Alexander The Great : Why Is Alexander Considered Great?

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Why is alexander considered great?

Alexander III of Macedon or commonly known as Alexander the Great was the conqueror and king of the Persian Empire which is the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. He was born on the 20/21st July 356 BC in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia. While in reign from 336 to 323 B.C, he united the Greek city-states and led the Corinthian League. He also became the king of Persia, Babylon and Asia as well as created Macedonian colonies in the region and was a member of the argead dynasty. Unfortunately he died around the 10/11th June 323 BC in Babylon at 32 years of age which was classified as middle aged back then.

Alexander III’s father is King Philip II of Macedon and his mother is his fourth wife, Olympias who is the daughter of Neoptolemus I, king of Epirus. While in his mother 's womb, his father had a dream where he is securing his wife 's womb with a seal engraved with a lion 's image. One of Plutarch’s interpretations of his dreams was that Alexander 's father was Zeus therefore there was a constant reminder to Alexander that he was a descendent of heroes and gods. Alexander and his sister were raised in Pella 's royal court. In his early years, Alexander was raised by a nurse, Lanike, sister of Alexander’s future general Cleitus the Black. Growing up, he hardly ever saw his father, who spent most of his time engaged in military campaigns and other affairs. His mother Olympia served as a powerful role model for
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