Alexander the Great (All Parts)

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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.
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  • madmojo 1999
    madmojo 1999 Жыл бұрын

    A high school teacher said to his class ,by the time Alexander the great was a few years older than you he had conquered the known world, a student then said ,but he had Aristotle as a teacher, we only have you .

  • moraswi manyatathela

    moraswi manyatathela

    3 күн бұрын

    ​@Dreamer Afterall 0p00p0pp00

  • Abdullah

    Abdullah

    5 күн бұрын

    What a brat

  • Eric Gaviola

    Eric Gaviola

    8 күн бұрын

    Basag yon teacher🤣 kung totoo yan matalino yon student na yon

  • Max Planķk

    Max Planķk

    9 күн бұрын

    Alex NEVER wouldve been who he was, if he wasn't BORN into through his king daddy smh. Spoiled fkr got handed the position foh

  • Don Juan

    Don Juan

    9 күн бұрын

    Ya burnt

  • SMToon Entertainment
    SMToon EntertainmentАй бұрын

    Man...the distance Alexander and his Army traveled is unbelievable

  • JGDL11

    JGDL11

    4 күн бұрын

    @DWZenix The difference is that not everything conquered by the Mongol Empire was the work of one man. Alexander's Empire was conquered by him alone, many generals and sons and grandsons of Genghis Khan completed the conquest of the Mongol Empire. Also Alexander did it much earlier, in a less connected world, with less information and less military technology and mobility.

  • Seth Taylor

    Seth Taylor

    7 күн бұрын

    @DWZenix 1500 years later which puts it in a different perspective

  • DWZenix

    DWZenix

    8 күн бұрын

    Wait til you hear about the Mongol empire

  • David Nymann

    David Nymann

    12 күн бұрын

    Just the logistics alone during that time period is impressive as hell.

  • Mojobisquit

    Mojobisquit

    26 күн бұрын

    Truly. Getting back was the really hard part and many men died along the way.

  • Dimitris Kaparakis
    Dimitris Kaparakis2 күн бұрын

    For those who doubt, back to those ancient times, there where city states. Macedonians, like Spartans , Athenians, etc were all considered and refered as Greeks. They were speaking the greek language. the name Alexander ( Alexandros Αλέξανδρος in greek) means Αλεξ+ άντρας, = " the man who repels - wins other men".Αλεξ- is a common synthetic of many greek words , like alexikeravno αλεξικέραυνο ) Αλεξ + κεραυνος = lightning protection system, or Αλεξίσφερο = Αλεξ + σφαίρα = bulletproof, etc. His father was Phillipos - Φιλιππος , means the man who loves horses , Φίλος+ Ίππος. macedonian capital was Pella, which is in the North Department, of modern Greece, with the name Μακεδονία = Macedonia. all the inscription are greek. The modern country of North Macedonia, is a piece of the former Yugoslavia. It gains independence, after Yugoslavia's dessolution. They tried to use Greek Macedonia name, and history, to make their people believe that they have a glorious historic roots. It is a rather ridiculous try. But the inability of greek government, allow that to happen. If someone goes to their capital in Spopje, he will see how ridiculous and cheesy, is their try. Everywhere modern Alexander Statues made from cement, and new governmental buildings that looks like ancient temples. I dont know if this spectacle, is something to laugh or to cry. It is like Americans from Europe or Africa, to claim that they are native Indians, even if they came hundreds years after. Unfortunately this situation serves dark politics, and people who dont know history believe that the slavic people who live in that coyntry, are Macedons... Pity

  • Shivang Verma
    Shivang VermaКүн бұрын

    He went back from beas river because one the general had went to inside india and saw nandas army of modern bihar and Eastern UP and it was that huge that the generals revolted and even if he went in ,,his expedition would have been closed .....

  • Angelos Liotscos
    Angelos Liotscos2 күн бұрын

    The Greeks did not think much of Alexander. It was only 200 years after, when the Romans conquered Greece and read their history, did they name him THE GREAT.

  • Лазар Величковић
    Лазар Величковић2 жыл бұрын

    The fact that Alexander the Great's name is remembered even 2000+ years after his death is mindblowing...

  • dylan351321

    dylan351321

    7 күн бұрын

    @Dave Roberts wow crazy. i wrote a book that said id bang your mom and it happened as well. i must be a prophet. my other book says your book is wrong, i wonder how we determine whos favorite fairytale is true? perhaps my group will slaughter your group until only one of us exists? sounds like something your god would smile at with glee.

  • Blast Oise

    Blast Oise

    14 күн бұрын

    Yeah but what was his surname

  • crni crni

    crni crni

    19 күн бұрын

    Александар Карановић

  • Antonio Man

    Antonio Man

    28 күн бұрын

    @Kalagan drive.google.com/file/d/1-ZTSu0BhS_rQShtn4RYL3BF0BWSCuSYZ/view?usp=drivesdk

  • Kalagan

    Kalagan

    28 күн бұрын

    @Antonio Man about that I couldn't find anything on google about this article. Can you send me the source? The only thing I found about it was propaganda sites from your country.

  • Monkey D. Richyy
    Monkey D. Richyy2 ай бұрын

    He's managed to teach more about history than all of my history teachers combined

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • Monkey D. Richyy

    Monkey D. Richyy

    2 ай бұрын

    @Ian Prudens bro what?

  • Ian Prudens

    Ian Prudens

    2 ай бұрын

    Teachers give you directions, you can go as far as you can,but it takes time. Your willing to learn and your own curiosity are the key of your knowledge.

  • Felicity Summers
    Felicity SummersАй бұрын

    I’m 75 and none of this wonderful history was taught to me, so enjoying finally learning 😊

  • Reliable Car Moving

    Reliable Car Moving

    16 сағат бұрын

    its only because all of this remarkable stories were written after you finished high school. The truth is totally different

  • Tanvir Bin Lokman

    Tanvir Bin Lokman

    Ай бұрын

    @Wesley Pepple Hahaha.

  • Wesley Pepple

    Wesley Pepple

    Ай бұрын

    @Tanvir Bin Lokman If your 115 I'm the Pope

  • Tanvir Bin Lokman

    Tanvir Bin Lokman

    Ай бұрын

    I'm 115 and im enjoying too!

  • Rex kirby Boyles
    Rex kirby Boyles17 сағат бұрын

    Here's a fun fact there wasn't actually 300 spartans but 7000 composed of all the greek citys and thebes on the battle of thermopylae

  • Jason Bourne

    Jason Bourne

    27 минут бұрын

    He did say Greek allies "lead by 300 spartans

  • Le Abdollen
    Le AbdollenАй бұрын

    If only we got a TV series or movie series as epic as this video. I often come back to this video as it's just so damn good.

  • Lux Dolor
    Lux Dolor Жыл бұрын

    Imagine having a teacher like Aristotle, at his time probably considered a just a popular philosopher among many others, now one of the most important thinkers in our history.

