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  Encyclopedia: Alexander the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alexander was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and of Epirote princess Olympias.
Alexander's favor to Bagoas is also apparent in his subsequent appointment of Bagoas as one of the trierarchs, men of substance who oversaw and funded the construction of the navy for the journey homeward.
Alexander was the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia, and Olympias a princess of Epirus.
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 Heracles (Macedon) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first son to be born to Alexander, he was named after the mythical hero from whom the royal family of Macedon claimed its descent.
Indeed, though Alexander died in 323 BC, still 33 years old, Roxana gave birth to a legitimate son, Heracles' half-brother Alexander IV of Macedon, shortly after that.
Then Polyperchon, a regent of Macedon who had been replaced by Cassander and had all but disappeared for the previous six years, attempted to make a comeback in politics by attempting to put Heracles on the throne as the only remaining heir of Alexander.
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 Alexander IV of Macedon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alexander IV Aegus (in Greek Aλεξανδρος Aιγος; 323–309 BC was the posthumous son of Alexander the Great by his wife Roxana, a princess of Bactria.
Alexander IV was born in the last months of the year 323 BC, or the beginning of 322 BC.
When Cassander assumed in 317 BC full control of Macedon, Polyperchon was forced to flee to Epirus, followed by Roxana and her infant son.
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 Alexander IV of Macedon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alexander IV of Macedon, was the posthumous son of Alexander the Great by his wife Roxana, a princess of Bactria.
On 309 BC Cassander had established his power over Macedonia, but, as Alexander came closer to adulthood, there were still people loyal to the Royal house looking forward to his becoming King in more than name.
Alexander was 14 year old at the time of his murder.
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 Alexander the Great Biography
Born Alexander III in Pella, Macedon, he was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and Epirote princess Olympias.
Alexander married several princesses of former Persian territories: Roxana of Bactria; Statira, daughter of Darius III; and Parysatis, daughter of Ochus.
Alexander is remembered as a folk-hero in Europe and much of western and central Asia, where he is usually called Iskander.
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 Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedon) Biography
Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia.
Alexander's general Perdiccas attacked the gates, broke into the city, and Alexander moved with the rest of the army behind him to prevent the Thebans from cutting him off.
Alexander tortured and executed the accused leader of the conspiracy, Parmenio's son Philotas, the commander of the cavalry.
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 Alexander IV - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Many scholars even assume that the statement concerning Alexander IV was included in the treaty because all the Successors knew this actually meant his death warrant and they wanted that.
Shortly after this treaty was concluded, some Macedonians claimed that Alexander IV should at that time be given the throne, and therefore Cassander effectively decided to kill him and his mother.
Heckel, ‘IG II2 561 and the Status of Alexander IV’, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/ifa/zpe/) 40 (1980), pp.
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 AlexanderTheGreatHistoryGreeceAristotlePersiaEgyptAlexandria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 332 BC-331 BC Alexander was welcomed as a liberator in Egypt and was pronounced the son of Zeus by Egyptian priests of the god Ammon at the Oracle of the god at the Siwa Oasis in the Libyan desert.
Alexander was often identified in Persian and Arabic-language sources as Dhul-Qarnayn, Arabic for the "Two-Horned One", possibly a reference to the appearance of a horn-headed figure that appears on coins minted during his rule and later imitated in ancient Middle Eastern coinage.
Aristotle was born at Stageira, a colony of Andros on the Macedonian peninsula of Chalcidice in 384 BC.
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 Wikinfo | Alexander (disambiguation)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alexander I of Epirus king of Epirus about 342 B.C. Alexander II of Epirus king of Epirus 272 B.C. Alexander of Pherae despot of Pherae between 369 and 358 BC
Alexander I of Russia, (1777-1825), emperor of Russia
Alexander Balas, ruler of the Seleucid kingdom of Syria between 150 and 146 BC
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 Wikinfo | Alexander the Great
Born Alexander III, he was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and the infamous Epirote princess Olympias, in Pella, Macedon.
Philip selected Aristotle to tutor young Alexander, and their relationship lasted throughout Alexander's life; even after the execution of his nephew, Callisthenes, Aristotle continued to receive presents from the king.
