Tyreek C & Jason P

Alexander the Great




Background



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Alexander the third a.k.a the Great was born on July 20, 356 BC in Pella, Macedon. He was born the son of King Phillip the third of Macedon and Princess Olympias of Epirus. He took over as king in 336 BC after the death of his father who was attending his daughters wedding. Alexander toke his reign over Macedon in 336 at the age of 20 until his death on June 10th or 11th, 323 BC at age 32. Before his untimely death he controlled many countries with a vast spread empire and fathered Alexander the fourth.


Accomplishments

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He is known as one of the most successful military commanders of all time, conquering most of the world known to Greeks and is titled undefeated in battle. He conquered the Arheamenid Persian Empire, Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Judea, Gaza, Egypt, Bactria and Mesopotamia. Plus he expanded his Empire boundaries from Greece to as far as Punjab, India. He was founder of Alexandria in Egypt after conquering it. After all his success in battle and continuation in impressing the people plus prove his haters wrong it was sure to many that the past Oracle had been correct about him and that he was the son of Zeus.


References + Cites for further readings/understandings


Alexander the Great by Robert Green

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_the_Great

http://1stmuse.com/frames/

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/8740/Alexander.htm

http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/AncientMacedonia/AlexandertheGreat.html