  • nez perce

    nez perce

    Ай бұрын

    Alex had 6 different teachers one of them by the name Leonidas

  • paper toys

    paper toys

    Ай бұрын

    @𐔟𐔓𐔍𐔠𐔇𐔙𐔛𐔀𐔐 The ancient macedons *long before Alexander's times* used the Doric Greek dialect as their mother tongue, the greek alphabet, greek names for persons / places / horses / cats / dogs, greek religion, greek calendar, greek culture, greek coinage and monetary system, greek astronomy and navigation system, participated the Olympic games (where only Greeks could compete), participated the Delphic Amphictyony (where only Greek states could participate), ... ... .... etc *and were self-identifying as Greeks. So please, enough with these unhistorical bs

  • AA BB

    AA BB

    2 ай бұрын

    Alexander was student of Aristotle. Aristotle was student of Plato, who was student of Socrates. So Alexander was in a way though by three great teachers. Beside being great thinkers greek philosophers were also wrestlers.

  • David Cávazos

    David Cávazos

    9 ай бұрын

    @noIMspartacus l5lw3i

  • A Real Gem

    A Real Gem

    11 ай бұрын

    @𐔟𐔓𐔍𐔠𐔇𐔙𐔛𐔀𐔐 soooo something tells me you’re Albanian 🤔🤣

  • Michael Scott
    Michael Scott4 ай бұрын

    I remember back when this video only had 100,000 views. Now it has 12 million and it couldn't have been earned by a better channel than Epic History TV!

  • Panos Tablet
    Panos TabletАй бұрын

    Alexander.. The Greatest Greek General, or even the world's greatest general.. A hero! A Conqueror! His Name will never been forgetten! Alexander The Great!

  • Panos Tablet

    Panos Tablet

    3 күн бұрын

    @Nikolas Dee jay Lol 💀

  • Nikolas Dee jay

    Nikolas Dee jay

    3 күн бұрын

    GREEK???? HAHAHAAHA.IDIOT,LEARN HISTORY!!!

  • Skouta

    Skouta

    11 күн бұрын

    Macedonian

  • T1Adventure
    T1Adventure2 ай бұрын

    Back when a King or a General fighting with his army in an actual battle. This are the true men of war.

  • Shaz Baggle

    Shaz Baggle

    Ай бұрын

    Yes because the instability caused by a leader being killed in battle is just so good for a nation. GTFO here. The people who believe that have no military or governing knowledge in the slightest.

  • MisterEpicMannJunior

    MisterEpicMannJunior

    Ай бұрын

    yeah leader right now are just a bunch of coward

  • Marc Wright
    Marc WrightАй бұрын

    This is fabulous content, so well put together.... hasn't aged over four years!!! Well done sir! Many thanks

  • Braeden Alberti
    Braeden Alberti Жыл бұрын

    Learning about Alexander in college gave me a midlife crisis. This man was conquering the world at the same age where I’m in a battle to not eat too many ramen packets in one day

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • e4 d5

    e4 d5

    Ай бұрын

    The reason you're in a midlife crisis is because you're unable to see the fundamental differences in the life and era that you both lived in. Comparing achievements and goals is beyond unsensical. Good luck in your life, it seems like you're really going to need it.

  • Daniel Vileshin

    Daniel Vileshin

    2 ай бұрын

    @Daemon Zap i hate this

  • Apis D

    Apis D

    3 ай бұрын

    @Rob Austin killing Alexander by Napoleon would've been the most stupid decision of his, as well as an attack on Russia, because what he wanted most was a military alliance with Russia in order to resist British Empire and seize all of its main colonies, the most important of which was India. Despite the fact that this murder in any case would've extremely angered the Russian people and greatly weakened relations with Russia at that time and in the future (for the same reason, Napoleon himself wasn't killed, but isolated, so as not to spoil relations with France and not to anger the French people)

  • JESUS LOVES HIS PEOPLE!

    JESUS LOVES HIS PEOPLE!

    4 ай бұрын

    Don't feel bad. He was confused and became effeminate.

  • Angelos Daresis
    Angelos Daresis5 ай бұрын

    "Not much needs to be said about the Greekness of ancient Macedonia: it is undeniable." Ian Worthington, "Philip II of Macedon", Yale University, 2008

  • Larry Conner jr
    Larry Conner jr19 сағат бұрын

    People don’t realize that Alexander’s father Phillip the 2nd did the ground work and put everything in place so that Alexander could engage in his conquest which was his father’s idea I’ve always felt that Alexander had something to do with his father’s murder because Alexander is the person who benefited the most from his death

  • Tip of the spear
    Tip of the spear6 ай бұрын

    The mind boggles at how Alexander could keep all newly won territories in tow when the lines of communication then was days or weeks on horseback and yet it was done. Fear is a great motivator ! 🇦🇺

  • Felippe Barbosa
    Felippe Barbosa6 ай бұрын

    Had this guy lived to 60 years old he would have conquered Eurasia. What a legend.

  • VntiHero

    VntiHero

    6 күн бұрын

    @Aman Kumar Mishra kzread.info/dash/bejne/Z5p60856lKfPZ5M.html Video explaining how he conquered the punjab. Let me see your source?

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    6 күн бұрын

    @VntiHero 😂😂 so your evidence is Wikipedia. Can't believe I wasted my time for you child. Wtf..

  • VntiHero

    VntiHero

    6 күн бұрын

    @Aman Kumar Mishra en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallian_campaign Alexander conquering the punjab after defeating porus, many sources at the bottom page, this myth that he turned back is just a Hindu nationalist belief no one else believes.

  • VntiHero

    VntiHero

    6 күн бұрын

    @Aman Kumar Mishra False, conquered the punjab after crushing porus, the myth that he was defeated or turned back right after porus is another Hindu nationalist myth, I will provide you evidence with his punjab campaign.

  • Naitik Singh Rathore

    Naitik Singh Rathore

    6 күн бұрын

    @Aman Kumar Mishra again for your information Alexander left India in 325 BC and Died in 323 BC💀

  • Temp
    Temp Жыл бұрын

    I think people forget how they must have suffered 8 years of marching,fighting and being outnumbered all the time the Greeks were truly a force to be reckoned with...

  • Mr Z

    Mr Z

    3 ай бұрын

    You must have a mental block if you claim Alexander or the byzantines where greeks....

  • Andy Milic

    Andy Milic

    3 ай бұрын

    They still are individually- " never trust a Greek bearing gift's" unless he's your best man @ your wedding!! Then it's safe, just for that day ,lol After that, all bet's are off !!!

  • Sokratis Dalakas

    Sokratis Dalakas

    3 ай бұрын

    @FatBoiBrian Byzantium

  • M Johnson

    M Johnson

    3 ай бұрын

    They were built for it. They didn't have fast foods, twinkies and fried food like today. They stayed in shape all year round

  • Orange mafia

    Orange mafia

    4 ай бұрын

    @Temp ​ people like you are the reason I always regret coming to the comment section ☠️ like damn y’all a whole vibe killer. Past is past, the age of conquest is over. Why boast of ancient history when you’ve contributed nothing to it. No one can control where they’re born.

  • Jano
    Jano2 ай бұрын

    "Alexander the Great was known not only for his ability to command but also for his ability to be undefeated"- My history teacher

  • Meelo

    Meelo

    14 күн бұрын

    @VntiHero you tell em. No disrespect towards Alexander The Great

  • VntiHero

    VntiHero

    29 күн бұрын

    @unknown Alexander slapped porus and then went on to defeat the Indian Malians and oxydracians, thus conquering the punjab, stop denying history you look silly.