The murder of his friend Cleitus in a drunken rage, something Alexander deeply regretted, is often pointed to, as is his execution of Philotas and his father Parmenion for failure to pass along details of a plot against him, though this last may have been prudence rather than paranoia.
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 Wikipedia: List of ancient Greeks
Alexander I of Macedon - King of Macedon
Alexander IV of Macedon - King of Macedon
Ptolemy IV of Egypt - Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt
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 Hellenistic Period in Anatolia and Asia Minor
Only indication Alexander made on his death bed when asked who would be his successor, he replied hopelessly "The kingdom shall go to the strongest " Legend had it that Alexander gave his ring to his regent Perdiccas before his death, that was taken a sign that he had wanted him as his successor.
Normally, Arrhidaeus the brother of Alexander, under normal circumstances was supposed to be the obvious candidate, but he was epileptic and mentally ill, so his capacity was found not enough to manage such a large empire.
It is said that Ptolemy, during the turmoil, had brought the mummified body of Alexander the Great to the city of Memphis in Egypt, and the remnant of this mummy was later taken to Rome by Augustus after his conquest of Egypt.
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Alexander was born at Pella in Macedonia in late July of 356 BC, on the same day on which the famous Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was destroyed by fire.
Alexander from age 13 to 16, together with the other boys belonging to the Macedonian aristocracy, was taught by Aristotle at the Mieza temple- about 30 kilometers from the royal palace at Pella; it was the great Greek philosopher himself who introduced them to the world of arts and sciences.
The known victims of this purge were Alexander's own rivals: his older cousin Philip's nephew Amyntas, son of King Perdiccas III; the principal family of Alexander of Lyncestis, although he himself was spared; and Philip's wife Cleopatra and her infant daughter, killed by Olympias.
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 Philip II of Macedon
Philip II (382 BC - 336 BC), King of Macedon (359 BC - 336 BC) Olympionike, was the father of Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon) and Philip III of Macedon.
Coin with likeness of Philip II Born in Pella in 382 BC, he was King Amyntas III of Macedon and Queen Eurydice's youngest son, but the deaths of his elder brothers Kings Alexander II of Macedon and Perdiccas III of Macedon allowed him to take the throne in 359 BC.
He was originally appointed as Regent till his infant nephew King Amyntas IV of Macedon, Perdiccas' son, reached adulthood, but soon he managed to make himself king.
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Alexander was born in Pella, Macedonia, the son of Philip of Macedon, who was an excellent general and organizer.
Alexander was told that he was the son of the god and would conquer the world.
Alexander burned Persepolis in revenge for the Persian burning of Athens in 480 B.C. The Greek interest in the war ended with this decisive victory over the Persians, and Alexander sent their troops home.
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 Alexander IV of Macedon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This resulted in the nomination of Regents ruling on their behalf and a number of his father's generals, now Satrap (A governor of a province in ancient Persia) s of major provinces, gaining enough power to act independently from the crown.
By 309 BC Cassander had established his power over Macedonia (Landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991), but as Alexander came closer to adulthood, some people loyal to the Royal house still looked forward to his becoming King in more than name.
The Royalists still supported the claim of Alexander's half-brother Heracles ((classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality) to the throne against Cassander.
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 Lucian of Samosata : Alexander the False Prophet
Alexander was just getting his beard when the death of the Tyanean put him in a bad way, since it coincided with the passing of his beauty, by which he might have supported himself.
To all who came, Alexander gave a very cordial reception, made them think well of him by lavish entertainment and expensive presents, and sent them back not merely to report the answers to their questions, but to sing the praises of the god and to tell portentous lies about the oracle on their own account.
Alexander seems to have been a little afraid that some rival might steal his thunder if he were not more specific: at all events the first two words of the last line give, in the Greek, the entire name (andros-alex).
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Macedon was made up of the gathering of several tribes under the leadership of a single king who kept his authority with the help of his army, and its borders didn't change much during the two centuries we are dealing with until the times of Philip and Alexander the Great.
Amyntas' son, Alexander I, fought in the army of Xerxes with a Macedonian contingent during the Persian wars.
