Alexander The Great Accomplishments

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Throughout the glorious and terrible history of conquest, one name towers above all others. A warrior, a king, and a legend. Alexander the Great’s name echoes through history. Born of a ruthless mother, Olympias, and educated by a brilliant philosopher Aristotle. The name, Alexander, is a common name amongst rulers and kings throughout a period of time. Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia. Alexander is derived from Greek (Alexandros) which also means “the protector” “guardian” or “protector of men”. One man, born in 356 B.C defined this name. Alexander “The Great” was born in Macedonia and conquering an empire that stretched from the Balkan Mountains to present Pakistan. At a young age of twenty, Alexander came to power. His first accomplishment was re-uniting Greek polis’. Alexander’s parents were Philip II of Macedon and Olympias. Alexander was chosen to power by vote from his army. After coming to power, Alexander eliminated any threats, especially in his family. After conquering all of Greece, Alexander wanted to keep what was his, and felt threatened by the Persian Empire. Alexander led his army to meet the Persians. They met in Issos,…show more content…
At just age twenty, he became king of Macedonia. He also, in search of glory, set out and conquered most of the known world before his death in 323 B.C. “From his earliest days, Olympias had encouraged him to believe that he was a descendent of heroes and gods. Nothing he had accomplished would have discouraged this belief.” He started his journey in Greece, crossed over into today’s Turkey, down into today’s Syria, then Lebanon and Egypt. He then went into Iraq. It was at that time just as dangerous as it is today. He made it through Iraq, into Iran and kept on going. He got as far as the Indus River, which is in modern day Pakistan. He had no idea what was going to come at him or what he would have had to face, and that is what made him so
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