The fascination and relevance of Alexander in the contemporary world have proven to be a reflection of his extraordinary successes, which has led to a strong debate on whether Alexander’s epithet as “The Great” is at all an indication of his achievements.
Without the support of his army, Alexander had no choice but to turn back and begin consolidating and organizing his far-flung empire. On his way home, Alexander died from disease in 323 B.C.E.
Alexander the Great inspired his soldiers to crave more.
In fact, Alexander's reign marked the beginning of a new era known as the Hellenistic Age because of the powerful influence that Greek culture had on other people. Without Alexander's ambition, Greek ideas and culture might well have remained confined to Greece.
A hero by the name of Alexander the Great.
Though if Oliver Stone had used Brad Pitt instead of Colin Farrell we would not even be having this discussion and I would not have received so many e-mails on this subject from people who were bothered by the possibility that Alexander was gay.
Alexander’s father was a king, Phillip II of Macedonia.
(tactics) The army was reinforced by many new components of his army such as the Sodgians, the Bactrian under the command of Bessus, satrap of Bactria, a relative by blood to the Great King (kittle) supported by auxiliaries from the West of India, the steppes' Saca tribe....
Another good example of a conqueror is Alexander the great.
In his article, he points out in rather lengthy detail that there is no evidence for the notion that Alexander had any kind of sexual affair with other males.
In 343 BC Aristotle was hired to educate Alexander at the age of 13.
There are no set standards no checklist, to apply to a person, to determine it they are “great.” The simplest way that I could conceive to decide whether this title should apply to Alexander was to determine if he was, in some way, superior to the rulers that came before or after his reign.
Why was Alexander the Great....
He was inspiration for later conquerors such as Hannibal the Carthaginian, the Romans Pompey and Caesar, and Napoleon. Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia.
The march he had begun was to be one of the greatest in history.
As he is preparing his army to cross the Indus River to attack the Indian Army, Alexander and all his troops watch in awe as two “great shining silvery shields spitting fire around the rims” seem to emerge from the heavens.