Epic History TV's complete four-part history of Alexander the Great in one video. Follow the incredible story of the Macedonian king as he embarks on the total conquest of the ancient world's greatest superpower, the Persian Empire. With dramatic victories at the Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela, Alexander defeats Darius III and claims the throne of Persia. But his campaign to subdue the empire's easternmost provinces and reach the edge of the known world will take him into modern Afghanistan, Pakistan and the frontier of India, where he meets the Indian king Porus in battle at the Hydaspes. This is the complete overview of Alexander's conquests, a 10 year period of immense drama and historical significance, as the young Macedonian king's breathtaking achievements ushered in a new era in European and Middle Eastern history - the Hellenistic Age. Help me make more videos by supporting Epic History TV on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/EpicHistoryTV Thanks to Invicta for Total War game footage. Game Engine: Total War: Rome II https://www.totalwar.com/ Buy the game here: http://geni.us/kiR7Nho Music from Filmstro https://www.filmstro.com/ Get 20% off an annual license! Use our exclusive coupon code: EPICHISTORYTV_ANN Produced in partnership with Osprey Publishing https://ospreypublishing.com/ Warrior: Macedonian Warrior https://ospreypublishing.com/macedonian-warrior-pb Men-at-Arms: The Army of Alexander the Great https://ospreypublishing.com/the-army-of-alexander-the-great-pb Campaign: Granicus 334 BC https://ospreypublishing.com/granicus-334-bc-pb The Persian Army 560 - 330 BC: https://ospreypublishing.com/the-persian-army-560-330-bc-pb Special thanks to Chris Stevens for Gordian Knot footage! Images: Alexander the Great Mosaic Remastered – with thanks to Miłek Jakubiec Parthenon - Dennis Jarvis via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Socrates - Bar Harel via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) White Mountains of Crete - Tobias von der Haar via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Acropolis - Aleksandr Zykov via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Theatre of Dionysus - Sébastien Bertrand via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Sparta - Ronny Siegel via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Macedonian mountains - Novica Nakov via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Vergina sun - SilentResident via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Standard of Cyrus the Great - Sodacan via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Golden Wheat - Mr Hicks46 via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Knot - JP Davidson via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Amun – Jeff Dahl via WM (CC BY-SA 2.0) Columns - Marco Zanferrari, via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) JakubiecDoric Columns – Dimitry B. via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Lar Plain, Iran – Ninara via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Treasury Reliefs – Alan via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Columns by Matt Sherlock via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Hindu Kush Scene by 401st_AFSB via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Baluchistan by Beluchistan via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Bust of Alexander the Great by shakko via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0) Ruins at Pergamon by Peter via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Hephaestion Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.
Both parts merged. English subtitles (hardcoded) -------- Legendary military leader and conqueror of the ancient world, Alexander the Great is brought to life in this stunning documentary. Part 1: Born in Macedonia in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of twenty. But the kingdom Alexander inherited was volatile. How did he defeat enemies at home and reassert Macedonian power within Greece? And what prompted his urge to dominate the world? Part 2: Against overwhelming odds, and with brilliant military strategy, Alexander led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Egypt, Syria and Asia Minor - finally reaching northwest India – all without suffering a single defeat. But the success did not come without a personal price.
Alexander the Great, History Channel Documentary. The true story of Alexander the Great (king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and member of the Argead dynasty) and the Macedonian Empire, which introduced the Hellenistic Period of ancient Greek civilization. Alexander the Great, king of Macedon, 356 BCE - 323 BCE: "Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Greece and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you." (Alexander's letter to Persian king Darius in response to a truce plea, as quoted in "Anabasis Alexandri" by Roman historian Arrian, Book 2.14.4, Greek original: “οἱ ὑμέτεροι πρόγονοι ἐλθόντες εἰς Μακεδονίαν καὶ εἰς τὴν ἄλλην Ἑλλάδα κακῶς ἐποίησαν ἡμᾶς οὐδὲν προηδικημένοι: ἐγὼ δὲ τῶν Ἑλλήνων ἡγεμὼν κατασταθεὶς καὶ τιμωρήσασθαι βουλόμενος Πέρσας διέβην ἐς τὴν Ἀσίαν, ὑπαρξάντων ὑμῶν.” http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Arr.+An.+2.14.4&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2008.01.0530) "We must remember too that Philip and Alexander were Greeks, descended from Heracles, wished to be recognised as Greeks, as benefactors of the Greeks, even as Heracles had been." (Nicholas Hammond, British scholar and expert on Macedon, 'Alexander the Great', p.257) “Afterwards he [Alexander] revived his father's League of Corinth, and with it his plan for a pan-Hellenic invasion of Asia to punish the Persians for the suffering of the Greeks, especially the Athenians, in the Greco-Persian Wars and to liberate the Greek cities of Asia Minor.” (Victor Davis Hanson, “Makers of Ancient Strategy: From the Persian Wars to the Fall of Rome”, Princeton University Press, 2012, p.119) "They (ancient Macedonians) felt as Greeks, and they had no temptation to destroy what they claimed was their mother country. They had clearly no wish to swallow up Greece in Macedonia, but rather to make Macedonia, as a Greek state, the ruling power of Greece. Such was undoubtedly the aim of Philip and Alexander too." (Theodore Ayrault Dodge, military historian, “Alexander”, p.187) "His [Philip's] course seems to have been directed towards the establishment of stability in Greece, not conquest." (Eugene Borza, “Shadows of Olympus”, p.230) "Philip