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[[File: Alexander.jpg|300px|thumbnail|left|Nineteenth Century Painting of Alexander the Great Refusing to Take Water]]
Alexander the III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander “the Great,” impacted the ancient word in so many ways while he was alive for his brief thirty-two years and continued to do so in the decades following his death. He briefly unified most of the Greek speaking world under one government and his rule marked the beginning of what is known as the Hellenistic Period, when Greek culture was spread to the Near East. Because his rule was so important, much is known about his life, but one aspect of Alexander the Great’s life that remains somewhat of a mystery is his death.
[[Category: Ancient Greek History]] [[Category: Ancient History]] [[Category: Alexander the Great]]
[[Category: Hellenistic Period]]