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 Alexander the Great

Alexander bust from Delos. Louvre, Paris (France). Photo Marco Prins.
Alexander, bust from Delos (Louvre)

Alexander the Great (*356; r. 336-323): the Macedonian king who defeated his Persian colleague Darius III Codomannus and conquered the Achaemenid Empire. During his campaigns, Alexander visited a.o. Egypt, Babylonia, Persis, Media, Bactria, the Punjab, and the valley of the Indus. In the second half of his reign, he had to find a way to rule his newly conquered countries. Therefore, he made Babylon his capital and introduced the oriental court ceremonial, which caused great tensions with his Macedonian and Greek officers. A short biography can be found here.

1 Youth
7 The Levant
13 The Punjab
2 Restoring order in Greece
8 Son of Ammon
14 The return
3 The Persian campaign
9 Assyria and Babylonia
15 Lord of all
4 From Caria to Pamphilia
10 The end of Persia
 16 Death in Babylon
5 The Anatolian highland
11 King of Asia
  17 Civil war
6 Issus
12 The way to dusty death
18 The fourth beast
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