Philip II of Macedon Essays

  • Alexander III Of Macedon: A Military Genius

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    Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was born in Pella in July 356 BCE and died in Babylon in June 323 BCE. He was the son of King Philip II of Macedon, and succeeded his father as king after his decease in 336 BCE. He then went on to conquer most of the known world of his day – subduing a realm which stretched from Macedonia and Greece, via Egypt to the Indus Valley – earning the name “Alexander the Great” for both being a military genius, and because of his diplomatic

  • Alexander The Great Research Paper

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    Alexander the Great was born July 356 BCE in Macedon. Alexander the Great’s given name was Alexander III of Macedon and is the son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias of Epirus. Alexander the Great was the King of Macedon from 336-323 BCE and was a member of the Argead Dynasty. When Alexander was in his youth he was a pupil to Aristotle. Alexander the Great only spent three years as Aristotle student. In 336 BCE, Philip II of Macedon was assassinated by one of his bodyguards. That’s when Alexander

  • Summary: Neutralization Of The Illyrians And Paeonia

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    Philip changed many aspects of the Macedonian army, since he was so eager the regain the territory the Illyrians took, and ultimately killed his brother over. With this newly organized phalanx, Philip was able to defeat the Illyrians. Taking back North-western Macedon and slaughtering over half of their army”7,000 to be exact (Gabriel)”. This began Philip’s conquest of regaining back the entire Macedonian territory. Altogether, “Philip neutralized the enemies from the northern and western fronts

  • Alexander The Great Success

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    arguably the most powerful man during ancient times. He was born in 356 BC in Macedon and was the son of the another great general and leader of the Macedon the Philip II of Macedon. Macedon was considered uncivilized civilization until Philip came to power and persuaded the people to settle in cities and stop wearing sheepskins as he thought his people were better than that. Using money from the gold mines of Macedon he has developed the nation into the powerful military driven nation. He raised

  • Alexander The Great: History Report: Alexander The Great

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    His parents were King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia. Prince Alexander was raised in Pella’s royal court alongside his sister. Young Alexander was first taught by Leonidas, who taught him math, horsemanship, and archery. When Leonidas failed to control the rebellious Alexander, Lysimachus was hired in his place. Lysimachus used role-playing to keep the young prince’s attention, often letting Alexander impersonate Achilles (a legendary warrior). Next King Philip hired the philosopher Aristotle

  • How Did Alexander Impact The World

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    immortalized Alexander the Great in history. Works Cited "Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)." BBC News. BBC, n.d. Web. 18 Sept. 2014. <>. "Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedon) Biography." History of N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2014. <>. "Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age." Mr. Giotto's Site (Penfield). N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Oct

  • How Did Alexander The Great Influence The Ancient World

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    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

  • Alexander The Great Research Paper

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    Alexander the Great III of Macedon was born 356 BC to 322 BC. He was a king in the Ancient Greek Macedon. Alex was born in Pella an Ancient Greek city located in the Central Macedonia. He was raised by an nurse lanike. He was tortured by the best Aristotélēs. He taught Alexander and his about different things like religion, morals,philosophy and art. Aristotle saw that Alex was in to Humer,( a Greek author) so he gave Him some copies of Humor poems and Alexander used references to them in his speeches

  • Alexander The Great Research Paper

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    as Alexander the third of Macedon, played a very important role in Greek History. Alexander was a great leader, soldier, and was known as the architect. Alexander fought against the Persians, and was taught by Aristotle, when his father hired him to tutor Alexander. Alexander to this day, is known very well because of his history. Alexander was born to parents King Philip II and Queen Olympia, in Pella July three hundred and fifty-six B.C. Alexander's father Philip, gained his throne in three

  • Alexander The Great Research Paper

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    Alexander the Great was known for being one of the best leaders who ever lived. He was known for being the king of Macedonia from 336 to 323 BC. His father was King Philip II of Macedon. He also conquered the Persian Empire. The three major battles Alexander had against the Persian Empire were The Battles of Granicus, Issus, and Gaugamela. The Battle of Granicus River was fought in May 334 BC. This battle was the first major battle he fought. Alexander had an army that had 40,000 men. The Persians

