356–323 b.c., king of Macedonia 336–323: conqueror of Greek city-states and of the Persian empire from Asia Minor and Egypt to India.
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How to use Alexander the Great in a sentence
During my weeks in Afghanistan, I sometimes felt I was driving through a landscape unchanged since Alexander the Great passed through.
Here, for instance, is a touch of magnanimity quite in the Alexander-the-great style.Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men | Anna Brownell Jameson
British Dictionary definitions for Alexander the Great
356–323 bc, king of Macedon, who conquered Greece (336), Egypt (331), and the Persian Empire (328), and founded Alexandria
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Cultural definitions for Alexander the Great
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