Aim – What is the legacy of
Alexander the Great?
L29 – Alexander the Great
l What are the traits a good leader should
Alexander the Great
l Early Childhood
l Son of Greek Macedonian King Philip II–
determined to prove himself to his father
(may have had his father assassinated!!)
l Builder of a Huge Empire
l Conquered Persian Empire to the east of
Greece as well as parts of Asia and Africa.
Wanted to conquer the whole world.
l Those enemies that surrendered without a
fight were treated with mercy and kindness;
those that resisted and fought were brutally
l Hellenization- spread Greek
culture and learning to
l Cultural diffusion-spread
Asian/African ideas into Greek
l He was accepting of other
cultures ideas and blended
them into Greek culture as he
conquered new areas– This
was a huge deal!!
l At age 33, died of alcoholism?
Malaria? Syphilis? Broken heart
after his army refused to fight