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North Central Texas College Alexander the Great & Augustus Comparison Paper

North Central Texas College

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I’m studying for my History class and need an explanation.

Compare and contrast the following empires/emperors noting the long-term significance of each.

• Alexander the Great / Macedonian Empire / Hellenistic Kingdoms

• Augustus / Roman Empire • Constantine and Justinian / Byzantine Empire


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Running head: HISTORY

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History
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HISTORY

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Alexander the Great.
Alexander the great was the ancient ruler of a Greek kingdom known as Macedon,
succeeding his father Philip II at the age of 20 years, following his assassination. He was a
member of the Argead dynasty (Hammond, 1981). Most of his life as king was spent in military
conquests throughout Asia and the North of Africa. He was the founder of one of the largest
empires ever to exist, which extended from Greece to northwestern India. History considers him
one of the greatest military commanders due to his brave conquests, where he remained
undefeated in battles. Most of his invasions yielded new territories for him.
Alexander the Great was tutored by Aristotle till he was 16 years old. He led his Greek
army against the Persian empires after his award of the generalship of Greece. He used that
authority to initiate his father's plans on the Pan-Hellenic project (Hammond, 1981). His
campaign and conquests lasted for about ten years after he first invaded the Persian Empire. He
overthrew king Darius III following a break of power, where he divided the Persian Empire into
a series of paramount battles. During this time, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea to
Beas River. He, however, did not rest at that, for he continued further with his conquests.
Alexander, the great, was ambitious and endeavored to conquer the whole world to the
outer seas. Following his objectives, he invaded India, where he defeated Pauravas in the battle
that was fought in Hydaspes. He did not go further east as he returned to look after his homesick
and dying soldiers at Babylon. It is in this city that he had planned on establi...

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