Alexander The Great: Courageous, Faithful And Intelligent King

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Alexander is the Great
Alexander the Great, was a courageous, faithful and intelligent king. Alexander the Great was raised by Phillip II and had a great deal of responsibility at a young age. Hammond stated that “Alexander seemed to be destined for greatness. At an early age he displayed strong leadership and military skills” (pg. 56). Growing up, Alexander had a great father and ruler figure from which to learn from. Alexander was also his father’s right hand man in battle. He spent his whole life in battle which impacted the warrior he became. Alexander’s father was assassinated in 336 BC. After his father’s death, Alexander came to power. Having power at age 20 was not easy for Alexander. Other princes threatened his power, but his father
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Over 14 years, Alexander conquered most of what the civilized world was of his time. Hammond stated, “Alexander’s place in history was created immediately after his death”. Alexander immediately became the ruler his father desired. He took on the responsibility very well. All of the Persian citizens looked up to Alexander’s greatness, and followed in his footsteps. The citizens of the Persian Empire believed Alexander was a descent of the god Hercules. Alexander the Great was a big icon himself but also looked up to other rulers such as Julius Caesar and George Patton. Admiring these big icon helped Alexander become a better ruler and warrior. He conquered vast amounts of land which ran through the east and west of Rome. Alexander attempted to create “one world” and wanting to achieve the “impossible dream” and came close to achieving that goal. Alexander had a goal which was best for the citizens of the Roman Empire and is a dedicated ruler. Each author has their effective way of telling their reasoning whether Alexander the Great deserves his greatness. In my opinion, I believe Professor Hammond understood all of his ideas and had information to support the reasoning. Professor Worthington also had a great deal of information to support his ideas but thought that Alexander did not deserve the all the glory he was given. Although Professor Worthington believed this, he
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