Ancient Greece

Does Alexander the Great deserve the title of being Great?

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August 26, 2011 1:01PM

Alexander the Great did have one very impressive accomplishment, which was to conquer a very large empire. On the other hand, he died young and his empire immediately fell apart, so it could be argued that he did not leave much of a legacy. So, it is a matter of opinion whether he was really all that great. Perhaps his most lasting contribution to civilization was to popularize the practice of men shaving off their beards, as many men do to this day. Perhaps he should be remembered as Alexander the Shaver.