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S: Alexander the Great: His Conquest for Truth

FC: Alexander the Great: Conquest for Truth

1: As a young boy, Alexander 's father, Philip II insisted he was tutored by the great philosopher Aristotle. He studied philosophy, government, politics, poetry, drama, science, and literature. However, he showed a particular interest in sciences, philosophy, and medicine. He was taught to question and investigate concepts to arrive at a conclusion. | Alexander and Aristotle

2: Aristotle stopped tutoring Alexander by age 16. By then, Alexander was a commander in his father's army, until age 20, when his father was assassinated and he became King. He quickly became a powerful and successful leader, conquering multiple kingdoms, while greatly expanding his own. | Phillip II Assassination

3: His victories in war were not by chance, but because of his logical approach in battle. This included planning, knowledge of the opposing forces, surrounding geography and terrain of the opposing kingdom, and the invention and incorporation of new technology. | Alexander in Battle

4: In 331 B.C., Alexander founded the city of Alexandria in present day Egypt. He wished to bring education to both the people and land that he conquered, so the Empirical School became a center for Greek science medicine, and learning in general. The center conducted research that involved keeping an open-mind and investigating to arrive at a solution. | City of Alexandria

5: Alexander once said,"I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my power and dominion.” Despite his powerful empire, learning and searching for the truth is what he would rather excel and succeed in. | Empire of Alexander the Great

6: “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” If not for his natural curiosity and love for learning, Alexander would not have been as effective in achieving the accomplishments that he is widely known for. | Alexander the Great and his Tutor, Aristotle

7: Positive and Negative Impacts of Alexander's Search for Truth: Positive: A positive impact of Alexander's conquest for truth was achievements in science, philosophy, and medicine thanks to the center he founded in Alexandria, Egypt. Negative: A negative effect of Alexander's search was that his logical approach to war became the basis for modern warfare, making our wars more long-lasting and destructive.

8: Over time, through the creation of new technologies and discoveries, the truth that has been sought out by philosophers years ago can change to better support the information we have today. Alexander is most remembered not only for the battles he won, but for his contributions to education and his natural love for learning. In order to find the truth, we must be willing to search for it, as Alexander the Great once did. | Search for Truth

9: One thing that has changed since the time of Alexander the Great is simply the existence of empires . The life of people under Alexander's rule depended completely on the empire and its constant expansion. On the other hand, Alexander's approach to warfare has affected wars in the present day. Now, opponents in war use a logic approach to battle as well, being aware of their surroundings and finding their enemy's weakness. | Modern Warfare

10: Although it was Alexander's personal interest in education and searching for the truth, it was thanks to his father for hiring Aristotle to serve as Alexander's private tutor. | King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander's Father

11: Cherish The Ones You Love | Works Cited: http://www.notablebiographies.com/A-An/Alexander-the-Great.html http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/AncientMacedonia/AlexandertheGreat.html http://www.greekmedicine.net/whos_who/Alexander_the_Great.html http://www.proactiongroup.com/news/logisticslessons.pdf http://www.stenudd.com/myth/greek/aristotle/aristotle-07-alexander.htm

12: Picture URLs: http://sites.google.com/site/anewculture/ (Picture in schoolroom) http://www.netscype.com/article/miscellaneous-topics/where-is-alexandria.htm (City of Alexandria) http://www.heritage-history.com/www/heritage.php?Dir=characters&FileName=philip2m.php (Phillip II Assassination) http://grapplawyer.com/2010/11/can-you-read-between-the-thinning-lines/ (Battle Picture) http://kelseyfhcds11.edublogs.org/ Phillip the Second

13: http://www.flickr.com (Books) http://www.pbs.org/thewar/at_war.htm (Modern War) http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/art-54536/Alexander-the-Greats-conquests-freed-the-West-from-the-menace (Map of Alexander's Empire) http://biography4u.com/alexander-the-great.html Aristotle and alexander (Alexander and his tutor, Aristotle) http://gregsushinsky.com/cb/ (Plus sign) http://www.findicons.com (Minus Sign)

14: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You! | Live well, laugh often, love much

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