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The ebook starts off with the character and achievements of alexander the nice, and keeps with the army and political violence of the successor-kingdoms that fought over his inheritancethis period observed many very important advancements: a shift from the oral to the written; a circulate from the general public to the personal and a brand new individualist ethos; an incredible progress in slavery, and for that reason a glut of slave-labour which destroyed the motivation to innovate; a starting to be hole among wealthy and negative; a turning out to be style for luxurious

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While still engaged against them (late summer 335), he was greeted by the most alarming news from Greece. Despite the League of Corinth,s reluctant cooperation, despite all the talk of a Panhellenic crusade, no sooner had Alexander vanished into Thrace than a resistance movement, led by Thebes and Athens, went into action. urv ,o uoIlEurssESSEaql roy pe8uerre zvroueq 'sn1el1y rlll,trr lluep peq eq se 1sn( '1srrg 'urlrl IIEJrou prp Leqa 'eroteq re^au se pepaeu ararrr errd11 puE ecErqJ ur padeldsrp per{ repuexelv leql sseualrsrcap pue 'dlrnue8ut 'peads aq; 'euorq] ueruoPecEw aql roJ elsplpuec pe{caq-Ieel) alqe}cp -ard e sE^\ pue ecaar) ureqlnos ro1 elled qel peq 'seccrpra4 rer{lorq rapla s,drpqcl }o uos 'seludury '>lsrr }e sen peaqa8prrq aurluodsellaH Jrar{} :acro} acuelpe uuruopacew eq} uo arnsserd uouruew 'lereua8 fueuactatu d,reaq Surttnd servr 'sapoqA ]o 'ersy uI 'elsrecl (q petlddns plo8 lI Jo auros {eerD luerlluq e /lIoAeJ uado ur lno etuoc 'sueqlv ruor; troddns IEIOuEUUqulv\ pEq seqeqJ 'eqnuEc er{l rEeu suBrcPrqJ pIIA 1suI33EalllEq E ur lno padrr* ueeq peq ecrol l-reuortlpedxe eloqrvr'srrl puu rapue 'ssaultr*ede -xaIV e ^q pere^{ap pue pa8alp peure}spoolq tBI{} peer{ e o1 s8urq} seueqlsoureg dq pa8euuru-e8els 'lroder E sp^/v\ A)V CII,SINAIIAH {HI R IVAUD AHI UIICINI/XEIV Alexander and His Legacy the walls of Thebes.

The occasion was peculiar and ended tragically. The bridegroom, to begin with, was the bride's uncle - in fact, the brother of Philip's powerful but repudiated wife, Olympias, till recently an exile in Epirus, plotting revengeful mischief, but now back in Aegae as mother of the bride. Being on the eve of launching a major invasion of Asia Minor, then a Persian satrapyt Philip characteristically figured that an incestuous dynastic alliance would be a cheaper and easier way of protecting his rear than a time-consuming campaign.

Alexander countered - as hegemon of the Hellenic League with a demand for the two leaders of the revolt and an offer of amnesty for the rest, who would still enloy the benefits of the Creek 'common peace' lkoinA eir1nQ. 5). So much for Panhellenic propaganda and the League of Corinth. The threat of Persian collusion was bad enough; to be called tyrantt and despised as such, sent Alexander into one of his towering rages. From that moment, Thebes was doomed. The breaching of the walls led to a bloodbath in which six thousand Thebans died and thirty thousand more were captured.

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