Who was Alexander the Great and what did he achive

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To understand What Alxander the Great did to our world we have to know a little bit about him. Who was this “Great” man who not only conquered the whole known world, but changed it forever. What made him so successful and what was the difference between him and other conquers that allowed him to be so successful?
These are the questions that I’ll research about and try to answer in the following papeper.

Alexander was born as a prince in 356 B.C.E in Macedonia. Son to Philip II king of Macedonia, and Olympias, princess of Epirus. He was thought by Aristotle, trained in rhetoric’s and literature and stimulated to an interest in science and philosophy.
But all the wealth in the world dose not automatically men a happy childhood. Litterateur shows that his father and mother constantly argued when they saw each other, witch weren’t often. His father was constantly out on campaigns, and when he was home, he mostly spent his time arguing with his wife.
As he grew up it is said that Alexander was a rough kid, constantly in fights. Even in his youth he killed a lot of people, frinds as well as enemies, he felt that rules did not apply to him. He was great at solving conflicts, with violence.

In 336 B.C.E Alexander’s father was assassinated and Alexander was left to rule his empire. unfortunally there wasn’t much of an empire left at that time. The disorder was great. He had enemies all over and groups threatening to rebell. But as he took the throne killing all the enemies’ and people that tried to rebell solved that issue quite fast. That restored order in his small empire. He continued to clean up the empire. He did that fast, and re-established his position in Greece. At the end of his first summer, he was elected by a congress of states at Chorinth
In 335B.C. he started as general of the Greeks in a campaign against the Persians, originally planned by his father, he carried out a successful campaign against the defeating Thracains, penetrating to the Danube River. On his return he crushed in a single week the threatening Illyrians and then hastened to Thebes, which had revolted. He took the city by storm and razed it, sparing only the temples of the gods, and selling the surviving inhabitants, about 8000 in number, into slavery. Alexander´s celerity in crushing the revolt of Thebes brought the other Greek states into instant and hopeless submission and the expansion to the east could begin.
Apart from the increase of international trade and the fraternization of many nations, the results, temporary and enduring, of Alexander the great was foremost the extension of Greek culture; secondly, a huge territory was opened up which had been useless as a desert until the conquered nomad tribes had been trained to follow civilized ways of life. The results was the building of cities, the creation of harbors, ships and other aids for travel on land and sea; thirdly, financial and economic reforms; and lastly he almost realized of his dream of universal toleration for all religions and the brotherhood of mankind. These results differed in many regions of the empire; for various reasons the successors of Alexander had not been able to follow all his visions.
Greece and the Greek language were forgotten during the Dark Ages, but with the Renaissance their natural supremacy was recognized and became the basis of European culture. Hellenistic culture continues to influence the world to this day. It left an indelible mark which extended to northern India and parts of the Far East; the influence of Greek art can be traced all along Alexander´s path from the Hindu-Kush, Peshawar and Taxila to the mouth of the Indus. Even in Turkestan and China, where Alexander never penetrated, the Buddha statues are modified by the gracious style of Greece

In Aesthetics and History, Bernard Berenson, a art connoisseur, writes:
The term Hellenistic covers the art that after the conquests of Alexandercaptured the entire Mediterranean world and its hinderland. …The influence spread much further than even this recognition would imply. Buddhist art, practiced in what are now Afghanistan and the Punjab and Java, is fully as Hellenistic as the so-called Christian art prevailing in the West. …In Rome the wealthier and more cultivated Romans of the second to the fifth century were so Hellenised that early Christian art was Hellenistic. … To this day, twenty-two centuries after his death, we still divide the world between what preceded and what followed Alexander the Great, the individual who more than any other changed the entire aspect of Mediterranean politics, culture and civilization.

Alexander had started out as a crusader, to avenge the invasion and the destruction of the precious buildings of Greece, but later had as his goal the extension of Hellenistic ways of life throughout his empire. In this he succeeded.
The so-called "Foundation cities" were built at the junction of important roads, in positions specially chosen to assist the transportation of goods and to command the valleys a safety measure necessary for sufficient military supervision.
The towns were planned on the Greek pattern, with a market square, school, offices, shops, temple, theater, gymnasium, and often a fountain. The young were given instructions in military methods and in Hellenistic culture with its ideals of gracious courage.

And this is how he did it, managed to over take the world, the military campaigns was one thing he was a great man there and won them. But the ...

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