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By Demi

ISBN-10: 0761457003

ISBN-13: 9780761457008

Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the good turned one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the total Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 instances. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and increasing the limits of his empire into so much of Asia. Brutal in his force for strength, Alexander maintained supremacy by means of forcing his infantrymen to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He accrued an immense fortune through plundering the riches of his enemies and married international princesses, one in every of them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his loss of life at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered many of the recognized old Greek international, a extraordinary success in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling abilities deliver Alexander the Great's exploits to lifestyles. Her most excellent illustrations have been painted with chinese language inks and gold overlays and with frames encouraged through jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's be aware describing Demi's examine and resource fabric is integrated.

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The fact that Alexander embraced the customs of his former enemy infuriated his Greek subjects, and some of them started to rebel. Alexander used brutal means to subdue or execute anyone in his kingdom who protested. 40 In 328 BCE, Alexander married Roxana, the daughter of an Afghan nobleman, and later, he married one of King Darius III’s daughters. 41 Alexander now set his sights on Afghanistan and India, conquering huge stone fortresses and mountaintop kingdoms. 42 43 He fought the greatest battle of his life against King Porus by the River Hydaspes.

44 King Porus was seven feet tall and so strong, he could hurl his javelins with the strength of a catapult. He had 300 chariots and 200 terrifying war elephants. But during the battle, Porus’s many chariots got stuck in the mud. Once again, Alexander and his troops were victorious. 45 Alexander fought many more bloody battles, bringing most of India under his control. 46 When he reached the banks of the Hyphasis River, however, his soldiers rebelled after ten years of fighting. Alexander called his men together and desperately described new and exciting campaigns in hopes they would stay—but he was unsuccessful.

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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