  • Jano

    Jano

    Ай бұрын

    @StillCant BeSilenced haha

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • unknown

    unknown

    Ай бұрын

    He was defeated and demoralised and got Bloody nose with battle with Porus. And he had to took his foot back towards Macedonia. Alexandra was great then Porus was Greatest of all. Hail Porous, Hail United Bharat 🚩.

  • Chuck Shipley
    Chuck Shipley2 ай бұрын

    The part that always amazes me is the detail in which this history was recorded.

  • Ptolemy336VV
    Ptolemy336VV6 ай бұрын

    Greece has 5500 years of high civilization alive till this day starting from the Minoan civilization 3650-1300BCE and Cycladic civilization 3300-2000BCE which merged into tge Minoan civilization by 2000 BCE. And the Minoan civilization was flown into the Mycenean civilizatio 1700-1200BCE by 1500 BCE. Which are famed for the epic battles of Mycenea and Troy at the time of 1300BCE, which was told in the epics of Homer in the Illiad and Oddysey by 800BCE, whichwas extremely important literature in all of Greece and later the entire western world and beyond and was taught even to Alexander the Great by Aristotle as important source of inspiration for Alexander. Which in turn conquered the whole known ancient world and influenced the whole world indirectly ans directly in countless of ways

  • Ryan
    RyanКүн бұрын

    "trusted friend" Hephaestion 👀👀

  • Olivier Savard
    Olivier Savard4 жыл бұрын

    I'm stunned by the production quality of this piece. I was looking for a documentary on Alexander last weekend and I wasn't expecting that kind of quality content form a guy making documentaries on KZread. I'm a serious history buff and have around 3000 documentaries in my collection. This really is Mainstream Cable Channel TV quality level. At 6:03 the explanation of his Army, wow, the combination of music, information and visuals still gives me goosebumps. Strongly considering becoming a Patron. Your passion for History is shining. Congrats man!

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    @Epic History TV Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • Chris 1

    Chris 1

    Жыл бұрын

    @765e y9å So who are the real Macedonians

  • Iamhorny

    Iamhorny

    Жыл бұрын

    Dont compare it to mainstream tv. Mainstream tv is shit.

  • Ri Shz

    Ri Shz

    Жыл бұрын

    Very impressive production!

  • Serge Nizeyimana
    Serge NizeyimanaАй бұрын

    His bravery to lead the charge into the enemy lines is what sets him apart from another military commander

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • Larry Mayfield
    Larry Mayfield2 ай бұрын

    I love to see the Total War series used to represent historical battles in this way. Beautiful way to incorporate video games into educational material.

  • wilcox2146
    wilcox21464 ай бұрын

    I love how Rome total war is used to help visualize the military. That's the game that got me into all this history in the first place

  • CHANCELLORS WILSON
    CHANCELLORS WILSON5 ай бұрын

    Alexander was the greatest military commander ever happen in the world

  • Metabreaker118
    Metabreaker118 Жыл бұрын

    Can we all take a few seconds to stop and appreciate the free documentaries he is creating for us 🙌

  • Risky_Ajay

    Risky_Ajay

    Ай бұрын

    @mat Smith stop crying you stupid

  • Susan Wojcicki the Bolshevik

    Susan Wojcicki the Bolshevik

    2 ай бұрын

    No I can’t. That’s why I sat here for an hour watching it. Shut the hell up.

  • nez perce

    nez perce

    2 ай бұрын

    documentaries are revealing the truth

  • L Andro

    L Andro

    2 ай бұрын

    But this is particular view of history.

  • J.P. Wick

    J.P. Wick

    2 ай бұрын

    Free? Ad dollars and all your privacy.

  • Harrison Smith - Google Teacher
    Harrison Smith - Google Teacher2 ай бұрын

    My students and I hold this video in the highest regard, thank you for creating and sharing this quality content.

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • Tj Anderson
    Tj Anderson3 ай бұрын

    I always wonder how the Persians history viewed, portrayed, and remembered King Darius. Having seemingly loss every crucial battler for his Kingdom as well as losing his Queen and family to the enemy. Was he still remembered as a great King for other accomplishments he may have achieved? Or is he remembered poorly as the King who lost Persia to Alexander?

  • acc big

    acc big

    Ай бұрын

    داریوش اول مقتدر بود. آخرین پادشاه داریوش سوم بود

  • Rick McDonald
    Rick McDonald3 ай бұрын

    I am highly impressed with this important Ancient History Lesson I got for Free~! The Narrator was excellent also and I enjoyed the whole hour very much and thanks loads and now I'm a new subscriber so as not to miss more lessons in the future.

  • Orbe University
    Orbe University5 ай бұрын

    Great narration and history telling. How is the animation for this video made? You've got to have a behind the scenes for this. It is amazing!!

  • Mr Knight
    Mr Knight Жыл бұрын

    The most depressing part isn't that he died, but that his empire died with him.

  • Athan Paris

    Athan Paris

    20 күн бұрын

    Yes he died, but his four generals carried his legacy in his empire- Who were Alexanders 4 generals? When he was asked who should succeed him, Alexander said, “the strongest”, which answer led to his empire being divided between four of his generals: Cassander, Ptolemy, Antigonus, and Seleucus (known as the Diadochi or 'successors'). Cassander and Antigonus in Greece, Ptolemy in Egypt, Seleucus in Syria, They all became dynasties.

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • Jonard Cayton

    Jonard Cayton

    Ай бұрын

    So that the Scripture will be fulfilled

  • Ed Martin

    Ed Martin

    Ай бұрын

    @Bearox Racist ??? While I don't particularly care for the comment, I see nothing racist about it. Methinks you are so used to calling everyone racist to you no longer know what the word actually means.

  • Lwbrico Kristile

    Lwbrico Kristile

    Ай бұрын

    @Adler 92 yeah it's his destiny as the Almighty GOD let him in power for a short time only..

  • StillCant BeSilenced
    StillCant BeSilenced2 ай бұрын

    Imagine seeing a Sarissa for the first time. As a fledgling fighting man, you'd know that the length of a spear is it's biggest hurdle to overcome, and now here's a spear that's more than twice as long, and fights in a dense formation absolutely BRISTLING with spear-points? I can understand their urge to flee.

  • Yes.
    Yes.6 ай бұрын

    Would love to see a live-action series based off of Alexander the Great’s many feats. 😂

  • đĩnh Nguyễn Hoàng
    đĩnh Nguyễn Hoàng5 ай бұрын

    everything in this video is great, the representation, the voice narrator are all incredibly perfect.

  • J B
    J B5 ай бұрын

    Your channel is simply brilliant. The narrator is world class. Loved every second of this video.