  • Alexander The Great Research Paper

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    Alexander III of Macedon served as king of Macedonia from 336 to 323 B.C. The history of Alexander is a mixture of facts and legends, but it is clear that from his earliest youth, Alexander was determined to be powerful and during his time of leadership, he united Greece, reestablished the coronation league and conquered the Persian Empire. Alexander was not only a military genius, but he was able to spread the Greek culture including his love of knowledge. These accomplishments, along with his

  • How Did Alexander The Great Influence Aristotle's Mentorship

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    For centuries historians have looked at Alexander of Macedon as a profound leader. However, without the insight from his childhood tutor, Alexander might not be so great. Alexander the Great's military leadership and political rulings were influenced by having Aristotle as his childhood tutor. Not only because of the original teacher student relationship they shared, but also because of the advisor relationship they held later on in Alexander's empire. Evidence of the impact of Aristotle's mentorship

  • Who Is Alexander The Great?

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    over all of the human beings. Alexander the Great was born on July 20, 356 BC. When he was a 13-years-old prince, Aristotle was his teacher that taught him geography, zoology, politics, and military. When Alexander was 20 years old, his father, Philip II died. After his father death, the Great Alexander helped keep the empire together. Alexander the Great, also known as king of Asia, battled the Persians and defeated them. Even though the Persians outnumbered Alexander’s army, but Alexander had a

  • Alexander III's Influence In Ancient Greece

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    Born to King Philip II and Olympias of Macedon and revered as Alexander the Great, Alexander III was one of the greatest military leaders in history. Following the assassination of his father in 336 b.c.e., Alexander III came to inherit the crown and became King of Macedonia. During the course of his reign as king he conquered empires and spread his ideals and strength throughout the lands. Upon ascending to the throne, Alexander conquered Thebes forcing the Greeks to recognize him as successor to

  • Alexander The Great Book Report

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    My biography book report is about Alexander the Great. Alexander of Macedon was born in 356 B.C. His father was King Philip II had many wives. Alexander’s mother was Philip’s favorite wife. He grew up thinking he was the son of Zeus. At age twelve, Alexander rode a horse that his father thought was un-ridable. When he was sixteen in 340 B.C., he beat back the enemy tribe called the Maedi. He was only twenty when his father was murdered. Alexander became king after his death. Alexander longed to

  • Alexander The Great's Influence On The Hellenistic Era

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    Hellenistic Era was just the beginning to proving him to be “great” after all. July 356 B.C will forever go down in history as the birth of one true legend. The childhood of Alexander the Great was not what most people imagined a son of the king of Macedon and Queen Olympia. Growing up, he hardly saw his father, that being his father was always too focused on life outside of his home. King

  • Essay On King Alexander The Great

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    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 Essay

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    Alexander the Great Some people spend their lives trying to make a name for themselves, and for me? Well it was quite easy. Being the son of Philip the II of Macedon and Olympias, daughter of king Neoptolemus I of Epirus (Albania), I was born to be known. I was born to conquer and destroy, I was born to make history and that’s just what I did. I may have been a difficult man but hey what can you expect? I’m considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses of the Ancient world, the warrior

  • Alexander The Great Dbq

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    As a boy, Alexander was tortured by the famous philosopher Aristotle. Alexander the Great was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon, he lived from 356 BC to 323 BC and was born in the capital of Macedonia, Pella. In 336 BC Philip II of Macedonia, Alexander's father was assassinated, and Alexander inherited the throne. In what ways did Alexander the Great leave his mark on history and how did his accomplishments contribute to his legacy? One reason that Alexander was great was his military

  • Alexander The Great Formation

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    Alexander the Great was born on July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella, in the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia his parents were King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia, daughter of King Neoptolemus he was a prince and had one sister Alexander grew up very close to his mother as he hardly saw his father who always had his nose berried in military campaigns. With only his mom as a role model she raised him and his sister very well but it brought great resentment towards alexanders father. As Alex grew