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Alexander the Great

Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great.
  conqueror of most of the world known to the ancient Greeks which lead to the Hellenistic Age (356-323 BC)
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A memory trick to remember the relationships between Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and Alexander the Great is to put them in reverse alphabetical order: Socrates taught Plato who taught Aristotle, who taught Alexander the Great.
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  • Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great.
  • ...we had to get the book back on Alexander the Great.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • I dreamed of going to the top of Mount Elum like Alexander the Great to touch Jupiter and even beyond the valley.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Some of the greatest figures in Earth’s history were actually the product of humans and the Loric, including Buddha, Aristotle, Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four

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  • I never anticipated Alexander the Great, Robin Hood, or Billie Holiday.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I could understand the class not knowing Richard Nixon, Napoleon, Julius Caesar, or Alexander the Great, but I could not see how black children living in the latter half of the twentieth century could fail to know Sidney Poitier, Wilt Chamberlain, or Willie Mays.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It may surprise you to learn that at this moment, Sunny resembled the famous Greek conqueror Alexander the Great.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • Ender did not see Peter as the beautiful ten-year-old boy that grown-ups saw, with dark, thick, tousled hair and a face that could have belonged to Alexander the Great.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Alexander the Great conquered the known world, including Egypt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Herat was visible from here, spread below her like a child’s board game: the Women’s Garden to the north of the city, Char-suq Bazaar and the ruins of Alexander the Great’s old citadel to the south.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

