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Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

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(Biography) 356–323 bc, king of Macedon, who conquered Greece (336), Egypt (331), and the Persian Empire (328), and founded Alexandria

Alexan′der the Great′


n.
356–323 B.C., king of Macedonia 336–323: conqueror of Greek city-states and of the Persian Empire from Asia Minor and Egypt to India.
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Alexandre le Grand
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Particularly skillful is how Martin brings out the role of Achaemenid rule in shaping contact between diverse Hellenes and Near Easterners, including Phoenicians, from Darius I through the conquests of Alexander III of Macedon. Her book complements the thoughtful essays in The Punic Mediterranean (Quinn and Vella 2014), largely aimed at the central, western, and Roman Mediterranean, while Martin frames the Greek East explored by Bonnet, Elayi, and others (see Aliquot and Bonnet 2015).
Then the Greek conqueror, Alexander the Great, whose actual name was Alexander III of Macedon, visited the city in 333 bce.
It's a matter of fierce national pride (polls show that Macedonians would rather not join than do so under a different name) and an important issue for a government that has put an enormous statue of Alexander III of Macedon, or Alexander the Great, in the center of the capital, Skopje.