Alexander the Great. King of Macedonia


Alexander III the Great, also known as Alexander of Macedon, is one of the greatest military leaders and public figures of antiquity. He was born presumably on July 21, in 356 BC in the family of the Macedonian king Philip II in the capital of Macedonia, Pella. Military training of Alexander was entirely the merit father. The fact that educator of Alexander was the famous philosopher Aristotle, speaks volumes, even given the fact that he was not as famous as subsequently. The king hired him in 343 BC.

There were two people in addition to Aristotle who influenced the formation of the outlook and character of Alexander in his childhood. The first was his tutor Lysimachus. This man instilled the future military commander love for Homer, and inspired him with the idea of the identity of the fate of Alexander and Achilles – his ancestor on the maternal side. The second tutor of the Prince was Leonid. He taught Alexander various military sciences after his father, and, in general, educated him in the so called Spartan spirit.

Alexander had not only the talent of military commander. Of course, he was the man who was able to properly dispose the army. Yet, above all, his policy has made Alexander the Great master of the world. When the ancient authors tried characterize the motives of Alexander the Great they used the phrase “passionate desire”. Alexander sought to prove that he was a hero, not in the legends but in reality. And it certainly helped him: no one else has created such a vast empire!

Alexander the Great is one of the greatest conquerors in history. It took him only 11 years to change the world. He died at the age of 32 years. And in such a short time, the nickname “the Great” has firmly rooted with him till the present day.

Leave a Reply