Originally Posted by thaddeus6th
I think that's unfair on Alexander.
He was fortunate to inherit a great army and strong kingdom but had to immediately (at 19) reassert the Hellenistic hegemony, and then went on to smash Persia and deal some Indians a bloody nose too. He never lost a battle, won a number of enormous battles and cracked some very tough nuts with siegecraft.
Hey no no i respect Alexander alot for his young age when he dominated but he did have a great army,strong kingdom before him. Historians mention he killed Parmenion because he built the army with Philip and had too much power. People like that are forgotten for the young hero.
I just meant in west people tend to overdo because he is part of Greek history. Like the Romans idolized him so do people today. Most people this part of the world think Ghengis Khan was the guy who couldnt conquer whole of China and didnt do anything else than rape half of the women in Asia and cut of peoples heads.