Born a prince of Macedonia in 356 BCE, Alexander the nice grew to become one of many maximum army leaders of all time. He conquered the complete Persian Empire, defeating King Darius III 4 instances. He invaded India, defeating a seven-foot-tall Indian king and lengthening the limits of his empire into such a lot of Asia. Brutal in his force for strength, Alexander maintained supremacy by way of forcing his squaddies to marry the foreigners that they conquered. He gathered a tremendous fortune by way of plundering the riches of his enemies and married overseas princesses, certainly one of them King Darius III's daughter. by the point of his dying at age thirty-two, Alexander had conquered lots of the identified historical Greek international, a amazing fulfillment in just twelve years.Demi's storytelling abilities deliver Alexander the Great's exploits to existence. Her most excellent illustrations have been painted with chinese language inks and gold overlays and with frames encouraged by means of jewels from the tomb of Philip II of Macedonia at Verghina. An Author's word describing Demi's learn and resource fabric is incorporated.
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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. Darius III could not keep his troops together, and entire units deserted to join Alexander’s army. 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.
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. Darius III could not keep his troops together, and entire units deserted to join Alexander’s army. 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.
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.