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Definition of the noun alexander the great

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  1. king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)


Who is Alexander the Great?

Alexander the Great: Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II, to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, until by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt and into northwest ancient India. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful military commanders.


  1. Alexander the Great: The fictional representation of the Historical Figure.
  2. Alexander The Great is a fictional character from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody TV series.
  3. Alexander The Great a.k.a. Alexander (The Great) is a fictional film character.


  1. "Alexander the Great" is a novel written by Nikos Kazantzakis.
    • also known as Megas Alexandros
  2. "Alexander the Great" is a book by Paul Cartledge.
    • also known as "Alexander the Great: the hunt for a new past", "Alexander the Great the hunt for a new past"
    • genres: Autobiography, Biography
    • subjects: Greece, Ancient Greece, History, Europe, World
  3. "Alexander the Great" is a book by Ulrich Wilcken.
  4. "Alexander the Great" is a book by Lewis Vance Cummings.
  5. "Alexander the Great" is a book by Aubrey Thomas de Vere.
    • also known as "Alexander the Great, a dramatic poem"

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. "Alexander the Great" is a 1956 American sword-and-sandal epic film about the life of Macedonian general and king Alexander the Great, written, directed and produced by Robert Rossen with Gordon S. Griffith as executive producer. It was released by United Artists and stars Richard Burton as Alexander along with a large ensemble cast.
  2. "Alexander the Great": Sikandar or Sikander is a 1941 Bollywood film directed by Sohrab Modi and starring Prithviraj Kapoor as Alexander the Great. The film is a historic epic set in 326 BC.
  3. "Alexander the Great" is a Malayalam film released in May 2010. The film is directed by Murali Nagavalli, scripted by C. Balu, and stars Mohanlal, Bala, Kirron Kher and Aswathy. It is different from most films in that the main character, played by Mohanlal, has no heroine counterpart for his role. It is described by the director as a "comical racy entertainer".The film is a partial adaptation of the Hollywood film Rain Man.
  4. "Alexander the Great" is a 1980 drama film written by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Petros Markaris and directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos.
  5. "Alexander the Great" is a 2006 documentary film directed by Paul Pissanos.
    • language: English Language
    • genre: Documentary film
    • subject: Alexander the Great
    • released on (9 years ago)
  6. "Alexander the Great" is a film.
    • genres: History, Documentary film, War film
    • released in (16 years ago)


Alexander the Great is a board wargame first published in 1971 by Guidon Games. Printed when board wargaming was relatively new, this game was designed by Gary Gygax. When Guidon went out of business, Avalon Hill contacted Gygax to secure an agreement to revise and publish the game, and working with Donald Greenwood the game was published again in 1974.

  • publisher: Avalon Hill


"Alexander the Great" is an artwork (wood) by Rachel Harrison, begun in (9 years ago).

  • media: wood


  1. "Alexander the Great" is a song by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden. It was written by Steve Harris and appears on the band's 1986 album Somewhere in Time. It tells the story of the Macedonian general and king Alexander the Great and his eleven-year conquest of Asia.
  2. "Alexander the Great" is a musical album of Eric Alexander.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alexander the Great

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Google previewExistence and Explanation (2012)

Essays presented in Honor of Karel Lambert by W. Spohn, B.C. van Fraassen, B. Skyrms

Thus 'Alexander the Great is an emperor is true, but emperor cannot be generally said of (or attributed to) 'man', since Man is emperor' is always" to be understood as the universal proposition that every man is an emperor. This observation ...

Google previewMute Dreams, Blind Owls, and Dispersed Knowledges (2004)

Persian Poesis in the Transnational Circuitry by Michael M. J. Fischer

To Zoroastrians, Alexander the Great is an unequivocal figure of evil, a despoiler of Iran; in the Shahnameh and in later romance epics (e.g., the Darab Nameh and the Eskandar Nameh) Alexander is incorporated into the line of legitimate ...

Google previewClassical Art and the Cultures of Greece and Rome (1999)

by John Onians

Alexander: Paradigmatic Breaker of the Paradigm The notion that it is useful to define a new period of Greek history, the Hellenistic period, with the death of Alexander the Great is a relatively recent one. It owes its acceptance to a general ...

Google previewCalmet's Great Dictionary of the Holy Bible: Calmet's great dictionary of the Holy Bible (1813)

by Augustin Calmet

Alexander the Great enters Asia. 3672 Besieges Tyre; demands of the high- priest Jaddus, the succours usually sent to the king of Persia; Jaddus refuses. Alexander approaches Jerusalem, shews respect to the high-priest, is favourable ...

Google previewIbn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary (1843)

by Ibn Khallikān

Alexander the Great died at Babylon, as is well known. 8 Olympias, the mother of ...

Google previewThe EPZ Questions Dictionary of History (2001)

by Joy Palmer

Alexander the Great Alexander ...

Google previewDictionary of World Biography (2003)

by Frank Northen Magill

Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Empire . 2d ed. London: English Universities Press, 1951; New York: Collier, 1962. An almost complete rejection of Alexander as a heroic figure, denying the impact ascribed to him by most ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Greece (2013)

by Nigel Wilson

Bieber, Margarete, Alexander the Great in Greek and Roman An, Chicago: Argonaut, 1964. Bosworth, A.B., Conquest and Empire: The Reign of Alexander the Great, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988. Briant, Pierre ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014)

Alexander Romance 40–3 Alexander the Great 41 see also Alexander Romance ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Epic Films (2014)

by Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker

It was during this difficult time that Rossen began preparing Alexander the Great. Rossen intended to show the corruptive influence ...

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Small photo of SKOPJE, MACEDONIA - NOVEMBER 26 2016: Skopje square of Filip II with same named statue and fountain, father of Alexander the Great at twilight, MacedoniaSmall photo of SKOPJE, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA - 13 MAY 2017: Skopje City Center and Alexander the Great Monument, MacedoniaSmall photo of SKOPJE, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA - 13 MAY 2017: Skopje City Center and Alexander the Great Monument, MacedoniaSmall photo of SKOPJE, REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA - 13 MAY 2017: Skopje City Center and Alexander the Great Monument, MacedoniaSmall photo of Athens, Greece- February 2015: Statue of Alexander the Great at agora museumSmall photo of Thessaloniki / Greece - 01/21/2018 : unknown Greek people are waving their Greek Flags next to the statue of Alexander the Great at the rally for the name Macedonia in Thessaloniki GreeceSmall photo of May 2010: Photo from Alexander the Great statue in iconic city of Thessaloniki, North Greece More...

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Born to play? Hmmm. Probably Romeo... or Hamlet, I guess. Also, I'd be a great Alexander the Great. (David Carradine)
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