But, when, after the battle of Mantinea in 418, Argos signed a peace treaty with Sparta, Perdiccas, who traced his origins to Argos, was on their side (Thucydides, V, 80), though, by 414, he seemed to be again fighting on the side of the Athenians (Thucydides, VII, 9).
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 Shoto Press | Titles | The Golden Vine | Alexander IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alexander's marriage to the volatile Roxane resulted in a son, who was born after Alexander died.
When Alexander IV was presented as Alexander's heir at the age of 13 (Roxane had wisely hidden him away until then to keep him safe), he was quickly murdered by rivals to the throne.
It is a historical fact that Alexander and Barsine were actually involved with each other, although she was seven years his senior and they never formalized their relationship.
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 Cassander - WCD (Wiki Classical Dictionary)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Kassandros), the son of Antipater was born about 350 B.C. Probably he stayed in Macedon during the reign of Alexander the Great, until 324, when his father sent him to Asia with a message for the king.
Alexander IV and Roxane were killed on his orders, most likely about 310.
He died in 297 and since all his sons were dead by 294, he did not establish a dynasty, unlike some of the Successors.
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The Hellenic cities to the south consider the Macedones to be, at best, semi barbarians, but they are of the highest value as they stand, like a wall between the savage tribes, bent upon pillage, to the north and the rich cities to the south.
Macedon is a bulwark upon which the rest of Hellas depends for protection.
Alexander IV was buried with his father in Alexandria.
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 Alexander IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Alexander IV Guajara in other languages: Spanish, Deutsch, French, Italian...
Alexander IV may refer to either of the following;
King Alexander IV of Macedon, the (putative) son of Alexander the Great
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 Greek Coins Index
After his brother's death in June 10, 323 BC he was chosen by the Macedonian army at Babylon to be nominal king and later this year he was joined in the throne by his nephew, the infant Alexander IV of Macedon.
Thrace south of the Danube (except for the land of the Bessi) was ruled for nearly half a century by the Persians under Darius the Great who conducted an expedition into the region from 513 BC to 512 BC.
Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC and was ruled by the kingdom of
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 Coin Collecting
The death of Alexander the Great led, as we have already seen, to internal dissension in the Greek Empire and Cyrene was absorbed into the Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt.
Ptolemy I, who held the satrapy of Egypt for Philip III and Alexander IV of Macedon, took the title of king in 305 B.C. and began to place his name and portrait on the coinage.
The reverse of the one, two and five francs are a modified version of the antelope design on the other French colonial coins whilst the reverse of the ten and twenty francs has a map of the island within a wreath of growing crops.
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 9: Homer in Hades
From an Egyptian perspective, Alexander's capture meant that pharaoh's body could be laid to rest in a mortuary temple to be constructed in the tradition of great dynastic rulers of the past.
Alexander's descent from Zeus-Ammon was useful propaganda for Hellenistic culture, but the army veterans who had campaigned with Alexander obviously did not believe it.
The veterans (like poor Clitus, murdered by Alexander in Plutarch's story) knew Alexander to be the son of Philip of Macedon, and many of them also knew that Philip was not a descendant of Heracles.
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 Sketches in the History of Western Philosophy
After Alexander's untimely death, his half-witted half-brother Philip III was made King, awaiting the birth of Alexander's postumous child by Roxane.
Alexander IV's "official" reign, and the fiction of a unified empire, was maintained for five more years, until Antigonus, Demetrius, Lysimachus, Seleucus, Ptolemy, and Cassander (the Diadochi, "Successors") had all proclaimed themselves Kings in their own right.
Alexander, however, did not otherwise seem to suddenly turn towards asceticism, so the explanation from the Greek historians of unrest in the ranks seems more likely.
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 Philip II of Macedon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Two years later, in 336 BC, when he was about to embark on an invasion of Persia, Philip was assassinated by a servant/lover named Pausanias.
His wife, and mother of Alexander, was Epirote princess Olympias.
On November 8, 1977, Greek archaeologist Manolis Andronikos announced that he had found unopened the tomb of Philip II at Vergina in the prefecture of Pieria.
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