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Alexander the Great

A report on Alexander the Great's accomplishments and history.
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Daniel Enseleit

on 7 December 2011

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Alexander the Great Timeline 356 B.C. Alexander III of Macedon is born to Philip II and Olympias. 343 B.C. Aristotle is appointed as Alexander’s tutor after many others were turned down.


Philip is murdered by Pausanias, and though Alexander is suspected to have something to do with it, he inherits the throne to all that Philip had conquered. 336 B.C. Darius III Codomannus becomes ruler of Persia. 333 B.C. Alexander cuts the Gordian Knot. Darius makes his first peace offer towards Alexander, but it is rejected. 332 B.C. Alexander is crowned Pharaoh in Memphis after he took Gaza. Darius's second peace offer is rejected. 331 B.C. Darius's third and final peace offer is rejected. 330 B.C. Darius III Codomannus is found murdered near Hecatompylus. 326 B.C. Alexander is seriously wounded in a series of battles against the Brahmin cities. 323 B.C. Alexander dies of an unknown cause. Alexander the Greats death has many mysteries surrounding it. Some sources say he caught a high fever and then drank himself to death with wine. Others say he died of malaria or another deadly disease.

1. Besides his army, how was Alexander able to conquer all that he did, for in some places, he never even fought a battle? Questions Alexander the Great conquered Egypt and some other places without resistance.
It was mostly because they were afraid of him, their ruler fell to his charm, they were under another cruel leader’s rule and he freed them, or they respected him.
2.Who were Alexander’s generals and advisors for his army, if he had any, and what did they do to help him? Alexander the Great had many generals. They helped him with military strategies and served as consultants. The ones that distributed the land he conquered after his death were Ptolemy, Seleucis, Perdiccas, Antigonus, Antipater, Cassander, Craterus, and Lysimachus. Seleucis got the largest part of the land and Ptolemy became the next pharaoh of Egypt.

3.If Alexander died because of a sickness, was it because he was exposed by a wound from battle or did he just catch a disease at random? And, some say he died of a major war wound. Yet again, some others say he was poisoned. I do not know if we will ever figure out what he really died from. 4.Who influenced Alexander when he was alive? How and why? Aristotle, Alexander’s teacher, influenced Alexander while he was alive. Alexander constantly brought back plant and animal specimens for Aristotle from his conquests. His father also had a large influence on him too, of course. And, Alexander also wanted to follow in Cyrus the Greats footsteps. 5.How did Alexander the Great treat the people he conquered? Alexander absorbed their culture in a way, creating the Hellenistic Age. Alexander encouraged Macedonian and Greek men to marry women from other cultures to show that they were not savages and did care about the people. Alexander the Great also had many famous quotes. Here are some of them. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. There is nothing impossible to him who will try. I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander’s empire stretched as far south as Upper Egypt, which is Southern Egypt, and as far east as India. He had founded many cities. Random Facts about Alexander the Great. There were five Alexandrias, named after Alexander, and one Alexandropolis. Here is a map of Alexander's empire. Alexander tamed a wild horse named Bucephalus that no one else could mount. He noticed that it was afraid of its own shadow, so he turned it so it couldn’t see its shadow and then mounted it. His father, Philip, then said, “Macedonia is too small of kingdom for you, my son. You need a much larger one for your ambitions.” After Bucephalus died, Alexander named a city in India after his beloved horse. Alexander had two children, Alexander IV and Herakles, but neither lived to see adulthood. When Alexander III was in Gordium, he undid the legendary Gordian Knot, which was tied by King Midas. It was said that whoever untied the Gordian Knot would rule all of Asia Minor. Alexander undid the knot by slashing it with his sword. He was the only person who had the sense to cut it. Alexander is on Bucephalus in this picture. A bust of Alexander the III of Macedon. Alexander's real name was Alexander III of Macedon, son of Philip II of Macedon(Macedonia). "Here is the man who was making ready to cross from Europe to Asia, and who cannot even cross from one table to another without losing his balance."-–Alexander the Great. Alexander said this when he and his father were at a banquet and his father became angry at Alexander and moved over to him to hit him, but was drunk and passed out before he got there. zantine. "Alexander the Great - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Apr. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander
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Bibliography This is another depiction of Alexander and Bucephalus that an artist believed he looked like. These are two different coins with Alexander on them. By Dan Enseleit
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