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Why is Alexander called Alexander the Great?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Jan 22, 2020

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M. Gomez

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M. Gomez, Writer, Mass communication, Leeds

Answered Sep 30, 2019

Alexander was one of the greatest conquerors ever lived. The reasons for his second name, 'Alexander the Great,' are very easy to figure out. He was known as an intelligent king he ruled over one of the greatest military formations during his period. History tells us that he never lost any battle.

Alexander the Great fought so many battles and won. I think what really helped him was the revelation that he was born to rule the world; her mother would always tell him this. At the early stage of his life, he was trained by Aristotle.

After he became the king of Macedonia, he was able to conquer one of the most powerful empires during the period. He fought and conquered the Persian empire, and he extended his boundaries over the land. He was able to conquer the city of Taxila. I think Alexander was not only great because of his military skills, but he was a visionary king.

 

Julie Ann Sullivan

Julie Ann Sullivan

Answered Jan 17, 2019

Alexander The Great was a king from Macedonia who conquered an empire. The empire stretched out from the Balkans to what is now modern-day Pakistan. Alexander was born the son of Philip II and Olympias. Olympias was one of the seven or eight wives that Philip II had. Alexander was brought up from childhood believing he was of divine birth. He was born on July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella, the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia.

Alexander The Great was a king from Macedonia who conquered an empire. The empire stretched out

The Romans gave him the name, Alexander "The Great." It's because they revered him as being a perfect leader and military genius. It's why he was given this moniker.

Alexander The Great was a king from Macedonia who conquered an empire. The empire stretched out

Alexander got lucky in many ways. First of all, his father was the one that built up the outstanding army that Alexander did use to conquer, and Alexander’s legacy was improved and assured by his early death.

 

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