Category: Alexander the Great

Modern Historians about Macedonia – Nicholas G. L. Hammond

Modern Historians about Macedonia – Nicholas G. L. Hammond

Professor N.G.L Hammond Quote: The strand in his[Alexander] personality which needs to be emphasised in his religious faith. Since childhood he had worshipped Heracles Patrous, the son of Zeus and a mortal woman and through his mother he was descended from Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and a mortal Peleus. In his mother’s veins there was also the blood […]

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Iron Maiden- Alexander The Great

“My son ask for thyself another Kingdom for that wich i leave is too small for thee” (king Philip of Macedonia – 339 b.C.) Near to the east In a part of ancient greece In an ancient land called Macedonia Was born a son To Philip of Macedon The legend his name was Alexander At the age of nineteen He […]

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Ancient sources about Macedonia as a Greek Land

Ancient sources about Macedonia as a Greek Land

Ancient Sources 1.Quote: Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece“. Strabo, VII, Frg. 9 (Loeb, H.L. Jones) *Strabo, the famous ancient geographer makes it more than clear to everybody that ancient Macedonia, without doubt, IS A PART OF GREECE. 2. Quote: “Your ancestors invaded Macedonia and the rest of Greece and did us great harm, though we had done […]

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Plutarch on Alexander bringing Greek civilization to Asia

Plutarch on Alexander bringing Greek civilization to Asia

But if you consider the effects of Alexander’s instruction, you will see that he educated the Hyrcanians to contract marriages, taught the Arachosians to till the soil, and persuaded rhe Sogdians to support their parents, not to kill them, and the Persians to respect their mothers, not to marry them. Most admirable philosophy which induced the Indians to worship Greek […]

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List of notable non-Macedonian Greeks in Alexanders campaign

List of notable non-Macedonian Greeks in Alexanders campaign

Lysimachos: One of the Diadochi. According to Porphyri of Tyre, Lysimachos had Thessalian origins since his father Agathocles was a native of the Thessalian city Crannon who later moved with his family in the court of Philip II in Pella. Arrybas: A Somatophylax of Philip and later Alexander. Originally a Molossian (Ar. 3.5.5) Neoptolemos: the Archypaspist. Another Molossian, member of […]

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Alexander King of Yavans

Alexander King of Yavans

  Reading the book of Daniel, we are coming face to face with the mentioning of Alexander, as ‘king of Javan’. The question coming to mind is what does the word “Javan” means. We could find the exact meaning of the word “Yavan” in the book “Genesis: Or, The First Book of Moses. With a Commentary” published in 1873 where it says: “From Javan was […]

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The Destruction of Thebes

The Destruction of Thebes

  The destruction of Thebes, taken place in 335 BC, has been identified by many as a sign of Alexander’s ruthlessness. However according to ancient sources, responsible for the destruction of the city, were the Greek allies of Alexander.  “ Alexander TURNED OVER the decision of what was to be done with Thebes to the ALLIES who participated in the […]

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Exchange of letters between Alexander the Great and Porus

Exchange of letters between Alexander the Great and Porus

“The glorious battle between Alexander the Great and King Porus” – 18th century tinted woodcut Book 3 When Alexander arrived with all his forces at the border of India, letter bear- ers sent by Poros, king of India, met him and gave him the letter of Poros. Alexander took it and read it out before his army. Its contents were […]

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Bible calls Alexander the Great, King of Greece

Bible calls Alexander the Great, King of Greece

  Daniel 8 Daniel’s Vision of a Ram and a Goat   1 In the third year of King Belshazzar’s reign, I, Daniel, had a vision, after the one that had already appeared to me. 2 In my vision I saw myself in the citadel of Susa in the province of Elam; in the vision I was beside the Ulai […]

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The Persian story of ZULQARNEEN

The Persian story of ZULQARNEEN

Persian Texts in Translation Packard Humanities Institute – Persian Literature in Translation It has been mentioned above that, according to the majority of historians, there were no other prophets sent between Nûh and Ebrahim, except Hûd and Sâlah. Some of the ancients, however, tell us that the greater Zulqarneen had been honoured after Sâlah and before Ebrahim with the exalted […]

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