FC: Alexander The Great | Alexander The Great's Journey to the Truth
1: Philip II | Alexander Grew up in Macedon the outcasts of the Greek empire at the age of 17, Alexander and his father Philip II began building the greatest army that ever existed.
2: Alexander was the smartest person in the kingdom. His mother hired Aristotle one of the most renowned philosophers in Greece | It was never proven but some people believe that Olympias wife of Philip II and Mother of Alexander the Great had her husband killed by a guard
3: Aristotle helped Alexander use his knowledge in situations and make decisions for the better of the people
5: After The murder of his father Alexander became the king, He was loved by everyone, his wish was their command. After conquering Greece, Alexander was not yet satisfied. He next ventured to Egypt. The most special part of this journey was that Alexander wanted more, He wanted knowledge from the place,s he conquered people were adapted into the new culture this was named Hellenistic , this was different from the original Hellenic culture. Hellenistic culture consisted of Greek, Middle Eastern and Indian cultures.
6: After conquering parts of India Alexander wanted to move to onto China but his army was tired and needed a break. Alexander granted them a rest period and he decided to go on a journey throughout his entire empire
7: Alexander became very ill while exploring his entire empire he was declared bed ridden and died a few days later.
9: Alexander the great Was a big believer that the mind could defeat natural strength. | Alexander the great during his reign stressed that the human mind was just as strong as the human body.
10: Courage | Respect
11: Strength | Curios | These are symbols that represented Alexander the great. Courage, Strength, Respect, and Curiosity were four words that where like his middle name.
12: Resilient | Risk Taking | Many people can relate to these two traits but when talking about Alexander the Great you must recognize them.
13: Alexander's life revolved around trying to find the truth. | His journey continues today...
14: In the army there were 25,000 Macedonians, 7,600 Greeks, and 7,000 Thracians and Illyrians, but the chief officers were all Macedonians, and Macedonians also commanded the foreign troops. The Greeks in the Macedonian train were mobilized by the Macedonians, and historians Peter Green and Ulrich Wilcken speak of them as hostages that would ensure the good behavior of their countrymen left behind in Greece under the watch of Antipater's Macedonian garrisons. The Macedonians defeated the Persians and put them to flight and although the Greeks held their ground and fiercely fought, the battle ended in Macedonian victory. The Greek commander Memnon and his men considerably slow down the advance of Alexander and many Macedonians died during the long and difficult sieges of the Greek cities of Halicarnassus, Miletus, Mylasa. Describing the atmosphere before a battle, the Roman historian Curtius explained how Alexander raised the morale of the Macedonians, Greeks, Illyrians, and Thracians in his army, one at the time: The mainland Greeks had hoped that the Persian navy and the Greek commander Memnon would land in Greece and help them launch a rebellion against Antipater's Macedonians, transfer the war into Macedonia itself, and cut off Alexander in Asia, but the sealing of the coast prevented this from happening. But the Macedonians were unhappy with Alexander's Orientalization for they were proud of their Macedonian customs, culture, and language. Alexander spoke Macedonian with his conationals, but used Greek in addressing the Greeks and the Asians, as Greek was widely taken as international language in ancient times. However, on the bases of about hundred glosses, Macedonian words noted and explained by Greek writers, some place names from Macedonia, and names of individuals, most scholars believe that ancient Macedonian was a separate Indo-European language. Some modern writers have erroneously concluded that the Macedonians spoke Greek based on few Greek inscriptions discovered in Macedonia, but that is by no means a proof that the Macedonian was not a distinct language. | His Journey to The Truth
15: Aaron Greenberg Period 4 2-6-12