PHILIP THE SECOND AND ALEXANDER THE GREAT By:Philip Horton
Philip the second Alexander the great. I am writing about these people because they interest me.
Philip the second. • Youngest son of King Amyntas • Captured by the Greeks as a boy. • Philip became leader of the Macedonian army about 2400 years ago. • He conquered Tribalia, Thrace, Scythia, Illyria, Epirus, Northern Greece. • He had six wives. His 3rd wife, Olympias, gave birth to Alexander. He married his 6th wife for love. Her name was Cleopatra. • Family split: Alexander was insulted. • Philip died by being stabbed at his daughter’s wedding in 336 BC.
Philip the second. • Became king at age 21 • Gave all soldiers a Sarissa. (What do you think this is?) • He used diplomacy to solve problems. • He was a leader: won wars, riding skills, good communicator.
Alexander the Great • Parents: Philip II and Olympias • Aristotle was his tutor. • Rhetoric, literature, science,medicine and philosophy. • Became King Alexander III in 336 BC. • AKA: Alexander the Great. • Conquered: Persian Empire, Egypt, India • Horse, Bucephalus, was killed • Married Roxane, a Persian woman • Died June 10, 323 BC
Vocabulary • Rhetoric: writing and speaking well • Diplomacy: Solving problems with words, making agreements not fists. • Philosophy: study of problems facing people • Sarissa: big spear 18’ long • Himation: like a roman toga.
Ancient Geography • Greece: on the Mediterranean Sea • Macedonia: above Greece • Persia: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Israel • Egypt: Northern Africa • India: east of Persia
Learning Style I learn by doing things. I am a hands on learner.
Things I learned: • How to make a himation. • How to make a power point • How to use “Snag it” • Tried out “Movie maker” • Tried out “Claymation” • How to give a presentation • How make handouts
Careers: • Military • Horses and animal care • Archeology • Historian • Athlete/ athletic trainer • Vet
Courses to take: Strength and Conditioning Ag I and Ag II Courses that I would like to see at PCHS: Vet Assistant Program Course with horses, sheep and cows on campus Courses at PCHS
References • www.historyofmacedonia.org/AncientMacedonia/PhilipofMacedon.html • www.faq.macedonia.org/history/alexander.the.thegreat.html • http://faq.macedonia.org/history/buke.html • http://howtomakearomantoga.info