When King Alexander III of Macedon died in Babylon in 323BCE at the age of 32, he was master of an Empire that covered two million square miles. A towering historical figure, within around a century of his death he became known as ‘Alexander the Great’.
This lecture looks at how a young man from Macedonia, an area in the north of Greece that was considered barbarous by southern city states such as Athens, managed to achieve so much? How did he have such an enormous impact on the Hellenistic world, including the founding of cities such as Alexandria in Egypt?
In the series:
Oct. 26: The Life and Times of Alexander the Great
Nov. 2: Alexander the Great in Art