Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

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by Jacob Abbott
     
 

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT died when he was quite young. He was but thirty-two years of age when he ended his career, and as he was about twenty when he commenced it, it was only for a period of twelve years that he was actually engaged in performing the work of his life. Napoleon was nearly three times as long on the great field of human action. Despite the briefness of

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ALEXANDER THE GREAT died when he was quite young. He was but thirty-two years of age when he ended his career, and as he was about twenty when he commenced it, it was only for a period of twelve years that he was actually engaged in performing the work of his life. Napoleon was nearly three times as long on the great field of human action. Despite the briefness of Alexander's career, he ran through, during that short period, a very brilliant series of exploits, which were so bold, so romantic, and which led him into such adventures in scenes of the greatest magnificence and splendor, that all the world looked on with astonishment then, and mankind have continued to read the story since, from age to age, with the greatest interest and attention. The secret of Alexander's success was his character. He possessed a certain combination of mental and personal attractions, which in every age gives to those who exhibit it a mysterious and almost unbounded ascendency over all within their influence.

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ISBN-13:
9781291009552
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Publication date:
01/11/2013
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Tine Chapter III. The Reaction f I1HE country which was formerly occupied - by Macedon and the other states of Greece is now Turkey in Europe. In the northern part of it is a vast chain of mountains called now the Balkan. In Alexander's day it was Mount Hse- mus. This chain forms a broad belt of lofty and uninhabitable land, and extends from the Black Sea to the Adriatic. A branch of this mountain range, called Rho- dope, extends southwardly from about the middle of its length, as may be seen by the map. Rhodope separated Macedonia from a large and powerful country, which was occupied by a somewhat rude but warlike race of men. This country was Thrace. Thrace was one great fertile basin or valley, sloping toward the centei in every direction, so that all the streams from the mountains, increased by the rams which feD over the whole surface of the ground, flowed to gether into one river, which meandered through the center of the valley, and flowed out at lasl into the JEgean Sea. The name of this rivei nOebnu. ViJJey of tfa Dumb was the Hobrus. All th'e may be seen distinct lv upon the iim.it The Balkan, or Mount Rasmus, as it was then called, formed the great northern frontier of Maoedon and Thrace. From the summits of the range, looking northward, the eye surveyed a vast extent of land, constituting one of th Host extensive and fertile valleys on the globe rbnce. Revolt among the northern oattoM It was the valley :f the Danube. It was inhabited, in those days, by rude tribes whun the Greeks and Romans always designated as bar- tartans. They were, at any rate, wild and warlike, and, as they had not the art of writing, they have left us no records of their institutions or theirhistory. We know nothing of them, or of the other half-civilized nations that oc...

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Jacob Abbott was a congregationalist minister who was perhaps the most influential and prolific author of children's books in the mid-19th century. His series of Rollo books as well as his other series for juveniles were published by numerous firms both in the United States and England. The Maker of History series books were published for more than 50 years and are still popular today among home schoolers. His Lucy series may have been the first girl's series (1842). In all he wrote more than 200 books which were published by more than a hundred different publishers.

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Alexander the Great 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
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Some of the pages are not complete
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Don't buy this. There are too many typos in it.
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