Being tough-headed and arrogant allows him to never be stepped on, and only follow through with the things you please. He was named king a little after the age twenty. Alexander the Great was easily known as one of the most successful kings of his time. Alexander the Great conquered what is most of the world today. To give a brief description of his victories, he conquered areas such as Egypt and Persia.
Alexander the Great 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. Firstly, Alexander was someone who was violent which is not exhibiting nonviolence.
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
"Do you think," said he, ‘I have not just cause to weep, when I consider that Alexander at my age had conquered so many nations, and I have all this time done nothing that is memorable’” (Lives). Caesar’s desire for glory parallels the desire and actions of Alexander the Great. The Romans loved to read about glorious acts of their empire, and they undoubtedly enjoyed the comparison of Julius Caesar’s glory to that of Alexander the Great, one of the world’s greatest conquerors. Plutarch says that Alexander, as a young man, “was extremely eager and vehement, and in his love of glory, and the pursuit of it, he showed a solidity of high spirit and magnanimity far above his age” (Lives). Desire for glory was innate to Alexander as it was to Caesar.
Arrian has stated the passion and devotion of Alexander in book7, " Alexander's passion was for glory and in that he was insatiable. "1 Alexander was interested in integrating the Macedonians with the Persians. He set forward policies that would attempt to fuse together the Macedonians and the Persians. He wanted his empire to be homonoia which means the unity of mankind. He started introducing the Persian customs and cultures to Greeks and Macedonians.
Writing in the first-century BCE, Diodorus Siculus comments ‘Alexander’s heritage went back to Heracles on his father’s side’ while on his mother’s side, Pausanias suggests he was ‘related to the Aeacids(family of Achilles)’. The heroic deeds and military skills of these heroes were impressed upon him through the education he received from Lysimachus and Aristotle. Plutarch tells us that Lysimachus ‘taught him (Alexander)to think of himself as Achilles’, while his later teacher, Aristotle, tutored the young Alexander in the works of Homer, particularly ‘The Iliad’, which Alexander came to regard at ‘as a guidebook of military excellence’ and ‘took with him Aristotle’s revised version’ on his Persian invasion. For Alexander, the Persian invasion was a platform for him to portray himself as a modern day mythological hero, one who stood up to his mythological ancestry. Diodours Siculus describes his symbolic arrival into Asia: ‘he flung his spear from the ship and fixed it in the ground, and then leapt ashore himself the first of the Macedonians, signifying that he received Asia from the gods as a spear-won prize.
Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedonian ruler and considered one of history’s greatest military minds who—as King of Macedonia and Persia—amassed the largest empire the ancient world had ever seen. By turns charismatic, ruthless, brilliant, power hungry, diplomatic and bloodthirsty, Alexander inspired such loyalty in his men they followed him anywhere and, if necessary, died in the process. Though Alexander the Great died before realizing his dream of uniting a new realm, his influence on Greek and Asian culture was so profound it inspired a new historical era—the Hellenistic Period. Alexander the Great was born in Pella, Macedonia, in 356 B.C. to King Philip II and Queen Olympias.
Alexander III of Macedonia inherited an empire that included the kingdom of Macedonia and the city-states of Greece. He was a very cruel and harsh leader. Almost immediately, Alexander set out to conquer the Persian Empire. He achieved his dream when he was 30 but then died a few years later. Alexander is one of the most famous people in history.
Alexander inherited the throne that his father had controlled, at a very young age. With this inheritance, he not only had a powerful militia and backing, but he also inherited a volatile kingdom that was enduring a period of unrest.”(TotallyHistory 1). When Alexander was granted King of Macedonia and received the roll of taking the throne, he had been granted with an unassailable military, the power of being King of Macedonia and the knowledge of his father which Alexander relied on heavily. Generally speaking, Alexander the Great was a well accomplished military leader and commander but without his father's power, skills and military, Alexander wouldn’t have been as successful as he had
After his accusations, Oedipus mocked Teiresias for his blindness, and told him to leave the palace as Oedipus had grown tired of him. Oedipus’s imperfect nature stopped him from learning the truth from Teiresias before it was too late, and lead to great loss at the end of the play. Throughout the story of Oedipus the King, the imperfectly noble nature of Oedipus is displayed for all to learn from. His temperamental and overzealous nature made him argumentative and combative when Teiresias tried to tell him the truth about the murder, causing Oedipus to accuse his good friend Creon of being a usurper. The consequence of Oedipus’s imperfect noble nature was his eventual blindness and exile from the place he loved and cared for the