Alexander the Great Essays

  • Alexander The Great: The Legacy Of Alexander The Great

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    and taught by Leonidas II (a great general) to ride a horse and fight. Also, the inheritor of his father’s ,King Philip II of Macedon, massive army that he would use to conquer the known ancient world. Alexander achieve a feat as great as they say it to be, he would defeat the ever growing mighty Persian empire. He was the first person to win against Persia since 646 BC when king Ashurbanipal of Assyria raids the Elamite capital (Susa) in Persia. Alexander the Great, III, of Macedon was an important

  • Alexander The Great: The Conquest Of Alexander The Great

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    The Conquest of Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was a famous Macedonian king who ruled between 336 BC and 323 BC. As a ruler of Persia and Macedonia, Alexander the Great established one of the strongest and largest empires in human history. He is also one of the smartest military minds that have ever existed. Alexander the Great was a charismatic, intelligent, power-hungry, and diplomatic ruler. He inspired loyalty in most of his subjects to the point that some were willing to die for him

  • Alexander The Great: The Conquests Of Alexander The Great

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    The conquests of Alexander the Great during the 4th century BC undoubtedly transformed the ancient world, bringing people of foreign lands into contact with Greek ideals and customs that spawned a unique Hellenistic period of both decaying and generative traditions. Despite the historical dramatization of Alexander, emphasizing his charisma and intellect as being the driving forces in creating an empire of a size that had never been imagined before, the contexts of cultural tension between Greek

  • Alexander The Great: The Achievements Of Alexander The Great

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    Over the years, society’s opinion of “great” has been influenced not only by the people who create the standard, but also by the people who follow it. People such as Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King Jr., and even Abraham Lincoln set the examples of what a “great” person might accomplish and what standards they might follow. For example, Alexander the Great was born 300 years before Jesus of Nazareth into a family in which his father was King Philip of Macedonia. At the age of seventeen he took to the

  • Alexander The Great: How Great Was Alexander The Great?

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    How Great Was Alexander The Great? Alexander the III was born in 356 BCE, in the kingdom of Macedonia. Alexander’s parents raised their son in preparation to take over his father’s kingdom. At the age of 20, he inherited the kingdom of Macedonia and had set out on his first mission: conquering Persia. Alexander was given the nickname “Alexander the Great”, due to his success in his Greek empire. However, after taking a closer look at how Alexander maintained his empire and treated his troops

  • Alexander The Great Outline: The Motive Of Alexander The Great

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    1031W Professor Nabil Matar October 1, 2014 The Motive of Alexander the Great (Outline) Alexander the Great was a magnificent and controversial figure in ancient history. He conquered many lands and spread Greek Hellenism throughout the world. What made him want to take over the ancient world? That is the inevitable question that I aim to research because how did King Alexander become “Alexander the Great.” Thesis: What fostered Alexander the Great’s desire to conquer the ancient world? I. “Unity

  • Alexander The Great: The Contributions Of Alexander The Great

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    Alexander the Great lived from 356-323 B.C. and was the son of Philipp II and Olympias. Being the crown prince, he was educated by Airstoteles and as early as 340 entrusted with important administrative functions. After Philipp had married Cleopatra, conflicts with his stepmother ended in his banishment. Even after he had returned he feared for his life and uncertain of his throne until Philipp was murdered in 336, most likely with Alexander’s and his mother Olympias’ knowledge. Alexander destroyed

  • Alexander The Great: History Report: Alexander The Great

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    Synopsis I did my this day in history report on Alexander the Great. Alexander the great is known for many things. He was king of Macedonia, a military genius, and the greatest conqueror of all time-to name a few. Alexander was taught by many great minds, perhaps most responsible for his greatness was Aristotle. Alexander was given many hard tasks and tremendous responsibilities as a child and teen, which he carried out with ease. As an adult king, Alexander ruled over Macedonia and kept it safe from

  • Alexander The Great Motivation

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    Alexander the Great’s inexorable ten year conquest of the Persian Empire was a conquest motivated by a number of reasons; finance, revenge, opportunity, expansion and personal zealotry being amongst those debated by modern historians. In his attempts to garner Greek support for the conquest, Alexander veiled his true motivations under the guise of nationalistic revenge. In truth however, Alexander's reasons for the invasion of the Persian Empire lay in financial necessity, territorial expansion,

