Demi's Alexander the Great PDF

By Demi

ISBN-10: 0761457003

ISBN-13: 9780761457008

Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the nice grew to become one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the complete Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 occasions. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and lengthening the limits of his empire into so much of Asia. Brutal in his force for strength, Alexander maintained supremacy through forcing his squaddies to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He collected a big fortune via plundering the riches of his enemies and married overseas princesses, one in every of them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his demise at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered lots of the recognized old Greek global, a impressive fulfillment in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling abilities convey Alexander the Great's exploits to existence. Her correct illustrations have been painted with chinese language inks and gold overlays and with frames encouraged by means of jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's word describing Demi's learn and resource fabric is incorporated.

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He buried his old enemy in the traditional Persian style. 39 Alexander recruited Persian troops for his army because he believed that if he forged a close alliance between the Macedonians and the Persians, he could better hold onto the empire he now ruled. He began to adopt the customs of the Persian courts, placing a crown on his own head and wearing the great robes of the Persian kings. The fact that Alexander embraced the customs of his former enemy infuriated his Greek subjects, and some of them started to rebel.

Swiftly defeated, Darius III fled, leaving behind one hundred tons of silver and, as before, his bow, arrows, and chariot. Alexander was now indeed lord of all of Asia! 29 Alexander rode triumphantly through the gates of Babylon. He took possession of the palace, citadel, and treasury. 30 Next Alexander conquered Susa and acquired one of the Persian Empire’s largest stores of precious metals: 1,250 tons of gold and 225 tons of gold coins. 31 32 In the winter of 331, Alexander battled his way to Persepolis, the famous capital of Persia.

One of Darius III’s own generals arrested the Persian king and locked him up inside a horse-drawn cart. The general murdered Darius III and proclaimed himself the new great king, only later to be hunted down and defeated by Alexander. 38 Alexander found the body of Darius III and carried it back to Persepolis. He buried his old enemy in the traditional Persian style. 39 Alexander recruited Persian troops for his army because he believed that if he forged a close alliance between the Macedonians and the Persians, he could better hold onto the empire he now ruled.

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