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Young Alexander the Great (2010)

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He was brought up with the belief that he was of divine birth. He gained the support of the Macedonian army and intimidated the Greek city states that Philip had conquered into accepting his rule. The Persian army collapsed, and again Darius fled. Upon his return, he found that many of the satraps he had entrusted with rule had abused their power and so executed them as well as those who had vandalized the of at the old capital city of. Alexander was saddened when he found his dead body. This 1875 map shows Alexander the Great's empire. He came to be known as the unconquered.

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Alexander the Great Biography

young alexander the great

Even more ironically, , a city that had famously lost its king and 300 warriors in the Battle of Thermopylae during a Persian invasion attempt, also opposed Alexander, going so far as to seek Persian help in their efforts to overthrow him. Arrian said that Alexander rebuked Darius in writing and used the attempts of his predecessors to invade Greece as justification for his campaign against him. The Gedrosia crossing was a miserable failure with up to three-quarters of Alexander's troops dying along the way, his fleet being unable to keep up with them due to bad winds. While it is clear that his father had a great impact on him, Alexander himself chose to see his success as ordained by divine forces. However, it is impossible to evaluate good or bad before.

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The Young Alexander the Great by Naomi Mitchison

young alexander the great

After his father's death Alexander sought the approval of the Macedonian army for his bid for kingship. Release Date: 2010-12-01 Language: English Production Company: El Adl Film Production Country: Egypt Runtime: 90 min The coming of age of young Alexander, future world conqueror, from his boyhood in Greece to his assumption of Regent of the Land, after proving his worth to his father, the demanding King Phillip. The Greek culture that Alexander introduced in the East had barely developed. It was a rocky, frost-bitten campaign, which raised tensions within his own army and, ultimately, would lead to Alexander killing two of his closest friends. In 343 Philip asked Aristotle 384—322 B. The influence of Leonidas may be seen in Alexander's lifelong resilience and physical stamina as well as in his skill with horses. She served on Argyll County Council and was a member of the Highlands and Islands Advisory Panel from 1947 to 1965, and the Highlands and Islands Advisory Consultative Council from 1966 to 1974.

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Young Alexander the Great (2010)

young alexander the great

The League gave Alexander unlimited military powers to attack Persia, a large kingdom to the east of Greece. Philip then married another woman, which forced Alexander and Olympias to flee Macedon. On June 2 he fell ill, and he died eleven days later. He called himself the son of , and so claimed the status of a demigod, linking his bloodline to his two favorite heroes of antiquity, and , and modeling his behavior after theirs. Alexander bided his time, he scouted the area, built up a fleet of ships and lulled Porus into a false sense of security, having his men make it appear that they were going to cross the river so many times that eventually Porus got tired of responding and just ignored the noise they made. Impressed with his bravery and nobility, Alexander allowed Porus to remain king and gained his loyalty.

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Young Alexander the Great (2010)

young alexander the great

Alexander defeated the Persians at the Battle of Gaugamela. During his campaigns Alexander was always intent on finding out everything he could about the areas through which he passed. Betrayed by one his satraps named Bessus who claimed kingship over what was left of Persia , Darius was captured by his own troops and killed. He ordered the ancient capital and tomb to be restored and took other measures to ingratiate and integrate his army with the people of the region and merge the cultures of Persia and Macedonia. He took with him an entourage of scientists to record and analyse this information, from botany, biology, zoology and meteorology, to topography. The second key battle he won, and perhaps the most important, was the Battle of Issus, fought in 333 B.

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Alexander the Great Biography

young alexander the great

As Darius's successor, Alexander captured the assassins and punished them according to Persian law. Both Cleitus and Callisthenes had become quite vocal in their criticism of Alexander's adoption of Persian customs. Alexander was outnumbered but used creative military formations to beat Darius's forces. He offered a large ransom for his family, a marriage alliance, a treaty of friendship, and part of his empire. The great king had been dead for nearly three centuries but was revered by the Romans. He had already dropped the custom of proskynesis in deference to his men but continued to comport himself as a Persian, rather than Macedonian, king.

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