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					Aim – What is the legacy of
Alexander the Great?
L29 – Alexander the Great
Do Now
l What are the traits a good leader should
  have?
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
      destroyed.
l   Accomplishments
    l   Hellenization- spread Greek
        culture and learning to
        conquered areas
    l   Cultural diffusion-spread
        Asian/African ideas into Greek
        society.
    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   Death
    l   At age 33, died of alcoholism?
        Malaria? Syphilis? Broken heart
        after his army refused to fight
        any more?
Alexander’s Empire

				
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