Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the good turned one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the whole Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 instances. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and increasing the limits of his empire into such a lot of Asia. Brutal in his force for strength, Alexander maintained supremacy via forcing his infantrymen to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He accumulated an important fortune by way of plundering the riches of his enemies and married overseas princesses, one among them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his dying at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered many of the identified old Greek international, a outstanding success in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling talents carry Alexander the Great's exploits to lifestyles. Her greatest illustrations have been painted with chinese language inks and gold overlays and with frames encouraged via jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's be aware describing Demi's study and resource fabric is integrated.
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38 Alexander found the body of Darius III and carried it back to Persepolis. He buried his old enemy in the traditional Persian style. 39 Alexander recruited Persian troops for his army because he believed that if he forged a close alliance between the Macedonians and the Persians, he could better hold onto the empire he now ruled. He began to adopt the customs of the Persian courts, placing a crown on his own head and wearing the great robes of the Persian kings. The fact that Alexander embraced the customs of his former enemy infuriated his Greek subjects, and some of them started to rebel.
Built by Cyrus the Great, this was the place where all great kings were crowned. ” 35 36 Next Alexander set fire to the royal palaces of Persepolis, destroying the last of the Persian Empire. Now Alexander was not only a great conqueror, he was also very rich from the spoils he had gained from all his victories. 37 King Darius III, meanwhile, had taken refuge in the gold and silver palace in Ecbatana. Determined to win back land and power, Darius III created a new army of 33,000 soldiers, but many of his men deserted him.
For empty-handed, I came into this world and empty-handed, I shall go! ” 58 In his brief lifetime of thirty-two years and eight months, Alexander the Great conquered most of the known world of the ancient Greeks. Although he destroyed much of the culture of those he conquered, he brought Greek civilization to the Asians and Asian civilization to the Greeks. And he did all of this in only twelve years!