Alexander’s World. Philip of Macedon. Philip of Macedon was Alexander the Great’s father. He united Greece under his rule. Alexander the Great. How is Alexander portrayed in this sculpture? What did the artist want the viewer to feel about Alexander the Great?. Alexander Taming Bucephalus.
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Philip of Macedon was Alexander the Great’s father. He united Greece under his rule.
How is Alexander portrayed in this sculpture? What did the artist want the viewer to feel about Alexander the Great?
There is a legend told about Alexander the Great taming a horse named Bucephalus. According to the legend, Philip of Macedon and Macedonian subjects looked on as men tried to tame a wild horse. The horse was wildly kicking its legs and tossing its head back and forth. None of the men could tame it. The king wanted to buy the horse but thought it was too wild. Alexander, 14 at the time, made a bet with his father than he could tame Bucephalus. Slowly, Alexander walked up to the horse and stroked him. Then, he mounted the horse and galloped around the field. Fourteen-year-old Alexander had tamed him!
This picture shows the plain of Granicus, where the battle was fought.
In 334 BC, Alexander conquered the citadel of Sardes. This was the beginning of the end for Persia…
Alexander the Great founded this sanctuary. Other kings later finished the expansive temple.
The Phrygian megara (great houses) at the citadel of Gordium. There are four of them. The first one had interesting mosaics; the second one was the royal palace; the fourth one has been identified as the temple where Alexander the Great cut the famous Gordion knot.
The Cilician Gate in the Taurus Mountains
Any army moving from North to South, like Alexander’s in 333 BC, had to first take the Cilician Gate, then come through these mountains. This part was more dangerous than the Gate itself.
Alexander is on the left…
When Alexander went to Egypt, he was named pharaoh. This carving was found in Luxor, temple of Amenhotep III.
The Deh Bid Pass is where Alexander crossed from Persia to Central Iran.
Darius III was murdered in Choara
A Macedonian Horseman Attacking an Elephant
Alexander on the back of that coin.