Alexander’s empire stretched from the Aegean Sea to the Indus River. (Doc. 3) The land he controlled had many different terrains and would have been different to obtain, but Alexander’s desire to control the “whole world” consumed him. Even when he controlled a large amount of land, he still wanted to gain more and more. (Doc. 2) With a feather-plumed helmet and himself on a horse in the very front of every battle, Alexander made himself an easy target for enemies. (Doc. 6) This is a brave and courageous gesture he made every battle and he knew the dangers of doing that, but still did it anyway. Alexander’s vast land he conquered connected many of these cities and eventually created the Hellenistic Era. In the city of Persepolis, Alexander took over and added it to his collection of cities he now controlled. (Doc. 4) Both saying positives and negatives about Alexander, the document remain
6. Greek and Roman cultures had an impact on modern day american and European culture. They passed on architecture and literature. They also passed down law and christianity.
The battle of his life was when he crossed over to India near the Indus River. Despite the terrain Alexander’s leadership in the army produced victory and India became a part of Macedonian Dynasty. During Alexander’s tenure as the king of the empire he respected other people’s traditions and culture although this saw the
After crossing the Hellespont with an army of 35,000 men, he met his first Persian battle on the banks of the Granicus River. His cavalry charged across the Granicus and overwhelmed the Persians. From there, Alexander went on to conquer all of Asia Minor with little resistance (&#8220;Alexander the Great.'; 2). After recovering from a serious illness in 333 B.C., Alexander marched to Syria, where the king of Persia, Darius III, had fortified a riverbank near Issus with 600,000 men (Durant 544). Again Alexander attacked with his cavalry and defeated the Persians. Darius III managed to escape but left behind his family and a large amount of money.
Alexander recognized he could not allow the barbarian nation neighboring him grow to independent so he quashed them with the might of his army. (Doc. 1) It became obvious that the author who was responsible for writing Document 1 was biased towards Alexander when the author wrote that ONLY thirty-four of Alexander's men were killed. Alexander said that he shared the labor with his men and would not have had them do anything he would not do. (Doc. 2) When Alexander took the Persian capital of Persepolis he took the treasure from the palace and burned it to the ground. With this move, he effectively cut down upon the Persian's supplies and stroke a crippling blow to the moral of Persia's army. (Doc. 4) When Alexander and his forces were marching through a desert one of his men found a little bit of water and offered it to Alexander, when he took it he promptly dumped it all on the ground so that he could suffer along with his
That wasn’t enough for King Alexander; he wanted to reach the “ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea”. With this, he set off to invade India in 326 B.C. but was forced to turn around at the expense of his troops. Alexander the Great died in Babylon in 323 B.C.; in years following his death many civil wars broke out and tore apart his empire.
The Great also strived for the Russifiication of his empire, all the while keeping contact with Germany to a minimum. Alexander’s defeat of the Persian Empire allowed the spread of Greek settlement into the East. Even though there is no evidence that shows Alexander promoted a policy of Hellenization, Greek culture still came into western Asia as the result of his conquests, and western Asia, all the way up to the Mesopotamian frontier, became a part of the Greek world. This is one of Alexander’s most certain and unintentional historical achievements.
Alexander the Great Alexander the Great became king at a young age, and he also conquered many areas. In 336 BCE King Philip the second was assassinated, and Alexander became king of Macedonia. After a while he took over the rest of the entire Persian Empire. When Alexander died, he did not leave a heir,and, his generals split up the land he had conquered.
Alexander had just fought King Porus, King Porus had elephants with him, because he was in India. He also lost almost one thousand men in that battle, and he really wanted to cross the Ganges river but his troop mutinied and refused to go further. This then causes Alexander to split his army in two, sending one side to Susa and the other half through the Gedrosian desert. This goes to show how much Alexander pushes his troop to do things that they do not want to do. Alexander makes rash decisions but he still made his empire by choice not by chance.
In 335 Alexander’s sister married the Molossian king, who was also called Alexander. During the festival that followed, King Phillip II was murdered. Alexander was 19 then and he was determined to take over the throne and he did. After his father died Alexander became king and he conquered Persia and Egypt. Alexander the Great United Greece, reestablished the Corinthian League and conquered the Persian Empire. Shortly after King Phillips death Alexander left Macedonia with his armies to put down rebellions in the countries of Illyria, Thrace and Greece, all who had been conquered by King Phillip.
Classical Greek culture had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire, which carried a version of it to many parts of the Mediterranean region and Europe. Greek culture influenced the development of Roman civilization because at first Rome absorbed ideas from Greek colonists in southern Italy, and they continued to borrow from Greek culture after they conquered Greece. Ancient Greece has had an enormous amount of impact on culture in the western world. For this reason, Classical Greece is generally considered to be the seminal culture which provided the foundation of Western civilization. Rome conquered the Greek empire and its civilization, but Greek culture conquered imperial Rome. Furthermore, the Romans willingly
During the course of his life and reign, Alexander had fought and won many battles and wars, defeating many kings and warlords throughout the ancient world. Perhaps his most recognized conquest was of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and its ‘King of Kings’ Darius III during the Battle of Issus 1. After defeating the Persians at the Battle
Antigonus ruled over Asia minor, Macedonia and Thrace and in 306 BC he declared himself king of the Macedonians "The Seleucids moved to control and reform the pre-existing Persian bureaucracy, installing Greek officials and switching from clay tablets to parchment and from cuneiform to Greek or Aramaic" (Stewart, 2004).. Antigonos' attempts to take control of the whole of Alexander's empire led to his death. His son, Demetrius managed to regain control of Macedon a few yeas later but lost his throne and died in prison.
In conclusion Alexander was very successful in his conquest to conquer all of ancient Greece thanks to his father Philip. Without Philip Alexander wouldn’t have been educated on the Iliad, wouldn’t have been trained military style at a young age, or have his men to conquer anything. All of these things were very important factors of Alexander’s motivates to move forward with his conquest and become a great god for all of his success and have the title throughout history as Alexander the
Alexander the Great left him home in Macedonia in 336 BC with the goal of conquering all of Persia after the death of his father. Alexander the Great traveled north and defeated the Persians who were led by Memnon a Greek mercenary at the Battle of River Granicus. He defeated Memnon another time at Halicarnassus along the coast of Asia Minor. The kIng of Macedonia, Darius, constantly underestimated Alexander's skill in battle causing Alexander to have upset wins. He was winning so many battles and was making progress towards his goal. This made