Analysis Of The Genius Of Alexander The Great

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Throughout history, leaders have been recognized for how prosperous or unsuccessful they have been in their efforts. People, particularly, have come to understand that Alexander was none the less a powerful and diligent man. He follows all aspect of what it means to be strong-willed. Alexander was a man of courage and influence who strived to complete all that he put his mind to. Ian Worthington writes. “In 334 he invaded Persia, and within a decade he had defeated the Persians, subdued Egypt, and pushed on to Iran, Afghanistan, and even India” (64). When one sees a man of abundant success it is hard to not give that person credit; however, should his steps to success be looked over, or taken into detailed consideration. Does the end justify the means or vice-versa? The issue with this idea is the fact that Alexander was in fact great. You cannot overlook the amount of success Alexander had gained over the years. Per contra to the amount of triumph that radiates from Alexander, one may argue that respectable morals are without a doubt absent during his lifetime which strips him of this undeserving name. Is it right to get somewhere “the easy way” or should a great leader make all decisions in favor of health and well-being within himself and his people? Throughout the articles The Genius of Alexander the Great by N. G. L. Hammond and How ‘Great’ was Alexander? by Ian Worthington, the reader receives a deeper understanding of what it truly means to be great. Author N.G.L.
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