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Conqueror

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Puzzle ID:#45354
Fun:*** (2.49)
Difficulty:** (1.57)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:weizhongAus******

 

 

 



I was a conqueror of empires,
One with Greek desires,
It wasn't Greece where I was born,
In fact they looked at me with scorn.

I preserved their ways,
By creating a Greek craze,
I introduced a Greek Age,
Greece was no longer in a cage.

I crushed the Grecians,
I destroyed the Persians,
I freed the Egyptians,
Then, I defeated the Indians.

But soon, I felt ill,
Alas, I had no time for a will,
After I died, the empire divided,
Into Egyptian, Greek, and Seleucid.

My death was unfortunate,
None could match my wit,
But now that I am dead (sigh),
The question is, who am I?


Answer

I am Alexander the Great.

Alexander the Great conquered most of the known world during his reign. He was not Greek, but Macedonian. Grecians hated Macedonians, calling them "barbarians." However, Alexander the Great was taught by the famous teacher, Aristotle. Alexander greatly admired the Greeks, and spread their culture through his empire.
He is often said to be the best strategist of his day. He used his superior tactics to destroy the Greeks, Persians, and the Indians. He also freed the Egyptians from the Persians.
When Alexander quickly died from fever, his empire was divided between his three generals, becoming the Egyptian Empire, the Greek Empire, and the Seleucid Empire.

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