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Alexander the Great: His Career, Character, and What Made Him “Great” – clip

Jennifer Tobin / University of Illinois


The meteoric career of Alexander the Great is the stuff of legends.  As a precocious child he tamed the mighty horse Bucephalus, in his teens he led the Macedonian cavalry, and before the age of 20 he was proclaimed King of Greece.  Through ingenious military tactics and crafty diplomacy, he forged the largest empire the ancient world had ever known. But by the age of 32, he lay dead in Babylon.

Jennifer Tobin

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