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Peoples and empires

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Peoples and empires

  1. 1. Peoples and Empires: Alexander the Great<br />By: Maria Vassilakis<br />Professor Arguello<br />History 140<br />
  2. 2. Lived from 356-323 BC.<br />He succeeded his father Philip ll of Macedon after he was assassinated. <br />Alexander was tutored by the philosopher, Aristototle. <br />The army he inherited was strong and experienced.<br />He created Rome's 1st European empire. <br />Early History<br />
  3. 3. Alexander’s campaign<br />He invaded Persia, which was ruled by Asia Minor. <br />He eventually overruled all of the Persian Empire.<br />Alexander moved northward to central Asia Minor, to the city of Gordiam, also known as the “Gordiam Knot.”<br />Alexander became the first to conquer that throne as well.<br />He united regions such as, Europe and Asia.<br />He entered Eygpt along the way and wanted the to have the their whole Persian empire, in order to have peace. <br />
  4. 4. He went in search for the Persian King, Darius, but upon his arrival in Persepolis, he was found dead, killed by his own men.<br />In spring 327 BC, Alexander marched into India, which became the greatest of all battles against Porus.<br />Porus was one of the most powerful Indian leaders .<br />Eventually, the Indians were defeated by Alexander’s army.<br />Campaign continued<br />
  5. 5. In spring 324 BC, Alexander held the great victory celebration at Susa. <br />A the age of 32, he had created a new army.<br />“He established training programs to teach Persians about Greek and Macedonian culture” (Macedonia.org).<br />It is still left a mystery on how exactly Alexander the Great died, but it is said he died of illness on June 10th,323 BC. There was no pre assigned successor.<br />Eventually, the Macedonian Empire became extinct. <br />Alexander’s life post war and death<br />
  6. 6. Pagden, Anthony. Peoples and Empires: A Short History of European Migration, Exploration, and Conquest,from Greece to the Present. New York: Modern Library, 2001. Print.<br />Macedonia.org. 1996-2000.<br />Sources<br />

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