Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Topics for Discussion

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What advice regarding the sophists did Philip give to Alexander? Why? What was his purpose?

What was the famous Macedonian phalanx? Who did it function?

Why was Alexander so intent on capturing the Persian Empire? What was he willing to sacrifice to attain this goal?

Why was Alexander unwilling to negotiate a settlement with Darius? Why did he keep refusing?

What did the death of Darius mean for Alexander? Why wasn't he king as he proclaimed?

What were the circumstances surrounding the death of Alexander? What are some of the theories?

How has Alexander been viewed by history?

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