Why Alexander was so great

Alexander’s empire from 336 to 323 B.C.

By Gabe
November 5, 2018

In ancient times Alexander the Great deftly conquered many massive lands and spread Greek culture. Alexander, who was only 20 years old, was king of both Macedonia and Greece. He decided to take over more territory beginning with Persia because he wanted revenge. This military genius advanced to Egypt, defeated it, and built a majestic city, which he named Alexandria. He also made a beautiful library there. “Thank you for constructing this stunning building with its prestigious collection of books!” remarked the people of Alexandria. Alexander shared the ideas of Greek philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. He had been boldly battling in India for 10 gruesome, gory, and gross years, and then traveled to Babylon. While Alexander was there, he established his capital. This incredible leader was resolutely raucous and ruthless, and his empire and Greek influence were vast, so his nickname was Alexander the Great.

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