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  Mr. Dowling's Alexander the Great Page
Alexander was a military genius, possibly the greatest warrior of all time.
Alexander’s mother, wives, and children were all killed in the struggle for power that followed his death.
Alexander carried the ideas of the Greeks and their love of learning throughout his empire.
www.mrdowling.com /701-alexander.html   (414 words)

  
  Alexander the Great - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alexander the Great was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and of his fourth wife, Epirote princess Olympias.
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.
Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar - Aratus and Artaxerxes and Galba and Otho - Aristides and Cato the Elder
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 Macedonia FAQ: Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), the king of Macedonia that conquered the Persian empire and annexed it to Macedonia, is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times.
Alexander, born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia, was the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia, and of Olympia, a princess of Epirus.
Alexander the Great, the Macedonian king and the great conqueror, died at the age of 33, on June 10, 323 BC.
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 Royalty.nu - Alexander the Great, King of Macedon
Alexander the Great's father, Philip, was the brother of King Perdiccas III of Macedon or Macedonia, in northern Greece.
The Conquests of Alexander the Great by Waldemar Heckel.
The Conquests of Alexander the Great by Alison Behnke.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/Balkan/Alexander.html   (4025 words)

  
 Alexander - Colin Farrell as Alexander The Great, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins - Oliver Stone's Alexander - Colin ...
Alexander the Great was born in 356BC in Pella the ancient capital of Macedonia.
Alexander was the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia, and Olympias a princess of Epirus.
Alexander the Great had the inspiration to believe that the Alexandria Library would be the centre of the most prominent civilisations of the time, the Egyptian, the Greek and the Middle Eastern civilisations.
www.alexander-the-great.co.uk   (605 words)

  
 Alexander the Great
Alexander was always very chaste and courteous in his relations with the opposite sex, and he had a great respect for the institution of marriage.
Alexander replied to Parmenio that he should remember that if they won, they would not only recover their own baggage but also take the enemy's; and if they lost, then they would not have to worry about possessions because their only business would be to die like brave men.
Alexander was so angry at their reluctance that he shut himself up in his tent, saying that if they would not cross the Ganges, he owed them no thanks for anything they had done so far.
www.e-classics.com /ALEXANDER.htm   (10135 words)

  
 Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedon) Biography
Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia.
Alexander tortured and executed the accused leader of the conspiracy, Parmenio's son Philotas, the commander of the cavalry.
Alexander the Great, the Macedonian king and the great conqueror of Persian Empire, died at the age of 33 without designating a successor to the Macedonian Empire.
www.historyofmacedonia.org /AncientMacedonia/AlexandertheGreat.html   (5650 words)

  
 Alexander The Great - Crystalinks
At the ancient Phrygian capital of Gordium, Alexander "undid" the tangled Gordian knot, a feat said to await the future "king of Asia." According to the most vivid story, Alexander proclaimed that it did not matter how the knot was undone, and he hacked it apart with his sword.
Alexander fought an epic battle against Porus, a ruler of a region in the Punjab in the Battle of Hydaspes in (326 BC).
Alexander's body was placed in a gold anthropid sarcophagus, which was in turn placed in a second gold casket and covered with a purple robe.
www.crystalinks.com /alexanderthegreat.html   (3923 words)

  
 History House: Alexander the Great
Alexander didn't take after his father in all of these respects but he was resourceful and ruthless in his conquering spree; upon one occasion when he needed a bridge, his troops knocked down a nearby village and threw it into the river, thus providing a means of passage.
Alexander would wear the sacred clothes of the gods at dinner-parties, sometimes the purple cloak, the slippers and horns of Ammon, sometimes the dress of the goddess Artemis, which he would often wear even on his chariot...
Alexander the Great led a very interesting life and has been a topic of conversation for over two thousand years -- there is no shortage of books about the guy.
www.historyhouse.com /in_history/alexander   (1059 words)

  
 BBC - History - Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)
Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in little more than a decade.
Alexander was born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in July 356 BC.
Alexander was acknowledged as a military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and those of his soldiers.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml   (384 words)

  
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lexandros III Philippou Makedonon (Alexander the Great, Alexander III of Macedon) (356-323 B.C.), King of Macedonia, was born in late July 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia, he was one of the greatest military genius in history.
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.
1stmuse.com /alex3/alex-synopsys.html   (3101 words)

  
 ALEXANDER THE GREAT, Project by JJP
Alexander from age 13 to 16, at the Mieza temple - about 30 kilometers from the royal palace at Pella, together with the other boys belonging to the Macedonian aristocracy was taught by Aristotle, who introduced them to the world of arts and sciences.
Alexander, Prince Regent 340 During Philip's expedition against the Byzantium in 340, Alexander, then sixteen years old was left in Macedonia in the charge of royal seal; Alexander in the mean time was not idle, he reduced the rebellious Maedi, a Thracian tribe to obedience.
Alexander is said to have responded rather friendly: "Don't worry mother, he is Alexander too." Alexander treated all the women with great respect "due to their station".
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 pothos
User-created biography of Alexander the Great, the Macedonian king remembered as one of the most successful military commanders of the ancient world.
Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in little more than a decade.
Alexander - Colin Farrell as Alexander The Great, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins - Oliver Stone's Alexander - Colin...
www.pothos.co.uk   (277 words)

