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Alexander the Great Dia Lee and Tom Minshew

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by Jarrod Wagner on 15 March 2013

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Transcript of Alexander the Great Dia Lee and Tom Minshew

Alexander the Great Who is it? What is it? Alexander the Great was the son of Philip II.
Philip trained his son Alexander, to be a leader.
He rose to be commander of the army when he was only 16 and then he rose to be emperor when he was 20 years old.
When he became king he wanted to fulfill his father’s dream to conquer the Persian Empire.
On either June 10th or the 11th on 323 B.C. he died Who is it? What is it? Continued •He was king of Macedon which was a state in northern ancient Greece.
•Alexander was born on the 6th day of the ancient Greek month Hekatombaion which corresponds to July 20th 356 B.C.
•In his early years, Alexander was raised by a nurse, Lanike, sister of Alexander's future general Cleitus the Black.
•Philip and his army joined his son in 338 BC, and they marched south through Thermopylae, taking it after a long battle from its Theban Garrison ( A garrison are troops stationed in a fortress or town to defend it)
•Alexander began his reign by eliminating potential rivals to the throne. He had his cousin, the former Amyntas IV, executed. He also had two Macedonian princes from the region of Lyncestis, killed, but spared a third, Alexander Lyncestis. Why is it Important Alexander was a very important person in history because he led many conquests and was king of Macedonia.
He defeated the Persian Army and went on to conquer them.
He Built the city of Alexandria it has the Light House of Alexandria one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is also know for having the largest library in ancient times. What is the legacy? Alexander's most obvious legacy was the introduction of Macedonian rule to huge new swathes of Asia
He had accomplished greater conquests than any before him. He was one of the greatest generals of all time and one of the most powerful personalities of antiquity. Facts! Alexander’s eyes (one blue, one brown) revealed a dewy, feminine quality. This condition is called Heterochromia, an ocular condition in which one iris is a different color from the other iris.
Alexander had a great desire for knowledge, a love for philosophy and was an avid reader.
Alexander the Great had three wives: Roxane, Statiera, and Parysatis.
Alexander was a cold-blooded murderer. Many of his satraps and military governors that had misbehaved in his absence where executed to served as examples for others. Video! http://www.biography.com/people/alexander-the-great-9180468/videos/alexander-the-great-rise-to-power-17439811678 This video is about how Alexander the Great was like his father, King Philip and like his mother, Olympias, and how he rose to become king of Macedon
His father was a great warrior and military leader so many think that's how he was such a good military person.
He was very similar to his father but his mother he was closest to. She read to him stories of heroes like Achilles so he tried to act like them.
Alexander actually hated his father. More Random Facts Alexander founded some 70 cities in the lands he conquered and ordered them named after him.
Pompey, Julius Caesar and Augustus all visited his tomb while in Alexandria.
The possible caused of Alexander’s death could be malaria or typhoid fever.
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