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Was Alexander Great? The Life, Leadership, and Legacies of History’s Greatest Warrior

Wellesley College via edX

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Alexander the Great conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks, fused the eastern and western peoples of his empire, and became a god – before his 33rd birthday. This course explores the life, leadership, and legacies of history’s warrior, and one of its most controversial leaders, an ambiguous genius whose story helps us to understand not only the history of warfare, but also different ideas about human sexuality, the history of relations between east and west, and the religious beliefs both of ancient polytheists and modern monotheists.

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Taught by

Guy MacLean Rogers


4.7 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    The teacher shares his passion for Alexander in a fine way. He has stretched the by far most important factors in Alexander's education, Did Socrates maxima Know yourself reach Alexander?
  • Patrícia Guedes
    This is my first online course, actually is the first time i'm studying since i've finished college, 16 years ago, and has been very rewarding.

    The theme is well presented and the lectures well structured.

  • Bruce Pohlmann
    This is a class that is currently in progress. I'm enjoying it immensely.
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