Alexander The Great Impact

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The Impact of Alexander the Great’s Invasions Alexander III of Macedon is known as Alexander the Great. He became a king after his father’s death and tried to conquer most of the cities of that period. He was a very talented person and had impressive diplomatic and military skills. For these qualities, he is known as “the Great.” Although Alexander faced many protests, but he won many battles and extended the territory of his empire very quickly. Alexander spread his political and military influence throughout Greece, Asia, Minor, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India. The era of the Hellenistic World was initiating in such a way. He showed his military prowess at the Battle of Charonea for the first time. When Alexander took the throne, he planned…show more content…
He executed everyone who betrayed him, even if they were his friends. The king murdered both Callisthenes and Cletius for treason. Although Cletius was the elder statesman and saved Alexander’s life in one of the battles, his previous merits did not save his life. The king stopped at nothing to achieve his goals. After his marriage to Roxana, Alexander paid his attention to India. The Indian King of Taxila heard about the Macedonian general and his great military, so he surrendered without any resistance. Nevertheless, Aspasioi and Assakenoi tribes resisted. In battles during 327 BCE and 326 BCE, Alexander conquered these tribes. .In spite of Alexander’s victory at the Battle of the Hydaspes River against King Porus of Paurava in 326 BCE, he appointed his the king to rule a big region for his brave fight. In this battle Alexander’s horse Bucephalus was killed. The king named one of the cities after his horse…show more content…
It became the language of trade and commerce. People used that possibility to understand each other. Thanks to the popularity of the Greek language, Greek art, drama, and philosophy also became widespread in different cities. However, there were some negative consequences of Alexander’s invasions. For example, slave trade was rampant during his rule. There were small groups of elite citizens who owned slave plantations. Only slaves could work there, whereas free peasants were limited in working in those places. This forced people to seek work in other
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