his death this empire only stayed as a whole for 10 years. This included 70 cities and 2,000,000 sq. miles of land (Doc. E). All his hard work was destroyed only after 10 years; it is hard to call this an empire compared to the other empires around during the time, and before and after the time that lasted hundreds of years. His empire was nothing compared to these massive long lasting empires.
Alexander 's father, King Philip was in charge of Macedonia, until he was murdered. Alexander became king as a teenager. Alexander was born on July 20, 356 BC in Pella, Macedon. He died on June 10, 323 BC in Babylon. Alexander was known for conquering a great deal of land in Asia and Europe. He got a lot of his mindset from his parents and Achilles, his mentor and trainer. Have you ever wondered what makes people a hero or villain? Alexander was the king of Macedonia. He conquered millions of square miles of land in Asia and Europe. Alexander The Great was a villain because he killed for pleasure, did cruel and unnecessary tasks, and left the government undeveloped. Alexander was villain because he killed for pleasure. Alexander scared Durias
A wise person once said “Every villain is a hero in his own mind.” Someone might think this because one thinks that they are helping but just making it worse. As a child Alexander was tutored by Aristotle. Aristotle warned him not to kill, Alexander did anyway, he even killed his own father to become king of Macedonia. As a result he used his power to take over the world. Alexander the Great is a villain because he murdered and tortured innocent people and took over civilizations against their free will.
According to U.S. History “More importantly, Alexander's conquests spread Greek culture, also known as Hellenism, across his empire” (11). That is a valid point but if one were to look deeper into the topic, one would find that he is, in fact, villainous. Alexander the Great did keep Greek culture alive but that does not make up for all the cultures he destroyed. According to Alexander the Not So Great “But seen through Persian eyes, Alexander is far from "Great". ”(6-7) Through the eyes of Greeks, he was truly a great man who honored greek culture. But seen through the eyes of a lot of other major cultures and countries, he was a bloodthirsty madman who only had power and control on his
Did you know that Alexander the Great was one of the greatest conquers? Alexander was born in 358 B.C. and he lived in a kingdom in Greece called Macedonia. Alexander was the son of the King Phillip II, and Alexander became king. During his life, did Alexander show enough leadership, courage, and concern for others to be considered great? By these measures, Alexander was great for at least three reasons: military genius, inspiring leader, and spread of Greek cultures.
Alexander III of Mutarch is a man known to be “Great,” but is that really so? Alexander was born in Macedonia, and he took charge of Macedonia at the age of 16 when his father left for an expedition. Although Alexander may have done some good deeds during his sovereignty for his people, it definitely does not outweigh the bad deeds he did to other people. Alexander received the name “Great” undeservingly because he did not exhibit examples of a good leader which should be one who is nonviolent, rational, and unselfish.
Alexander the great crucified two thousand defeated soldiers and sold thirty thousand into slavery (Doc C). Alexander the great was born in 356 B.C.E and he was taught by a Greek philosopher, Aristotle (BGE). Alexander's father was assassinated in 336 B.C.E and Alexander took over at the age of twenty (BGE). He used his military skills to conquer most of the known world until he died in 323 B.C.E, and his empire soon followed the same fate (BGE). Was Alexander the Great great? He was not great because he didn’t show concern for others, leadership, or intelligence. Alexander the Great was not the best because of his mass amounts of murder, not much care for his soldiers, and his poor ability to lead.
His success-to-failure ratio being 100:0. Alexander the Great is how the world remembers this man, because he not only valued human life and saw how important, as resources they were to his victories but also because he knew that victory did not bow down before numbers. He fought a total of 17 major battles, and won all of them. He was severely outnumbered in most of them, but, even in the worst case scenario, the army lost a meagre 16% of their soldiers.
Alexander was great because he has accomplished many things at such a young age. He did things people could only dream about. He was an excellent strategist and an inspired leader to many. “Alexander... build a causeway or land bridge, of timber and rubble so his soldiers could cross from the mainland to the island…’and Tyrian counterattacks caused Alexander to lose many men… ‘In the end, however, the causeway was completed and Alexander’s army smashed into the city.” Since his teacher was Aristotle, this shows he was taught well and he is a great problem solver. Even though Alexander was faced with my challenges throughout his journey he knew how to out think them. He tricked Porus and his elephants when he was conquering India. The way he
Ancient Rome left tremendous legacies such as technological advancements, religious beliefs and governmental structures that shaped the world today. The Romans conquered many territories and took on their cultures as well, in particular the Ancient Greek culture. Ancient Greek civilizations played a major role in the history and development of the Ancient Rome civilization. The Ancient Greeks influenced the social structure, religion and military strength of Ancient Rome. The Ancient Greeks’ renowned use of democracy influenced Ancient Rome’s government structure. The strong belief in Gods and oracles in Ancient Greek shaped the religion of Ancient Romans. The Spartan-like training and leadership style of Ancient Greek war heroes formed the
"Philip and his friends looked on at first in silence and anxiety for the result, till seeing him turn at the end of his career, and come back rejoicing and triumphing for what he had performed, they all burst out into acclamations of applause; and his father shedding tears, it is said, for joy, kissed him as he came down from his horse, and in his transport said, 'O my son, look thee out a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Macedonia is too little for thee' " (Alex. 6.8.).
SECTION IV: Alexander the Great should be placed in a time capsule because of his outstanding and notable achievements of brilliant commands and undefeatable battles. He was young and clever with his battle tactics so that he could save the world from imperial enslavement. Alexander was fearless of what other leaders could have done to him and his men, he was so fearless he even stood on the front line with his men, unlike today when the leaders sit back in safe zones while their men die for their
Even though I believe that Alexander the Great is a villain, others may think he was a hero. They may think that because he had conquered so many other nations. They also may think he was a hero because of how he fought against his enemies with strength and power. Yet, in my opinion, even though he has done all those great things all the negatives speak louder than the
Alexander the Great was considered to be one of the best military generals and leaders of his time. He came into power at age twenty after his father was assassinated in 336 BC. He started his military campaigns against Persia two years later in 334 BC carrying out his father's Panhellenic project. After ten years he had completely conquered Persia and overthrown King Darius III. Was he really a hero or just a power hungry warlord?