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  • Slide 1 - Alexander The Great Mr. Anders & Ms. Lee
  • Slide 2 - Macedonia
  • Slide 3 - Phillip II of Macedon Ruled Macedonia from 359-336 B.C. and transformed it into a powerful military machine Moved into northern Greece and met little resistance due to residual effects of Peloponnesian War By 338 he had Greece under his control
  • Slide 4 - Macedonian Battle Tactics
  • Slide 5 - The Phalanx Used as a brute-force breakthrough formation. Philip made the Phalanx a versatile weapon, with the ability to advance, hold and retreat in good order. It was primarily used as a holding force while the Companion cavalry delivered the main blow against the enemy.
  • Slide 6 - Companion Calvary
  • Slide 7 - Alexander the Great Phillip II is assassinated in 336 BCE Alexander is crowned king Phillip had prepared Alexander well for kingship Military Experience Tutors
  • Slide 8 - Alexander the Great Heavily influenced by Greek culture Inspired by the stories of Achilles and Hercules. Kept a dagger and a copy of the Iliad under his pillow. Wanted his accomplishments to surpass those of Hercules.
  • Slide 9 - Alexander’s Vision Alexander moved quickly to fulfil his father’s dream – The conquest of the Persian Empire!
  • Slide 10 - The Conquest Begins– 334 BCE His army totaled 37,000 Greek and Macedonian men. 5,000 of which were cavalry. Darius III, king of Persia, called forth a massive multinational army to meet the invaders. Estimates range from 200,000 to one million soldiers
  • Slide 11 - The Conquests of Alexander Heavily outnumbered, Alexander crushes the Persians at the Battle of Issus. Alexander establishes Alexandria as the Greek capitol of Egypt! Near Babylon, Alexander decisively defeats Darius! Becomes the ruler of the entire Persian Empire! 1 2 3 Alexander was still not satisfied!
  • Slide 12 - The Conquests of Alexander For the next three years, Alexander moves east and northeast. Afghanistan & Pakistan In 326 BCE, Alexander moves into India. Series of a hard fought campaigns Macedonians refuse to go any farther Alexander’s army returned to Babylon, where he dies in June 323 BCE of wounds, fever, and too much alcohol.
  • Slide 13 - Why was Alexander so successful?? Great Military Leader Master of strategy and tactics He was fearless Led his men into battle Willing to risk his own life While in India, Alexander was the first to leap over a city wall in order to inspire his troops.
  • Slide 14 - 356 B.C 323 B.C 356 BC Alexander the Great is born. 338 BC Battle of Chaeronea 336 BC Death of King Phillip and Crowning of Alexander the Great as ruler of Macedonia 334 BC Battle of the Granicus River 332 BC The Siege of Tyre 331 BC Foundation of Alexandria and Battle of Gaugamela 327 BC Marriage to Roxane and the Beginning of the Indian Quest 326 BC Battle of River Hydaspes 324 BC Troops mutiny at Opis 323 BC The Death of Alexander the Great Example of a Timeline Alexander The Great
  • Slide 15 - Alexander’s Legacy The Marriage of East & West Alexander the Great ushered in the Hellenistic Age – A period where Greek influence could be found throughout the known world!
  • Slide 16 - Your Turn In 7-10 sentences, summarize Alexander the Great’s life. Be sure to use details! Be specific!!
  • Slide 17 - Does Alexander really deserve the title “the great”?
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