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Alexander The Great Essay

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Alexander the Great
One of the greatest military tactician’s in history, Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C. in Pella, Macedonia. The son of Philip of Macedon, who was an outstanding Army General, and his mother was Olympias, the princess of Epirus. Alexander was educated by his tutor and brilliant Greek philosopher, Aristotle. Alexander became King, at the age of 20, when his father Phillip was murdered, then established his ...view middle of the document...

C., conquering a Persian army near the city of Troy. This resulted in the submission of all states in Asia Minor. Alexander then traveled south, where he would defeat King Darius, III. This battle occurred in 333 B.C. at Issus. Next came Tyre in 332 B.C., and his travels towards the Eastern Mediterranean. This is where he founded the City of Alexandria. From there, he moved his forces to Babylon. Again, Alexander defeated Darius, who was killed by his own men. By 327 B.C. Alexander had gained control of lands along and beyond the southern shores of the Caspian Sea, into much of Central Asia.
Alexander arrived in Babylon in 323 B.C., and died there of a fever, and possible excessive alcohol consumption, at the age of 32 years.
The legacy of Alexander the Great brought together a broad diverse culture of many descents, that were able to trade goods, and share the knowledge of science, medicine, and math.

Works Cited
Alexander the Great. (2013). The Biography Channel website. Retrieved 08:36, May 19, 2013, from http://www.biography.com/people/alexander-the-great-9180468.  
Duiker, William J., and Jackson J. Spielvogel. "Alexander the Great." Cengage Learning, 2009. Web. 19 May 2013.

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