The Life of Alexander the Great By: ashlyn Freeman

Alexander the Great was born in the Pella region of the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia. In July 356 BC, to the parents King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia. He was a member of the Argead Dynasty.
In 343 BC Aristotle starts to tutor Alexander. Aristotle taught him, Greek, Hebrew, Babylonian, and Latin. He also taught him, the nature of the sea and the wind, the course of the stars, the life span of the world, and the revolutions of the firmament. The great teacher taught him all that was known in Greece. Aristotle taught Alexander about the meaning of justice and he also warned him against "loose women."
The battle of Thebes began in 335 BC. The battle of Thebes was a battle between Alexander the great and the Greek city-state of Thebes. Alexander decided to go after Thebes so it showed how powerful his army was it showed other city states not to mess with Alexander because he had such a powerful army and he could wipe anyone out.
The Persian War began in 331 BC. The Persian army of about 200,000 was ready to take on Alexander's army of only about 35,000. The Macedonian leader sized up the Persian's tactical advantage and countered by ordering his cavalry to shift to the right hoping to move his enemy away from its flat field. Darius took the bait ordering his troops to follow. Soon the Persians found themselves on rough, rock-strewn terrain. Seeing the thinning Persian line, Alexander led the charge that crashed through to the Persian rear. Darius fled, leaving the field and victory to Alexander.
Alexander the Great conquered the Indus River Valley Civilization. By the end of 327 BC Alexander had secured the northeastern frontier of his kingdom and was ready for a new campaign to India. It was an unnecessary war and its only cause must have been Alexander's curiosity and desire for war.
Alexander the Greats death is unknown. Historians have debated the issue for centuries, and believe the cause could've been, poison, malaria, typhoid fever or other maladies. What is agreed upon is that the Macedonian king died in early June 323 BC while suffering a high fever that had lasted up to ten days. Alexander left a great legacy and is still talked about today.


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