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The Campaigns of Alexander Setting & Symbolism

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Thrace

Thrace is an area of Greece to the south and east of Macedonia. Alexander begins his campaign to conquer the world in Thrace.

Thebes

Thebes is a city-state in Greece. Alexander takes the city, and afterwards things get out of hand. The Macedonians massacre the Thebans, and this shocks all of Greece.

Hellespont

Hellespont, now known as the Dardanelles, is a narrow strip of sea that Alexander must cross to start the conquest of Asia. His army comes over in many ships, some military and others commercial.

Granicus River

The first battle between Alexander and a part of the Persian army takes place at the Granicus River, to the north and east of Hellespont. At first the battle does not go well for the Macedonians, but Alexander wins through aggressive tactics.

Halicarnassus

Halicarnassus is a port town that Alexander takes by siege. The soldiers and townspeople set...

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