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)
JakubiecDoric 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.