Describes the traits of alexander the great as decribed by the ancient authors, plutarch, arrian, and pliny

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In the Exploring the European Past on Alexander the Great, the authors Plutarch, Arrian, and Pliny speak highly of him and consider him praise worthy. Each author shows admiration and honor to Alexander by describing his worthy traits. Plutarch tells of a story, set in Alexander's younger years, of how he showed bravery, confidence, and patience through challenging his father and an untamed horse. Arrian writes of a story of Alexander during his war campaign and how he led his army of men with endurance, self control, and management. Pliny talks about Alexander's ambitiousness, diligence, and intelligence though his desire to learn and know science and nature. The honorable traits that Plutarch, Arrian, and Pliny state in their works may be shown through specific events or subjects of Alexander's life, but can serve as examples of how Alexander lived and served his campaign of politics and warfare.

Plutarch, a Roman author, wrote about many great figures. In this module he told of one great figure, Alexander, at a young age, and how he impressed not only his father, Philip, but his father's court. "A horse was being sold to Philip, but he was not interested in the horse because it was so wild and violent." (Plutarch, 3) Philip got frustrated with trying to manage the horse and then his son, Alexander, spoke up. Alexander challenged his father that he could mount the horse. For being a young man at that time and to speak up in the presence of elders was thought as rude and offensive. Philip felt Alexander's rashness was out of hand, but Alexander offered to pay for the horse if he couldn't mount it. Being his father, Philip could not tell his son not to try. A father would rather see his son fail...