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By Andrew Langley

ISBN-10: 1588242730

ISBN-13: 9781588242730

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29 30 A s Alexander grew more powerful, his dreams became grander and wilder. He began to believe that he was a god. He ordered everyone to bow down before him. But at the same time, he grew sadder and more bad-tempered. When his dear friend Hephaestion died, Alexander wept for many days. , Alexander fell ill. His many war wounds had left him weak, and his doctors knew that he was dying. His old army friends begged to see him one last time. As they filed past his bed, Alexander could no longer speak or move.

By his conquests, he brought East and West together for the very first time.

Many Persians were appointed as governors. When he got back to Persia, he invited 90 of his officers to a mass wedding. It took place in a huge tent, held up by pillars 33 feet (10 meters) high, covered in jewels and hung with gold curtains. Here, the officers were married to Persian brides. They had no choice—Alexander’s orders had to be obeyed! And besides, the emperor himself was marrying a Persian princess as his second wife. This was his way of uniting Greece and Persia. 29 30 A s Alexander grew more powerful, his dreams became grander and wilder.

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