Alexander the Great's Death

Ryan Maguire
Dr. Paone
Essay 2 Prewriting
4/1/19


My goal for this essay is to discuss the hypothetical and true aftermath of Alexander's death, thus Alexander's plans for future conquests and investments had he not died and the impact those plans could have had on the empire, as well as the rejection of those plans by the Diadochi. These were Alexander's successors(generals) and their heirs, as Alex never named an heir to the throne, whose selfish infighting to gain control resulted in multiple wars that spanned 47 years(322-275) known as the Diadochi Wars. These wars tore apart the empire that Alex spent his life building, beginning the period historians call the Hellenistic ...

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the mad wars that unraveled his prized empire.

II. Body

Alexander's future plans -- Arr. Anab 7.1

Plans for further expansion

Sail around and conquer Libya and Carthage to become the king of all of Asia

Some claim his next move was the Scythians, Arrian claims it was Sicily bc Alexander was threatened by Rome- unlikely

Unknown what else Alexander could or would have done, though for sure it would not have been modest, as Alexander would never have been satisfied with what he had

Unrealistic plans of expenditure -- Diodorus Library of History 18.4.1-6

Building of 1000 warships for the expedition of Carthage and other areas of the African coast

Building of roads, harbors, and shipyards along African coast to the Pillars of Heracles

Erecting six extravagant temples, namely those for Zeus in Dion and Athena in Cyrnus and Troy

Construction of a giant tomb for his father, Phillip II, the size of the pyramids

Transplantation of Asians to Europe and ...

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