Alexander conquered a large amount of territory in a remarkably short time. Despite his many invasions and conquests, he gained the respect of many of those he conquered by showing respect for local cultures. Although his empire was short-lived, it left an enduring Greek influence on the civilizations he conquered. In this activity you will learn more about Alexander's conquests in Southwest Asia.
Destination Title: Alexander in Persia
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Start at the Alexander the Great Web site.
- Scroll down to "Alexander on the Orient Express" and click on Alexander in Persia.
- Read the article, taking notes as you go. At the bottom of the article, click on the India link for information on Alexander's conquest of India.
After you have read the information, answer the following questions.