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BC: In Conclusion! | Alexander's legacy leaves behind many important lessons in life. It is important to set goals in your life, but you must take the proper steps to ensure the achievement of those goals. Do not put any limits on your abilities. When times get rough and it seems like there is no way that you can make it, be strong, challenge yourself, and don't give up! Once you begin to achieve your goals, make sure that you respect everyone you come across. It's better to have people on your side--it makes things easier. And above all be confident in yourself. Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young. You can be a leader no matter how old you are. Alexander began working toward his goals at a young age. With hard work, respect for people, and a drive to succeed, you can meet any goal you put your mind to!

FC: The truth behind this great hero | Alexander the Great and the truth?

1: Alex's Birth | Alexander was born around July 19/20, 356 B.C. Alexander was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and Olympias, daughter of King Neoptolemus I of Epirus. Olympias was not the only wife of Philip and there was much conflict between Alexander's parents.

2: Alexander was tutored by Leonidas who was his uncle and the great Greek philosopher Aristotle.

3: Lifestyle | Education | During his youth, Alexander tamed the wild horse Bucephalus. Later, when his beloved horse died, Alexander renamed a city in India for Bucephalus.

5: How did Alexander the great get his name? Alexander the Great got his name by conquering parts of the world in Europe and Asia. he was the Greatest conqueror of all time. this gives him the great part of his name.

6: The persuit of truth!

7: It is believed by some that Alexander the Great was just a military leader, who destroyed countries and cities so he could rule over them. He defeated many armies and conquered many cities. However, each city he conquered, he set free. If they had a different religion, he let them practice their beliefs. If they were slaves, he gave them their freedom. Because of these acts he gained their loyalty. No other king in this time would tolerate such a thing. The human nature that Alexander displayed was the main reason why the Egyptians made him a Pharaoh.

9: What was the goal? | Besides a life of ruling and conquering, Alexander leaves behind many practices that may assist many people in society today. He was made king at the age of 20. At the age of 17, he was in charge of a portion of his father's army. Alexander knew that one day he would be king. He realized that to be a good king, he would have to educate himself. He listened closely to his teachers and learned a lot at an early age. This made him smarter than the average king, and he was able to outsmart his enemies with his brain.

10: What was conquered?

11: Alexander the Great of Macedonia, possibly regarded as the greatest ever military commander, led his army from Greece through Turkey to what is now Iran, Persia, through to what is now Pakistan, parts of India & Afghanistan.....Notable victories include Guagmela, the Hydaspes, the Granicus & Issus. Egypt, Persia, Asia Minor, Syria, & what is now parts of Pakistan, India & Afghanistan. He conquered Greece, Eqypt, Persia, and part of the Indus Valley in India and named many cities after himself, like Alexandria in Eqypt which became a center of commerce for Hellenistic culture

13: Was his pursuit achieved? | Hellenic Greece was an era of small city states marked by a combination of a fierce individualism and an equally fierce commitment to the local polis. Like Buddha with his "Golden Mean," Aristotle held that finding a balance between extremes is an important part of wisdom. The Athenians had trouble finding that balance and it contributed to their unwillingness to make peace with Sparta and to their ultimate defeat, just as it contributed to the collective defeat of the individualistic city-states at the hands of Alexander's disciplined Macedonian army.

15: By the time Alexander the Great died in 323, Greece had entered a different era. The Hellenistic Age, when Greek ideas but not Greek power dominated the Eastern Mediterranean, is dated from Alexander's death to Rome's conquest of Greece in 146 B.C., but a few threads of Greek thought continued to develop until barbarians began to invade the Roman Empire around 235 A.D. During the Hellenistic Period, Greeks continued to fan outward from the denuded hills and exhausted soils of the Greek peninsula and islands to colonies all around the border of the Mediterranean, carrying their ideas and culture with them.

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