Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the nice grew to become one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the full Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 occasions. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and increasing the limits of his empire into such a lot of Asia. Brutal in his force for strength, Alexander maintained supremacy by means of forcing his infantrymen to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He accumulated a massive fortune by way of plundering the riches of his enemies and married international princesses, one among them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his demise at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered many of the identified historic Greek global, a extraordinary success in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling talents deliver Alexander the Great's exploits to existence. Her most excellent illustrations have been painted with chinese language inks and gold overlays and with frames encouraged by means of jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's be aware describing Demi's learn and resource fabric is integrated.
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45 Alexander fought many more bloody battles, bringing most of India under his control. 46 When he reached the banks of the Hyphasis River, however, his soldiers rebelled after ten years of fighting. Alexander called his men together and desperately described new and exciting campaigns in hopes they would stay—but he was unsuccessful. 47 His men, weary of warfare, wanted to return to their homeland to see their wives and children. 48 Alexander had to give in, and so he turned back. 49 He ordered some of his men and horses to be shipped home by sea.
He took possession of the palace, citadel, and treasury. 30 Next Alexander conquered Susa and acquired one of the Persian Empire’s largest stores of precious metals: 1,250 tons of gold and 225 tons of gold coins. 31 32 In the winter of 331, Alexander battled his way to Persepolis, the famous capital of Persia. He easily took the city with its palaces, ornate architecture, sculpture, paintings, and mosaics. He now possessed its enormous royal treasury of 3,000 tons of gold, while his soldiers collected a fabulous booty of silver, gold, jewelry, and priceless embroidered cloths.
As was his custom, he restored order by executing anyone who dared to challenge him. 52 He ordered a mass wedding between the Macedonians and Persians. Ten thousand Macedonian soldiers married Persian commoners. One hundred officers married Persian nobles, many of them against their will. 53 Alexander planned next to invade Arabia, Carthage, and Rome. In 324 BCE, he built a fleet of ships strong enough to conquer all the seas of the world and dominate the trade routes. 54 But his plans were interrupted when his dearest friend, Hephaestion, honored above all others, died.