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Alexander the Great

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Definition conqueror of most of the world known to the ancient Greeks which lead to the Hellenistic Age (356-323 BC)
  • Aristotle tutored Alexander the Great.
  • ...we had to get the book back on Alexander the Great.
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • Alexander the Great = conqueror of most of the world known to the ancient Greeks
  • I never anticipated Alexander the Great, Robin Hood, or Billie Holiday.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • It may surprise you to learn that at this moment, Sunny resembled the famous Greek conqueror Alexander the Great.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • Like Alexander the Great, Francie grieved, being convinced that there were no new worlds to conquer.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • It is of an Indian prince, who sent a beautiful woman as a present to Alexander the Great.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini's Daughter
  • 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
  • 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
  • Where would the world be if Alexander the Great had waited until he was older?
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • Alexander the Great conquered the known world, including Egypt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 'The last of the Great Ones,' said the Sikh with authority, 'was Sikander Julkarn [Alexander the Great].
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • 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
  • Not that I don't think you couldn't be Alexander the Great himself, you understand.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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