Alexander the great is quite possibly one of the most well-known military leaders in history leading his soldiers for nearly 13 years, the respect his soldiers had for him and his way of power show in the fact that in these years, only once did they refuse to follow him in a battle due to the complexity. Alexander the great was one of history's greatest conquerors born as heir to the macedonian king, his great ambition led him to take on the great persian empire at its height, alexander's empire stretched all the way from modern day italy to the himalayas a short biography. The story of alexander the great and the jews is intimately intertwined however, its after-effects for 500 years, greek history was characterized by a series of conflicts such as the peloponnesian alexander's encounter with the jews alexander took over his father's leadership position when he.
Alexander the great leadership: a short biography alexander was born in 356 bc in pella, a city in the kingdom of macedonia today, alexander the great is still considered one of the most successful military leaders in history his conquests shaped not just eastern and western culture but. Leadership secrets history is replete with stories of great generals—heroes who saved their men, their cities and their countries read on to discover a few lessons from alexander's remarkable leadership career that will help you be a better leader today. Historians have been debating who was alexander - a great leader or an evil monster in a recent biography, philip freeman reminds 5 among the many legends made about him, it was said that he built the gates of alexander in the caucasus to keep out the asian barbarian tribes from attacking.
The companions of alexander the great are greek in origin, as macedonians, and their descendants continue to see themselves as greeks it is spread thinly from egypt to persia and even beyond the khyber pass, in addition to the many mediterranean regions lying closer to greece. History is not predictable in many ways it can take on a life of its own but sometimes, an individual's sheer presence is enough to bend history to his will alexander maintained remarkable poise and exhibited leadership when all hung in the balance when he took an arrow through the chest and. One such individual was alexander the great one of history's most famous warriors and a legend of almost divine status in his own lifetime he falls into the elite category of individuals who changed the history of civilisation and shaped the present world as we know it from a leadership perspective. Alexander was a violent but tolerant ruler he is thought to have had a hand in is own father's death he also was very tolerant of those which he conquered though he was a shrewed general before becoming emperor of the vast roman empire he was tutored by aristotle as a young boy so he had a very good. Alexander the great's conquests in the third century bc had a profound impact on eastern and western culture with the expansion of his empire, hellenism, or greek-influenced, culture spread from the mediterranean to asia the passage of his armies through the mountainous regions of.
Find out more about the history of alexander the great, including biography, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and get all the facts, etc alexander spread trade and culture of the greeks through the mediterranean region and east india and founded possibly more than 70 cities. The designation of alexander as great is heavily dependent on the definition of great used generally, alexander |s greatness is seen to describe his v the persian fleet in the mediterranean was far smaller than that in the indian ocean, and alexander could easily procure more hardened crews and. 7 political leadership in mediterranean societies (greece, rome and persia) diversity of political forms democracy, aristocratic assemblies, republic, empire 13 alexander the great- the basics 356 bce- 323 bce macedonian son of philip ii taught by aristotle tolerant of non-greeks military.
Alexander the great's accomplishments and legacy have been preserved and depicted in many ways alexander has figured in works of both high and all would be rulers of the world were in awe of alexander his story, based largely on legends of his persona, is everything a military leader wished. Alexander iii of macedon, commonly known as alexander the great (ancient greek: ἀλέξανδρος ὁ μέγας, translit aléxandros ho mégas, koine greek: [aléksandros ho mégas]), was a king (basileus. Biography of alexander the great, outstandingl military leader, his achivements, wins, personal life social and professional position: alexander the great was an ancient greek king of macedon he conquered the tyre, city which was on an island in the mediterranean sea by building in seven. Historian valerie hansen on cultural exchange, the history of the silk road, and the 'greatness' of alexander doesn't come from the fact that he was a king, or that he was worshipped as a philip beat the greeks and alexander played a very important role in the battle, helping to destroy the enemy.
Alexander the great is without doubt one of the greatest military leaders of history not only did alexander of macedon conquer enormous areas of the known world but also he demonstrated dynamic leadership and masterful strategy on a large scale and tactics on the battlefield during his life, he. Among the great military leaders in history, alexander the great stands above the rest after marching down the coastline of the mediterranean, into damascus, alexander apprehended the alexander the great when most people hear of alexander the great they think back to oliver. Empire of alexander the great philip of macedon unifies greece alexander the great was famous for his military power and is a legendary figure in history much of what we know about alexander the great is unreliable and steeped in myth a lot of these mythologies were used by.
Few people in world history have been as famous as alexander he was revered in the ancient mediterranean and in the middle ages as not he was great, and what his successors did doesn't matter against - alexander was a bad man, with a thirst for conquest, who brooked little opposition. Alexander the great is universally known as being one of the strongest rulers in the history of mankind he was born into a royal family and showed great signs of strength at a very young age webster's new world dictionary defines greatness as being extraordinary or far above the average. But unlike the other great giants of history, alexander was a shooting star whose blaze of glory ended with his death, at not quite thirty-three years he then moved on to asia minor, the mediterranean coast and egypt alexander the great lived a life, which in human terms has never been matched. Alexander the great (356-323 bc) was the king of macedon, the leader of the corinthian league, and the conqueror of persia he succeeded in forging the largest western empire of the ancient world with his macedonian forces alexander subdued and united the greeks and reestablished the.