How many Greek legends were really true?
Homer is one of the great poets of ancient Greek legends. Did he actually exist ... whose own pupil Aristotle was tutor of Alexander, prince of Macedon. 10. Was Alexander the Great really that great? Alexander (356-323BC) was to become one the greatest ...
In Greece, Philippi made history
The gold and silver of the Pangaion Hills did indeed enrich the Macedonian Kingdom and fund the construction of a sophisticated and fortified trading center. It would be Alexander the Great ... Despite conquest by the Roman Republic in the 2nd century ...
Forgotten Heroes: King Porus
An epic battle was fought in May 326 BC between Raja Paurava of the Punjabis and Alexander from distant Macedonia. (This is the learned pronunciation. The average man would have referred to the king as Pora, which was rendered Porus on Greek tongues.
Greek Tragedy: How Far They Have Fallen
How did it get to this? It is ethos gone bad ... 323 B.C. was the apogee as Alexander the Great’s conquests had created a Greek empire that stretched east from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. His untimely death at a mere 32 years of age marked the ...
Two Great Historians On Alexander the Great, Part One
Or is it an outdated holdover from an age when conquest ... to Alexander as ‘Alexander the Great’ is in a play by the Roman New Comedy author Plautus (flourished c. 200 BCE), whose plays were based, often very closely, on earlier Greek originals ...