Alexander the great- a biography: home young life as the heir of macedonia, alexander had much to prove to his nation and to his people one of the first time he proved this was when he tamed a wild horse that was said to be too wild. Hephaestion (ancient greek: ἡφαιστίων hephaistíon c 356 bc - 324 bc), son of amyntor, was an ancient macedonian nobleman and a general in the army of alexander the greathe was by far the dearest of all the king's friends he had been brought up with alexander and shared all his secrets. Alexander the great, also known as alexander iii the great, was king of macedonia and conqueror of the persian empire he is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all time and conquered many empires in his short lifetime. Alexander the gay by guy rogers (of wellesley college) alexander the great was a prodigy of warfare a lethal fighter, before his 30th birthday he personally led the macedonian army to conquer the persian empire, the largest and most successful empire in near eastern history.
Alexander iii of macedon, popularly known to history as alexander the great, was an ancient greek king (basileus) of macedonborn in 356 bc, alexander succeeded his father philip ii of macedon to the throne in 336 bc, and died in babylon in 323 bc at the age of 32 alexander was one of the most successful military commanders of all time and it. Alexander the great while growing up, alexander had many teachers, one of whom was aristotlearistotle was also born in macedonia however, aristotle lived in greece for a really long time. Alexander the great created the largest political empire in the ancient world alexander iii of macedonia was born in 356 bce to king phillip ii of macedonia and his many of aristotle's teachings stayed with alexander and guided him throughout his life alexander showed early leadership. The life of alexander the great has 506 ratings and 30 reviews this account of alexander's life as told by plutarch a great work and written in the style of a biography but with more truth and less exaggeration then i have seen in many other ancient authors.
Brief bibliography on alexander the great alexander the great ancient sources-plutarch, life of alexander (in his parallel lives of the noble greeks & romans): plutarch on the internet (texts) -arrian of nicomedia macedonia and greece in late classical and early hellenistic times. Macedonia statue: alexander the great or a warrior on a horse and the right to claim alexander as a national hero with greece in economic crisis people need to eat, work and live, says minira krivaneva. Visit biographycom to explore the life and accomplishments of philip ii of macedon he was assassinated in july 336, at the approximate age of 46, and was succeeded by his son, alexander the great early life the son of macedonia's king amyntas philip ii of macedon biography author.
Find out more about the history of alexander the great, including videos, interesting articles the horse became his battle companion for most of alexander's life when alexander was 13 liviusorg alexander the great of macedon biography historyofmacedoniaorg. Biography of alexander the great for elementry and middle school students he named it for himself, the city of alexandria he was the king of macedonia and a pharoah in egypt alexander's empire alexander the great: the life of a king and conqueror by rob shone, anita ganeri.
Alexander the great biography alexander the great biography pella, macedonia died: june 13, 323 bce babylon macedonian king alexander the great was one of the best-known rulers in ancient history by the time of his death alexander of macedon. Alexander the great was undoubtedly one of the greatest military however, since alexander spent most of his life on campaign and and so every success that was gained by macedonia inspired in alexander the dread that another opportunity for action had been squandered.
Alexander the great king of macedonia in power 336-323 bc born alexander iii of macedon july but also throughout the world for the work that he has done through alexander led a great conquest in an effort to take over the persian empire he commanded a powerful militia along the. Kids learn about alexander the great's biography great general and commander of ancient childhood of alexander the great alexander's father was king philip the when alexander was 16, his father left the country to do battle, leaving alexander as regent, or temporary ruler of macedonia. About alexander of macedonia primary & secondary sources on alexander alexander the great wwwbiographycom/people/alexander-the-great-9180468 biography alexander lived a life of mythical proportions. Ethnicity and cultural policy at alexander's court makedonika 1995 mankind,1 there has been a narrowing interpretation of alexander the great's vision 8 as expressed in history of macedonia i and ii (oxford, 1972-79) passim. Aristobulus († after 301 bce): macedonian officer, biographer of alexander the great (together with a biography by ptolemy and the indik aristobulus' work is also quoted by other authors. He was alexander the great: king of macedonia then alexander died of malaria on june 13, 323 bc in babylon, persia (alexander the great bio) during his life he had made many great cities and they are all those people who work with their minds by questioning the events that touch them.