Alexander The Great

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Alexander The Great

Alexander the Great was born in the Pella region of Macedonia on July 20, 356 B.C., to parents King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia, daughter of King Neoptolemus. The young prince and his sister were raised in Pella's royal court. Growing up, the dark-eyed and curly-headed Alexander hardly ever saw his father, who spent most of his time engaged in military campaigns and extra-marital affairs. Although Olympia served as a powerful role model for the boy, Alexander grew to resent his father's absence and philandering. Alexander the Great, just like his father wanted to be great. Alexander was also a very smart boy.Alexander the Great served as king of Macedonia from 336 to 323 B.C.

Accomplishments and Fun Facts

356 B.C. July - Alexander is born at Pella, Macedonia, to King Philip II and Olympias.338 B.C - Helped father win the Battle of Chaeronia336 B.C - Becomes ruler of Macidonia 334 B.C- Wins Battle of the Granicus River against Darius III of Persia333 B.C - Wins Battle of Issus against Darius331 B.C - Founds Alexandria 327 B.C - Marries Roxane; Begins march to India323 June 10 - Dies at Babylon in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II

Was perhaps the greatest military genius of the ancient world, the warrior-king Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.)Was tought by Aristotle and many other famous philosophersIn 15 years of conquest, Alexander never lost a battle. He named over 70 cities after his name and 1 after his horses name.

Lasting Impact

Alexander like most people wanted to be great. He did all he could so that he could eventually be looked as a king like figure. He wanted to be great. He made a city called Alexandria which he wanted all the knoledge of the world to be stored. Thats what happened. Since he was a little boy he wanted to be great and that is what happened

Citations

- Latin Textbook- http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/alexandertimeline/qt/Alexandertime.htm- Latin Class Video ( Mrs A )

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