Now, the horse dealer wanted some money in exchange of the horse. Many died of hunger and thirst. His men now wanted to return home. Try Independent Minds free for 1 month. In all Alexander displayed daring and tenacity. In earlier times, Macedonians would stop fighting during the harvest, but Philip and Alexander paid the men enough that they could afford to be soldiers full-time. This meant they were often better trained than their adversaries.
Bucephalus the great horse
AleksandarNakic Getty Images. Finally, there were many people in at least the classical period who claimed descent from Alexander, including, according to some scholars, the owners of the villa in Pompeii where the famous Alexander mosaic was found. Jul 16 Posted by Diana. After the battle he was proclaimed king of Asia. This comment has been deleted. July 18, at am.
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We think our fathers fools, so wise we grow. Although he died before the age of 33, he conquered almost all the then known world and gave a new direction to history. The function of the slave was also to give notice to Alexander the Great as soon as he was in his last throes. My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. At the Hydaspes River now Jhelum he defeated the army of King Porus whose soldiers were mounted on elephants. Perhaps, in his delirium, dying of fever in Babylon in , his only regret may have been that he had been compelled to turn back in India.
Image Credit: Flickr User The hills are alive back for a bit Bucephalus and Alexander were inseparable; only Alexander could ride him, and indeed he did, into every battle from the conquest of the Greek city -states and Thebes through Gaugamela and into India. It was not only an act of tribute: he was proclaiming himself to be Alexander's heir, as Rome was heir to Greece. A story to inspire us. Under his father, Philip II, Macedon had become strong and united, the first real nation in European history.
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