Alexander The Great Cause

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Alexander the Great was known as one of the greatest commanders ever. He was ruthless, and his only desire was to become a powerful warrior. He accomplished many things during his time as king. He conquered the Persians, spread Greek Culture, mixed other cultures, and reestablished the Corinthian League. Alexander the Great left behind an incredible legacy, and is still remembered to this day. Alexander the Great was born in Pella, Macedonia on July 20, 356 B.C. He was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia, daughter of King Neoptolemus. Alexander’s mother was a dominant role model in his life, because his father was never around due to military campaigns and extra-martial affairs. Alexander was mainly influenced by his mother;…show more content…
He was in Baghdad in May of 323 B.C. It has been said that the cause of Alexander’s death is unknown. There are several causes that historians believe caused his death. These causes include: poison, malaria, typhoid fever, and other diseases. (http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/alexanderdeath.htm) The cause that most historians agreed on is that in June of 323 BC Alexander suffered from a fever that lasted about ten days. Throughout these ten days, he would always perform and offer sacrifices. All of this information comes from what is called the Royal Diaries. It is said in these diaries that his soldiers wanted to see him before he died. Despite his weakness and death approaching, he welcomed each soldier by moving his eyes and nodding his head. His soldiers were grieving, and Alexander died in June of 323…show more content…
Despite his ruthless way, Alexander was a wise man and this was vivid through these quotes. Another thing Alexander was known for was spreading and mixing Greek cultures. He is most known for developing the ethnic fusion between the Macedonians and the Persians. He brought Greek culture, ideas, and life styles into the countries in which he conquered. He also “assured expansion and domination of Hellenistic which together with Roman civilization and Christianity, constitutes the foundation of what is now called Western Civilization.” (http://1stmuse.com/frames/) Alexander the Great’s legacy was incredible and will always be remember for its greatness. Historians have portrayed him as a high-minded philosopher; however, others view him as a bloody-minded autocrat that is more interested in his own success than a philosophical theory of the common good. (Mckay, John P. Western Society, a Brief History: From Antiquity to Enlightenment. S.l.: Bedford Bks St Martin 'S, 2009. Print. pg.68) He acquired many accomplishments including developing Greek city-states that thrived even after his death, and he conquered many places in battle. His reign and achievements began a new era that would be called the Hellenistic
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