  • Quinn Laya
    Quinn Laya3 жыл бұрын

    Achilles: Imagine a king who fights his own battles, wouldn’t that be a sight. Alexander: Hold my crown

  • nez perce

    nez perce

    28 күн бұрын

    @Paco Jiangxi The point is (to the scholars that can study sources in greek and latin ) state quite clearly that Alex believed tachilles as his ancestor and he was after his example . Then , again to the people that reached university and can ( physical ability, )read Latin and Greek, myth at that time meant story as a word. In case of a fairytale ( as most of nowadays Hollywood political motivated pseudosupporting non existing historical evidenced (non) specialists that people out of ignorance illiteracy and mental disability become followers), there ware and still are different words in use. Greek lang the one that Archelaos ( King of Macedonian erea formed as koini) along will allsorts of all other Greek dialects, we know up to now, present that there are at least 60 millions of them, in cases of one item, idea or upstract article could be found 50 or more along with the knowledge that some are lost or have changed meaning to something similar. Yet Archelaos dialect is still in use in nowadays times using same words that he used with the same meaning. Then as you need to establish your presence Greeks have already mentioned you in Pericles epitaph subparagraph 40 a well known international greek word starting with an m- and -cas as suffix

  • Paco Jiangxi

    Paco Jiangxi

    28 күн бұрын

    Achilles was Fake a Myth no evidence of him existed like Athena Zeus was all point of view lol. Alexander was True Half God not fake Achilles lol.

  • nez perce

    nez perce

    2 ай бұрын

    on scripts it's proven that Alex 's hero was Achhilles if one tries to seek ref

  • Νικόλαος Χατζηχρήστος

    Νικόλαος Χατζηχρήστος

    5 ай бұрын

    @Macedonian Etymology is to sad to be ignorant even worse if you stay ignorant on purpose

  • Νικόλαος Χατζηχρήστος

    Νικόλαος Χατζηχρήστος

    5 ай бұрын

    @Caliban at large to create a poem or a novel you need to have some fantasy thinking, that don't mean that when you create something from a event is a fantasy

  • Samuel Bezerra
    Samuel Bezerra4 ай бұрын

    Fala sobre o império otomano, como ele foi formado, quem foi o fundador desse estado, suas conquistas e vitórias e tudo mais. Pfv faz isso.

  • Diane Clark
    Diane Clark5 ай бұрын

    Re: the soldiers….One can only admire their courage and devotion to Alexander.

  • AAA Zz
    AAA ZzАй бұрын

    I watched this video over 50 times to the point I memorized every word in it, big thank to the video producer it gives me so much motivation and inspiration by Alexander

  • Michael P. Anoche
    Michael P. Anoche2 ай бұрын

    I am a Social Studies student and As one of my major which is History , I could say that this documentation is well elaborate , animate and detailed .

  • stridertex
    stridertex3 жыл бұрын

    Fun fact about Alexander's conquest of Tyre that doesn't get mentioned very often is that Tyre was an island city several hundred meters from the coast. When Alexander built his famous causeway during the siege, that causeway ended up becoming a peninsula that reconnected the island to the mainland that can be seen to this day. Alexander literally changed geography by taking that city.

  • nez perce

    nez perce

    Ай бұрын

    @Comrade Moshi actually might have been a pronunciation mistake paidion- paidios

  • Comrade Moshi

    Comrade Moshi

    Ай бұрын

    no wonder the egyptians regarded him as the son of a god 😂

  • nez perce

    nez perce

    2 ай бұрын

    He has done so under fire

  • Archives of Fantasy

    Archives of Fantasy

    6 ай бұрын

    @Nick Dsp on wheels?

  • Nick Dsp

    Nick Dsp

    6 ай бұрын

    @Archives of Fantasy They were wooden towers and not fixed to the ground. They pushed them along the way. They were under fire threat by opposite fleet as it is mentioned in the video.

  • Alfonso Munoz
    Alfonso Munoz2 ай бұрын

    With all this war, its amazing the species survived.

  • reji7777
    reji77773 ай бұрын

    Excellent documentary! Loved the ending BGM when you started talking about his forces returning!!

  • Nikos Tripodakis
    Nikos TripodakisАй бұрын

    Imagine a king who fights his owns battles. Wouldn't that be a sight?

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • LeakBit
    LeakBit5 ай бұрын

    It’s crazy how Alexander continuously led the battles. Imagine world leaders doing that. So bad ass.

  • Harry J

    Harry J

    7 күн бұрын

    @Danny -Yes he was tf? One of the main plans of the Coalition was to not engage HIM and his Army specifically in battle while attacking everywhere else in the map he wasn’t located in.

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • LeakBit

    LeakBit

    Ай бұрын

    @sweatshirt yea but not common to continually win and survive

  • sweatshirt

    sweatshirt

    2 ай бұрын

    To be fair this was very common back then. But you’re right you wouldn’t see a country‘s leader come anywhere near a battlefield today.

  • Danny -

    Danny -

    4 ай бұрын

    @Max Anderson he did not, what you on about.

  • Jacob Chacko
    Jacob Chacko Жыл бұрын

    " His failures towered over the successes of other men " Aptly said and this is why... Alexander's age when he defeated the mightiest empire at that time....He was 25.... Julius Caesar wept when he saw Alexander's statue in Spain at the age of 32 ....The same age when Alexander had the world at his feet.... Because of the tremendous successes Alexander achieved at such a young age, his failures also towered over the successes of other men....

  • Christel Wilk

    Christel Wilk

    Ай бұрын

    @Η καλή Χαμογελαστή All he did basically most of the time was to destroy and kill. What is great in that?

  • Najma Ali khan

    Najma Ali khan

    2 ай бұрын

    @Tetherless well in order to be great conquerors you has to be brutal and ruthless and that's what he was ruthless and brutal, then Europeans, carried on this ruthless brutal legacy by colonising half East, Africa and Middle East.

  • Ariston Production

    Ariston Production

    3 ай бұрын

    kzread.info/dash/bejne/lmitm4-JcsW1aco.html

  • Tetherless

    Tetherless

    3 ай бұрын

    I didn't hear one failure... damn Alexander...

  • Paranoid Android

    Paranoid Android

    4 ай бұрын

    Alexander was born a prince, Caesar was born a noble

  • Pulsonar
    PulsonarАй бұрын

    Alexander’s last 3 wishes before he died were profound in their wisdom and humility for a young megalomaniac used to getting anything he wanted in the world.

  • Angelos Daresis
    Angelos Daresis5 ай бұрын

    "The ANCIENT MACEDONIANS WERE GREEKS,THEIR LANGUAGE WAS GREEK to judge by their personal names, and by the names of the months of their calendar." George Cawkwell, Emeritus Fellow,University College Oxford

  • Armands Svikis
    Armands Svikis3 ай бұрын

    I don't know, but I imagine that at that time, going out into the world and conquering the immediate threat of the Persians was the calling that gave the most meaning. Then the discovery of lands unknown and the great adventure of it all, must have been the driving force behind his conquest at least in his early years. If you survived then you got to see the transformation of the world. If not and you died in battle then you were a hero. Fascinating.

  • Ke-Yo The Collector
    Ke-Yo The Collector2 ай бұрын

    As a history geekmyself, this is a very good, albeit straightforward presentation of Alexander the great 's conquest.. Awesome work buddy! The total war used cinematography is great for visualizing the battles!

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    29 күн бұрын

    @CyberVox There is no evidence that Alaxander came to India. He faced the defeat for the first time in his life and hence forced to turn back. He even got injured so badly that he died within few days of war. That's fact dude.

