In my opinion, Alexander wanted to make himself important in history, make himself known as a great conqueror and warrior. Invading the Persian Empire and defeating the king of Persian, Darius III, also taking over Darius’s empire made it possible for him to be seen as a conqueror and warrior. The Persian Empire was the next target for any determined conqueror, and after establishing his position in Greece it was obvious that Alexander’s plan was going to be to propose an attack on Persia.
Alexander also wanted retaliation upon the Persians, after The Persian Wars, which was when Persia invaded the Greek cities. Alexander’s father, Philip II, had an influence on Alexander’s feeling of revenge, since his father had already taken into consideration the invasion of the Persian Empire. According to our readings, after his father’s assassination in 336 B.C., Alexander felt the urge to complete the task that his father had already started.
Alexander and the Greeks managed to invade Persian territory for land expansion and revenue. In my opinion, he had a further purpose, to overcome his ancestors and his biggest competition, which was his father. The chance to surpass his father’s achievements would surely make him somebody important to Greece. Thanks to his inheritance of a professional trained army with battle experience and training experience for over 20 years it made it easier on him to invade Persians lands.
If I were in his place I would do a couple of things differently. One of them would have to be not to rely so much on his father for motivation of invasion, rather built himself up on his own that way he could without doubt be considered a great conqueror and warrior. Without his father’s help of recognition and the inheritance that his father left him he would not have accomplished what he did. Because of these reasons, Alexander should not actually be considered a great warrior.
Also, if I were in his place I would not have included...