Alexander The Great Biography

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The son of Philip of Macedon and conqueror of the civilized world, Alexander was appointed to his father’s position as leader of the Greek confederation. He did away with his rivals to the throne, razing Thebes. He then began the invasion and conquest of Asia and defeated Darius III, King of Persia. He marched through Syria, Egypt, Babylon, Susa, and Persepolis founding the city of Alexandria in 331 B.C. Adopting the oriental customs of his captives, Alexander married a series of eastern princesses. On the way through India, his exhausted troops rebelled, and Alexander has forced to begin the return to Macedon. He felt ill of a fever and died after three days illness, at the age of thirty Alexander achieved the extension of Greek civilization into the East. His region ushered in the Hellenistic Age. See Bucephalus admired for his courage and frequent generous and human acts, Alexander figures in many English and French medieval commences. French heroic verse of six feet became known as Alexander the great. Alexander’s life is the subject of a tragedy by Racine. The son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias, he had tutors and was given a dossier education. Alexander had no part…show more content…
On June 2 he fell ill with Malaria, and 11 days later, at the age of 32, he was dead. A few months later his wife Roxanna bore him a son, who was assassinated in 309. Alexander empire was little more than a last territory improperly ruled by the king and his bureaucrats Nations and people did not blend harmoniously together but were governed by Macedonians for their King. The Empire collapsed of his death, and nations and generals died for power. The Greek culture that Alexander introduced in the east had barley developed, but in time, and under the “successor” kingdoms, the oriental and Greek cultures blended and flourished as a byproduct of the
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