The Gordian Knot and the battle at Issos

The victory at Issos had symbolic establishment. Darius left his mother, his wife and children that were waiting at the army-camp mourning, knowing that he had been killed. Alexander sent Leonnato to inform that they will live with all the royal honours.

Achilles the model of Alexander in his campaign in Asia

Asia was in front of Alexander and he himself as king of the Greeks would get revenge for the murders caused by the Persians on the Greek land. The Macedonian king nailed his spear into the earth, offered a wreath on Achilles’ tomb whilst Ifaistionas offered one on Patroklos’ tomb.

The beginning of a great journey

As soon as Alexander settled his current issues which could not be accomplished by his replacement, he started talking about the campaign with his council. This would change the flow of history and would distinguish the great political and strategic character of Alexander.

Consolidation of Alexander to Greece and the Balkans

At Corinth, Alexander meets philosopher Diogenis. He was stunned with his wisdom and his purity, as much as his endless search for light, the truth and exclaimed “If I were not a king, I would like to have been Diogenis”. His meeting with Diogenis and the messages he got from their conversation would accompany him all his life.

From Philip to Alexander

In 337 Philip created “the community of the Greeks” and legalised a common council. “The public”, with political and military centre, Macedonian, and the cultural centre, was Athens, and it consisted of two powerful connective confederations, that had the strength to inflict their views with political and diplomatic way and whenever it was needed with military power of 15.000 horsemen, 200.000 soldiers and 160 tritheist crew of 30.000 men.