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Alexander the Great

356-323 BC ,  King of Macedon
Alexander the GreatA king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India.
He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.

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O happy youth! in having found a Homer to celebrate thy virtues!

at the tomb of Achilles


I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.


Are there no more worlds that I might conquer?


Ancient Greek

We are indebted to our parents for living, but to our teachers for living well.

Στους γονείς οφείλομεν το ζην, στους δε διδασκάλους το ευ ζην.


To the strongest!

Τω κρατίστω.

about who he thought was worthy enough to succeed him


If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.

Ει μη Αλέξανδρος ήμην, Διογένης αν ήμην.


What cannot be resolved, it is cut.

Ό,τι δεν λύεται κόπτεται.

cutting the Gordian Knot


What an excellent horse do they lose, for want of address and boldness to manage him!

Οίον ίππον απολλύουσι, δι’ απειρίαν και μαλακίαν χρήσασθαι μη δυνάμενοι.

seeing Bucephalas being led away as useless


I do not steal victory.

Ου κλέπτω την νίκην.

reply to the suggestion by Parmenion, before the Battle of Gaugamela, that he attack the Persian camp during the night.












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