Lauryn Klopf<br />Pd. 1, Time Travler<br />February 23, 2011<br />Macedonian Journal<br />345 B.C<br />Day One:<br />I’ve ...
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  1. 1. Lauryn Klopf<br />Pd. 1, Time Travler<br />February 23, 2011<br />Macedonian Journal<br />345 B.C<br />Day One:<br />I’ve been wondering this mountainous country for a while now, traveling from city to city. I think i have finally found a city I want to stay in, Pella. It’s the capital of Macedonia. While walking around, I noticed that the city had strong, tall brick walls. I went to the central agora, where they had a flea market. The pottery they have here is gorgeous. While I was looking at this one bowl, this man came up to me. He said “It is beautiful, yes?” I couldn’t agree with him more. I replied “Yes it sure is. It’s the most amazing piece of art I’ve ever seen.” He smiled at me and said thank you. <br /> <br /> 359 B.C.<br />Day Two:<br />“He’s dead, he’s dead!” As I walk through the streets of Pella, this is all that I hear. I have no clue who they are talking about, but it must be someone important…and I must find out who it is. Walking through the crowded streets, a young boy ran into me, after he said sorry, I stopped and asked him, if he knew what all the excitement was about. He replied, “King Perdiccas III is dead.” <br />-54292521844000Day Three:<br />I knew the king was at battle with the Illyrians. He wanted to free north-western Macedonia from Illyrian. Sadly the Macedonian army has lost the fight. They lost 4,000 men, and their loved king. With the death of Perdiccas III though, Phillip II takes the position of ruler. The country is at one of the lowest points of their history. All the surrounding countries want to put an end to Macedonia. King Phillip is not afraid though, he is determined to rebuild the empire, and have it be two times as strong as before. <br />One year later…<br />Day Four:<br />8 a.m. King Phillip has gone to war with the Illyrians! He is determined to defeat them, and he wants north-western Macedonia free. Over the past year he has done nothing but train his army. He wanted to make sure they were prepared for the war. This is all I have for now; I will write more when I hear news.<br />10:45 p.m. They have won! The Illyrians retreated, leaving 7,000 of their men, dead on the battlefield. Finally, north-western Macedonia is free. Upper and north-western Macedonia is under Macedonian control once again. All the people are so excited. <br />357 B.C.<br />Day Five:<br />A prince has been born. King Phillip and Queen Olympias named him Alexander. The people here in Macedonia are so happy. While in at market I was talking to an older lady. She had asked if I heard the news. I replied “Yes, it’s just wonderful.” She responded, “He will be great, just like his father is. King Phillip has really turned around Macedonia, for the better.” As I walked home, I couldn’t stop thinking about how right she was. Phillip has really helped 2886075127000Macedonia, and Alexander will do the same. <br />336 B.C.<br />Day Six:<br />Its spring time right now and King Phillip has just set off with his army to invade Persia. He has already sent 10,000 troops to Asia Minor to get ready to attack. He is currently having a celebration party for his daughter’s marriage to prince Alexander of Epirus. I am attending the event. It is quit extravagant. People are chatting away, dance, congratulating the prince and princess. When all of a sudden Pausanias, a young assassin, threw a dagger at King Phillip, and killed him right there! Everyone was shock.<br />Day Seven:<br />Alexander has taken over the position of ruler. As I am writing this, he is at war with the Persians. I hear that it is a long and grueling battle. The Macedonian soldiers are putting up a good fight….we just got in news about the battle! Alexander has conquered the Persians. He has occupied land as far as India. Many of his soldiers did die during the battle, but it was for a good cause. This is a great accomplishment for Macedonia, since we just have lost our recent king!<br />Day Eight: <br />I got the privilege to speak to the great ruler himself today. He has to be one of the most intelligent military leaders of his time. He told me all about the techniques he uses with his army to win battles. They use the Macedonian phalanx which an infantry formation. Alexander didn’t actually use the phalanx to fight, he uses it as a wall and then has other cavalry come out and fight. He claims that this is the best tactic, and it sure seems like it.<br />324 B.C.<br />Day Nine:<br />Over the past 11 years Alexander has conquered more than 22,000 miles of land. He has founded around 70 cities. All named after him, of course. The most famous city would have to be Alexandria in Egypt. In the city of Alexandria there are three great building which are the Pharos lighthouse, the Sarapeum, and Library of Alexandria. The Library of Alexandria is the only known library so far, and the greatest. Today there is said to be 30,000 works that are held in 400,000 to 700,000 papyrus scrolls. <br />323 B.C.<br />Day Ten:<br />He’s gone. The most victorious leader of the world has passed. Alexander is dead. He died just today. He was in Babylon, and it is said that he caught a fever. The past twelve days he had been fighting it, but today he could fight no more. Alexander was alone when he died since his companion Hephaestion and his faithful horse Bucephalas are no longer alive. He really spend the last year of his life in Babylon, alone and drunk. He passed away at the young age of 33. He will surely be remembered forever.<br /> <br />Bibliography <br />Ilyov, Vasil. "Discoveries About the Literacy, Language, and Culture of the Ancient Macedonians. <br />Unet. Unet, 2008. Web. 22 Feb 2011. <http://www.unet.com.mk/ancient-macedonians/>.<br />Macedonia, Ancient. "Philip of Macedon." Ancient Macedonia.<br /> ancientmacedonia, 2003. Web. 22 Feb 2011. <http://www.ancientmacedonia.com/PhilipofMacedon.html>.<br />Macedonia, History. "Philip of Macedon Philip II of Macedon Biography." History of Macedonia. <br />hisotryofmacedonia, 2003. Web. 22 Feb 2011. <http://www.historyofmacedonia.org/AncientMacedonia/PhilipofMacedon.html>.<br />

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