A short introduction by pierre briant find, read and cite all the research you need on. This is the first publication in english of pierre briants classic short history of alexander the greats conquest of the persian empire, from the mediterranean to central asia. Introduction alexander the great as his name implied was indeed the greatest leader of his times, and his exceptional leadership skills made him the most outstanding military leader of the day. This is an animated book summary video of alexander the great. Annotation focus 4 the writer responds to all parts of the prompt and argues in a clear and consistent manner that alexander is deserving of his title, the great. Describe the conquests of the great and analyze the legacy. Over the next 2,000 years, alexander the great would become a logistics legend, inspiring other great rulers, including julius caesar and napoleon, even as they were daunted by. Th e name of the nurse who had charge of our hero in his infancy was lannice. He continued his march through asia minor and conquered the persians near the town of issus. Alexander the great conquered persia and egypt and extended his empire to the indus river in. A case study of alexanders conquest and administration of bactriasogdiana requires a brief discussion of. Years that alexanders empire held together after his death 10. A clear introduction to the history of the life and reign of alexander the great. His book is set apart from the plethora of biographies of alexander the great by its focus on his origins and aims, the way he administered and organized his empire, and especially his impact on the areas he conquered, the last of which almost no other books address.
Be sure to mention his impact on persia, india and egypt, as well as the cultural implications of his conquests. One of choices outstanding academic titles for 2010 this is now the best introduction to the history of alexander the great in english. Alexander the great and his empire princeton university press. Commonlit texts free reading passages and literacy. Alexander the great essaysthe conquests of alexander the great one of the greatest and most successful generals in all of history was alexander the great. In which you are introduced to the life and accomplishments of alexander the great, his empire, his horse bucephalus, the empires that came after him, and the. Philip iis expansion of the kingdom, an unfolding saga of glory and excitement, is alexanders boyhood. Wanted to spread greek culture throughout the world e. Pierre briants alexander the great and his empire may be short, but it is of a wholly different order of seriousness from that of mr. Alexander spent nearly all his adult life away from his homeland, and he and his men helped spread the greek language throughout western asia, where it would become the lingua franca of the ancient world. Alexanders empire alexander the great began building his empire in 334 bc, when he defeated a large persian army at granicus. The military art of ancient greece reached its height in the victories of the macedonian army commanded by alexander the great. Alexander the great article about alexander the great by.
Jacob abbott 18031879 tutored by aristotle, compelled to ascend the throne at the age of 20 when his illustrious father was assassinated, driven by a passion for expanding the borders of his tiny kingdom, alexander of macedon was one. Region onto which continents did alexanders empire spread. With the use of his superb army and military genius, he was able to conquer and unite the persian empire under a common rule. Followed his great vision, alexander conquered most the known world at that time and built an empire that was not exceeded by posterity. Conclusion alexander the great was the epitome of what a. Alexander the great by richard stoneman is an introduction to the career and impact of the great macedonian conqueror and the main themes of his reign. Search and filter our collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard. Alexander enjoyed a passionate life of drinking, womanising and revelling. Precarious position because his mother was not macedonian making alexander half macedonian, and his father took a macedonian as a new wife c. As the power of athens grew, other citystates, especially sparta, became jealous.
In 332 bc alexander invaded egypt, which surrendered to him without a fight. Path of conquest major battle alexander and his successors, 336300 b. Describe the conquests of alexander the great and analyze the legacy of his empire. Refer to pages 117119 of your textbook and additional references your essay will be evaluated based on the following scale. In the early part of alexanders life this was the main object of attention. However, he also admonished his friends who sank too much into sloth and luxury. Alexander the great and his empire isbn 9780691141947 certainly is an all encompassing title covering every aspect of the person of alexander and of the empire he created, although for the purpose of making the reading easier pierre briant has divided his book in. Alexander the great and his empire isbn 9780691141947 certainly is an all encompassing title covering every aspect of the person of alexander and of the empire he created, although for the purpose of making the reading easier pierre briant has divided his book in a handful of chapters. Considers the background to his life by looking at the history of the kingdom of macedon and the. Pdf on dec 1, 2011, adrian tronson and others published alexander the great and his empire. Alexander the great and his empire book description.
Alexander of macedons father gave his son a strong foundation for strategics. Alexander, famous in history as alexander the great, was the son of philip of macedon. Alexander the great by jacob abbott free at loyal books. Alexander the great became king of macedon in 336 bc, when he was only 20 years old, and died at the age of 32, twelve years later. They led the way in knowledge, politics, and with their strategies on the battlefield. Is greatness a question of accomplishment, of impact, or are people great because the. At an early age he proves himself well equipped to share in these military adventures. As one of the greatest generals in history, alexander obtained victory with skillful tactics. Place which kingdoms succeeded the empire of alexander the great after his death in 323 b. Length of hellenistic period in middle east and western asia years 300. Macedonia, alexander the great, and the hellenistic world. Like his father, philip ii, alexander studied, mastered, and further developed the techniques of the armies of athens, sparta, boeotia, and other ancient greek states in army preparation, tactics, and strategy.
Considers the background to his life by looking at the history of the kingdom of macedon and the achaemenid persian empire. Alexander the great on taking charge of an attack on a fortress alexander himself said, it was only sleep and sex which reminded him he was a mortal. Choose from 500 different sets of alexander the great world history flashcards on quizlet. Years that it took alexander to build his empire 11. During his reign he conquered the achaemenid persian empire, the largest empire that had ever existed, leading his army from greece to pakistan, and from the. During his reign he conquered the achaemenid persian empire, the largest empire that had ever existed, leading his army from greece to pakistan, and from the libyan desert to the steppes of central asia. Conclusion alexander the great was the epitome of what a great leader should be. Universal history, from the creation of the world to the beginning of. This is the first publication in english of pierre briants classic short history of alexander the great s conquest of the persian empire, from the mediterranean to central asia. As well as tackling problems of interpretation, the author includes. Start a free trial of quizlet plus by thanksgiving lock in 50% off all year try it free. In which you are introduced to the life and accomplishments of alexander the great, his empire, his horse bucephalus, the empires that came after him, and the idea of greatness. He had never lost sight of his vision and the situational characteristics during his short reign. Commonlit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 3rd12th grade classrooms.
Alexander the great constitution from his earliest years, and that he should be inured to hardship and fatigue. Heckel has now provided another essential tool in his whos who in the age of alexander the great. Introduction and background to alexander the great history. During his reign, he conquered the achaemenid persian empire, the. Readingresearch 4 the writer clearly demonstrates that the topic has been researched thoroughly through the use of details, specific examples, and quotes from. Here are some alexander the great facts and a biography of the successful military. The life of alexander the great by plutarch it being my purpose to write the lives of alexander the king, and of caesar, by whom pompey was destroyed, the multitude of their great actions affords so large a. Alexander the great conquered most of the known world and remained undefeated in battle throughout his life. Confira tambem os ebooks mais vendidos, lancamentos e livros digitais exclusivos. Alexander the great is one of the latest, most updated, and contemporary books on the life of the ancient, macedonian king, who would extend his empire from a little slide of land in greece through persia, egypt, all the way.
Macedon or macedonia was a kingdom, situated up in the north of greece. This book will be of great interest to students of strategic studies, military history and ancient history. When alexander the great was born into the world, it. Alexander the great and his empire princeton university.157 1405 872 178 628 1281 771 963 309 515 83 943 371 85 70 844 1419 262 74 998 189 347 203 445 1348 800 439 664 731 1050 1144 1442 1216 799 537 296