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It was proba a bit harsh to cut off his nose and ears before killing him, but that was the Persian custom. Document it! Beyond the Persian Empire Alexander was exploring new things all the time. New experiences are great topics to write about in a journal, even if it’s something really normal like visiting a new city or discovering a new favourite band or film. The Persian Empire had once stretched as far as India, but the Persians had been pushed back by local leaders before Alexander arrived.
Roxane was the mother of Alexander’s son, who was born after the death of his father. Roxane and young Alexander were both killed in the wars that followed the death of Alexander the Great. This picture was painted long after Alexander died. In fact, he never met his son, who was also called Alexander. 37 Alexander’s place in history Many people saw Alexander as a god while he was still alive. More than 2,300 years after he died, it still seems incredible that, in a few short years, the young king could have conquered such a huge empire.
I needed to make sure that Darius III was finally out of the way. He had fled to tothe far corner of the empire, so we followed. When we gotcalled his hiding place in Bactria, we found that some guy ing Bessus had already murdered the king and was claim the crown for himself. Document it! Those who wrote about him during his life had a favourable view of Alexander. If not, they might have found themselves in trouble. When looking at writing from the past, you should always think about whether the writer is giving a fair view or just giving one side of the argument.