  • CyberVox

    CyberVox

    29 күн бұрын

    @Aman Kumar Mishra Porus was defeated. Keep crying

  • TheReturnOfDarthCaedus

    TheReturnOfDarthCaedus

    Ай бұрын

    @Aman Kumar Mishra this same effect happened in the gettysburg trilogy as well not the one written by michael and jeff shaara im talking about the gettysurg trilogy written by newt gingrich

  • TheReturnOfDarthCaedus

    TheReturnOfDarthCaedus

    Ай бұрын

    @Aman Kumar Mishra lee lost at the battle of gettysburg and had to retreat across the potomac while retreating he lost more officers and commanders due to the fedeal army catching up to them and making them pows

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • LostXProphet23
    LostXProphet23 Жыл бұрын

    "Imagine a king that fights his own battles. Wouldn't that be a sight." Alexander: *hold my wine*

  • LUG Media Club

    LUG Media Club

    4 ай бұрын

    @Anaconda eunectes They never said it belonged to Alexander.

  • SheTheyIt He

    SheTheyIt He

    5 ай бұрын

    People call him : " The Great Subjudgator of European in histrory "

  • zak marker

    zak marker

    5 ай бұрын

    While it is true he fought alongside his soldiers…any leader who did this was likely surrounded by a legion of guards only allowing one or two enemies in to face the leader at a time. Otherwise the enemy army would have surely targeted Alexander and tried to just kill him. Alexander had to be protected at all costs. But he still wanted to fight. So that’s the best of both worlds

  • Koustav Chakraborty

    Koustav Chakraborty

    5 ай бұрын

    @Ghost Hunter ya he was close to defeat Alexander's army

  • Ghost Hunter

    Ghost Hunter

    5 ай бұрын

    Do you know porus kings👿indian

  • Dewayne Brooks
    Dewayne BrooksАй бұрын

    This one of the best stories ever told. You guys did a great job narrating ALEXANDER THE GREAT.. DEFINITELY WILL SUBSCRIBE AND LIKE. JOB WELL DONE

  • Angelos Liotscos
    Angelos Liotscos7 күн бұрын

    I was born in Kastoria, Greek Macedonia. Alexander rode his horse twice into Kastoria to recruit warriors for his army. I followed his trail along the Anatolian coast. A mountaintop village in northern Greece still has the drums of Alexander's army. I saw them used at a wedding.

  • Sección 21
    Sección 212 ай бұрын

    Alexander the Great is one of the best warriors of all times for me. Modern warriors should get some lectures on his campaigns and the battle of Gaugamela and how he defeated the Persian Kingdom of Darius!

  • Amir Ali Seprhi
    Amir Ali Seprhi5 сағат бұрын

    This story is more like a fairy tale than reality

  • The Bad Guy Chin Li
    The Bad Guy Chin Li8 ай бұрын

    What makes him so great to me was the fact he fought alongside his men in battle. He is a TRUE leader. A REAL leader fights WITH their people in the wars THEY fought.

  • Reliable Car Moving

    Reliable Car Moving

    16 сағат бұрын

    🤣

  • Jon Evans

    Jon Evans

    4 күн бұрын

    @sadda adda Sir this is an Arbys

  • Athan Paris

    Athan Paris

    4 күн бұрын

    @Bobby Gets Banned Tell me one "General or Leader" that built 11 cities named after him that exist to this day. Only one-Alexandros Megas. Not Napoleon, Not Khan, not the Tzars, `- NOBODY... Empire you say? Alexandros was not about an Empire-he was a path that the Greek culture that brought Democracy, took to spread Hellenism, that today is recognized as the beginning of western values in Asia Minor. Alexandros is so much more than an empire. All the greatest generals from Caesar to Patton tried to emulate him. Do you know of anyone who tried to emulate all those "Leaders and Generals" that failed?

  • Bobby Gets Banned

    Bobby Gets Banned

    4 күн бұрын

    @Athan Paris I say leader as a leader of an empire. Just because you're a great general doesn't mean you'd be a great empire builder. Yes sometimes leaders are both, but often, like in Alexander's case, he was an amazing General but failed to build an empire that lasted more than one generation, that's not the mark of a great leader. Amazing general yes, but overall leader? No.

  • Bobby Gets Banned

    Bobby Gets Banned

    4 күн бұрын

    @BonoXgamer Yeah that's some big IFS. A good leader builds and empire that will survive after their death. He was a great general, a great conqueror, but not by any means the best overall leader of an empire. He was likely killed by his own people because of his obsession with conquering land over building a lasting empire.

  • Gear
    Gear5 ай бұрын

    I’m curious to know if anyone can answer. How was information sent across to each other during battles of this grand scale? Did the generals have someone specifically to run off with info they wanted to relay to Alexander and others?

  • 1WithTheFlow
    1WithTheFlow3 ай бұрын

    Incredible conquest. But let's not forget the overwhelming suffering of countless souls in the lands raided. Everyday people with dreams and aspirations. It's easy to admire historical leaders and their accomplishments, but I always stop to consider the *people* who get trampled over. Moms, dads, newborns, elderly people, disabled people, pets etc. It's incomprehensible suffering and my heart goes out to the simple people who easily get forgotten about in these stories.

  • Paulus Tarsus
    Paulus Tarsus2 ай бұрын

    Imagine your tactics being studied by the military, thousands of years later. Some tribute. Nice post btw.

  • game same
    game same3 ай бұрын

    I totally enjoy listening to history videos 😁. Especially Ancient history! Thank you for putting material out for it 🙂

  • Dew Hill

    Dew Hill

    Ай бұрын

    Me too,I'd love to know more about you,you look amazing please where are you from

  • All-Time Alien
    All-Time Alien3 жыл бұрын

    He did most of this while in his early 20’s. It’s honestly unreal.

  • M Gray

    M Gray

    11 ай бұрын

    World used to be men. Now we have pussy liberals. Crazy times back then.

  • Archives of Fantasy

    Archives of Fantasy

    11 ай бұрын

    @M W why are you like this

  • pitsinokaki

    pitsinokaki

    Жыл бұрын

    @Roach Exactly - and he earned the loyalty of his soldiers. If they believed he was not good enough, they would just have killed him and put someone else in his place, happened all the time. Instead they followed him to India.

  • Henry Abbot

    Henry Abbot

    Жыл бұрын

    @Hector Sanchez What contempt of mine are you talking about?

  • Hector Sanchez

    Hector Sanchez

    Жыл бұрын

    @Henry Abbot Alexander 2004 film directed by Oliver stone starring Colin Farrell

  • Chris Greene
    Chris GreeneАй бұрын

    Nothing says epic quite like relying on Rome Total War video games for your special effects, but in fairness this is a great primer for somebody who has never read about Alexander the Great and because of seeing historical documentaries using this to animate their topic I became a Total War fanatic!

  • George D. Hatzigeorgiou
    George D. Hatzigeorgiou5 ай бұрын

    For your information… Greece (Hellas) was formed by city-states. Just like USA today for example… Athens was a city state. Thebes was a city state. Pella (birthplace of alexander) was a city state.. (FYI: Macedonia was a region not a nation or a city-state). Sparta was a city state. Corinth was a city state. Troy was a city state. And so forth… All those citiy states formed Greece. All those city-states.. had greek names, spoke greek, wrote greek, believed in greek gods. The only difference were politics. They all had Greek customs. Any war between them was considered a civil war. Its all Greek nation/civilization. Macedonia was a region. Peloponissos was a region. Attica was a region. Ipiros was a region. Thessaly was a region. Thrace was a region. And so forth.. The only time Ancient Greece was unified under one ruler was during the reign of Alexander the Great. After conquering all the other city states in a civil war. Get your facts straight.

