Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter 1

• Alexander was born to King Philip of Macedonia and his third wife Olympias in 356 BC in Pella.

• King Philip inherited a Macedonia that was weak, a mere buffer between nations.

• King Philip used discipline and a knowledge of tactics to form Macedonia's infantry, the Foot Companions, into a formidable force.

• Under Philip, and a combination of shrewd diplomacy and military strength, Macedonia became a powerful state in just a handful of years.

Chapter 2

• Alexander grew up amid soldiers in Philip's palace. He was very close to his mother Olympias, who in some ways turned him against his father.

• Alexander sought excellence and glory, and always tried hard in everything he did. He wished to follow in his father's footsteps to even greater glory in battle.

• As a teenager, Alexander was sent to Mieza to study with Aristotle for a period of three years.

• In his time with...

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