Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the good turned one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the whole Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 occasions. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and lengthening the bounds 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 accumulated an important fortune via plundering the riches of his enemies and married international princesses, one in all them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his demise at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered lots of the recognized historic Greek global, a notable fulfillment in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling abilities convey 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 by way of jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's word describing Demi's examine and resource fabric is integrated.
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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. As Darius III rode beyond the Caspian Gates, Alexander and his army pursued him.
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.
The enemy’s chariots proved to be a failure, however, when Alexander’s men stepped out of their way and killed the drivers with arrows. 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.