Alexander the Greatwas chivalrous, but was vindictive. He killed thousands, maybe millions while leading his men through the hardest of situations. He was a man who let no resistance go unpunished. On one hand Alexander was a man who brought great destruction, while he set free great social and cultural energy. Alexander's legacy was left for all to see.Alexander the Great changed the world in several important ways. He brought to the Greeks a new way of fighting. He brought to the Persians the Greek way of life. Greek culture prospered in east Asia and India. He brought to everyone in his empire a view of the wide world. Three great world religions rose in the Hellenistic culture of the Near East. Alexander’s legend and legacy can be seen in art and story all over the ancient world.
Hellenism was the age ofAlexander. It is the culture, ideals, and pattern of life of ancient Greece in classical times. It usually means primarily the culture of Athens and the related cities during the Age of Pericles. (Encarta) The Hellenic period came to an end with the conquest of Alexander the Great in the 4th cent. B.C. It was succeeded by the Hellenistic civilization. Alexander legacy can be seen in this time period. He was one of the greatest generals of all time and one of the most powerful. He influenced the spread of Hellenism throughout the Middle East and into Asia. He set up city-states modeled on Greek way of life.
Alexander, the general, never lost a battle. He won even when he was outnumbered. Alexander’s success lay in his tactics. He was known for the strategy called thephalanx. This is a technique that allowed its enemies little openings for attack. He knew the importance of cavalry as an offensive weapon. He was also skilled at changing tactics in the middle of a battle. Alexander was always a part of the battle, and if he was not right out on the front line, he would be watching from a distance. Alexander was