According to Doc F, Alexander's empire only lasted 10 years without an heir because Alexander didn't leave an heir. He thought he was very strong and would not die but he did die in June of 323 BCE. Alexander's generals split up the land and then it began to fall into pieces because there was no heir. According to Doc A, he wasn't able to keep his army to keep going on with him. His army rebelled to go on any further and so Alexander wasn't able to control his army. He made his soldier's keep on going. According to Doc B, he tortured many people and killed and crucified people without hesitating. Lastly, in Doc C, Alexander was able to get more lands easily because the people surrendered without a fight. Alexander had a big ego that made him stronger but made him kill more people instead of doing other things. For example, Alexander could have made the people live instead of killing them.
Alexander first demonstrated his ability to do what others couldn’t at a very young age. At 9 years old, Alexander accomplished what none of his father’s officials could when he tamed a wild horse that was judged too uncontrollable to be ridden. The horse was to be taken away, but Alexander wanted to keep the horse. Alexander begged his father to let him keep the horse and finally his father told him, that if he was able to tame him he would buy the horse for Alexander. Alexander noticed that the horse was afraid of his shadow, so Alexander led him around in a half circle so he couldn’t see it. He talked to the horse to calm him down enough to mount him and ride him. Alexander’s father and the people at the auction were amazed. Alexander’s father bought the horse for him and Alexander named him Bucephalus (“Alexander the Great” ushistory.org). Alexander proved that he naturally had great courage and determination.
Alexander was a man who started his empire in the year 334 B.C.E.. It spread from Macedonia and went to the Hindu Kush mountains. He died in Babylon in the year 323 B.C.E. when he was 33 years old. Alexander was not great because he was power hungry, callous, and egotistic. Everywhere Alexander went, from Macedonia to the Hindu Kush mountains, he would try to dominate(Doc.
C states, “The air grew thick with smoke from burning buildings. Seven thousand Tyrians died” He killed seven thousand Tyrians, and the ones who were alive and took refuge in the temples, were sold into slavery by Alexander. Also, he burned their city down because they did not surrendered their city and themselves to him. And even the city’s rival, Sidon, was appalled from the site he was seeing. So he managed to sneak 15,000 of them to safety.
Alexander had been taught many things from a very young age such as academic subjects, politics, sports, and warfare which made him think very highly of himself. His father Philip of Macedonia made an extremely strong army and took over many Greek polises and wanted to take over the Persian Empire. This struck Alexander’s aspiration to take over the Persian Empire as well. Alexander then inherited his father’s kingdom at the age of 18 after his father
Alexander inherited Macedonia at age twenty, and he set out to conquer Persia immediately which was considered the most powerful kingdom in the world. Alexander was to born to be a king. He was taught by Aristotle training and excelling in politics, sports, and warfare. He even eventually grew such a high belief of himself that he considered himself to be a god. News spread of his great power intimidating many rulers resulting in some of them surrendering. From many years of fighting he sustained many injuries weaking hi health. He became ill while feasting and later died at age thirty three. Some people believed he may have died from Malaria but no one can ever be sure. One thing that will also remain a mystery is why Alexander did not name an heir to the throne. Therefor, his officers split up the land causing the kingdom to weaken and eventually fall. Three centuries later he was praised by Julius Caesar in accomplishing so much in such little time. How Great was Alexander the
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.
He spread Greek culture which is one reason he was great. According to Document E, it states, “Number of cities founded by Alexander: 70” (Document E). Alexander would not give up on conquering cities, but his troops started getting tired. The troops started heading back home because
One thing about Alexander that was not great was his ruthlessness. In ‘Document D’ it states that Alexander had taken his troops into the desert with almost barely any supplies at all. This fact suggests, that Alexander did not consider his own troops wellbeing or his own when he is set on his goal of conquering the world. ‘Document B’ states that when Alexander boxed in the elephants, the elephants inflicted pain upn to Porus’s
I think Alexander deserves the title of Alexander the Great. He was 20 years old when he launched his invasion into the Persian Empire. The evidence I will use are these documents. The legend of the helmet, document D. The battle of Porus, document B. Alexander's empire compared to the Roman Empire, document A, E. I think Alexander was great, because of the size his empire and how little time it took him to make.
Alexander the so-called ‘Great’ was a legendary conqueror who in his short lifetime was able to overthrow the Persian Empire, the most powerful kingdom at that time. He was born in 356 BCE to King Philip and Queen Olympia of Macedonia. Alexander’s warring career jumpstarted at the age of 20 in the year 336 BCE, due to the assassination of his father in which he inherited his father’s kingdom. Over the span of 11 years, Alexander and his small fleet of men of about 40,000 took over and ruthlessly conquered the Persian Empire. Sadly, this conquest was short-lived by Alexander’s sudden death in the year 323 BCE, in which his unstable kingdom with a lack of a structured governmental system quickly broke apart in the period of 10 years. Therefore, because of the cruel and the disorganized nature of the way Alexander the ‘Great’ conquered and maintained the Persian Empire, he does not deserve to be referred as ‘Great’.
Alexander was never one to easily voice his feelings. Instead of being vocal of his thoughts, he wrote them down, and after he scribbled them down? Well, he'd do one of three things;
Romm did go into much detail about Alexander: he explained Alexander’s family history, his top advisors, his love life, his illness, and over all Alexander’s personality. Romm describes Alexander’s family history and how he came to assume the throne after his father was assassinated. Romm provided historical evidence of Alexander’s family through the opening of Alexander’s tombs and sculptures found of other members of his family. Also mentioned were Alexander’s top military advisors and closest friends, known as the “Successors.” Detail was provided that they did not try to succeed the king for the first seven years after Alexander’s death. They wanted his power, but not the throne. This supported the author’s idea of people desiring power but how they were conflicted with their respect for Alexander. Romm discussed Alexander’s marriages as well as his quest to conquer, showing a different side of Alexander. Alexander is mostly portrayed with a great work ethic, imbued with a great desire. Through his last days, however, Romm expresses more of
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
There were many events that lead to the death of Alexander, one including the passing of his best friend Hephaestion, which caused Alexander to fast and lay in grief for two days (Hammond 196). Before he died, he believed that if he gave thanks to the gods and prayed, they would hear his thoughts and grant him salvation. Because of this, he did not arrange a transition of power (Hammond 200). However, Alexander did not have the gods on his side as much as he thought he did because on June 10th, 323 B.C.E. he died at the age of thirty-two (Hammond 198). He had obtained a fever and later lost his power of speech (Hammond 197). Soldiers came into his room and “as the men filed past he was unable to speak but greeted them with his eyes” (Hammond 198). It was suggested that he died of malaria tropica, and other reports said he died of poisoning or alcoholism (Hammond 198).