How Did Alexander The Great Influence The Ancient World

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Alexander the Great is one of the most successful and amazing military leaders and rulers of all time. His contributions opened up many doors and allowed much more trade and information for not only the people of ancient times but for the people of modern times. In the year of 356 BCE, Alexander III of Macedon, or as he is better known, Alexander the Great, was born to King Philip II and Queen Olympia (one of Philip’s many wives) in Pella, the capital of the ancient Greek city-state of Macedon. He died at the age of just thirty-two when he was overcome by malaria in As a young boy, he was tutored and educated by the ancient and famous philosopher, Aristotle. When he grew older, he ended up becoming one of the most well-renowned, brilliant, and influential…show more content…
Mainly, his conquest started a new era known as the “Hellenistic Age”, in which the Greek culture had a strong influence on the conquered areas. The “Hellenistic Age” was sparked by Hellenization, an effect from Alexander’s conquest. During this age, trade relations were opened up between the east and west places. Areas with different languages and currencies were united with the same ones. Greek cultures mixed with other cultures, creating Hellenism. Alexander’s conquest also sparked the ancient people’s interest in science. Lastly, his conquest helped scientists uncover not-before-known knowledge about ancient sciences and geography. Alexander the Great is one of the most powerful, smart, and amazing rulers and leaders of all time. His conquest through the Middle East and Central Asia, along with their effects, changed the ancient world and helped modern-day scientists uncover information that had yet to be found and known (was unknown). Without Alexander III of Macedon or Alexander the Great, the world, especially the places that were conquered by his empire, would not and never be the
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