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Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the nice turned one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the whole Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 instances. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and increasing the limits of his empire into so much of Asia. Brutal in his force for strength, Alexander maintained supremacy by way of forcing his infantrymen to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He collected an immense fortune via plundering the riches of his enemies and married overseas princesses, one in all them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his loss of life at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered many of the identified old Greek international, a amazing success in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling abilities deliver Alexander the Great's exploits to lifestyles. Her superb 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 examine and resource fabric is integrated.

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He ordered some of his army—and most of his elephants—to journey over the treacherous Himalayan mountains in the north. 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.

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.

Built by Cyrus the Great, this was the place where all great kings were crowned. ” 35 36 Next Alexander set fire to the royal palaces of Persepolis, destroying the last of the Persian Empire. Now Alexander was not only a great conqueror, he was also very rich from the spoils he had gained from all his victories. 37 King Darius III, meanwhile, had taken refuge in the gold and silver palace in Ecbatana. Determined to win back land and power, Darius III created a new army of 33,000 soldiers, but many of his men deserted him.

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