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Was Alexander The Great A Hero Or Villain?

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“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by sheep. I’m afraid of an army of sheep led by lions” once stated Alexander the Great. This quote once stated by Alexander himself represents a lot more than what he blankly said. What Alexander meant by this is that it does not matter how strong your army is it matters how strong your leader is. This quote is wrong because the leader could be more experienced in war and killing people, than the army. The army might be weaker than the leader, sure the leader knows what they are doing but the army might not know. Alexander the Great is a villain because when his army had some down time they went off on killing sprees, Abandoned his kingdom, and lied and took advantage. Alexander the great, is a villain because he had his army go on killing sprees when they had down time and went to small city-states or civilizations and killed and…show more content…
Alexander the great did spread greek culture and was very brave. Alexander the great was indeed brave and brilliant when it comes to military things but was everyone that called him great heros themselves. Some people that called him great do not think anything bad of him because they were just as ruthless and bloodthirsty as he was. Alexander and his men were bloodthirsty and ruthless just like the rest of his men. The fact that Alexander’s army went off on killing sprees during their downtime, he abandoned his kingdom, and he lied and took advantage of his people is why Alexander the Great is a villain. This is why Alexander the great is really not so great after all. ALexander was more focused on himself then what he could do for his army and his civilization. “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by sheep. I’m afraid of an army of sheep led by lions” Alexander the Great once said. He believes that how strong he is, is more important than the strength of his army. This definitely makes a
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