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Agnodice Biography of a Greek woman (possible mythological) in the medical pofession [People in History]

Alexander III The Great 356 - 323 BC King of Macedonia who conquered the Persian Empire. Deified as one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. Son of Philip II of Macedonia and Princess Olympias of Epirus. Alexander, a student of Aristotle, commanded the Macedonian cavalry during the battle at Chaeroea in 338 B.C. while still in his teens. At 20, he succeeded his father as King of Macedonia upon the elder's assassination. After quieting a rebellion in Thebes, Alexander's powerful army conquered Darius III's inferior Persian troops before moving into Egypt to free the Egyptians from Persian rule. Alexander met with Persian resistance again and at the Battle of Gaugamela he forced Darius's army eastward before capturing Babylon, then Susa and Persepolis. In 326 B.C. he defeated Porus, the prince of India. Alexander died from malaria at the height of his reign and his plan to combine Asia and Europe into one country was never realized.

Alexander the Great Information on the Macedonian conqueror. Alexander the Great was king of Macedonia and one of the greatest generals in history. He conquered much of what was then the civilized world. Alexander brought Greek ideas and the Greek way of doing things to all the countries he conquered. This great general and king made possible the broadly developed culture of the Hellenistic Age. [People in History]

Alexander the Great ...his first ever web site. Alexander was born in 356 BC in Macedonia, the area around present day Thessaloniki in northern Greece. Though the Macedonians might have considered themselves part of the Greek cultural world, the other Greeks might have viewed them as half-barbarians. Alexander`s father, King Philip, was an energetic ruler who had started a systematic policy of expanding his kingdom. Philip`s main conquest was that of the Greek mainland, after his victory at Chaeronea in 338 BC. Alexander, still in his teens, commanded the Macedonian cavalry during this battle... [People in History] [Tools and Searches]

Alexander the Great on the Web Alexander the Great of Macedon from history to eternity by John J. Popovic Introduction Alexander's Parents Prince Regent Alexander and Philip Philip's Reign Alexander becomes the King Alexander's European Campaigns Invasion of Persia The Battle of Granicus Asia Minor and the Battle of Issus Conquestof the Phoenicia AlexanderinEgypt Alexanderin Mesopotamia The Battle of Arbella Campaign eastward, to Central Asia Alexander's Death Hellenistic Era Epilogue [Formerly known as Alexanderama] [People in History]

Antipater 397 - 319 BC Macedonian general and supporter of Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great. Appointed by Alexander as regent in Macedonia during Alexander's invasion of Persia; left in control of Macedonia and Greece after Alexander's death. Antipater, a trusted lieutenant of Philip II and a supporter of Alexander the Great, held the positions of governor of Macedonia and general of Europe after Philip's death. He successfully led the army when the tribes in Thrace rebelled in 332 B.C. and again during the revolt of Agis III of Sparta. When Alexander died, Antipater effectively quelled revolts in Athens, Aetolia, and Thessaly, in the Lamian War. He imposed a more aristocratic government on Athens and drove Greek orator Demosthenes to suicide. He became a leading opponent of the regent Perdiccas, and after Perdiccas' defeat by Ptolemy I, Antigonus I, and Craterus, Antipater fiercely held the kingdom together. After his death in 319 B.C., his empire fell apart in the wars of the Diadochi.

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Cleopatra's Children Check out this unique series brought to you by Bible History Online Includes Real Audio. Trace the interesting history of the children of the great Queen of Egypt [Ancient Egypt Rome] [People] [Cleopatra]

Darius III, King of Persia 381 - 330 BC King of ancient Persia. Ruled from 336 to 330; he abandoned his mother, wife, and children at the battle of Issus where he was defeated by Alexander; fought and lost again at Gaugamela. Darius inherited the throne after the death of his cousin Artaxerxes III who was murdered by the eunuch Bagoas. In turn, Darius murdered Bagoas. His short rule proved unstable when he underestimated the strength of Alexander the Great who invaded Persia. Darius suffered defeat in the Battle of Issus in 333 B.C. and again at the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 B.C. Darius' lack of military prowess forced him to flee to Ecbatana and then to Bactria where he was murdered by the satrap of Bactria, This brought and end to the Persian Empire.

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King Philip II 382 - 336 BC King of Macedonia (359 B.C.-336 B.C.) and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III of Macedon. Philip II came to the throne in 359 B.C. after the death of two elder brothers and although initially tapped regent, he soon appointed himself king. His visions of expansion and his military prowess led him gradually to rule of all Greece unchallenged; it wasn't until Thermopylae in 352 B.C. that he met his first real Athenian opposition. When Thebes and Pocis started a war, he effectively intervened; yet the discord with Athens continued. In 338 B.C. he made a victorious stand against Thebans and Athenians at Chaeronea. He went on to form the League of Corinth, a federation of Greek states, with an agenda that included war against Persia. Before he could carry out the league's vision, he was assassinated by servant Pausanias in 336 B.C. He was succeeded by his son Alexander the Great.

Parmenio 400 - 330 BC Macedonian general under Philip II and Alexander the Great. Mathematician, architect, and inventor. Parmenio, known for his contributions in the construction of the city of Alexandria, was victorious over the Illyrians in 356 B.C. In 346 B.C. he was appointed a Macedonian delegate with the task of bringing about peace with Athens. He led an army in Euboea to uphold Macedonian influence and was later sent with Attalus and Amyntas to prepare for the reduction of Asia. At the battles of Granicus, Issus, and Gaugamela, he successfully led the left wing of the army. After the conquest of Drangiana, Alexander the Great called for his execution after learning that Parmenio's son Philotas was plotting Alexander's murder. Although Parmenio was never implicated in the assassin plot, his execution was carried out.

Plato and his Dialogues A new interpretation of Plato`s dialogues as a progressive program of education for philosopher-kings, unfolding in seven tetralogies from Alcibiades to Laws, with the Republic as its logical center and the death of Socrates at the end of the Phaedo as its physical center. [People in History]

Was Alexander the Great Bisexual? Does it matter? by Dr. Craig Johnson. In short, regardless of the sexual mores of Alexander's time, coupled with the clear evidence of homoerotic relationships on the part of his father Philip II, at end the question of whether there is evidence in the ancient historians to suggest that Alexander was homosexual, bisexual, homoerotic, or anything else of the sort, just isn't there.