Alexander the great
Alexander the great, the conqueror of Macedonia and the King, was born on the 20th of September 356 BC. He was most famous for his conquering reign of the Greek city-states and his leadership in the Corinthian Leagues. During his time of reign he ruled the largest area of lands in the world. Some of the lands include Persia, Asia and the Babylonian lands. Alexander was not planning on stopping his reign on conquer however he was stopped by an unfortunate death due to a reason that has yet been confirmed.
Alexander was the son of Philip the King of Macedon and Queen Olympia, who was the daughter of the powerful King Neoptolemus. Alexander and his sister were both raised in the Royal Court of Pella, Macedonia. Alexander never really knew his father as he was often busy with his military duties. Queen Olympia took care of Alexander and treated him with the utmost care, however the absence of his father left a gaping wound in his heart which would never heal. He resented his father for this and could never forgive him for his ongoing absence.
Alexander was taught most of his skills and knowledge by Leonidas and was famously mentored by the great philosopher Aristotle. Alexander was a fast learner and had talent since he was young. He finished all his education at the age of 13 and became a warrior for the military army. His first mission as a warrior of the Macedonian army was against the ruthless Thracian tribes. After 2 years in the army, Alexander gained superior knowledge on the battlefield and soon led his first army with little aid from his Father. He was successful and defeated the Athenian and Theban armies at Chaeronea.
The Alexander and his father King Phillip II had family conflicts and Alexander was forced to flee Macedonia with his Mother. They stayed with Olympia’s family until Alexander and King Phillip II sorted their differences and decided that the conflict was futile. They soon rebuilt their relationship and Alexander was proclaimed King of Macedonia in 366 B.C.
King of Macedonia
During the year of 336 BC, the sister of Alexander was to wed the Molossian king who also had he Alexander name. The festival that celebrated the wed was the time and place of where King Philip II was murdered by a traitorous Macedonian Noble names Pausanias. Alexander was determined to seize his rightfully heir to the throne. So he gathered his army which proclaimed him King.
Despite Alexander being the son of the King and rightful heir to the throne, Alexander still faced many competitors of the throne and had to do many ruthless and barbaric acts to achieve his throne. The most decadent and immoral act that he was known to do to secure his place at the throne was to use his loyal mother to murder his own sister. There were other Greek nobles who had their mindset on taking the throne however Alexander’s quick actions and loyalty from his army allowed him to stop them and by fall of the 336 year Alexander secured his spot at his rightful throne.......
Command and Conquer
Alexander’s first campaign was against the Persian army and King Darius. This fight was in 334B.C. Alexander was an aggressive and powerful leader who threatened every enemy that stood in the way of the Macedonian Reign. Alexander was given news of a mistreatment of Macedonian soldiers in the Greek City of Thebes. Alexander took this a sign of rebellion and marched his army straight to the Thebes land. The Macedonian arm consisted of more than 3,000 cavalry troops and 30,000 foot men. After long days of marching, the troops arrived at the tip of the Greek Peninsula and raided the Thebes city in such as short amount of time that the city did not have an opportunity to defend itself. After about 3 days of continuous slaughter and chaos, the city of Thebes was destroyed and the Alexander hoped that this War set an example to the rest of the Greek cities which planned to rebel. The example was successful and most cities planned to either join allegiance with the Macedonian empire or stay out of its way.
Alexander’s next conquest was in 334 B.C. and was known as the Asiatic expedition. The Macedonian army’s first battle was against the great Persian army of King Darius the Third. This was known as the battle of Granicus. The Persian army fell and the Macedonian Army was able to cross the south coast to the land of Gordium where they took winter rest. As soon as the Summer hit in 333 the Alexander’s army begin to proceed, when suddenly the Darius Army and the Macedonian Army battle again in the Issus area of Asia. This battle looked bad for Alexander as his troops were heavily outnumbered, however with intuitive strategies, Alexander commanded his army to victory. Alexander forced Darius to flee the land of Persia and Alexander named himself King of Persia in 333 B.C.
Alexander’s Army was the greatest in the land and he could conquer almost any city that he wanted. Alexandria too Egypt in 332B.C. making him the Ruler of the Babylonian, Asian land and also the Conqueror of the 4 quarters of the world.
After many wars and battles, Alexander marries a princess name Rhoxana, in 327B.C. and headed to India. In India, Alexander was wounded by the Malli warriors however the wound was not fatal. He recovered in 325 B.C. and began to head north to Persia. He was able to make a treaty with the Persian Nobles, allowing Alexander to control tens of thousands of Persian troops to strengthen his army. His army believed he has changed his loyalty to Macedonia by releasing many Macedonian troops from his army. His was outraged and silenced his army by killing 13 Military leaders of Persia.
Alexander the Great passed away on the…...
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