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Alexander the Great and His AchievementsAlexander the Great was the king of Macedon Alexander of Macedon or ancient Mecadonia deserves to be called the Great Alexander the Great was considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times He was an excellent king general and conqueror During his thirteen-year rule he conquered almost all the then known world and gave a new direction to history He had established an empire after he died His new empire helped many people live their lives He improved the way of life in his empire in many ways Conquering other lands spread the Greek traditions and languageAlexander the Great was born in Pella the ancient capital of Macedon Martin 192 He was the son of Philip II and Olympias Philip II was the king of Macedonia and Olympias was the princess of Epirus Stewart 18 Alexander had many interests in military strategies Stewart 20 Once when Alexander was about seven years old a group of Persian diplomats came to Macedon to see Philip Philip was with his army fighting neighboring tribes so the diplomats stayed and talked with Alexander They didnt except Alexander to ask questions about the size of the Persian army and the length of the journey to Susa an important city in Persia This shows one of Alexanders early interests Stewart 21 Philip decided to buy Alexander a racehorse when Alexander was ten or eleven years old The horse was named Bucephalas Bucephalas behavior did not please Philip Philip ordered the horses owner to take the horse away but Alexander declared that he could tame the horse Stewart 21 Everyone applauded when they saw Alexander ride the horse The rest of the company broke into applause writes Plutarch while his father we are told wept for joy and when Alexander had dismounted he kissed him and said My boy you must find a kingdom big enough for your ambitions Macedon is too small for you
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