This is the currently selected item. Alexander the Great, King of Macedon from 336 - 323 B.C., may claim the title of the greatest military leader the world has ever known. He was also good at mastering the mind-bending science of propaganda, making entire cities and towns surrender to him effortlessly. Alexander’s use of propaganda from his ascent to the throne in 336 until 330 This volume brings together ten essays from leading international scholars in Alexander studies. Rise of Rome. I really like Hari's answer about Alexander as a symbol of Western Imperialism - hits the nail on the head. As a young child, Alexander joined him on his campaigns. Alexander the Great conquers Persia. His empire spread from Gibraltar to the Punjab, and he made Greek the lingua franca of his world, the language that helped spread early Christianity. Alexander was an absolute master at psyching out opposing armies and making them believe they weren’t as great as they believed themselves to be. Next lesson. Enjoy! Wartime propaganda has been a major influence in many, if not all, of the major wars. I will add one more nuance beyond this very valid eastern view. After being forced to retreat in a battle Alexander the Great realized that it would be a disadvantage to show he was weak and had to retreat. Diadochi and the Hellenistic Period. Title: The Death of Alexander the Great: Rumour and Propaganda Created Date: 20160801102747Z Alexander the Great, Piety, Portents and Persuasion1 By Dr R. James Ferguson 2 Abstract: Propaganda deployed as ‘information warfare’ is an increasingly common Alexander The Great "Somewhere In Time"(1986) album, with lyrics as usual. Alexander was great, but there's plenty to critisize. The article deals with political propaganda, aimed at the Greeks, which the Persians practiced in their struggle against Alexander the Great. Sort by: Top Voted. Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC as Alexander III of Macedon. Alexander the Great takes power. 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