Alexander III Quotes

I will assist you in your amour if your mistress be to be gained either by presents or persuasions; but we must use no other means, because she is free-born.

 
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Statement to Eurylochus who had fallen in love with a prostitute, Telesippa who would not agree to be his mistress. He asked the assistance of Alexander who was then the most powerful man in the world. However, Alexander’s limited means that could be utilized is one of the many illustrations of his respect for people and customs as more important than the whims of the rulers.
Alexander III
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Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, translit. Aléxandros ho Mégas), was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon[a] and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and he created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.

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