Outline of Alexander the Great


The Country of Macedon.

Methods of Philip compared to Hitler in the 1930's.

The Battle of Chaeronea 336 B.C.

Philip forms the League of Corinth against Persia.

Assassination of Philip.

Youth of Alexander

Olympias; Bucephalus

Alexander and Aristotle

Philip's second marriage to Cleopatra

The revolt of Thebes

Alexander's train of philosophers: Callisthenes; Diogenes the Cynic

Alexander's forces; Antipater, Parmenion, Pausanias, Cleitus, Antigonus, Ptolemy, and Hephaestion.

The Battle of the Granicus

Difficulties of interpretation

Heroism of Cleitus "the Black"

Conquest of Halicarnassus and adoption by Queen Ada.

The Gordian Knot.

The Battle of Issus.

Alexandria.

The Oracle of Zeus-Amon; the problem of Alexander's motives.

The Battle of Gaugamela (331 B.C.). Defeat of Parmenion.

The burning of Persepolis. The deaths of Darius and the satrap Bessus (snap!).

The plot of Limnus. Deaths of Philotas and his father Parmenion.

Samarkand. Death of Cleitus the Black. Marriage to Roxanne.

The proskynesis episode.

The Pages' Conspiracy and death of Callisthenes;the Complexity of Alexander's personality.

The invasion of India. Battle of Hydaspes against Porus.

Revolt on the Beas. Incident in the Ravi town. March across the Makran desert.

10,000 marriages and Alexander's marriage to Statira.

Revolt at Opis and subsequent banquet.

The Divinity Decree; Alexander and Achilles

Alexander dies at Babylon of a fever on June 13, 323 B.C.

The Successor States: The Antigonid in Macedon, the Seleucid in the East, and the Ptolemaic in Egypt.