Alexander the Great (Pocket Biographies)

E. E. Rice

Of all those that have got down to overcome the realm, Alexander the nice got here closest to completing the activity. The son of King Philip II of Macedonia, from an early age he used to be taught that he used to be a descendant of Achilles and Hercules and used to be conditioned for conquest and kingly glory. Alexander was once expert via the thinker Aristotle and primary led troops while he used to be simply eighteen.

In 336 BC, King Philip was once killed and Alexander ascended to the throne of Macedonia. Over the subsequent twelve years Alexander conquered virtually the complete identified international of his period, irrevocably altering the process historical past. In doing so he defeated the Thebans, the Persian Satraps, overthrew Darius, overran Syria and Phoenicia, possessed himself of the entire towns alongside the Mediterranean, conquered Egypt and based Alexandria.

He died all at once at age 33, in Babylon, after a bout of heavy consuming; a few recommend he was once poisoned, although no reason behind loss of life has ever been proved.

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