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Alexander the Great


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  • proper n. A king of ancient Macedon and conqueror of much of Asia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)


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  • Kings quickly rose and fell, sometimes several in a single year, until at last Amyntas III, grandfather of Alexander the Great, clawed his way to the top and seized the throne in 393.

    Alexander the Great

  • Afghans say the mound where the Americans have made a base was once used by Alexander the Great, who defeated the local tribes of Afghanistan in the 4th century B.C. Since their arrival in April, the members of the 10th Mountain Division, 3rd Brigade, 25th Artillery, have been working to win over the local population rather than subjugate it.

    Making inroads in Afghanistan

  • Other historical mysteries re-examined at the Maryland conference include Alexander the Great, who amassed a sprawling empire by age 30, but died in 323 B.C. at age 32.

    Solving Darwin's Medical Mystery

  • Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria was Egypt's capital until the 7th century.

    A Tale of Two Alexandrias

  • Its buzz is really created by its connection with Alexander the Great, who traced his lineage back to the god Heracles, and how it slightly rewrites the history of early Greece.

    A Classical Education to Treasure

  • Any decent, unbiased historian of the Middle East and Asia will tell you that Afghanistan has never been captured and subdued, from Alexander the Great to the recent Russian attempt.

    Burton L. Wise: Landmark: 1000 U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

  • Famously, Alexander the Great traveled with both his wife and male lover, the great General Hephaistion, as they conquered the most powerful empire of its time.

    Fernando Espuelas: Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Bringing U.S. Military Culture Into the 4th Century B.C.

  • The topic was Hemant's fascination with Alexander the Great and his Persian campaign.

    Miep Gies and against the cult of personality

  • Early hominids bump into twenty-first century UN peacekeepers, nineteenth-century British imperial officers join the army of Alexander the Great, that sort of thing.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Perhaps I should have mentioned to him that Alexander the Great had his fortune told from goats' livers.

    Archive 2009-07-01


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