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 was the son of Phillip II who was assassinated after conquering the Greeks. Alexander became king at the age of 20 and right away began to expand. He began by crushing a Greek revolt in Thebes and gained the respect from the rest of the Greeks not to rebel. He then set off and conquered Egypt, the Persian Empire, and won a hard battle against India before his troops forced him to return home. Alexander then died at the age of 32. Most people see Alexander as Great because he conquered a lot of land, built a massive empire, and was a military genius, but Alexander was not so great. Alexander the Great did not deserve his title as Great because he gained his power by fear, killed innocent
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
According to, A hero’s a hero - Alexander and Achilles, “Like Achilles, Alexander was fearless and went into any challenge with the belief that he could win.”(5) Some people may say this but they are completely wrong. Yes, Alexander did go into great battles fearless, but that does not mean he’s a hero. Some not if most villains are fearless, why eles be a villain if they are afraid of getting caught. Why be a villain if one don’t take risks of prison or Sentenced to death. Alexander the Great is not so great because he slaughtered a bunch of helpless people.
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.
In order to galvanize a large army, a leader must primarily be passionate and convinced in himself. These attributes surely describe Alexander the Great adequately. During
There has been many great leaders in our history, but the one that outshone everybody was Alexander the Great. His father was King Phillip and his mother was Olympias. To this day he has had the largest empire in the world and was a successful ruler. So the real question here is how great was Alexander the Great? During his lifetime people would question if Alexander if he showed enough leadership, courage, and intelligence to be called great.
Athens organized a group of Greek city states into the Delian League and eventually lead and dominated all of the city states in the League. Athens’s military prowess allowed them to look down on the other members of the League and treat them as members of an empire instead of equals. This caused some to view them with hostility which sparked the conflicts between Athens and Sparta that lead to the Peloponnesian War. The direct democracy of Athens wasn’t actually as inclusive and steady as the statement at Pericles 's funeral state, “Our Constitution is called a democracy because power is in the hands not of a minority but of the whole people (Doc C).” In fact, of the 450,000 citizens of Athens in 430 BC, only about 40,000 people had the power to vote. This group of people only included white male citizens, meaning that slaves, foreign born residents, women and some men who hadn’t obtained citizenship couldn’t vote (Doc D). This completely contradicts the all-inclusive concept of direct democracy that the Athenian government preached so frequently. To have a powerful and lasting empire with great prosperity you must have a series of strong leaders. The period of prosperity in Athens was so short lived because they only had one strong leader, Pericles. After Pericles died Athens could not defeat Sparta in the Peloponnesian War and also couldn’t hold the truce that was signed in 421 BC which allowed Sparta to gain overall victory in the
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
Both Khan and Alexander are great leaders. They both conquered large territories and were able to guide both the leaders and the armies underneath their command. Alexander consolidated the Greeks into one empire (although being a Macedonian he was not really seen as Greek), This stopped all intestine wars among the Hellenic cities and somehow put order in the empire, transform Greece into a tremendous war machine that allowed him to conquer their eternal enemies the Persians and most of countries under their domain, reach as far as India before his death. As he was absorbed by Persian customs, and vices, most historians say he forgot his homeland, so the
SECTION I: Alexander III of Macedon who is also known as Alexander the Great. He was born in July of 356 BC to Queen Olympias and King Phillip II of Macedon. As a young child Alexander the Great was tutored by the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle. At a very young age he aided in the Battle of Chaeronea alongside his father. Also, at a young age his father King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, was assassinated and subsequently died. Alexander became king of Corinthian League by eliminating his enemies. Alexander’s ego and reputation was very important to him. He inherited one of the largest empires by battling and over taking other kingdoms. He used his honorable position to launch a project his father had previously planned. The plan was called “Panhellenic project” and it was to lead the Greeks on a conquest to rule all of the land including Persia. He invaded the Achaemenid Empire in 334 BC,
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 showed leadership during his time as King of Macedonia. The map in Document A shows how Alexander had defeated strong Persian resistance and conquered much of Asia, labeling each of his new found cities Alexandria. His strong leadership skills led him to many more successes as well. Alexander the Great built his empire in 11 years and founded 70 new cities (Document E). This evidence support how Alexander