But what made Alexander the Great so different.
Through the years, so many stories have been told and retold about Alexander the Great that he has become more like a character from Greek mythology than a real human being.
A hero by the name of Alexander the Great.
The famous conquest started in the spring of 334 as Alexander the Great headed into Asia Minor after resettling affairs in Macedonia and Greece after Phillip’s assassination.
Despite having lived 300 years before Jesus, Alexander's reign was so spectacular and covered so much land that it was recorded in great detail and much of that survives through Greek and Roman translations. The dates of his birth and death are both known to within a 48 hour period and the names of his generals are all recorded. His battles, and even the details of his campaign logistics, are known in surprising detail. Obviously there is no shortage of information for an essay on Alexander; so, what is the best structure? Here is a suggested outline.
Hamilton does a very good job with the story of Alexander the Great.
Although Alexander didn’t have to work too hard to get a good army, as his father laid an extremely firm foundation for his later success, what Alexander accomplished from the moment he became king to the moment he died is why he is the greatest military general ever.
Who cares if Alexander the Great was gay?
As he is preparing his army to cross the Indus River to attack the Indian Army, Alexander and all his troops watch in awe as two “great shining silvery shields spitting fire around the rims” seem to emerge from the heavens.
Why was Alexander the Great....
There are no set standards no checklist, to apply to a person, to determine it they are “great.” The simplest way that I could conceive to decide whether this title should apply to Alexander was to determine if he was, in some way, superior to the rulers that came before or after his reign.
The march he had begun was to be one of the greatest in history.
(tactics) The army was reinforced by many new components of his army such as the Sodgians, the Bactrian under the command of Bessus, satrap of Bactria, a relative by blood to the Great King (kittle) supported by auxiliaries from the West of India, the steppes' Saca tribe....
He was one of the greatest military geniuses in history.
What is inspirational about Alexander the Great is that he inspired his troops to the point that they did not question him when they were outnumbered three to one in a battle, they trusted him with their lives and were willing to die for him (Alexander the Great: man behind the legend)....
Was Alexander the Great really great?
The fascination and relevance of Alexander in the contemporary world have proven to be a reflection of his extraordinary successes, which has led to a strong debate on whether Alexander’s epithet as “The Great” is at all an indication of his achievements.