Alexander the Great (All Parts)
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Epic History TV's complete four-part history of Alexander the Great in one video. Follow the incredible story of the Macedonian king as he embarks on the total conquest of the ancient world's greatest superpower, the Persian Empire. With dramatic victories at the Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela, Alexander defeats Darius III and claims the throne of Persia. But his campaign to subdue the empire's easternmost provinces and reach the edge of the known world will take him into modern Afghanistan, Pakistan and the frontier of India, where he meets the Indian king Porus in battle at the Hydaspes. This is the complete overview of Alexander's conquests, a 10 year period of immense drama and historical significance, as the young Macedonian king's breathtaking achievements ushered in a new era in European and Middle Eastern history - the Hellenistic Age.
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Warrior: Macedonian Warrior
Men-at-Arms: The Army of Alexander the Great
Campaign: Granicus 334 BC
The Persian Army 560 - 330 BC:
Special thanks to Chris Stevens for Gordian Knot footage!
Alexander the Great Mosaic Remastered – with thanks to Miłek Jakubiec
Parthenon - Dennis Jarvis via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Socrates - Bar Harel via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)
White Mountains of Crete - Tobias von der Haar via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Acropolis - Aleksandr Zykov via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Theatre of Dionysus - Sébastien Bertrand via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Sparta - Ronny Siegel via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Macedonian mountains - Novica Nakov via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Vergina sun - SilentResident via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Standard of Cyrus the Great - Sodacan via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Golden Wheat - Mr Hicks46 via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Knot - JP Davidson via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Amun – Jeff Dahl via WM (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Columns - Marco Zanferrari, via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Doric Columns – Dimitry B. via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Lar Plain, Iran – Ninara via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Treasury Reliefs – Alan via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Columns by Matt Sherlock via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Hindu Kush Scene by 401st_AFSB via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Baluchistan by Beluchistan via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Bust of Alexander the Great by shakko via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Ruins at Pergamon by Peter via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Hephaestion Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.
All Comments (21)
A high school teacher said to his class ,by the time Alexander the great was a few years older than you he had conquered the known world, a student then said ,but he had Aristotle as a teacher, we only have you .
What makes him so great to me was the fact he fought alongside his men in battle. He is a TRUE leader. A REAL leader fights WITH their people in the wars THEY fought.
Man...the distance Alexander and his Army traveled is unbelievable
He's managed to teach more about history than all of my history teachers combined
Alexander was an extraordinary commander and it gives me chills just imagine how far his campaign was from his home Greece. A person to be trembled with such courage, bravery and tactical military genius.
I’m 75 and none of this wonderful history was taught to me, so enjoying finally learning 😊
The fact that Alexander the Great's name is remembered even 2000+ years after his death is mindblowing...
As a greek who lived in Alexandria Egypt I was brought up with his story and I was taught to be proud of him I feel a connection
If only we got a TV series or movie series as epic as this video. I often come back to this video as it's just so damn good.
I remember back when this video only had 100,000 views. Now it has 12 million and it couldn't have been earned by a better channel than Epic History TV!
Sir, you deserve a standing ovation for your hard work and quality content!
"Alexander the Great was known not only for his ability to command but also for his ability to be undefeated"- My history teacher
Learning about Alexander in college gave me a midlife crisis. This man was conquering the world at the same age where I’m in a battle to not eat too many ramen packets in one day
Such an incredible story of a great leader. Seeing a king lead charges into thick battles to relieve his troops must have been an inspiring sight at the time.
I was born in the Great Macedonian City of Thessaloniki-second largest and most beautiful city in Greece. 30 kilometers away is Pella-Capital of the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon. Today, the area of Macedon makes up almost half the geographic area of modern Greece. Proud to be Macedonian from Mother Greece!
Back when a King or a General fighting with his army in an actual battle. This are the true men of war.
Had this guy lived to 60 years old he would have conquered Eurasia. What a legend.
This is fabulous content, so well put together.... hasn't aged over four years!!! Well done sir! Many thanks
Can we all take a few seconds to stop and appreciate the free documentaries he is creating for us 🙌
Crazy that if the Persians went with the Scored Earth tactic, they had a very good chance of forcing Alexander to retreat back to Greece.