The King Of Ancient Greek Kingdom Of Macedon Alexander The Great

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From the king of Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon Alexander the Great," Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them." Alexander the Great was born in Pella on July 20, 356 B.C. His parents were king Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia, daughter of King Neoptolemus.
He was raised in Pella 's royal court and spent much of his childhood learning to be a leader. Most of the time his father was busy engaged in military campaigns and he hardly ever saw him. His mother served a powerful role for him and had encouraged him to believe that he was a descendant of heroes.
He was tutored by legendary Greek philosopher Aristotle in 343 B.C. which was hired by his father the king Philip II in the Temple of the Nymphs at Meiza. Aristotle taught him philosophy, drama, politics, poetry and science over the course of three years. During the process of learning he developed his dream of becoming a warrior. After one year completed his education at Meiza in 340 B.C he became a soldier.
When he reached the age of 16 his father was absence to led an army into Thrace and left him in charge of ruling Macedonia. After his father assassination in 336 B.C. he took the throne and gained support from the army. He was 19 years old when his father die and he inherited a strong…
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