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  • Must it not be to that famous elephant, with jewelled tusks, and redolent with myrrh, which was led out of an Indian town to do honour to Alexander the Great?
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • They were almost all books for grown-ups: a well-worn thriller, a book about snakes, another about Alexander the Great, the Odyssey.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Like Alexander the Great, Francie grieved, being convinced that there were no new worlds to conquer.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • In 326 B.C., Alexander the Great had billeted his army here on the last, easternmost push of his troops to the edge of his empire.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • And the men who commit these crimes, especially their leader, assure themselves that this is admirable, this is glory—it resembles Caesar and Alexander the Great and is therefore good.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • This was not least due to the political upheavals resulting from the conquests of Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.).
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And because my first inclination was to be entertained with scenes of pomp and magnificence, I desired to see Alexander the Great at the head of his army, just after the battle of Arbela: which, upon a motion of the governor’s finger, immediately appeared in a large field, under the window where we stood.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Was not a bowl of wine the cause of the demise of Alexander the Great, or, at least, does not Dr. Lempriere say so?
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • For after the conquest of Asia by Alexander the Great, there were few learned Jews, that were not perfect in the Greek tongue.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • It is of an Indian prince, who sent a beautiful woman as a present to Alexander the Great.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter
  • ’The last of the Great Ones,’ said the Sikh with authority, ’was Sikander Julkarn [Alexander the Great].
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • And the way to make ready one’s own forces will be easily found if the rules suggested by me shall be reflected upon, and if one will consider how Philip, the father of Alexander the Great, and many republics and princes have armed and organized themselves, to which rules I entirely commit myself.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Where would the world be if Alexander the Great had waited until he was older?
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • 18 When the Achaean cities fell to Macedon, Philip II and his son, Alexander the Great, saved Greece.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Not that I don’t think you couldn’t be Alexander the Great himself, you understand.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Over time, well-known historical figures such as Philip II of Macedon (the father of Alexander the Great) and perhaps even Alexander himself were assassinated.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • If Edmund Burke had failed to provide a memorable line for the night’s efforts, Fox did at once : Lord Chatham, the King of Prussia, nay, Alexander the Great, never gained more in one campaign than the noble lord has lost—he has lost a whole continent.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • "We are in my Magic Theater," he said with a smile, "and if you wish at any time to learn the Tango or to be a general or to have a talk with Alexander the Great, it is always at your service.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • "His name," said the Distressed One, "is not the same as Bellerophon’s horse that was called Pegasus, or Alexander the Great’s, called Bucephalus, or Orlando Furioso’s, the name of which was Brigliador, nor yet Bayard, the horse of Reinaldos of Montalvan, nor Frontino like Ruggiero’s, nor Bootes or Peritoa, as they say the horses of the sun were called, nor is he called Orelia, like the horse on which the unfortunate Rodrigo, the last king of the Goths, rode to the battle where he lost…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • For the past month he had been arguing that Alexander the Great sided with the big bankers at the Continental Congress and tried to undercut Mr. Jefferson.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Granma had been telling him that Alexander the Great was not politicking at that time, and as a matter of fact, was not living at that time.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Wasn’t Alexander the Great way back in the blue section, thousands of years ago?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Alexander the Great was the King of Macedonia.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • (So it wasn’t easy to steal his happiness from him!) One day while he was sitting beside his barrel enjoying the sun, he was visited by Alexander the Great.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • At school we learned that in 327 BC, even before the Buddhists came to Swat, Alexander the Great swept into the valley with thousands of elephants and soldiers on his way from Afghanistan to the Indus.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Granma loved coffee and I figured, like Granpa, that the coffee would help out when we got to Alexander the Great, for the entire thing had been a worriment to Granma for the solid month.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • I stood on our roof looking at the mountains, the snow-topped Mount Elum where Alexander the Great had reached up and touched Jupiter.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Everything I knew about swords came from reading books—the history of Alexander the Great, The Three Musketeers—as if that could help!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Alexander the Great lived more than two thousand years ago, and his last name was not actually "The Great."
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • He thinks he’s Alexander the Great.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • She put aside the thriller and the book about Alexander the Great, hesitated — and picked up the Odyssey.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • Besides invading other people’s countries and forcing them to do whatever he said, Alexander the Great was famous for something called the Gordian Knot.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • Luckily for the Baudelaires, Sunny’s teeth were as sharp as the sword of Alexander the Great, and Captain Sham’s peg leg split right in half with a crack! that made everybody look down.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • …IV — WHY THE KINGDOM OF DARIUS, CONQUERED BY ALEXANDER, DID NOT REBEL AGAINST THE SUCCESSORS OF ALEXANDER AT HIS DEATH Considering the difficulties which men have had to hold to a newly acquired state, some might wonder how, seeing that Alexander the Great became the master of Asia in a few years, and died whilst it was scarcely settled (whence it might appear reasonable that the whole empire would have rebelled), nevertheless his successors maintained themselves, and had to meet…
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Seeing, on the other side, some Cossacks (les Cosaques) and the wide-spreading steppes in the midst of which lay the holy city of Moscow (Moscou, la ville sainte), the capital of a realm such as the Scythia into which Alexander the Great had marched—Napoleon unexpectedly, and contrary alike to strategic and diplomatic considerations, ordered an advance, and the next day his army began to cross the Niemen.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • …prince should read histories, and study there the actions of illustrious men, to see how they have borne themselves in war, to examine the causes of their victories and defeat, so as to avoid the latter and imitate the former; and above all do as an illustrious man did, who took as an exemplar one who had been praised and famous before him, and whose achievements and deeds he always kept in his mind, as it is said Alexander the Great imitated Achilles, Caesar Alexander, Scipio Cyrus.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • Philip of Macedon, not the father of Alexander the Great, but he who was conquered by Titus Quintius, had not much territory compared to the greatness of the Romans and of Greece who attacked him, yet being a warlike man who knew how to attract the people and secure the nobles, he sustained the war against his enemies for many years, and if in the end he lost the dominion of some cities, nevertheless he retained the kingdom.
    Nicolo Machiavelli  --  The Prince
  • At this thought he felt such vexation and anger that he reasoned the matter thus: "If Alexander the Great cut the Gordian knot, saying, ’To cut comes to the same thing as to untie,’ and yet did not fail to become lord paramount of all Asia, neither more nor less could happen now in Dulcinea’s disenchantment if I scourge Sancho against his will; for, if it is the condition of the remedy that Sancho shall receive three thousand and odd lashes, what does it matter to me whether he…
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • …pilgrims, and the other ten to this worthy squire that he may be able to speak favourably of this adventure;" and then having writing materials, with which he always went provided, brought to him, he gave them in writing a safe-conduct to the leaders of his bands; and bidding them farewell let them go free and filled with admiration at his magnanimity, his generous disposition, and his unusual conduct, and inclined to regard him as an Alexander the Great rather than a notorious robber.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
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