II of Macedon was anxious to pacify and unify Greeks at any cost." (Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, Routledge, 2006) “In the end, the Greeks would fall under the rule of a single man, who would unify Greece: Philip II, king of Macedon (360-336 BC). His son, Alexander the Great, would lead the Greeks on a conquest of the ancient Near East vastly expanding the Greek world.” (Michael Burger, “The Shaping of Western Civilization: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment”, University of Toronto Press, 2008, p.76) “To a certain extent the Macedonian monarchy had already been a unifying element in Greek history, even before the conquests of Alexander.” (Michael Crawford, Fergus Millar, Emilio Gabba, "Sources for Ancient History", p. 12, Cambridge University Press) “After Philip's assassination at Aegae in 336, Alexander inherited, together with the Macedonian kingdom, his father's Panhellenic project to lead the Greeks in the conquest of Persia.” (Waldemar Heckel, Lawrence A. Tritle, “Alexander the Great: A New History”, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, p.99) Yale University, USA: "We know the ancient Macedonians were fundamentally Greeks. That is to say they were Greek speakers and ethnically they were Greeks." (Yale University Courses, Lecture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuOxGMoHMMY, Introduction to Ancient Greek History, Philip, Demosthenes and the Fall of the Polis, 2007) on 01m 48s
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In which you are introduced to the life and accomplishments of Alexander the Great, his empire, his horse Bucephalus, the empires that came after him, and the idea of Greatness. Is greatness a question of accomplishment, of impact, or are people great because the rest of us decide they're great? Also discussed are Kim Kardashian and the Situation, gender bias in history, Catherine the Great's death (not via horse love), the ardent love other generals--from Pompey the Great to Napoleon--had for Alexander, a bit of Persian history. Crash Course World History now available on DVD! http://store.dftba.com/products/crashcourse-world-history-the-complete-series-dvd-set Follow us! @thecrashcourse @realjohngreen @raoulmeyer @crashcoursestan @saysdanica @thoughtbubbler Like us! http://www.facebook.com/youtubecrashcourse Follow us again! http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support CrashCourse on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
The incredible story of Alexander the Great and his conquest of the known world is brought to life with animated maps, images from Osprey Publishing and Total War game footage. In Part 1, we look at the background: Persia's invasion of Greece in 480 BC, the rise of Macedonia under King Philip II, and the formation of the Hellenic League. Following Philip's assassination, his 20 year old son Alexander inherited the kingdom and a formidable army. In 334 BC he used this army to launch a invasion of the Persian Empire, winning a crucial victory at the River Granicus. Help me make more videos by supporting Epic History TV on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/EpicHistoryTV Thanks to Invicta for Total War game footage. Game Engine: Total War: Rome II https://www.totalwar.com/ Buy the game here: http://geni.us/kiR7Nho Music from Filmstro https://www.filmstro.com/ Get 20% off an annual license! Use our exclusive coupon code: EPICHISTORYTV_ANN Produced in partnership with Osprey Publishing https://ospreypublishing.com/ Warrior: Macedonian Warrior https://ospreypublishing.com/macedonian-warrior-pb Men-at-Arms: The Army of Alexander the Great https://ospreypublishing.com/the-army-of-alexander-the-great-pb Campaign: Granicus 334 BC https://ospreypublishing.com/granicus-334-bc-pb Alexander the Great Mosaic Remastered – with thanks to Miłek Jakubiec Images: Parthenon - Dennis Jarvis via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Socrates - Bar Harel via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0) White Mountains of Crete - Tobias von der Haar via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Acropolis - Aleksandr Zykov via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Theatre of Dionysus - Sébastien Bertrand via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Sparta - Ronny Siegel via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Macedonian mountains - Novica Nakov via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Vergina sun - SilentResident via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Standard of Cyrus the Great - Sodacan via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Golden Wheat - Mr Hicks46 via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Alexander the Great is one of the most famous historical figures of all time. Yet many are unaware of the 9 times he cheated death over the course of his epic campaigns into the east! Support future documentaries: https://www.patreon.com/InvictaHistory Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InvictaHistory Twitter: https://twitter.com/InvictaHistory Video Credits: Research - Invicta Script: Invicta Narration - Invicta Artwork - Robbie McSweeney (https://www.artstation.com/artist/robbiemcsweeney) Bibliography: “Alexander the Great" by Phillips Freeman (http://amzn.to/2eyAsry) "The Campaigns of Alexander" by Arrian (http://amzn.to/2wyIni8) Music: "Rome: Total War OST" by Jeff van Dyck "Total War: Rome II OST" by Richard Beddow
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Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC) He is to this day one of the greatest kings this world has seen. He is widely considered as one of history's most successful military commanders and his tactics are still being learned by generals in this modern age. LEARN EVEN MORE ABOUT HIM AT in60Learning: https://www.in60learning.com/ Written by Vedran. Narrated and animated by Matt. MUSIC: Desert City the Chasm by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ All pictures are under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.
Sign up to Swagbucks and earn $100s a year by shopping online, watching videos and taking surveys. Click this link for a $3 sign-up bonus: http://bit.ly/2BwRCil Alexander began his war against the Persians in 334 BC. At the time the Macedonian leader was twenty-two years old. At his death eleven years later, Alexander ruled the largest empire of the ancient world. His victory at the battle of Gaugamela on the Persian plains was a decisive conquest that insured the defeat of his Persian rival King Darius III.