Alexander The Great : Alexander The Great?

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Alexander of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was born in July of 356 B.C.E born to Phillip of Macedon and Olympias of Epirus, in the ancient city of Pella. Alexander had succeeded his father at the tender age of twenty. Phillip II of Macedon did not get the chance to follow his plan to invade Persia, but after his assassination Alexander had successfully carried out this plan and indeed invaded Persia (Mark). After the death of Alexander’s father, he carried out his Phillip’s plans to invade Persia. Before he invaded Persia, he led his military on a series of campaigns. His military traveled from Macedon, through Greece, down to Egypt, through Persia to India; Alexander successfully conquered these countries along the way. Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, was a mentor of Alexander. As Alexander went on his voyage, he spread the philosophy and Greek culture, “Hellenizing” (to make ‘Greek’ in culture and human progress) of those he conquered (Mark). In thirteen short years, Alexander the Great had accumulated the biggest kingdom in the whole ancient world—a kingdom that secured 3,000 miles. Incredibly, he did this without the assistance of present day innovation and weaponry. In Alexander’s time, troops advanced by walking, and communication was conducted face to face. A significant number of Alexander's achievements were made conceivable by his father. Macedon, which is modern-day Macedonia, it was a kingdom found that lay geologically north of Greek
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