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Alexander the Great
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conqueror of most of the world known to the ancient Greeks which lead to the Hellenistic Age (356-323 BC)
  • 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.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (40% in)
  • 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.
    Book Nine — 1812 (6% in)

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