History of Greece

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byCharles Alan Fyffe

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Excerpt: ... 112 ALEXANDER. [chap. celebrating the marriage festival of his daughter with the king of Epirus, he was murdered by a Macedonian noble, and his crown passed to his son Alexander (b.c. 336). CHAPTER VII. EMPIRE OF ALEXANDER. i. Alexander Master of Greece.--Alexander, on coming to the throne, found everything ready for the invasion of Persia. As the death of Philip caused a movement in favour of liberty in some of the Greek States, Alexander instantly marched into Peloponnesus with a large army, in order to show the Greeks how strong he was. A congress was held as before at Corinth, and Alexander, though only twenty years old, was recognized as the head and the general of Greece. He then returned to Macedonia, and in the spring of B.c. 335 made an expedition against the barbarous nations north of Macedonia. He first fought his way through Thrace to the Danube, which he crossed, defeating the Geta? who lived beyond it, and then turned south-west, and defeated the Illyrians on the west of Macedonia. While he was absent, a false report of his death reached Greece, and the Thebans revolted and besieged the Macedonian garrison in the Kadmeia. Alexander marched from Illyria with wonderful quickness, and captured Thebes. The city was razed to the ground, and the entire population sold as slaves. This complete destruction of the State which had lately been at the head of Greece struck terror into the other cities, and put an end to all thoughts of resistance. 2. The Macedonian Army. Phalanx.--The army which Philip had prepared, and with which Alexander overthrew the Persian empire, was so armed and arranged that, though it was not very numerous, it was the strongest force there had yet been in the world. The great feature of the Macedonian VII.] THE PHALANX. 113 army was the phalanx. This was...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1883. Excerpt: ... 112 ALEXANDER. [chap. celebrating the marriage festival of his daughter with the king of Epirus, he was murdered by a Macedonian noble, and his crown pass...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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