Alexander III of Macedon, son of Philip II of Macedon, inherited the throne when only 20 years old after his father fell victim to an assassination. Soon after Alexander took the throne a rebellious spirit dwelled upon the city of Thebes. He quickly gathers the support of the accomplished Macedonian army and rides towards Thebes to punish them for their insubordination. Upon arriving, he gave out orders for the city to be razed and to demean any will of resisting, of which the news spread to other cities to disregard any deliberation of rebellion or they too will have a similar outcome. With his kingdom firmly in place, the aspiring Alexander set his sights on being his father 's champion of Hellenism against the Persian king Darius III. His father 's unfinished campaign had been politicized as an extended act of retaliation towards the Persians for their impious destruction of hallowed sites and property in Greece several years earlier during the reign of Darius I, and Xerxes.
While the Greeks fought the forces of the Persian army for the second time in the Battle of Issus, Alexanders ' army directly engaged in battle lead by Kin...
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...world, he established city-states modeled on Greek institutions that flourished long after his death. He spread Greek language, culture, and population that influenced the course of history, and people grew to idolize Alexander for his military accomplishments and model themselves after him to aspire similar results which lead to the rise of the Roman Empire, one of the strongest and predominant empires throughout the history of the world.
Again, don 't be too disheartened for not leading a military campaign that conjured most of the world, instead take solace in knowing that you can look back at Alexander the Greats ' accomplishments and be inspired on your journey forward throughout one 's own lifetime. So each and every one of us posses the ability in leaving behind our own great legacy for others. Thank you all again for coming and enjoy the rest of your day.
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