Do you want to learn more about the great military leader Alexander the Great, but don’t have time to read huge, long biographies? Then, take an hourly history tour of his life.
When it comes to ancient history, there are some names that will never be forgotten, and Alexander the Great is, without doubt, a perfect example of this timeless phenomenon. But beyond his rather illustrious title, few people could tell you very much more about Alexander except, perhaps, that he was rather partial to conquering, had an amazing horse, and died very young. What’s more, there’s no debate about any of this. Alexander the Great can be traced with relative ease to a time and place where anything was possible for those who dared to try.
Following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great doesn’t require an encyclopedic knowledge of ancient Greece or a specialized classical education because he certainly left his mark wherever he traveled, keeping the trail alive to this very day. We are talking about a young man who discovered that he had the world at his feet, and then tragedy of tragedies, didn’t know what to do with it. This truly is a remarkable story from the past that has a real resonance for the present and future, and while listening to this, you’ll hopefully get to know “Alexander” a “great” deal better.
You will learn about:
- His life from the beginning to end
- How his mother, Olympias, molded him – telling him he descended from the gods
- His love for his magnificent horse, Bucephalus, and the story of their first meeting
- How Alexander studied under the great philosopher, Aristotle
- How Homer’s Iliad was a major guiding force in Alexander’s life
The History Journals designs enlightening history books for people looking to learn about topics in a quick study guide format. Our books won’t take you days to listen to. It can be enjoyed over a cup of coffee and an hour or so of your time. This is a perfect starter to find out if you’d like to delve deeper into any specific subject.