Alexander The Great: Fighting The Persians

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Would you lead an army 400 miles across enemy territory to meet and fight another army? Alexander the Great did when he led an army to fight the Persians. Alexander the Great led four different raids against the Persian armies; the Macedonians were the main enemy of the Persians.
Alexander had a rough start in life, but a brave ending. “Alexander was born in 356 BCE” (McGill). “He was born in Pella, Macedonia” (McGill). He was the son of Philip II and Olympias (McGill). “When Alexander was little he stayed home with Olympias while Philip II led raids on other cities and territories” (McGill). “From age thirteen to sixteen he was taught by Aristotle” (McGill). Alexander is well known for his braveness and fighting strategies.
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