Alexander the Great, the King of Macedonia

It is me Alexander the Great, the king of Macedonia and one of the most respected military commanders of all time. I have currently got a disease so my time is nearly up. Over my time I have conquered a series of lands and empires including persia, egypt india and many more. I am writing this letter so that future generations can learn about me and my contribution to Greece. I have established the largest empire the world has ever seen. I have felt so honored that I have inspired all the men around me, so much that they would follow me wherever and even if they died in the process. In my younger life, more exactly, when I was 12 I showed immense courage while taming a wild horse, Bucephalus. Bucephalus, then became my battle partner for most of my life. When I was 16, my father left me incharge of Macedonia so he could battle against Byzantine Empire. When I was only 20 years old, my father was sadly killed by one of his bodyguards, Pausanias.

I then claimed the Macedonia throne and killed all my rivals who wanted the power of the throne. I then pursued in following my father’s footsteps and continued Macedonia’s world domination. When I was 22 years old I saw the opportunity to prove my military worth, I led a cavalry against the sacred band of thebes who were supposedly unbeatable. During this time I put my bravery on show and my cavalry defeated the Sacred band of thebes. 2 years before this, my father sadly was killed by one of his bodyguards, Pausanias. I was only 20 years old when I claimed the Macedonia throne and killed all my rivals who wanted the power of the throne. I then pursued in following my father’s footsteps and continued Macedonia’s world domination.

Me and my army then headed to Persia. We crossed the Hellespont, a narrow strait between the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, and faced Persian forces, victory went to me and my army. later on in life, me and my army encountered a massive Persian army led by King Darius III near the town of Issus in southern Turkey. My army was hugely outnumbered in men but not in experience or the determination for revenge and to claim Persia’s great wealth. As it became clear I would win the Battle of Issus, Darius fled with what remained of his troops, leaving his wife and family behind. His mother, Sisygambis, believed her son had died, so I sent her laomedon, who spoke persian to go and reassure them he had not died. By now it was clear that I showed true leadership, courage, bravery and determination. It is clear that I truly was a leader and I made great significance to Macedonia. Whatever was thrown at me i did whatever i could and I pushed through and showed all of you what a great leader does. I managed to change the ancient world in just over a decade