Why was Alexander The Great so great

Alexander is one of the famous leaders who have etched their names in the history of mankind forever, but he is unique and rare because of the suffix “Great” which is often used while mentioning him. Before the reason as to why he is known as “Alexander the Great” is discussed, it must be understood that he is not known as “Great” because he was a benevolent king and nor was he necessarily a very good human being. He is called Alexander the Great because he was effective, swift, ambitious, and one of the finest military tacticians of all time.

Alexander was an ambitious man even before he got to the throne of Macedonia because in order to secure the throne, he managed to kill all the other possible competitors beforehand. It made Alexander’s authority unquestionable and he began to grow in power when he ascended to the throne after the death of his father. One of the main reasons why Alexander is called great and is largely different from other military leaders is the fact that Alexander was himself a warrior who did not shy away from battle, but fought with great skill by the side of his soldiers. The way in which he treated his military was excellent as he made it a rule to always keep his army loyal and active through his excellent communication skills and of course generous payments. Alexander was a man, who believed in dealing directly with problems and solving them quickly at any cost; that is exactly what happened when Alexander burnt down entire cities if he ever sensed a revolt growing in any of them.

Defeating the mighty Persian army was one of the greatest achievements of Alexander the Great and it started with his tactical decision to overtake a willing Egypt from the hands of Persia. He had even marched undefeated into India, conquering all those who stood in his path. After defeating Porus, he had conquered a part of India, but a few tactical errors in navigation while returning back to Macedonia, resulted in the loss of a huge portion the army. Alexander did not live to see his 33rd birthday as he died with a fever in Babylon which is suspected to be malaria, but what he achieved at such a young age was great indeed.