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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

Peter Green
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Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

Alexander now returned to Pella. It cost money to have and run an army. Philip had died in debt and the money from the gold and silver mining did not cover expenses. Alexander had don e away with taxation as a way of winning the support of the Maedonian population, so the country was on the brink of bankruptcy. He had no alternative but to wage war to capture lands that would provide a source of income.

Alexander borrowed as heavily as he could to raise money for the campaign against Darius. He trained his army for the campaign against Darius. His troops contained a large variety to specialists and technicians. There were also scholars and scientists.

Alexander began his war against Persia in spring of 334. He built altars and involved the gods before and after crossing the Dardanelles. Lampsacus was the first town they...

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