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What was the name of the Greek philosopher who became Alexander's tutor?
How old was Alexander when he became king?
What was the eastern edge of Alexander the Great's Empire?
Alexander was 20 when he became ruler of Macedonia and Greece, but Philip had carefully prepared his son for the job. By age 16, Alexander was serving as a commander in the Macedonian army. He quickly won the respect of his soldiers. After Philip's death, Alexander was ready to fulfill his father's dream. He prepared to invade the Persian Empire.
How old was Alexander when he served as a commander?
334 b.c., Alexander led about 40,000 Macedonian and Greek soldiers into Asia Minor. Their goal was to defeat one of the strongest armies in the world—the Persians. Alexander's cavalry (KAV • uhl • ree), or soldiers on horseback, proved to be a stronger force. They fought a battle at Granicus, in what is today northwestern Turkey.
What animal did the cavalry use in the army?
The drive to become powerful, successful, or famous
Analyze the map and answer.
Why was the kingdom of Alexander the Great difficult to maintain?
because it was very big
Because of the constant wars and invasions
Because the region was near the sea
When Alexander and his men conquered Egypt, the location was renamed?
What body of water marks the eastern edge of Alexander's empire?