Hayden Hawkinson . Mrs. Heflin. English 6 - 6. March 2,

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Hayden Hawkinson Mrs. Heflin English 6 - 6 March 2, 2017 Alexander the Great “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” Alexander the Great is the smartest and fiercest military leader that has ever lived. His military wisdom and fierceness led him to being a great leader of Greece, conquering all of Asia Minor, conquering the Persian empire, and ruling the biggest empire the world had ever seen before 334 BC. This led him to being a great Greek leader, being a fierce conqueror, defeating the Persian empire, and being a man of solid character. Although Alexander is highly respected, and known as one of the world’s greatest warriors, he was not born that way. One day in June…show more content…
After Alexander settled on his own throne, he went about taking others’. Alexander’s first taste of being a leader must have been sweet because after he earned the trust of the Greek people, he led them into battle against other nations. Alexander’s father conquered Greece, but Alexander had larger goals in mind (Bauer). Alexander was very offensive in battle, and soon had campaigns in many countries including Egypt, Babylonia, Persis, Media, Bactria, the Punjab, and the Indus River Valley (Lendering). In Alexander’s 15 years of conquest, Alexander never once lost a single battle (Barksdale). Soon, Alexander had conquered all of Asia Minor and Northern Egypt (Lendering). Alexander was the king of Macedonia, king of Greece, King of Asia Minor, and Pharoah of Egypt all at the same time, talk about a multi-tasker (Alexander the Great 1). He led very successful conquests in these countries, and was a good leader during these times. Alexander wanted just one more thing: Persia. Alexander’s strongest and most challenging foe was Persia. Alexander was going to have to fight his hardest if he was going to defeat an army of Persian war elephants led by Darius II ( David 24 ). Darius was probably Alexander’s arch-enemy, or greatest enemy in battle ( Mark ). Darius was murdered mysteriously by his own friend at a party, leaving Perisa weaker than before ( Mark ). After that, Alexander fought three major battles with
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