ALEXANDER THE GREAT (PERSON). Alexander III of Macedon, “the Great,” was born in July 356 b.c., the son of Philip II and the Epirote princess Olympias. His childhood years coincided with the expansion of Macedonian power both S into the Greek peninsula and E through the Balkans. Greek authors of the
Alexander. 1. The Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great (356–323 bc), whose life has influenced history and culture for more than two millennia, down to the present time. He was a brilliant organizer and military strategist, but his greatest achievement was the Hellenization of the empire he won.
ALEXANDER1. The Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great (356–323 bc), whose life has influenced history and culture for more than two millennia, down to the present time. He was a brilliant organizer and military strategist, but his greatest achievement was the Hellenization of the empire he won.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Alexander (al´ig-zan´duhr).1 Alexander III (356–323 bce), known as “Alexander the Great.” In 336 bce Alexander became king of Macedon and of the Greek city-states conquered by his father, Philip II. In 334, he began the conquest of the Persian Empire in the east. The first phase of his conquest occupied
ALEXANDER THE GREAT. The youthful king of Macedon whose pan-hellenic expedition of 336 bc to liberate the Greeks of Asia Minor unexpectedly demolished the Persian Empire. Only the mutiny of his troops turned him back in India, and he died in 323 while planning the conquest of the W. His generals established
ALEXANDER THE GREAT Mentioned by name only twice in the Bible (1 Macc 1:1–9; 6:2), Alexander left a major mark on the history of Asia Minor and Palestine through his campaign to spread the culture of Hellenism throughout the eastern Mediterranean world.Alexander (356–323 b.c.) was one of the most successful
ALEXANDER THE GREATThe conquest of the Achaemenid (Persian) empire by Alexander III of Macedon in the late fourth century b.c. marked the beginning of a new era. Important in itself, his conquest was especially significant in light of its ongoing legacy of Greek rule, culture and language in the eastern
Alexan´der III. (helper of men—brave), king of Macedon, surnamed the Great, the son of Philip and Olympias, was born at Pella b.c. 356, and succeeded his father b.c. 336. Two years afterwards he crossed the Hellespont (b.c. 334) to carry out the plans of his father, and execute the mission of Greece
Alexander the Great—the king of Macedonia, the great conqueror; probably represented in Daniel by the “belly of brass” (Dan. 2:32), and the leopard and the he-goat (7:6; 11:3, He succeeded his father Philip, and died at the age of thirty-two from the effects of intemperance, B.C. 323. His empire was