  • Jose L Paulino
    Jose L Paulino5 ай бұрын

    He was the greatest of all time and will be forever and ever Alexander the Great

  • Quero
    Quero4 ай бұрын

    It is without doubte one of the best documentaries about Alexander The Great I have ever watched. Thank you

  • Jimmy Bailey
    Jimmy Bailey2 жыл бұрын

    I remember my deployment to Afghanistan in Qalat Province, outside an old compound was a castle built by Alexander and it still stands strong and undamaged 2000 years later, what a beautiful and humbling sight!

  • Θεόδωρος

    Θεόδωρος

    7 ай бұрын

    @Kyaxar A There is. Also they are Christians why do you put sir wuotes? Are you an idiot? Ir an atheist.😂😂😂😂 Even atheist historians agree that Jesus Christ is the most historically accurate figure in history.

  • Sara Khayami

    Sara Khayami

    2 жыл бұрын

    @Nishhnishh you obviously are a child who knows very little

  • Nishhnishh

    Nishhnishh

    2 жыл бұрын

    @Sara Khayami Genghis Khan destroyed it all after he plundered Iran hahaha

  • Nishhnishh

    Nishhnishh

    2 жыл бұрын

    @Sara Khayami Iran has no beautiful monuments

  • Lord Solar

    Lord Solar

    2 жыл бұрын

    Jose Garcia you are a dumb ass I pity you

  • VaderPopsVicodin10
    VaderPopsVicodin105 ай бұрын

    6:08 love the way Alexander's army is presented.. fantastic ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐👍🏻

  • Aman Kumar Mishra

    Aman Kumar Mishra

    Ай бұрын

    Nobody turns back without a loss. That's fact. Alaxander lost to Porus and hence forced to turn back.

  • YaBoiFetz
    YaBoiFetzАй бұрын

    Man this is such a brilliant documentary... I just came back to watch it for a second time.

  • Angelos Daresis
    Angelos Daresis5 ай бұрын

    "As members of the Greek race and speakers of the Greek language, the Macedonians shared the ability to initiate ideas and create political forms" N G L Hammond (1992) ;The Miracle that was Macedonia', p 206

  • Carlost L
    Carlost L23 күн бұрын

    Alexander's story makes me feel so insignificant like, nothing I do matters, even the king of the "world" who had "everything" tragically lost it in the end away from his family (a story of hubris?) but i'm glad to come back this video 2 years later, it is hauntingly still powerful that this is someone from real history, brought to life by Epic History TV! I choose to come back :)

  • GoLaylaGo
    GoLaylaGo Жыл бұрын

    Can you I imagine that conversation: "Where is my husband?" "He died in battle." "Where is his body?" "We used it to build a bridge."

  • Martin

    Martin

    11 ай бұрын

    @𐔟𐔓𐔍𐔠𐔇𐔙𐔛𐔀𐔐 you’re literally that one preacher at the streets no one ever cares about or listens to. So shut up

  • Darryl Jones

    Darryl Jones

    Жыл бұрын

    He served even after death.

  • 21LeonidasZ

    21LeonidasZ

    Жыл бұрын

    @𐔟𐔓𐔍𐔠𐔇𐔙𐔛𐔀𐔐 “The Epirotes and Macedonians were basically Barbaros (which means non-Greek, a people who do not speak Greek etc ...), … this culture was the most popular in the Mediterranean basin (like the English of today) ...” Two mistakes there, Epirotes (Greek word by the way) and Macedonians were NOT considered barbaros, and also barbaros did NOT mean non-Greek, that is a common misconception! Greeks used Barbaros as a political slur to denote someone non-civilized, but not necessarily non-Greek! Thus, “barbarian” also came to mean uneducated, primitive, less developed in matters of language and culture compared to what was perceived as the norm. As such, it could-and indeed was-used for Greek peoples too, especially those who lived at the frontiers of the Greek world and couldn’t rival the erudition of classical Athens. Remember, the Greek world was an amalgamation of ethnic groups (Ionians, Dorians, Aeolians) with all sorts of dialects, local customs and history, geopolitical affiliations and government systems-not a nation-state. Macedonians were not unique in this regard. An example where Macedonians and Epirotes are separated from barbarians: And even to the present day the Thracians, Illyrians, and Epeirotes live on the flanks of the Greeks (though this was still more the case formerly than now); indeed most of the country that at the present time is indisputably Greece is held by the barbarians - Macedonia and certain parts of Thessaly by the Thracians, and the parts above Acarnania and Aetolia by the Thesproti, the Cassopaei, the Amphilochi, the Molossi, and the Athamanes - Epeirotic tribes. Strabo, Geography 7.5.1 Some examples to illustrate that barbarian does not necessarily mean non-Greek, but also used as a political slur to denote someone less civilised: (1) In Plato's Protagoras, Prodicus of Ceos calls "barbarian" the Aeolian dialect that Pittacus of Mytilene spoke. (2) And when he was once asked by someone who were the wickedest people, he said, "That in Pamphylia, the people of Phaselis were the worst; but that the Sidetae were the worst in the whole world." And when he was asked again, according to the account given by Hegesander, which were the greatest barbarians, the Boeotiansor or the Thessalians, he said, "The Eleans." (ALL GREEK CITIES) I hope I made this perfectly clear now… “Their blood is Pelasgians ( Thraco-Illyrian ) = Albanians today, but just changed their languages into Greek ...” This is not proven by ANY historical study; it is your opinion. I told you about Albanians-Illyrians, and explained about Pelasgians. Now about Thracians, who do not have ANY relations with modern Albania (I am open to accept that Albania may have relations to Illyria but definitely NOT Thracians!). Ancient Thracians were very close to Greeks as there were many colonies in south Thrace, and also were preferred as mercenaries from Greek cities. Thracians inhabited parts of the ancient provinces of Thrace, Moesia, Macedonia, Beotia, Attica, Dacia, Scythia Minor, Sarmatia, Bithynia, Mysia, Pannonia, and other regions of the Balkans and Anatolia. This area extended over most of the Balkan region, and the Getae north of the Danube as far as beyond the Bug and including Pannonia in the west. There were about 200 Thracian tribes. They had NOTHING to do with Illyrians, and saying that they are connected with Albanians, which they are formally recorded in MEDIEVAL PERIOD, MILLENNIAS AFTER ANCIENT THRACIAN CIVILIZATION is just wrong. References: (1) The catalogue of Kimbell Art Museum's 1998 exhibition Ancient Gold: The Wealth of the Thracians indicates a historical extent of Thracian settlement including most of the Ukraine, all of Hungary and parts of Slovakia. (2) Mircea Eliade, Ioan Petru Culianu, Humanitas, Bucuresti, 1993, p.267

