Category: Alexander the Great

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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Greek feminist newspaper of 1888 verifies Alexander was Greek

Greek feminist newspaper of 1888 verifies Alexander was Greek

From the greek Feminist newspaper “Εφημερίδα των Κυριών“, published in Athens, at the paper of 31 July of 1888. In the text we can read lines like “we, fellow-citizen women, imitating our ancestor, we can break through the Gordian Knot” or “we shouldnt limit the teaching in the typical and etymological grammar, in  analysis of periods and speeches, in the […]

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References from Ancient Sources to the Panhellenic character of Alexander’s campaign

References from Ancient Sources to the Panhellenic character of Alexander’s campaign

  [1] Quote: It has been reported to me that it was the rhetorician Isocrates who was responsible for the servitude that the Macedonian imposed on the Persians. For the fame of the speech Panegyricus, which Isocrates delivered to the Greeks, spread to Macedonia, And it was this that first stirred Philip’s animosity towards Asia. When Philip died, the speech […]

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Is Alexander the Great Greek?

Is Alexander the Great Greek?

Alexander the Great Alexander III was born in 356 BC in Pella, capital at the time being of the Macedonian kingdom. He was son of the Macedonian king Philip II and Olympias, princess of Molossians in Epirus. The Macedonian Royal House The Macedonian royal house was called “Argeads” or “Temenidae“. According to the tradition, the founder of the royal house […]

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Greek Ancestry of Alexander the Great

Greek Ancestry of Alexander the Great

  1. [Diodorus Siculus 17.1.5] “Alexander’s ancestry went back to Heracles on his father’s side, while through his mother he was related to the Aeacids.” 2. [Plutarch, Alexander 2.1-2] “As for Alexander’s family, it is firmly established that he was descended from Heracles through Caranus on his father’s side and from Aeacus through Neoptolemus on his mother’s. The story goes […]

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