Does Alexander the Great deserve his reputation?Does Alexander the Great deserve his reputation?

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pohnpei397 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Alexander the Great does deserve his reputation.  He accomplished a great deal at a young age.  In addition, he was not simply a conqueror.  He was also very smart (as befits someone who had Aristotle for a tutor) about how he dealt with people.

Alexander deserves his reputation because of his ability to build a huge empire.  This was done partly through his military abilities.  However, it was also accomplished by his ability to gain the loyalty of the people he conquered.  He did this by doing things like allowing a large degree of self-rule to the conquered.

Alexander was not perfect by any means.  He made mistakes that helped erode his support among his own people.  However, his achievements certainly make him worthy of his reputation.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
I think Alexander the Great deserves his reputation because he was a brilliant tactician and introduced several technological and cultural advances into his country. He left a lasting legacy, bringing Russia into the modern world, which is why I think he deserves his reputation.

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