• Vesna Pavlović University ,, Ss. Cyril and Methodius''University Institut of Macedonian Literature-Skopje
Keywords: Alexander the Great, strategist, conqueror, reactive aggression, emotions


This work explores Alexander the Great and the way in which he became one of the most successful world conquerors. To answer this question, the world's studies and old sources that describe Alexander's life and success were used. The mentioned sources provided information in the context of the time in which they lived, but also the attributes that enabled him to win a winning history, known throughout history. Extensive literature was also used to analyze his behavior, that is, whether and to what extent his success is related to certain characteristics of his personality. Some sources describe the characteristics that carry a close resemblance to a freak. By integrating content from this extensive literature, a new extended definition of "behavior" was introduced, which included the factor of discipline, which undoubtedly contributed to Alexander's success. In addition, the interaction of these two factors was founded and organized with the aim of creating a more comprehensive understanding of why Alexander was such a successful conqueror. His success goes beyond the power of an ordinary mortal. Executing the genius of the commander, he was ready for every sacrifice, to achieve his goals. Some consider him to be Great and the Other Cursed. It contains grain and good and evil, just like most people. Alexander's eye has no consensus in opinion, and perhaps it should not. The centuries-old obsession with Alexander, his so often references in contemporary literature, points to the international influence he performed, either as a military leader or a freak. His real size may be reflected in this: he remained current even today, just as he did for his life.


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How to Cite
Pavlović, V. (2018). ALEXANDER THE GREAT - STRATEGIST AND FREAK. Knowledge International Journal, 22(6), 1885 - 1890. Retrieved from