  • 21LeonidasZ

    21LeonidasZ

    Жыл бұрын

    ​@𐔟𐔓𐔍𐔠𐔇𐔙𐔛𐔀𐔐 “the texts I sent you were …you are certainly a Greek )” I did search them, and I told you, they cannot be verified, they were from biased blogs, nothing historical accepted from everything you wrote. On the contrary, I briefly explained you how you were wrong about the language of Macedonia (I can provide also sources about Macedonian origin if you do not believe it was a Greek kingdom in ancient times), Epirus and Molossians in general by providing valid scholar sources. As I said, copy-pasting invalid information makes harm. “The Albanians (Albanoi = Illyrian tribe = from the Pelasgians), have existed under different names ...” That is a theory that has not been proven and is only accepted/taught in Albania. I would be happy if a neighbour (yes, I am Greek) has also roots from the ancient times, based from an Illyrian tribe maybe, but one cannot take that from granted. Albanians first appear in the historical record in Byzantine sources of the 11th century, that is the only thing we certainly know. As for, “New Small Larousse (Paris, 1950, p.1599)” and “Great Greek Encyclopedia (Athens, volume. XIX p.873)” I could not find them anywhere… As for Pelasgians: The name Pelasgians (Ancient Greek: Πελασγοί, Pelasgoí, singular: Πελασγός, Pelasgós) was used by classical Greek writers to refer either to the ancestors of the Greeks, or to all the inhabitants of Greece before the emergence or arrival of the Greeks References: (1) Abel, V. Lynn Snyder (1966). Fifth Century B.C. Concepts of the Pelasgians. Stanford, CA: Stanford University. p. 13: "Common fifth century tradition claimed not only that the Pelasgians were the oldest inhabitants of Greece and among the ancestors of the Greek heroes."; p. 49: "Fifth century opinion assumed that the Pelasgians were the ancestors of the heroic Greeks, e.g. the ancestors of the Danaans, Arcadians and Athenians.". (2) Brug, John Frederick (1985). A Literary and Archaeological Study of the Philistines. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports. p. 41: "The Greek sources identify the Pelasgians as forerunners of the Greeks in the Peloponnesus and Attica." In general, "Pelasgian" has come to mean more broadly all the indigenous inhabitants of the Aegean Sea region and their cultures, "a hold-all term for any ancient, primitive and presumably indigenous people in the Greek world" Reference: Rhodios, Apollonios; Green, Peter (2007). The Argonautika. Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press p.223

  • 21LeonidasZ

    21LeonidasZ

    Жыл бұрын

    ​@𐔟𐔓𐔍𐔠𐔇𐔙𐔛𐔀𐔐 Albanians did not exist in ancient times, your texts are laughable at best, "Albanian" Greek gods, Macedonia and Epirus, I will not even bother. I will focus though on the kingdom of Epirus and Pyrrhus of Epirus as it is the favourite topic of Albanian propaganda (of course not all Albanians believe the nonsense you wrote, copied from untrustworthy forums): The Molossian Aeacidae dynasty managed to create the first centralized state in Epirus from about 370 BC onwards, expanding their power at the expense of rival tribes. The Aeacids allied themselves with the increasingly powerful kingdom of Macedon, in part against the common threat of Illyrian raids, and in 359 BC the Molossian princess Olympias, niece of Arybbas of Epirus, married King Philip II of Macedon (r. 359-336 BC). Reference: (1) Anson, Edward M. (2010). "Why Study Ancient Macedonia and What This Companion is About". In Roisman, Joseph; Worthington, Ian (eds.). A Companion to Ancient Macedonia. Oxford, Chichester, & Malden: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 3-20. About Molossians: The Molossians (Greek: Μολοσσοί or Μολλοτοί, romanized: Molossoi or Molottoi) were a group of *ancient Greek tribes* which inhabited the region of Epirus in classical antiquity. Together with the Chaonians and the Thesprotians, they formed the main tribal groupings of the northwestern Greek group. References (1) Borza, Eugene N. (1992). In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon (Revised ed.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. pp. 62, 78, 98. (2) Errington, Robert Malcolm (1990). A History of Macedonia. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. p. 43. (3) Hammond, Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière (1994). "CHAPTER 9d. ILLYRIANS AND NORTH-WEST GREEKS". In Lewis, David Malcolm; Boardman, John; Hornblower, Simon; Ostwald, M. (eds.). The Cambridge Ancient History: The Fourth Century B.C. pp. 430, 433-434. (4) Hammond, Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière (1998). Philip of Macedon. London: Duckworth. p.19. About Pyrrhus: Pyrrhus (Greek: Πύρρος, Pyrrhos; 319/318-272 BC) was a Greek king and statesman of the Hellenistic period. He was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians, of the royal Aeacid house, and later he became king of Epirus. References (1) Hackens, Tony, ed. (1992). The Age of Pyrrhus: Papers Delivered at the International Conference, Brown University, 8-10 April, 1988 (Archaeologia Transatlantica XI). Providence, RI: Center for Old World Archaeology and Art, Brown University. p.239. (2) Hammond, Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière (1967). Epirus: The Geography, the Ancient Remains, the History and the Topography of Epirus and Adjacent Areas. Oxford: The Clarendon Press. pp. 340-345 (3) Richard, Carl J. (2003). Twelve Greeks and Romans who Changed the World. Oxford, UK: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated. p.139 (4) Plutarch. Parallel Lives, "Pyrrhus"

  • Talat Zubair
    Talat ZubairАй бұрын

    So thankfull for most informative documentary, in my country Pakistan,Alexander's conquests and Greek culture still stand out in many ways.

  • Soggy rides motorized bicycles
    Soggy rides motorized bicycles2 ай бұрын

    Fantastic history, great audio narration, and well edited.👍👍👍🫡😎

  • Rupak Ray
    Rupak RayАй бұрын

    Today's politicians don't have atleast 1% of his courage... "He is the eternal King in my heart"🖤🇮🇳 King of the Kings ... ATG

  • Athan Paris
    Athan Paris20 күн бұрын

    1) The Greek king of Macedon said, “My physicians alone must carry my coffin.” 2) "I desire that when my coffin is transported to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard shall display the wealth I collected," the king said. 3) "My third and last wish is that both my hands hang out of my coffin," Alexander said...

  • N
    N2 жыл бұрын

    I'm in awe of the sheer production quality of this documentary. This is honestly one of the most amazing documentaries I've watched.

  • Samuel Bubeck

    Samuel Bubeck

    2 жыл бұрын

    @Jan Leprado v e dfv vd

  • Amitesh Mishra

    Amitesh Mishra

    2 жыл бұрын

    32232356@J l'wilder 668463

  • absent ehhh

    absent ehhh

    2 жыл бұрын

    @Arun Jetli thank god for math. Use that everyday

  • absent ehhh

    absent ehhh

    2 жыл бұрын

    Bro get premium so worth it

  • bc 615

    bc 615

    2 жыл бұрын

    @Ako MM Pls mlm

  • 4NZ
    4NZ3 ай бұрын

    What an epic video thank you so much for this 🥰

  • Jose L Paulino
    Jose L Paulino5 ай бұрын

    I learn so much in this one hour video than the rest of 4 years in high school and 4 years and college. In total of 8 years damn that's crazy

  • jdrive03
    jdrive032 ай бұрын

    This documentary is amazing. Keep doing them!

  • Dave Skylark
    Dave Skylark5 ай бұрын

    Alexander was great in his time, you can not and should not compare your life to his. Times are and will be forever changed. Alexander the Great could not do what he did in today's modern world. Keep that in mind when you judge yourself. He was gifted and born into success. There is no need for comparison.

  • sams k3
    sams k35 ай бұрын

    so well narrated👌

  • ZiNG
    ZiNG17 күн бұрын

    When you realize that Alexander's army became Rome's greatest inspiration and tool for world dominance

  • Sitraka FORLER
    Sitraka FORLER5 ай бұрын

    Thanks for uploading such high quality content!!!

