By Debra Skelton

From the age of 20 until eventually his demise at 32, Alexander the good and his armies from Greece swept throughout an enormous zone that incorporated Persia, Asia Minor, Syria, and Egypt. This name seems to be at what made Alexander a super army tactician and a charismatic chief. It additionally explores what the japanese global realized via touch with Alexander.

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In charge at Ecbatana. They traveled across the desert, covering more than 440 miles in just 11 days. After the long, exhausting chase, they came upon Darius’s camp at dawn. But Alexander did not get the chance to take his revenge. Bessus (d. ), the leader of the revolt against Darius and the satrap of a region called Bactria, stabbed Darius to death just before Alexander’s arrival. Alexander covered Darius’s body with his cloak. He sent his former enemy’s body back to Persepolis, ordering that a royal funeral be held.

E. were the Scythians, an extremely fierce people. Alexander was wounded in the neck during the battle to subdue them, but continued to lead his forces, which used catapults on the battlefield to defeat the Scythians. It was a turning point in the region, because many tribes were convinced that if the Scythians could not defeat Alexander, no one could. They surrendered. E. Deserted by his allies, he was killed by a Macedonian officer. He himself had killed about 2,000 Macedonian foot soldiers and 300 cavalry in Sogdiana.

As Alexander’s official historian, Callisthenes traveled with T H E E M P I R E AT I T S L A R G E S T the army, compiling an account of events as they occurred. His job was to ensure that, by keeping a written record of Alexander’s exploits, widespread fame would be ensured for the great conqueror. Callisthenes also taught some of Alexander’s soldiers, including the six squires. Unfortunately, only a few original fragments of his work survive, and most of what we know comes from the writings of others who read Callisthenes and other ancient historians.

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