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alexander-hellenistic - Alexander III(Alexander the Great...

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The New King Son of the Epirote princess Olympias, raised & trained for leadership Instrumental at the Battle of Chaeronea, 338 BCE Philip’s assassination, June 336: An enduring murder mystery The new king’s forceful policies: confirming Macedonian hegemony of Greece Ultimate aim: Carry through Philip’s invasion plans for the East Alexander III (Alexander “the Great”): A posthumous idealizing portrait An image (possibly) from life
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Crossing to Asia (334): Battle of Granicus River Alexander’s “heroic” ideas (Homer and the tales of Troy) Tale of the Gordian Knot; visit to the Siwah Oracle in Libya Did he think he was really the son of a god?
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Victories over Darius III: Battles of Issus, Gaugamela Capture and destruction of Persepolis: Vengeance The new Great King: legitimate successor to Darius? After Persepolis, the question of Alexander’s ultimate aims becomes more pressing Alexander meets the Persian King in battle
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Resentment of Macedonians
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