Alexander The Great

By Jasmine C. and Jeanelle E.


Alexander waited for the Thebans to ask for peace before expelling his attacks.

Macedonians sent a message to Thebes for anyone who wanted to join them, but none complied and called Alexander a tyrant that needed to be overthrown. When arriving at Thebes, Alexander had more than 30,000 troops at his command.
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Alexander's military was ruthless and brutal. Persian armies had already killed an enormous amount of Alex's troops, but their leader, King Darius III had not fled the battlefield.

After conquering Persia, Alexander and his men drank as a celebration, and while he was drunk, ordered them to burn down the Great Palace and any temples near it.

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For 20 years, the Persians had control over Egypt, and Alexander defeated their troops, and the Egyptians welcomed him with enthusiasm. After they conquered Egypt, they crowned Alexander with a Pharaoh's headdress because they saved them from Persian rule and believed that Alexander was a descendant from God. They believed that he was the "Son of the King of the Gods."
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Alexander's troops used elephants as part of their army because of their size and their height in view. The elephants would charge forward, crushing their enemies under their feet. As they wrapped up their conquest for India, they spent their night dining in luxury. Then soon after, Alexander fell ill with Malaria and a fever, and then died.
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Hellenistic Age

The period of Ancient Greek and eastern Mediterranean History. Alexander was the one who would blend the cultures of this age together. It was a time when the Greeks came in contact with the outside people and their Hellenistic civilization blended with: Greek, Indian, Persian, and Egyptian cultures.