Alexander the Great is remembered as a conquering man who built one of the largest empires. Some describe him as a man with a vision of world harmony. Others see him as a blood thirsty man with a mental illness. One thing that cannot be argued is that he and his empire are fascinating studies. From his rise to power to his mysterious death is interesting, but even after he died the story is fascinating. Due to his death, his empire was divided and a long power-struggle began starting with his generals. Each account has its own story of war and betrayal. These days must have been hard for those in power; they never knew who they could trust. Only the ones who were skilled in the strategy of war and ruthless enough to maintain their power
Alexander the Great was a king and conqueror. He is commonly referred to as “the most powerful leader of all time.” What is it that makes him such a powerful leader? What has he accomplished that has made him so significant? Were his accomplishments positive or negative? These are all questions that when combined as one create a debate that has been going on for decades. There are those who admire Alexander’s military achievements and ability to carve out the largest empire the world has seen. Then there are those who perceive him as a selfish, cruel madman with drinking problems. This paper will outline the different sides taken on Alexander and the question as to what his significance/influence was and whether it
Alexander the Great is without doubt one of the greatest military leaders of history. Not only did Alexander of Macedon conquer enormous areas of the known world but also he demonstrated dynamic leadership and masterful strategy on a large scale and tactics on the battlefield. During his life, he ruled the largest empire the world had ever seen, which stretched from ancient Greece to India. The son of King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle and first led Macedonian troops at age 18. Many times Alexander was worshipped as a god in some of the countries he ruled. He had a huge impact on world history spreading the seeds of western culture and philosophy across the world and has legends and stories
Alexander never wasted time. He always arrived before his enemies expected. His men followed him for more than 21,000 miles because they believed he had their best interests in mind. They always counted on him to lead them to victory after victory and he never failed. On the basis of military conquest, contemporary historians and especially those writing in Roman times who measured success by the number of human bodies left on the battlefield deemed him ‘great’.
For centuries, Alexander the Great has held an eminent place in history. Arguably one of the greatest men the world has ever known, the Macedonian King accomplished many great feats in his short, but glorious life. During his reign, Alexander played several roles in the process of conquering the Persian empire, and in the assessment of his character, aspects of Alexander's capabilities of both strengths and weaknesses must be explored in him as a person, a statesman and a leader.
Aristotle is one of the greatest intellectual figures of Western history. Still today we are using his works in philosophy and the sciences. This allowed Alexander to take in vast amounts of knowledge. Aristotle saw the love for learning Alexander had and helped him further his studies. Growing up Alexander was interested in the secrets of medicine. King Philip wanted to give his son the best education he could. He asks
Alexander III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, is one of the most legendary figures in our history and in the history of the world. His conquests and endeavors echoed far and wide, bringing about new eras and ideas to the world. Alexander earned his place in the world’s history and is worthy of the title ‘The Great’ because of his military prowess, his idealism and his legacy.
Only a small number of people in the world have ever earned the title, "Great". Alexander III of Macedonia is one of lucky few. Alexander the Great started his reign in Macedonia at the age of twenty after his father was assassinated. He then proceeded to expand his kingdom to the largest in the world. So, just how great was he? Alexander the Great was an undeniably brilliant military strategist, yet you could still argue that he doesn't deserve his title because of his cruel treatment of his conquered people and massive ego. This paper will cover his greatness, not-so-greatness, and why he can be a little bit of both.
It was to a significant extent that Alexander earned his title ‘great’ because of how he ruled as a King and how he acted as an individual. Alexander inherited many traits from his father including his ability to make quick decisions, his logical perception, and his courage and leadership skills. Alexander was thought to be generous, have a deep affection for intimate friends and consideration for women. Though, sometimes, his violence went beyond what was necessary and
Alexander the Great (356-323B.C.) was one of the greatest warrior leaders of the ancient world. As the son of Philip II of Macedon (382-336B.C.), he acquired his father’s sizeable empire following his father’s assassination. Though Alexander was only 21 at his succession of Philip’s empire, he commanded authority among older generals, and gained respect from his peers as a leader.His strategies, the overall designs of achieving success in battle, combined with his tactics, the individual movements in battle, demonstrated his brilliant understanding of the operational level of war (the level above the tactics of the battlefield but below the strategy of the entire war ). By the end of his reign, Alexander had established an empire that included the Persian Empire, and stretched over 3,000 miles from Western Greece to modern day eastern Pakistan and northern India. Alexander the Great’s insight and understanding of the operational level of war is what made him a military genius.
There came a day when Philoneicus the Thessalian brought Philip (Alexander’s father) a horse named Bucephalus. The king and his friends
Alexander the Great, Macedonian King (365-323 B.C.), was the son King Philip II and Queen Olympias, who was one of the best kings at that time. He was known conquering the Mediterranean and Persian Empire. Alexander was called the “Great” because of his military mindset and dexterous skills in conquering lands (Mark1). As a young boy, he was put through school and was tutored by a Greek Philosopher, Aristotle (History1). He was also taught to fight and ride by Leonidas of Epirus (Mark1). Then at the age of eighteen, as a prince, he took charge of the Companion Cavalry and helped his father in defeating the Athenian and Theban armies at Chaeronea (History1). Alexander the Great, conqueror of the Persian Empire, was noted for his leadership,
Hardly any other historians have earned a reputation as virtuous as Alexander the Great. In just thirteen years, Alexander was not only discerned as a military genius, but became exceedingly notorious for conquering Persia and known as the King of Macedonia. Many hold him responsible for the unification of Greece and the Hellenistic age; the blending of cultures. After Alexander had extended the control of his empire past the Asia Minor, Egypt, Central Asia and on to Persia, he was competent to effectively manage and incorporate other cultures and people under his rule by disseminating Greek culture, embracing religion with encouragement, and respecting other cultures with gratification to customs.
Alexander III of Macedonia was born in July of 356 B.C.E. on the day of his birth King Philip II, Alexanders father, emerged victorious in a battle with the Illyrian and Paeonia armies, the same day that rumored to be the day the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus burned to the ground. During Alexander’s childhood he was raised in strict and fancy manner that only children of importance participated in. Until the young prince was sixteen he was tutored by the famous philosopher Aristotle. The young prince also learned the ways of battle and would eventually lead to the expansion of Macedonia. Was Alexander the Great solely responsible for the expansion of Macedonia after he received his father’s entire experienced army to take a battle and fight