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Generals of the Ancient Times In many ways the armies of today are standing on top of the generalsfrom the Ancient world From the tactics which are played out to the formation that the men march in Granted the weapons of todays are far more technologically advanced These generals are the basis of an army thousands of years after they died These generals are truly the best military minds of ALL time Alexander the Great Macedonia Alexander was born in year of 356 BC His father Phillip was the brother of King Perdiccas III of Macedonia His mother was Phillips wife Olympias Alexander also had a sister named Cleopatra Alexaneder was very well educated Aristotle was one of Alexanders tutors His childhood was anything but good His father and mother absolutely hated each other Olympias hated Phillips lesser wives she was even accused of poisoning on of them to make it retarded In 359 BCPhillips brother died and Phillip took the throne from Perdiccas sonAmyntas In just a few decades he conqeured most of Greece When Alexander was 16 his father left him in charge while he went away to war During this period alexander led attack into wild region where bulgaria is today He overtook the barbarians there and established the city of Alexandropolis After this triumph his father made him a general in his army Even after this things were still very tense between his father and him Even though alexander even saved his fathers life Phillip was injusred by his very own rioting soldiers He fell to the ground and played dead while Alexander shielded him and fought off his attackers But Phillip never acknowledged this fact And Alexander forever regretted saving his life After his father died Alexander became king at the age of twenty Although he was a heavy drinker his health was excellent and he was very athletic He enjoyed reading music and
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