Alexander was one amazing individual. He believed that he was descended from a god, and therefore the world was his to conquer. Yet the sources don’t depict him as particularly egotistical; he knew what he was, and was comfortable with it. Instead, he was kind to many people he encountered, and went out of his way to spread Greek culture (through a Macedonian world view) as far as he could. He valued system and education, and was comfortable with everyone from peasants to Pharaohs. In his short 33 years, Alexander conquered the biggest empire in the ancient world. You would think that when he died, it would have been in battle against a fierce enemy, yet what really did him in was a broken heart.
How did Alexander’s journey differ from those of the other people