Alexander The Great's Life

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Alexander The Great By: Colin Hall The cause Alexander The Great’s death is one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world. Alexander’s life was about half and half. One half was just his early life, while the other half of alexander’s life was commanding the military. Alexander left a legacy for his heirs to follow. Alexander The Great did what people wouldn’t think possible in a short amount of time. Bucephalus, Alexander The Great’s horse, was brought to Philip II as an othering for thirteen talents. However when they got Bucephalus on the field to test him, they found out that Bucephalus was uncontrollable, and didn’t listen to what Philip II was commanding. 'What an excellent horse do they lose for want of address and boldness to…show more content…
Philip II hired Aristotle to create an alliance Atarneus, so Philip could have someone to back him up when he goes to war with Persia. Also, Aristotle’s father served as a physician to an earlier king of Macedonia. Aristotle taught by asking questions. In return, Philip II restored Aristotle’s home town, Stagira, which he conquered long ago. Before Alexander left to be taught, Philip II told Alexander to learn and work hard, to avoid making the same mistakes he, Philip II, had made. Alexander was taught at village of Meiza, an isolated area. Alexander was joined with some notable peers who some were kings to be. Alexander’s education was Alexander brought botanists and zoologists to his Asiatic invasion, to learn about animals and plants. Aristotle encouraged Alexander to become the king of all greeks. Aristotle giving Alexander encouragement could have been what drove him away from his father model. A famous example, Aristotle told Alexander to be “a leader to the Greeks and a despot to the barbarians, to look after the former as after friends and relatives, and to deal with the latter as with beasts or plants”. Alexander was taught by Aristotle for three years. Philip II summoned sixteen year old Alexander to serve as Regent of Macedonia and Master of royal Seal in Philip II’s absence. Therefore, ending Aristotle’s teachings to…show more content…
In 336 B.C., Alexander’s sister’s wed the Molossian king, who was an uncle who was also called Alexander. The festival that followed afterwards, Philip II was killed by a Macedonian noble, Pausanias. Alexander, at the age of nineteen, woke by his father’s death, and decided to seize the throne, at any means necessary. Alexander gained the support of the Macedonian army with no problem, including the generals and troops that he fought with at Chaeronea. The army claimed that Alexander was the feudal king, and helped Alexander kill all the potential heirs to the throne. Olympia, Alexander’s mother, ensured Alexander would claim kingdomship, and killed Philip II’s daughter. Olympia drove Cleopatra to kill
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