In 356 B.C. in Pella, Macedonia, future Greek leader Alexander (now
known as Alexander the Great Essay) was born. Alexander’s father Philip II was
king of Macedonia. Macedonians admired Greek culture, but not as much as
King Philip II and Alexander.
As a child, Alexander was taught about the Greek ways by a famous
Athenian philosopher. After the death of his father, in 336 B.C., (at age
20) Alexander was crowned king of Macedonia. What he wanted most was to
spread the Greek legacy.
As a general Alexander never lost a battle.Order now
conquests, he built an immense empire, conquering Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt,
Babylonia, and Persia. Across the empire, Alexander created 70 cities named
One Alexandria though-built in the Nile Delta-was exceptional. It
contained the world’s first museums and libraries. The Alexandria of Egypt
attracted scholars, sailors, and merchants.
Alexander began to blend together many cultures of the Middle East as
well as Greek culture.
He now worshiped Persian and gods and goddesses. By
adopting their ways, Alexander gained the support of other cultures.
After living a successful life, Alexander the Great died a wealthy 33
year old man, in 323 B.C. .