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Though Alexander's illness was officially attributed to a fever aggravated by heavy  drinking, the possibility that he was poisoned has been raised. The suspects are  Aristotle and Antipater, both of whom had reason to fear Alexander's retribution for  various disloyalties, and both of whom also disliked his favorable treatment of the  Persians. Aristotle possessed the knowledge to make the poison and Antipater the  means to administer it. Though the poisoning theory will likely never be proven with  certainty, most scholars regard it as a strong possibility. With Alexander's death came the gradual dismantling of the empire, which had no  chance of enduring without his leadership. In his thirty-two years he had assembled one  of the greatest military records in history. His brilliance as a tactician demonstrated itself 
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  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • Alexander, greatest military records, little underlying motivation, countless previous rulers, estimated seventy cities

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