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ALEXANDER’S LIFE A QUEST JOURNEY. THE WORLD OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT: A REHEARSAL FOR GLOBALIZATION. I. Note: This is a Beta-version. All photograph credits will be added in the final version. GREECE AND PERSIA BEFORE ALEXANDER. GREECE AND ASIA MINOR ABOUT THE TIME OF ALEXANDER.

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alexander s life a quest journey
ALEXANDER’S LIFEA QUEST JOURNEY

THE WORLD OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT:

A REHEARSAL FOR GLOBALIZATION. I

Note: This is a Beta-version. All photograph credits will be added in the final version.

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480 B.C. XERXES OVERLOOKS THE BAY OF SALAMIS AFTER BURNING THE ACROPOLIS, SURE HIS NAVY WILL DEFEAT THE ATHENIANS.
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THE FORTY FOOT HIGH STATUE OF ATHENA, PAINTED AND PLATED IN GOLD, THE VIRGIN GODDESS OF WISDOM AND WAR
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TEMPLE OF ERECHTHEUS, WITH THE SACRED OLIVE OF ATHENA, WHOSE BURNT STUMP SENT FORTH NEW SHOOTS AFTER THE PERSIANS DEPARTED
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A MODERN MAP OF THE AREA. MACEDONIA IS CLOSER TO ALBANIA AND BULGARIA THAN TO THE CITIES OF MAINLAND GREECE
aristotle and a manuscript fragment with the words philosophos and epitome
ARISTOTLE AND A MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENT WITH THE WORDS “PHILOSOPHOS” AND “EPITOME”
assassination of philip 336 b c advance force of 10 000 already across hellespont
ASSASSINATION OF PHILIP 336 B.C.ADVANCE FORCE OF 10,000ALREADY ACROSS HELLESPONT
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ALEXANDER IS SAID TO BE DESCENDED FROM ACHILLES, THE YOUNG HERO OF HOMER’S ILIAD. ON THE JOURNEY ALEXANDER SLEEPS WITH THE ILIAD AND A DAGGER BENEATH HIS PILLOW.

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IN ASIA, IN A GESTURE OF SYMBOLIC IDENTIFICATION, ALEXANDER STOPS FIRST WHERE THE GREEKS IN THE ILIAD DESTROYED TROY. ALEXANDER’S IS THE ARMY OF HOMER’S GREEK HEROES REBORN.

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ENFORCED MACEDONIAN-PERSIAN AMALGAMATION 324 B.C.ALEXANDER MARRIES ONE DAUGHTER OF DARIUS AND HAS HAEPHESTION MARRY HER SISTER APRIL 324 B.C.AT SAME CEREMONY 80-100 TOP MACEDONIAN OFFICERS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE IRANIAN BRIDES. THIRTY THOUSAND IRANIAN YOUTHS GIVEN RIGOROUS MACEDONIAN MILITARY TRAINING RETURN FROM THAT TRAINING FOR SERVICE. ALEXANDER SENT A DECREE TO THE GREEK CITIES REQUIRING THEM TO SET UP CULTS TO WORSHIP HIM AS A GOD.

alexander dies from fever june 323 b c a sky chariot bearing alexander sculpture found in armenia
ALEXANDER DIES FROM FEVER JUNE 323 B.C.(A SKY CHARIOT BEARING ALEXANDERSCULPTURE FOUND IN ARMENIA)