  • Alexander The Great: A Phenomenal Leader And King: Alexander The Great

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    Alexander the Great was a phenomenal leader and king. In his short twelve years of reign he conquered many lands and countries such as Persia, Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Bactria, and Punjab, and in Egypt, he founded the city of Alexandria. He tried his best to outwit his enemies, but for the most part, used his strength and weapons rather than his wits. His mother was Olympias, whose birth name was actually Myrtle. (Wasson, Donald L. “Olympias.” 01 Jun 2013) Alexander’s father was Philip II of Macedonia

  • Alexander The Great Influence

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    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

  • Alexander The Great Thesis

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    Alexander the Great Ever since Alexander the Great was young, he was destined to become a great ruler. His father’s influence was an important part of his childhood. Ironically, it was his father’s death that forced him to be a dominant fighter and drove him to conquer many territories around the world. It was his opportunistic upbringing that cultivated Alexander the Great to become a powerful and dominant leader. Alexander the Great was born in Pella, Greece during the summer of 356 BC. Alexander

  • Speech On Alexander The Great

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    The King of Macedonia, Alexander the Great was born on July 356 B.C. in the town of Pella, Macedonia. He is one of the greatest military leaders of the ancient history. He was an extremely successful leader and never lost a defeat in battle. Born to parents King Philip II and Queen Olympia, who was the daughter of King Neoptolemus. With the high qualities of both King Philip and Queen Olympia, Alexander was set for total greatness. He would become a great influence in the ancient world. And his rise

  • Alexander The Great Defeat

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    Undefeated in battle, by the age of thirty Alexander the Great has led his Macedonian army and conquered lands stretching from Greece to northwestern India, creating one of the greatest empires in the ancient west. In the 330’s B.C.E. , Alexander and his army conquered the Persian Empire after several major military campaigns. The conquest began with an initial victory of the battle of Granicus, after which Alexander advanced to Lycia and the Pamphylian plains, then south into Egypt. The army then

  • Alexander The Great Cosmopolitanism

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    Aristotle’s philosophy made an astounding influence. In fact, it is in Aristotle’s Philosophy that Alexander the Great, which the former tutored in 347 BCE, laid down the foundations of the latter’s empire. Throughout Alexander’s rule, the influence of Aristotle, his mentor, can be seen in the former’s skillful and diplomatic handling of difficult problems throughout his career. When Alexander became a king, he had set forth on a Persian expedition to expand his empire. Perhaps, it is the experience

  • Alexander The Great Accomplishments

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    Did you know that Alexander the Great all most concerned all of Europe? As a child, he mastered a horse, was taught by one of the best teachers in the land, and more! We became a military captain at 18 and conquered most of the world at that time. The main point of this paper is to teach you about Alexander the Great's life and accomplishments. So, if you want to learn more, read on! To truly understand Alexander the Great, one must understand his early life. Alexander the Great was born in 356 B

  • Alexander The Great: The Battle Of The Hydaspe

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    Alexander the Great was born on the 20th of July 356 B.C in Macedonia and is one of the greatest military commanders of all time. From a young age, he was tutored by the infamous Aristotle, which is perhaps what gave rise to his greatness. He was king of Macedonia from 336-323 B.C and throughout this period, he achieved many magnificent victories. He succeeded in defeating the Persians and then went on to conquer many territories in Asia Minor and then on into India. In this essay, I will be

  • Alexander The Great: The Most Effective Leader

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    That is what Emperor Qin, Alexander the great and Augustus/Octavian had to do. I think that Alexander the great is the most effective leader. I will explain why I think that Alexander is, and why I don 't think Emperor Qin or Augustos is the most effective out of the three of them. I will give reasons why I think they aren 't the most effective ruler and why Alexander the great is, in my opinion. Alexander is more effective than Qin and Augustus/Octavian. Alexander the Great is the most effective Leader

  • How Did Alexander The Great A Hero Or A Villain

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    steps that Alexander the Great and his mother took to ensure his rise to power. Alexander and his mother took many steps to ensure his power as king of Macedonia. One of the first steps he took was to have a great education. Secondly, Alexander may have gotten his father killed by his bodyguard. Lastly, the both of them killed off all potential successors to the throne, even Alexander’s baby boy, Caranus. 2. How did Alexander the Great expand his empire following his rise to power? Alexander the Great

  • Compare And Contrast Napoleon And Alexander The Great

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    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