The Greek cultural standard

Freedom, leading point of human existance, which was created in the Greek cultural standard, are placed in the centre of Alexander’s politics. The military victory, the alliance with the Persians, was no obstacle for Alexander, who believed that he could not rule with harsh pressure, and slavery …

Religious belief and the depth of human feelings

Alexander was a faithful person, that understood the strength of the gods and the respect man should show. In every decision he would take into account concerning peace and at war he would think and then pray. His faith in strength and knowledge was connected with the intensive faith and religion. From a young age, Alexander believed that he would achieve more than his father.

Greek education

Alexander had full conscience and awareness of his contribution to the Greek continuation and eternity. He himself transferred learning, culture and the Greek way of life. He created educational centres, schools, where the basic reading for the students was Homer.

The creation of new cities

From the beginning of his campaign, Alexander foresaw the meaning of the cities. The creation of the new and complete settlement centers consist of a big Greek tradition, which was inherited by many nations. Alexander created more than seventy new cities, which became evidence to his enormous faith to Greek principles and values, that professed.

The unity of the Greeks

Alexander understood the problem of seperation but the advantage of joining the Greeks. He united the Greek world, created the instutition with great significance up to today, with discrete and huge rights and freedom without distinction. The Greek Alexander was the true Alexander.

His bravery and intelligence

His bravery, his unique heroism, his charismatic chacter, his self-denial, his broad and quick spirit was unique and never before to this extent had there been such a leader of such a huge empire. Arrianos wrote ” Alexander had great power to grab the right movement, when the situation seemed vague “.

Towards the end

I want the most distinguished doctors to lift my body, to show that not even they have the strength to treat people in front of the power of God, I want the ground to be covered with my treasures, for everyone to see that the riches I obtained here, will remain here, I want my hands to be swaying in the air, so people can see that we come here with empty hands and we leave with empty hands, when the most precious treasure finishes, which is time.

The journey towards India and its return

In 327 Alexander fulfiled two years of continues war and with faith for success he was going towards the land of the river Indus and the tributary of (today’s Pakistan and Kasmir). If he conquered India, he would have conquered all of Asia. Against him he had excellent warriors, whom were not united and had great disputes between them, which caused conflict against each other.

A new target: The East

But in autumn of the same year at a dinner at Samarkand. Alexander killed his best friend Kleitos, who saved him in battle at Granikou. Kleitos was sarcastic about Alexander’s Asian politics and his faith when he was son of Ammon. The Macedonian king himself seeing that he killed his unarmed friend, and turned his sword to himself.

The conquer of Egypt

When the head priest learnt that Alexander was reaching the city, with all his priest and the citizens went out to welcome him with religious grandeur, which did not look like a welcoming from the rest of the nations at a place called Saphein. The name translated in Greek means ” Skopos ” in other words observation because from there you could see all of Jerusalem and the temples.