HS150 World Civilizations I
April 3, 2013
Assignment 02 - Legacy of Alexander the Great
One of historys most puzzling figures is Alexander the Great. Historians even though they were relying on the same sources, ended up creating different views. Some thought he was a barbaric, power hungry man; while others view him as someone who was evolving the world and wanted to share his culture.
At age twenty he became king due to his father Philip II being assassinated. Alexander turned his fathers dream of invading the Persian empire into his own mission. In 331 B.C.E. alexander moved into the territory ...view middle of the document...
It is here that he took possession of the large quantities of Persian Gold and Silver along with their treasuries.
In 330 B.C.E. Alexander was still as still determined and focuses as when he had just begun. He continued to hunt for King Darius, only to be disappointed that he did not have the pleasure of his demise. King Darius was dead, by the hands of one of his own. However, Alexander took the deceased kings title anyway and became The Great King of the Persians.
Though he had surpassed his father's dream, Alexander was not content. By 326 B.C.E. Alexander was once again in another battle. This time it was the battle of Hydaspes River against King Porus. It was recorded in history as two things; One of Alexander's “masterpieces” and also the most costly battle fought by the Macedonians. Though they won the battle, his soldiers mutinied and refused to march any farther East to conquer any more of India. Alexander, though reluctant, complied and headed back. The desert journey was tortuous, resulting in thousands dead before they reached...