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Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the nice turned one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the full Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 instances. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and increasing the bounds of his empire into so much of Asia. Brutal in his force for energy, Alexander maintained supremacy by way of forcing his infantrymen to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He accumulated a massive fortune through plundering the riches of his enemies and married international princesses, one in all them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his dying at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered lots of the identified historical Greek international, a striking fulfillment in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling talents carry Alexander the Great's exploits to lifestyles. Her fabulous illustrations have been painted with chinese language inks and gold overlays and with frames encouraged by way of jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's notice describing Demi's study and resource fabric is incorporated.

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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!

It was the most grueling journey imaginable, and thousands of the soldiers died. 51 Finally, in January 324 BCE, Alexander marched into Persia. After being away for six years, he found his empire in serious disarray. As was his custom, he restored order by executing anyone who dared to challenge him. 52 He ordered a mass wedding between the Macedonians and Persians. Ten thousand Macedonian soldiers married Persian commoners. One hundred officers married Persian nobles, many of them against their will.

Alexander called his men together and desperately described new and exciting campaigns in hopes they would stay—but he was unsuccessful. 47 His men, weary of warfare, wanted to return to their homeland to see their wives and children. 48 Alexander had to give in, and so he turned back. 49 He ordered some of his men and horses to be shipped home by sea. They suffered water and food shortages, tidal waves, whale attacks, and warring armies at ports along the way. He ordered some of his army—and most of his elephants—to journey over the treacherous Himalayan mountains in the north.

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