ALEXANDER THE GREAT
ConquerorsUsing reenactments, location footage, and historical artwork, this high-interest program traces the rise to power and campaigns of the "first great strategist in military history," a brilliant young general set on world domination who came to be revered as a warrior, emperor, hero, and even a god. According to the narrator, Alexander's triumphs over the Persian and Egyptian empires remain the most spectacular successes of exploration and conquest in the ancient world, "planting the seeds of a culture full of vitality and new ideas and leaving in their wake the roots of a new civilization." Onscreen discussion questions precede and follow the production. Grades 6–12. Color. 26 minutes. Discovery Channel School. ©1997.
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