For the heterogeneous populations of the persian empire, the succession of a macedonian to the persian throne meant essentially no change in their lives they continued to send the same taxes to a remote master, whom they rarely if ever saw as in egypt, alexander left the local administrative system of the persian. 9 1 while philip was making an expedition against byzantium,13 alexander, though only sixteen years of age, was left behind as regent in macedonia and keeper of the royal seal, and during this time he subdued the rebellious maedi, and after taking their city, drove out the barbarians, settled there a mixed population, and. When philip became king of macedonia in 359 bc, his country was a little country without a seaport or industries or any considerable city it had a peasant to any one who reads his life with care it is evident that alexander started with an equipment of training and ideas of unprecedented value as he got beyond the. Macedonian king alexander the great united greece, led the corinthian league and conquered the persian empire learn more at biographycom at meiza in 340 bc a year later, while still just a teen, he became a soldier and embarked on his first military expedition, against the thracian tribes in 338.
9while philip was making an expedition against byzantium, alexander, though only sixteen years of age, was left behind as regent in macedonia and keeper of the royal seal, and during this time he subdued the rebellious maedi, and after taking their city, drove out the barbarians, settled there a mixed population, and. He admired aristotle from the beginning and loved him not less, as he himself said, than his father, as he gained the gift of life from his father, but from aristotle he when philip was making an expedition against the people of byzantium, alexander, aged 16, was left in charge of affairs in macedonia and was keeper of the. The greed of the macedonians helped to persuade them to keep going, as did the large number of persian concubines and prostitutes they picked up in the battle darius, now fearing for both his throne and his life, sent a letter to alexander in which he promised to pay a substantial ransom in exchange for the prisoners of. Alexander the great was an ancient macedonian ruler and one of history's greatest military minds who—as king of macedonia and persia—established the largest empire the ancient world had by now it was clear that alexander was a shrewd, ruthless and brilliant military leader—in fact, he never lost a battle in his life.
Follow in the footsteps of alexander the great on this historical adventure in greece and macedonia escorted by expert guides with peter sommer travels we'll delve into alexander's personality and the lives of the people who inhabited his tumultuous world we'll follow in his footsteps from young prince to king and. Alexander's indian expedition is one of the most memorable he crossed the hindu kush and via the khyber pass entered the plains of indus ambi the king of taxila received the macedonian king with respect and courtesy alexander marched towards the river jhelum to the kingdom of porus (puru) a tall and chivalrous.
On the subsequent advance of the macedonian king, taxiles accompanied him with a force of 5,000 men and took part in the battle of the hydaspes river after that victory he was sent by alexander in pursuit of porus, to whom he was charged to offer favourable terms, but narrowly escaped losing his life at the hands of his. A plot to take alexander's life was uncovered one of the conspirators was a lowly macedonian soldier named dymnus who bragged about the plot against alexander to his homosexual boy-lover, nicomachus under an oath of secrecy, dymnus revealed to the boy the names of the plotters who were conspiring to kill. Alexander, who was twenty at the time, was proclaimed king of macedonia he made his father's projects his own and embarked on an unprecedented military expedition, which resulted in sweeping conquests and immense spoils alexander's troops pushed their way into asia as far as the indus river, founding a number of.
In october 335 alexander returned to macedon and prepared his asiatic expedition in numbers of troops, in ships, and in wealth, alexander's resources were markedly inferior to those of darius parmenion was recalled to pella to be alexander's chief aide the army was not panhellenic but essentially macedonian, led by.
Aristobulus of potidaea, a town in macedonia, which was after- wards called cassandrea, served under alexander, and wrote a history of his wars, wbich, like that of different authors have given different accounts of alexander's life and there is no one about whom more have written, or more at variance with each other. As opposed to a biography of the king, the book discusses the main issues of his career and its greco-macedonian background succinct summaries of scholarly in addition to describing the asian expedition, the book examines key aspects of alexander's reign and campaign briant, pierre 2010.
Philip's campaign in 340 against byzantium provokes athens and thebes into taking the field against the macedonians the two sides meet in 338 at chaeronaea later tradition credits the 18-year-old alexander with leading a cavalry charge which decides the outcome of the battle there is no historical evidence for this. In alexander the great and the macedonian empire, go beyond the myth to learn about this great military leader and his world in 36 spellbinding lectures, you'll enter the world of alexander and witness the astonishing feats of military genius that made his name renowned for millennia after his death your guide into the life. But resistance put by macedonian officers and by the greek historian callisthenes, the nephew of aristotle who had joined the expedition, defeated the attempt callisthenes was soon executed on a charge of conspiracy, and we can only imagine how aristotle received the news of his death the two were already estranged. Alexander the great (356 bce-323 bce) was king of macedonia and conqueror of the persian empire alexander a training in rhetoric and literature, and stimulated his interest in science, medicine, and philosophy, all of which became of importance in alexander's later life alexander's expeditions.