Alexander the great was an ancient macedonian ruler and one of history’s greatest military minds who—as king of macedonia and persia—established the largest empire the ancient world had ever. Alexander the great: a true hero essaysit is difficult to provide an exact definition of leadership because every person holds their own opinions the qualities a leader possesses are not always the same they can vary according to the time in history he or she lived in, the problems that are occur. Rider (ライダー, raidā) is the rider-class servant of waver velvet in the fourth holy grail war of fate/zero he is able to be summoned by ritsuka fujimaru in the grand orders of fate/grand order rider's true name is alexander the great, the king of conquerors (征服王, seifuku-ō), summoned as the. Alexander the great: hero or villain background notes born 356 bce to philip of macedon and olympias parents were married unhappily for 20 years philip assassinated in 336 bce ruled for 13 years died (age 32) in babylon on the return trip in which he fell ill hero villain.
Richard stoneman is the world's leading expert on the legends written about alexander the great in this splendid book he has traced those myths across cultures and through time stoneman's purpose is not to write another biography of the historical alexander, but to explore the legends of. Alexander the great (356–323 bc), king of macedon, conqueror of vast empire that included greece, persia, egypt, and (briefly) parts of india alexander the great, son of king philip ii of macedon and a student of aristotle, was the ancient world's greatest general in the spring of 326 bc he led his macedonian army across the indus at. Yes, alexander the great was a villain from the perspetive of the people he conquered sometimes when he conquered other people he destoryed their city or killed themno he is a hero for taking. Alexander the great knew homer's iliad by heart and slept with a copy of it under his pillow every night he adopted the hero achilles as his role model, who alexander claimed was an ancestor of his he adopted the hero achilles as his role model, who alexander claimed was an ancestor of his.
The hero: alexander the great in the month of october the great king of macedonia, alexander the great, was born he was the son of philip ii, who is considered as an excellent general of macedonia, and princess olympias of epirus. Some of the great names of learning in this age include archimedes, hero, and euclid it was a time of relative peace, after the wars of the diadochi (322-275 bc) because of the relative peace during the hellenistic age, travel and trade increased. Did alexander the great really idolize the mythic greek hero achilles oxford historian robin lane fox, whose biography of alexander was the primary inspiration behind oliver stone's film alexander, certainly believes he didfox has long maintained that alexander the great cultivated the persona of a new achilles, a successor to the greatest hero of the trojan war. What do you think, was alexander the great a hero or a villain in the space below, please write 4-5 complete sentences about this topic be sure to pick a side and use the information above to explain why you chose that answer macedonia.
Hephaestion was a member of alexander the great's personal bodyguard and the macedonian king's closest and lifelong friend and advisor so much so, hephaestion's death would bring the young king to tears from 334 to 323 bce alexander the great conquered much of the known world he led his army on a ten-year odyssey across asia minor and into persia, egypt and india. But nothing can dim the memory of alexander the great the regimental song of the british grenadiers, seeking to list heroes in the grenadier class, begins with the line: 'some talk of alexander, and some of hercules. Alexander: how great mary beard october 27, 2011 issue alexander the great to a rather more literary sense of identification with the heroes of homer’s iliad alexander is said to have seen himself as the new these books show only a faint trace of it freeman’s alexander the great is a workmanlike biography of the traditional. Alexander the great was a hero for many reasons he was extremely intellectual on the battlefield, very generous to all of his army, and treated everyone fairly.
Is alexander the great a villain or a hero my point of view: villain alexander had done many “great” things throughout his lifetime but behind all of that, he was a vicious, cruel, soulless and murderous villain he was a greedy, horrible leader alexander the great was not great at all he was a voracious and hardhearted less than a. Alexander the great: narcissist or hero teodoro garcia iii “he sent me to troy, telling me repeatedly to strive always to be the best, to outdo other warriors”1 the name alexander iii of macedon is widely known throughout history. The my hero project is a haven of hope — a gathering of inspiration and a celebration of the best of our humanity our staff and millions of people around the world depend on the help of people like you so my hero can continue to thrive for years to come. Alexander the great, also known as alexander iii of macedon, was the king of macedonia from 336 to 323 bc he was the conqueror of the persian empire and is considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses of all times.
Alexander the great one of alexander's first teachers was leonidas, a relative of olympias, who struggled to control the defiant boy philip hired leonidas to train the youth in math, archery, and horsemanship (the training and care of horses. Olympias, mother of alexander the great, depicted on a gold pendant of the roman era (thessaloniki archaeological museum) head of philip ii, carved in ivory, from his tomb at vergina (museum of the royal tombs at aigai-vergina. Alexander the great was a king of macedonia who conquered an empire that stretched from the balkans to modern-day pakistan alexander was the son of philip ii and olympias (one of philip's seven. It's less about what makes a hero, although he goes into it somewhat, and more about why he thinks these particular people are heroes many of the obvious candidates are on the list like lincoln, churchill, wellington, and alexander the great, but a few curiosities arise like marilyn monroe and mae west.