Alexander the Great

Saving the Greek Culture

Alexander's Story

Alexander the Great was the King of Macedonia at the end of the Classical Age. He was taught by Aristotle before being placed on the throne at age 13, making him love the Greek culture. Now, because this is what everyone does to the things they love, he annexes Greece. He then goes on to vanquish Egypt, Persia, and Mesopotamia. However, he let them keep their culture while encouraging them to adopt the Greek culture. By the time he is finished, his kingdom stretched from Greece to the Indus River. He died at age 32, after which his empire collapses. However, this great empire began the Hellenistic Age, and is important because it preserved Western Civilization. Without Alexander the Great, Greek culture would have been lost in time.
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