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By Demi

ISBN-10: 0761457003

ISBN-13: 9780761457008

Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the nice grew to become one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the total Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 instances. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and lengthening the limits of his empire into so much of Asia. Brutal in his force for strength, Alexander maintained supremacy by means of forcing his squaddies to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He accrued an important fortune by way of plundering the riches of his enemies and married overseas princesses, certainly one of them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his dying at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered lots of the identified historic Greek global, a striking fulfillment in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling talents carry Alexander the Great's exploits to lifestyles. Her most excellent illustrations have been painted with chinese language inks and gold overlays and with frames encouraged by way of jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's notice describing Demi's study and resource fabric is incorporated.

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After being away for six years, he found his empire in serious disarray. As was his custom, he restored order by executing anyone who dared to challenge him. 52 He ordered a mass wedding between the Macedonians and Persians. Ten thousand Macedonian soldiers married Persian commoners. One hundred officers married Persian nobles, many of them against their will. 53 Alexander planned next to invade Arabia, Carthage, and Rome. In 324 BCE, he built a fleet of ships strong enough to conquer all the seas of the world and dominate the trade routes.

58 In his brief lifetime of thirty-two years and eight months, Alexander the Great conquered most of the known world of the ancient Greeks. Although he destroyed much of the culture of those he conquered, he brought Greek civilization to the Asians and Asian civilization to the Greeks. And he did all of this in only twelve years!

50 He himself took a southern route through the desert with the rest of his men. It was the most grueling journey imaginable, and thousands of the soldiers died. 51 Finally, in January 324 BCE, Alexander marched into Persia. After being away for six years, he found his empire in serious disarray. As was his custom, he restored order by executing anyone who dared to challenge him. 52 He ordered a mass wedding between the Macedonians and Persians. Ten thousand Macedonian soldiers married Persian commoners.

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