  • Kye 1
    Kye 16 ай бұрын

    This is absolutely insane! Unreal video respect to you for making such an awesome video with illustrations making it easy for anyone to understand! And even more respect to the one and only, Alexander The Great, King of The Gods!!

  • Peter Mokmane
    Peter Mokmane2 жыл бұрын

    Alexander wasn’t just the brain, he fought on the frontline. Wow.

  • Daleb

    Daleb

    6 ай бұрын

    I'd assume a general wouldn't be very good without actually experiencing a battle or two

  • manumaster1990

    manumaster1990

    6 ай бұрын

    @Acc Hugh no.

  • Wanka Wanka

    Wanka Wanka

    10 ай бұрын

    @𐔟𐔓𐔍𐔠𐔇𐔙𐔛𐔀𐔐 albanian sorry to ruin it for you but athenians really hated the macedonians just like they hated the spartans since both of them were dorians 😭go post your propaganda somewhere else

  • Wanka Wanka

    Wanka Wanka

    10 ай бұрын

    @joe foley cry 😭😭😭

  • Too Frosty

    Too Frosty

    11 ай бұрын

    @Acc Hugh can’t beat something that’s not real

  • OUfan namedBrandon
    OUfan namedBrandon3 ай бұрын

    Can you imagine?! Most especially in the US, with a backpack full of modern supplies, can't imagine walking the distance of one city. Alexander marched with confidence ensuing countless battles across countries, Conquering everything in his path! People today don't have the slightest concept of what "Beast Mode" truly represents!!

  • OUfan namedBrandon

    OUfan namedBrandon

    2 ай бұрын

    @Justin Rotenberry I don't think you took it that way Justin, but that was no shot at our military. I was speaking more on the countless people living in cities, that haven't carried even a remotely "heavy" pack since high school. Bellys full of junk food, pop, and coffee taking the heel toe express anywhere further than a quarter mile.. Luckily we live in a country full of resilient folks that will adapt and overcome any situation! P.S.- Thank you for your service, sacrifice's, ect..! It's Men and Women like you that allow me, on a Sunday, to sit back and read comments!🤙 Regardless of how long you served. You took the plunge and that doesn't go unrecognized brother! THANK YOU!

  • Justin Rotenberry

    Justin Rotenberry

    2 ай бұрын

    I couldn’t imagine fighting the way they did… I was infantry, so walking with gear isn’t really that special, what is though, is that these campaigns would take years and they’d walk the entire time lol crazy times.

  • Andrew Palla
    Andrew Palla4 ай бұрын

    Can't believe the dude spent one third of his life conquering half a continent on the battle field only to croak from a disease or something.

  • Rafaella Garibaldi
    Rafaella Garibaldi3 ай бұрын

    Philip united all Greeks in the Hellenic league of Greek states with Macedon as the leading Greek state and Philip as Hegemon (leader) of all the Greeks. It should be remebered that Macedonia (northern Greece) was an independent Hellenic Kingdom separate from the other Hellenic states in the south.

  • OKII
    OKII4 ай бұрын

    Can’t even imagine what would’ve happened if he extended the 8-12 years over say 20 years instead, and didn’t die young. Feels like God had to nerf him early due to him being so “Great”

  • AIGBE PATRICK
    AIGBE PATRICK Жыл бұрын

    Alexander is a motivation to anyone who wants to excel in what he/she has passion for.

  • 21LeonidasZ

    21LeonidasZ

    6 ай бұрын

    @Kevrywhere Exactly, you understood this perfectly.

  • Kevrywhere

    Kevrywhere

    6 ай бұрын

    @21LeonidasZ Ok thanks for the explanation. That's pretty interesting. I don't know much about the conflict, but if I were Greek I guess I wouldn't like someone taking the name and identity of an area/culture that is super badass, I mean Alexander the Great was Macedonian so there must be a lot of pride there. At the same time, I think from the perspective of the North Macedonians, they feel a connection to that region and just want to have their own identity to be proud of. A little understanding from both sides is in order. But, pretending to be ethnically Macedonian when you aren't even Greek seems pretty silly, they shouldn't do that.

  • 21LeonidasZ

    21LeonidasZ

    6 ай бұрын

    @Kevrywhere They took the name because they self proclaimed themselves as Macedonians, while they don't have anything to do with Macedonians. In reality people in NM are coming from Bulgarians that used to live in region of Macedonia, thus they also used the Macedonian naming but as a *regional* term. Now, most of them claim to be ethnic Macedonians, something false as Macedonians are ethnically Greeks.

  • 21LeonidasZ

    21LeonidasZ

    6 ай бұрын

    @Kevrywhere Macedonia is a region in Greece. The name "North Macedonia" is a geographical term based on the Macedonia region that Roman empire stated. It was done basically to keep people in NM happy enough to have unjustifiably the term Macedonia in their country name. The ancient kingdom of Macedonia is in North Greece.

  • Kevrywhere

    Kevrywhere

    6 ай бұрын

    @21LeonidasZ That's interesting... Did North Macedonia's land used to be a part of Greece or did they just take the name because of their proximity to Greek Macedonia? Is there even a "Macedonia" in Greece anymore?

  • Pradeep Jena
    Pradeep Jena5 ай бұрын

    Had a great time watching this documentary. Good Job man. 👏👏👏

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy23 күн бұрын

    One of the most amazing thing to me is them fighting against thousands of men sometimes 2 to 1 or more. They're not using guns or bombs or mordern weapons. You fight or you die. Your chances of coming back home is slim to none.

  • 𝑨𝒓𝒆𝒔❤︎
    𝑨𝒓𝒆𝒔❤︎2 ай бұрын

    13:43 what a strong man i cant imagine in just one blow, that peice of metal in his helmet fly away.. armies today can kill with their guns but i dont think they're physically strong as the army in that era

  • Angelos Daresis
    Angelos Daresis5 ай бұрын

    "The latest archaeological findings HAVE CONFIRMED that Macedonia took its name from a tribe of tall, GREEK-speaking people, the MAKEDNOI". Nigel Guy Wilson, Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece, Routledge, 2009, p.439

  • Random
    Random2 жыл бұрын

    It’s hard a to believe a man this legendary actually existed.

  • Baby

    Baby

    Ай бұрын

    It's true and based on reality . We Iranians confirmed that Alaxander the great Conquered Achaemenid empire and burnt the Persepolis to the ground, it's all written in cuneiform on the ancient stones left from that era in Persepolice of Iran (Modern Shiraz) Of course today Persepolis is the name of a strong and well-known Iranian soccer team in Asia. Just search Persepolis on youtube to see the remaining stuff

  • Ishan Pednekar

    Ishan Pednekar

    Жыл бұрын

    Just like Caesar

  • Yakko Benefiel

    Yakko Benefiel

    Жыл бұрын

    Meh. 5hw great person theory of history is boring. Material conditions write the history books.

  • nick adm

    nick adm

    Жыл бұрын

    @HydraulicPress what history ?

  • Jon jon

    Jon jon

    2 жыл бұрын

    If he was so legendary they wouldve called him Alexander the legend , but he was great , ok 😅😅😅😉