Alexander IIi Of King Of Ancient Greece

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Alexander III of Macedon or commonly known as Alexander the Great was a King of Ancient Greek kingdom Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. He spent most of his ruling years on an extraordinary military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa and by the time he was 30 he had created one of the largest empires of the Ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt and into northwest India. Alexander is thought to be by most people as the greatest military command that ever lived however this wasn’t always the case. Many historians argue that Alexander was in fact the opposite to what he perceived to be. This essay will essentially focus on the good and bad side of Alexander’s campaigns and through the study of various sources we will be able to determined the real truth behind his leadership.

The Persians and the Greeks had been at conflict for hundreds of years before the time of Alexander. Ancient accounts say that Alexander was at war with both Persia and their King Darius III and used the Persian Invasion of Greece in 5th century BC as an excuse for his actions. Many of Alexanders greatest battles were fought against the Persians and is where the ambitious young king began to conquer the known world. The first major battle that he won was the Battle of the Granicus in 334 BC where he defeated a said “20,000 Persian horsemen and an equal number of foot soldiers” by Arrian. This was soon followed by another victory at the Battle of Isus in 333 BC led by their King…
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