Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the nice 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 bounds of his empire into so much of Asia. Brutal in his force for energy, Alexander maintained supremacy via forcing his squaddies to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He gathered an important fortune by means of plundering the riches of his enemies and married international princesses, certainly one 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 identified historic Greek international, a striking success in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling abilities deliver Alexander the Great's exploits to lifestyles. Her most appropriate 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 learn and resource fabric is integrated.
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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. He easily took the city with its palaces, ornate architecture, sculpture, paintings, and mosaics. He now possessed its enormous royal treasury of 3,000 tons of gold, while his soldiers collected a fabulous booty of silver, gold, jewelry, and priceless embroidered cloths.
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.
Built by Cyrus the Great, this was the place where all great kings were crowned. ” 35 36 Next Alexander set fire to the royal palaces of Persepolis, destroying the last of the Persian Empire. Now Alexander was not only a great conqueror, he was also very rich from the spoils he had gained from all his victories. 37 King Darius III, meanwhile, had taken refuge in the gold and silver palace in Ecbatana. Determined to win back land and power, Darius III created a new army of 33,000 soldiers, but many of his men deserted him.