Historians argue whether Alexander the Great is a hero or villain. I think that Alexander the Great was a hero for three reasons. Those three reason are that he civilized the cities he conquered, he believed that all people in the world should have one rule, and he gave many things to the people. Here are more details about those reason.
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.
Alexander the Great did not deserve his tittle as great because he gained power by fear, killed innocent people, and his empire did not stay together long. Alexander the Great started conquering land at the age of 20, and in the process killed thousands of innocent people, used a fear tactic to gain his power, and built a massive empire that did not last very long. Some may see him as great, but if you look a little closer at the details Alexander did more harm then good trying to unite everybody. In conclusion, these three factors are proof that Alexander was not as excellent as historians try to prove him to
Alexander fears that other family members will try to steal the throne from him “... And orders the execution of Amitus, his older cousin.” (Rayborn 3) Alexander stops at nothing for power, even if it means killing family. What makes Alexander’s order even weirder is that his cousin didn’t want the throne. Alexander was a villain because he kills family and did what had already been done. Alexander was a villain because he left the government undeveloped. Alexander focused more and conquering land than developing the land. Alexander died, the empire fell apart making the war unnecessary. Alexander could convince his men to do the craziest of things “Yet he never developed a successor.” (Alexander The Not So Great 4) When he died, the people of his empire went into a 50 battle for control ultimately destroying the empire. Alexander was a villain because he was a terrible planner, he only cared about war, and he killed of any potential future leader from his kingdom. Some people say Alexander was a hero because he is great at conquering land. Alexander won many battles in the east by using his military genius resulting in capturing land for Greece. By the time Alexander was 30, he had conquered over 2,000,000 square miles of land spanning on 3
He was one of the best leaders of a army, he has won 18 years of fighting and has never lost. He is one of the most powerful leader in history. His parents were king and queen and just at age 18 he took charge of the companion cavalry and aided Phillip in defeating Athenians and Thebans army. Alexander went to conquer Persia and Egypt. His empire stretched from the borders of Mediterranean Sea and India. He died at age 32 due to Malaria from mosquitos. He strengthened the cavalry arm. Instead of striking deep into Asia immediately, he spent nearly two years securing the coastal areas of Asia Minor. When his army marched further east there men were tired and refused to march further, so they turned back and headed back to
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.
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.
The first reason Alexander the Great is not amazing because of the mass amount of murder he committed. One example is during the battle at Tyre, once Alexander’s army broke into the city they went on a ferocious killing spree (Doc C). Alexander had ordered anyone that was not inside the temple to be slain and he killed seven thousand Tyrians. (Doc C). Once they had pillaged and burned the city, they sold the thirty thousand survivors into slavery and then they crucified two thousand defeated soldiers of military age (Doc C). Crucifying people that gave up or that had hid in the
Glorious men have graced the earth and have left significant impressions on the following generations. Alexander the Great suits that profile like none other. As arguably one of the most influential military leaders in history, Alexander conquered the majority of the known world, including large-scale empires such as the Persian. Succeeding his father, Philip II, to the throne at the age of 20, Alexander commanded an already skilled military, which he schooled further in the beginning of his reign. Even militarily significant empires had no chance against Alexander 's military brilliance and so he constructed one of the largest empires in history. After his early death at the age of 33, Alexander left behind a vast empire stretching from Greece to northwestern India. In addition to his empire, however, Alexander also left a lasting impression on the world as a military leader and king. Even today Alexander remains a respected historical character, considering that his military strategies are still used in modern warfare. This paper thus attempts to answer the question what lasting impacts Alexander the Great had on future generations. In doing so this paper will examine three aspects of Alexander the Great: his personality, his military skills and, lastly, the resulting cultural impact of his conquests.
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
When he encountered Porus at the Hydapses River, he engaged with him in an interesting way. Alexander realizes he cannot cross over the to where Porus was because of his numerous amount of elephants. Alexander decided to trick Porus into battle, and while he did that, he would take Porus’ elephants and use them as his own weapon. (Arrianus, document B). Alexander uses his creativeness to defeat an opponent in a way that would be difficult today. This proves that Alexander was creative because he looked on the other side of thing by using his opponents weapons to fight that opponent. In document A, the map shows that Alexander conquered a lot of land, but he did something to add onto that. Alexander named 11 cities “Alexandria,” clearly named after himself. (Alexander’s Empire, document A). Alexander shows creativeness by naming cities after himself. By doing this, it reminds people that this is his land. This proves that Alexander is creative because it not only reminds the Macedonians of his land, it reminds historians and other people in the present about his empire. In conclusion, it is clear that Alexander is extremely
Alexander of Macedonia inherited the throne when he was only 20 years old. His father, Philip of Macedonia built the Macedonian army into a deadly machine. When Alexander was on the throne, he set out to conquer Persia, which was at that time, the most powerful kingdom. He, Alexander the Third of Macedonia should be called Alexander the Great is because he had a big influence on the world, had genius battle strategies, and because he was respectful.
In some cases, greatness can be defined as showing concern for others, leadership, and intelligence. These are a few of the qualities that made Alexander the Great, great. In 336 BCE Alexander the Great inherited the kingdom of Macedonia from his father at the age of 20. Now in charge, Alexander went on to conquer the world.
Throughout history, there has been great military leaders come and go. Although, one of the most well-known conquerors is Alexander the Great. Many people thought he was a good leader and a good king. However, the people he conquered think otherwise. The people who supported him say he was compassionate towards others. The people who were conquered believe that he was brutal and relentless. Based on the information, Alexander was a great military leader and a great king.