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CaptionAlexander the Great fighting the Persian king Darius Pompeii mosaic from a 3rd century BC original Greek painting now lost. __________________________________________ Alexander the Great in Greek Μέγας Αλέξανδρος transliterated Megas Alexandros; born in Pella Macedon on July 356 BC died in Babylon on June 10 323 BC King of Macedon 336323 BC was arguably the most successful military commander of ancient history conquering most of the known world before his death. Alexander is also known in Zoroastrian Middle Persian works such as the Arda Wiraz as "the accursed Alexander" due to his conquest of the Persian Empire and the destruction of its capital Persepolis. He is also known in Eastern traditions as Dhul-Qarnayn the two-horned one apparently due to an image on coins minted during his rule that seemingly depicted him with the two ram's horns of the Egyptian god Ammon. In Iran north-west India and modern-day Pakistan he is known as Sikandar-e-Azam Alexander the Great and many male children are named Sikandar or Iskander after him. Following the unification of the multiple city-states of ancient Greece under the rule of his father Philip II of Macedon a labor Alexander had to repeat twice because the southern Greeks rebelled after Philip's death Alexander conquered the Persian Empire including Anatolia Syria Phoenicia Gaza Egypt Bactria and Mesopotamia and extended the boundaries of his own empire as far as the Punjab. Alexander integrated non-Greeks into his army and administration leading some scholars to credit him with a "policy of fusion." He encouraged marriage between Greeks and non-Greeks and practiced it himself. After twelve years of constant military campaigning Alexander died possibly of malaria typhoid or a viral encephalitis. His conquests ushered in centuries of Greek settlement and rule over non-Greek areas a period known as the Hellenistic Age. Alexander himself lived on in the history and myth
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