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Kenesov Dastan 10 RT Alexander the Great Alexander defeats the Persians in 366 BC ends a period during which the Greek enemies were Persians, and Macedonia was not an important part of the Greek world. This Greek world left an important legacy for the western world: a style for building religious temples that has been copied for more than two millennia, democracy, a love of theatre and literature, philosophy, early contributions to medicine, mathematics and science, the valuing of physical beauty and well-being and the Olympic games. It is probably his strong parents and outstanding teachers that made Alexander a great leader. His mother, Olympias, was his father's first wife. ...read more.


Alexander ensures his position in Macedonia by killing all other candidates to the crown and sets off towards Greece and Asia. Along his campaign, he makes use not only of his strength but also of his intelligence, creativity and knowledge. Besides fights on the battlefield and the siege of towns, his tactics include reductions of taxes and leaves for soldiers to make himself popular, the use of his knowledge of history and even the creation of a new month to avoid religious beliefs interfering with his plans. On his way, he destroys Troy, home of the legendary Achilles, and arrives in Gordium, where he unties, whether through skill or cheat, a legendary knot, which makes him the undisputed ruler of Asia. ...read more.


He takes control of Persepolis and its riches and burns the palace in revenge for Xerxes's burning of the Acropolis 150 years earlier. Darius is killed by his own men. Kenesov Dastan 10 RT Alexander decides to return home through the Arabian Sea and conquer the tribes on his way. He survives a wound and reaches the Gedrosian Desert. Thousands of his soldiers die on the way, and survivors reach Carmania, near Persepolis, where they meet Nearchus, who is bringing part of Alexander's army and cargo on ships. Alexander punishes the generals and governors who have become disloyal and organizes the wedding of Macedonians to Persian wives. Soon, he is taken ill or poisoned, and dies. His death is followed by fights for power within his Empire. Eventually, and after many deaths, Cassander rules in Macedonia, Ptolemy rules over Egypt and Selecus rules over Asia. ...read more.

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