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By Andrew Klein

Notwithstanding respected in historical past for his or her civilization and tradition, the Greeks have been continually in a continuing kingdom of struggle among themselves. With the likes of Athens, Sparta, and Thebes announcing dominance over the Ionian Peninsula, not one of the different city-states may perhaps amass a military robust sufficient to problem the prevalence of the realm, less tackle all challengers and invade Persia. besides the fact that, none of those different city-states had a ruler named Alexander. along with his fierce tenacity, unmatched ruthlessness for his enemies, more suitable tactical nous, and his compassion and air of secrecy for his infantrymen, Alexander III of Macedonia has carved out a distinct segment in heritage as one of many maximum generals to ever step onto a battlefield. His skill to react to what his rivals did and his willingness to give up favorable stipulations in trade for a greater chance to strike has set him a component from any other basic or army chief within the historical past of the area. From beginning and during his early years, tutored by way of Aristotle on the will of his father, additionally a profitable commander, Phillip II, Alexander used to be molded to develop into the best chief the Greeks had ever identified. during the own education from his father within the artwork of commanding a military, Alexander proved at each conflict that he was once a ways more advantageous to the other normal of the time, and fairly very likely, the best army chief of all time.

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