P15_S&C_The Rise of Macedon

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 The Rise of Macedon
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6/14/11 Ancient Macedonia
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6/14/11 Phillip II of Macedon, c. 382- 336 BCE
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6/14/11 Alexander the Great 356- 323 BCE
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6/14/11 Alexander the Great: The Alexander the Great among the most successful individuals of all time. Early life: Persian ambassadors subjected to searching interrogation by Alexander who was desirous of obtaining knowledge concerning distant empire of Persia ( already intent on acquiring information concerning long-term
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6/14/11 Plutarch’s Life of Alexander the Great Training of Bucephalas: This particular scene showcases Alexander’s resoluteness (he will not be put off by Philip and insists he be given a chance with the horse), acute powers of observation (he alone notices that the horse was being spooked by the movement of its own shadow), daring and courage (the horse is characterized in a series of adjectives as ill-tempered, savage, unruly, and unable to be mounted). Through the application of
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6/14/11 Friendship and loyalty At his father’s death Alexander is proclaimed successor by the army.
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6/14/11 Education : Philip obtains the services of the great Greek philosopher Aristotle to tutor his son (age 14). Alexander was later to carry a copy of the Iliad with him on his travels which had been annotated by Aristotle. Quotes other poets such as Euripides.
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6/14/11 Alexander the Emulator Alexander the Emulator: Achilles, Herakles, Perseus, and Dionysus: the accomplishments of these heroes drive Alexander on to surpass them. They are a part of his religiosity. Alexander received at Siwa confirmation of his divine paternity (from Zeus-Ammon).
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6/14/11 Achilles Achilles is the warrior par excellence: Alexander is the last general who fights in the forefront of his men who still leads the charge.
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6/14/11 Herakles Herakles is famous for his labors ( ponoi ): Alexander regards the successful negotiation of ponoi as the basis for glory.
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6/14/11 Dionysus Dionysus is the romantic conqueror who goes further than anyone else: Alexander wants to surpass the extent of Dionysus’s conquests.
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6/14/11 Arrian of Nicomedia: Peroration:
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