Alexander the Great: Life and Reign of the King of the Macedonian Empire

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Kelly Macquire
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Have you ever wondered 'who was Alexander the Great? What is Alexander the Great famous for? or At what age and how did Alexander the Great die? Well, if you have, then this is the video for you. This video spans from the birth to the life, reign and death of the famous Alexander the Great, in honour of his birthday!

Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III of Macedon became king of Macedon after the death of his father King Philip II in 336 BCE. Alexander is known for both his military might and his diplomatic skills which aided in his expansion of the Macedonian Kingdom to an empire of a size his father had not even dreamed of. Alexander is recognised as a key figure in the spread of Greek culture and language throughout the ancient world, and his death sparked the beginning of the Hellenistic period which spanned from 323 - 31 BCE. After his death, his campaigns became legendary and later Greek and Roman generals learnt from his successes and failures and were influenced by his tactics.

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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has recently completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2021, July 20). Alexander the Great: Life and Reign of the King of the Macedonian Empire. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2602/alexander-the-great-life-and-reign-of-the-king-of/

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Macquire, Kelly. "Alexander the Great: Life and Reign of the King of the Macedonian Empire." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 20, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2602/alexander-the-great-life-and-reign-of-the-king-of/.

MLA Style

Macquire, Kelly. "Alexander the Great: Life and Reign of the King of the Macedonian Empire." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Jul 2021. Web. 24 Oct 2021.