Alexander the Great Essay

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The statue of a man who resembles the physical appearance of God leaves many to wonder the power and strength of such a person. Who can this god-like person be? What did he do to deserve to be portrayed in such an honorable way in the Greek society in the fourth century B.C? This statue is of a man named Alexander III of Macedon or more commonly known as, Alexander the Great. His father, King Phillip II, took the throne of Macedonia in 359 B.C.E and was able to turn Macedonia into the strongest military power in the entire Greek world. Macedonia was a state in the north eastern region of Greece. Alexander III of Macedon was born in 356 B.C.E in Pella; the ancient capital of Macedonia, Alexander grew up in the shadow of his father’s…show more content…
Many would argue that Alexander’s bravery gave the Macedonian army victory. Little, did he know that this would be one of many victories to come. Rebellions began to up rise among the conquered nations. Many city-states saw the death of King Phillip II, an opportunity to escape the throne of Macedonia, specifically the Illyrians, Thracians, and Greeks believed they had chance for independence. However, Alexander forced his way into Greece despite the roads being blocked by the Thessalians. Ultimately, he was able to restore the Macedonia rule in Northern Greece and southern Greece. Moreover, what was astonishing was not his ability to restore power but the speed in which he did so. By the end of the summer of 336 B.C.E., the Greeks had no alternative but to acknowledge Alexander’s authority. As the heir of the Macedonian throne, Alexander became king at age of twenty, after his fathers’ death. Although, it is quite a young age to rule a kingdom, Alexander demonstrated that he was prepared to continue the legacy his father left behind. In addition, by restoring order, Alexander proved his capabilities of the kingdom but more so a leader in the military. Within the first two years of his reign, he was able to secure all of Macedon's northern borders and subdue the rebellious Greeks. He proved that he was a force to be reckoned with and that despite all odds he
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