  
 Alexander the great - Iransaga - Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great or Alexander III,356–323 B.C., king of Macedon, Alexander the Great - Alexander the Great monarch, conqueror Birthplace: Pella,
Alexander III (356-323 BC), or Alexander the Great was Macedonian king and son of Philip II of Macedon and an Epirote princess named Olympias.
Alexander The Great Alexander the Great, one of the world's greatest military commanders, was born in Pella - Macedonia in northern Greece, the son of King
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 Hellenistic Greece - History for Kids!
Alexander was a great general, and the Persians were also weak at this time.
Alexander died without any sons old enough to rule, and so his kingdom was split up among his generals.
Alexander the Great, by Samuel Willard Crompton (2003).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/history/hellenistic.htm   (572 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Alexander the Great: Books: Paul Cartledge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Alexander the Great's brilliant military campaigns in the fourth century B.C. spread not only his reputation as a heroic and ingenious leader but also the culture of ancient Greece throughout the known world.
Alexander's epic life is not told chronologically, instead each chapter focuses in one aspect of Alexander's entire life (such as "The Divinity of Alexander" or "Alexander and the Persians"), then jumps around citing battles and events which are never fully explained.
Alexander is also one of the enigmatic persons of history and he will be seen as a monster by some and as an enlightened idealist by others -- although all those massacres are hard to explain away.
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 Alexander the Great
They don't call her with the name of Alexander's sister, they don't call her with the Macedonian name Thessaloniki, because simply they are not Macedonians.
Under Alexander I, the independent Macedonian principalities of west and north Macedonia were united around the central authority, recognizing the primacy of the Temenids king.
Archelaos I, he is credited by the ancient sources and modern scholarship alike with great sagacity and with sweeping changes in state administration, the army and commerce.
members.fortunecity.com /fstav1/alexandros/alexandros.html   (2080 words)

  
 EDUCATION PLANET: 32 Alexander the Great sites
Alexander the Great, Synopsys,JJP - Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon (Alexander the Great, Alexander III of Macedon) (356-323 B.C.), King of Macedonia, was born in late July 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia, he was one of the greatest military genius in history.
Alexander the Great - This website was created, and is maintained to encourage and support the continuing study of Alexander the Great, his times, and the Macedonian impact upon civilization and culture.
ALEXANDER - Alexander the Great was the first world conqueror and one of the greatest generals in history.
www.educationplanet.com /search/Social_Studies/Famous_People/Political_Leaders/Alexander_the_Great   (482 words)

  
 DNK Amazon Store :: Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great is among (if not) the greatest soldier in recorded history He achieved stunning military and political success in his short life.
The author methodically explores the various fascinating aspects of the brilliant and visionary Alexander the great including his leadership style, his divinity, his conquests and how he related to the various countries that he conquered.
I recommend "Alexander the Great" to anybody that needs to understand the life and times of Alexander the Great as well as his numerous achievements.
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 Amazon.com: Alexander the Great: DVD: Richard Burton,Fredric March,Claire Bloom,Danielle Darrieux,Barry Jones,Harry ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With films about Alexander the Great directed by Oliver Stone and Baz Luhrmann supposedly being released in 2004 and 2005 respectively, the 1956 film "Alexander the Great" from director Robert Rossen with Richard Burton in the title role is probably going to see renewed interest.
"Alexander the Great" was written, produced and directed by Rossen, who had won the Academy Award for "All the King's Men" (1949) and would be nominated gain for "The Hustler" (1961).
When Philip is assassinated Alexander chases after the assassin and kills him, and even the most basic understanding of Freudian psychology tells us that the son will spend the rest of his life trying to impress his dead father.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0002KPHW4?v=glance   (2092 words)

  
 Conquerors, The: Alexander the Great | BoardGameGeek
Alexander uses an interesting new system that gives the players a feel for the era and the problems of campaigning therein.
Yes, his armies are mighty, but Alexander is a game in which the player must not just win battles, but also overcome the logistics of campaigning … building armies, getting them to where they're needed, understanding battle fatigue and weariness, dealing with personalities, and adapting to the society you are trying to seize.
Alexander uses cards, but it is not a game "driven" by cards - this is not a Paths of Glory system game.
www.boardgamegeek.com /game/13224   (544 words)

  
 Egypt: Rulers, Kings and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt: Alexander the Great
One story is that either upon entering or exiting the temple he was greeted by the priest as "my son." Alexander's army and followers were not in a strategic position to see the priest and thought the words came from the god himself.
However it happened, from that point on Alexander was instated as a son of god, like the pharaohs of old.
Alexander initiated the building of Alexandria, but never lived to see the city.
www.touregypt.net /macdyn01.htm   (182 words)

  
 YouTube - Alexander the Great
The conclusion, Alexander the Great was the most Hellenas-Greek than anybody born until now...
Alexander the Great Macedon proves that he was Greek with his acts and reports.
Alexander the Great spread the Hellenic civilization to the entire ancient known world.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=gmpTGpArvIY   (766 words)

  
 Alexander the Great: Archaeology tours, escorted tours, historic travel in Turkey
Alexander the Great in Turkey: An epic archaeological tour and historical holiday from Troy including Ephesus, Halicarnassus, and Aspendos.
Termessus, a rocky eyrie that said 'no' to Alexander the Great and got away with it.
We'll stroll along the sacred way to Apollo's great oracular temple at Didyma, stand on Alexander's hill at Sagalassos, from which he launched a bloody siege, and cruise on a gulet along Lycia's timeless coast.
www.petersommer.com /alexander.html   (483 words)

  
 Alexander the Great on the Web
Beyond history, this website attempts to show how Alexander is perceived, used and abused on the web today, and through the web, in culture over time.
Alexander looms far above the other classical "greats" as a figure of world culture.
Alexander's name continues to carry great weight around the world.
www.isidore-of-seville.com /alexander   (618 words)

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