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Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the good turned one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the total Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 occasions. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and lengthening the bounds of his empire into such a lot of Asia. Brutal in his force for energy, Alexander maintained supremacy via forcing his infantrymen to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He accumulated a big fortune through plundering the riches of his enemies and married international princesses, one in all them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his dying at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered many of the recognized historical Greek international, a amazing fulfillment in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling abilities convey Alexander the Great's exploits to existence. Her excellent illustrations have been painted with chinese language inks and gold overlays and with frames encouraged through 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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29 Alexander rode triumphantly through the gates of Babylon. 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.

He buried his old enemy in the traditional Persian style. 39 Alexander recruited Persian troops for his army because he believed that if he forged a close alliance between the Macedonians and the Persians, he could better hold onto the empire he now ruled. He began to adopt the customs of the Persian courts, placing a crown on his own head and wearing the great robes of the Persian kings. The fact that Alexander embraced the customs of his former enemy infuriated his Greek subjects, and some of them started to rebel.

42 43 He fought the greatest battle of his life against King Porus by the River Hydaspes. 44 King Porus was seven feet tall and so strong, he could hurl his javelins with the strength of a catapult. He had 300 chariots and 200 terrifying war elephants. But during the battle, Porus’s many chariots got stuck in the mud. Once again, Alexander and his troops were victorious. 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.

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