What Is Alexander The Great Legacy

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Alexander the Great has the legacy of ruling the largest Western empire in the ancient world. He is known as one of the best-known rulers in ancient history. However, little is known about his upbringing or his life before his legacy. Alexander the Great was born on September 20th, 356 B.C.E in Pella, Macedonia and he died on June 13th 323 B.C.E in Babylon. While only living 33 years Alexander certainly made the most of his short life. Alexander was born into royalty. His father was King Phillip II of Macedon, and Olympias the daughter of the King Neoptolemus I of Epirus: she was known for infidelity. Growing up among royalty had its perks for one Alexander was taught a variety of many different subjects by a variety of many philosophers. Leonidas was Alexander’s first tutor and was also rumored to be Alexander’s uncle. Leonidas trained Alexander in the arts of Math, archery, and horsemanship. In 343 Alexander began to be tutored by the famous Greek philosopher and scientist, Aristotle. Aristotle taught Alexander for three years in the Macedonian village of Mieza. During those three years Alexander was taught philosophy, government, politics, poetry, drama, and a plethora of sciences. Alexander’s education ended in 340 B.C.E.…show more content…
Alexander’s first military conquest was after only a year of his father’s absence. Alexander led a small army to fight against a rival tribe. In 338 B.C.E. he joined his father at war, and with a Calvary helped defeat two powerful Greek city-states, Athens and Thebes. Alexander had military prowess and strategy that aided him well with Alexander’s relationship with his father. Alexander’s relationship with his father relied heavily on their cooperation together on military tactics, so when Philip took control of Corinthian League: which forced Alexander and Olympias to leave Macedon, which relationship ceased to
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