ALEXANDER THE GREAT LESSON
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Alexander the Great was born in July 356 B.C. He was born in Pella, Macedonia. He was the first son of King Phillip of Macedon and Olympias, Princess of Epirus. Alexander's father was a sensible ruler. His mother had a fierce temper. Luckily, Alexander was born with all of their best qualities.
As a boy, Alexander was competitive. He wanted to be a better King than Phillip was. His role model was Achilles. He had read about Achilles in history books. His mother had also told him Achilles was his relative.
Like Achilles, Alexander was very strong. He had the strength of a man when he was just a child! In his youth, he tamed a wild horse no other man could tame. This horse would be his companion until right before Alexander died.
When Alexander was 13, he went to school. Aristotle, a famous Greek thinker and teacher, taught Alexander. With Aristotle's guidance, Alexander loved to learn. Aristotle encouraged his love of literature and history. Alexander was also a natural athlete. He would take part in sporting competitions with other boys his age.
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