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The Campaigns of Alexander Characters & Character Analysis

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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great is born to Philip of Macedonia on July 20, 356 BC., and his mother is Olympias. He takes the kingship of Macedonia in his twentieth year after Philip is assassinated. This leads to the building of an army consisting of Macedonian and other Greek troops that Alexander leads during his campaigns to conquer much of the known world.

The ambitions of Alexander include the conquering of the Persian Empire and places as far east as the Indus River. He successfully defeats the Persian king, Darius. He takes mountain strongholds in India considered unconquerable. Alexander fights as a ruthless enemy if resisted, but a generous and compassionate leader when he considers the resistance to be honorable. Many of his conquests involve no violence as regions simply allow him to take over. Other situations bring violence to the extreme, where he orders the death of men...

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