Alexander - Alexander',in ,.Inthis ruralseclusion,,someof...

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Alexander's education took place in a setting removed from the capital city of Pella, in  the more isolated village of Mieza, within the so-called Precinct of the Nymphs. In this  rural seclusion, Alexander was joined by several of his most notable peers, some of  them future kings themselves. At Alexander's departure, Philip urged his son to work  hard and to learn to avoid repeating his father's mistakes. In response, Alexander  rebuked his father for having had children by other women. In this regard, Alexander  seems to have been troubled not so much by any moral compunction, but rather  concerned for future conflicts over succession to his father's throne. Alexander's  ambition was therefore evident even at this stage, if not earlier. Alexander's education was for the most part formal, not the kind of life training that we  might envision in a mentor relationship. Rather, the curriculum consisted mainly of 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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