Philip II was assassinated in 336 BC and Alexander took the throne at the age of 20. Alexander went on to spread his empire. In 334 BC he crossed the Hellespont with 42,000 soldiers and took the Persian Empire and soon after a part that was then India but today Pakistan. He 326 BC Alexander became ill. He apparently came down with a fever that progressed worse and worse until killing him. There is suspicion of poison but it is not confirmed. He died at the age of 32.
Alexander did not have an heir to rule his vast empire. His generals disputed over who this should be. Alexander had an unborn child by Roxana and a half brother by the name of Arrihaeus. Perdiccas, the cavalry commander wanted to wait until Alexander’s son (Alexander ...
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...The Seleucids continued to about 63 B.C. when Pompey saw the Seleucids as troublesome, and did away with the Seleucid princes and incorporated Syria into a Roman province. Rome eventually took over all of these mentioned. The rise and fall of these empires show man’s thirst for power. In these days trust was probably something rare, it was everyman for himself fighting to be at the top.
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