Alexander III Quotes

You have not done well to publish your books of Rhetoric; for what is there now that we excel others in, if those things which we have been particularly instructed in be laid open to all?

 
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There were for centuries inhibitions on scholars publishing their works. Scholars were paid by students and if the knowledge could be read, the scholar would “lose business.” The students of the great teachers, as in this case, felt that if anyone could read the material, their uniqueness would be diminished for education was then a very exclusive commodity.
Alexander III
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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