The Life & Times of Alexander the Great

Essay by David ZarmiHigh School, 11th gradeA+, January 1996

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Alexander the great made an impact on world history that few individuals can profess to

have done. He

ruled all of the known world, and one of the largest empires ever. His men were the first

westerners to

encounter tales of the Yeti. They even discovered and classified new types of flora and fauna,

such as the red

mold that grew on their bread while they were in Asia, and made it appear as if it were bleeding.

He expanded

the Hellenist sphere of influence to the farthest reaches of the globe.

When the king of Greece visited the British colony of India around the turn of the

century, the colonial

government had some native Indian dances displayed for him.

He was shocked when he


recognized the dances as the same harvest dances that his fellow Greeks performed near

Thessalonika. This

was the breadth of Alexander's influence on hundreds of different cultures around the world.

Throughout the

whole of Europe, Asia, and North Africa, stories of this great man have been handed down from

generation to

generation throughout the centuries. In many cases Alexander has even taken on a superhuman

aura, and many

unbelievable legends have been based on his life.

When Julius Caesar visited Alexandria, he asked to see the body of the greatest warrior

of all time-

Alexander the Great. Such was Alexander's reputation, able to impress even the powerful Caesar.

He was,

without a doubt, one of the most remarkable men that ever walked the...