History of Conquerors

1438 Words Feb 25th, 2018 6 Pages
Once the land had been taken, the conquerors would force the natives were forced to learn the culture of their new ruler and practice it. Unlike most conquerors, Alexander the Great would incorporate his Greek culture with the culture of the land that he conquered. When Alexander went to conquer Egypt in 332 BCE, he made an effort to try to learn and understand the Egyptian culture. By learning the culture, it showed the Alexander respected the Egyptian culture earning the trust from the native Egyptians back. Alexander went to Memphis and Apis which is part of the tradition to become a pharaoh, so he would be seen as a legitimate ruler and pharaoh of Egypt. By taking the time to learn the ancient traditions of the Egyptians and completing something as sacred as the proper ritual to become a pharaoh, Alexander showed that he appreciated the Egyptian culture and traditions and would make a good ruler. After the passing of Alexander the Great, he left Egypt to one of his generals, Ptolemy Soter, who started the great line of rulers of Egypt. The heritage of the Ptolemies was Macedonian, so although they were able to be born into being Pharaoh, it was also important that they find other ways to show appreciation and knowledge of the Egyptian culture. By relating oneself to a divinity, it showed the understanding and respect Pharaohs had for the Egyptian culture, gaining their…
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