When Alexander was ten years old, he found a great war horse he wanted. The horse wasn’t tamed, so his father said no. Alexander found a way to tame it and bought the horse, and named it Bucephalas. His school teacher was Aristotle and his favorite author was Homer. Alexander carried one of his books wherever he went.

   Alexander became king at age 20 in 336 B.C. Alexander wanted to take over all of the states, so he started with Greece. Next, he moved to Asia. There was a knot no one could untie and everyone wanted to untie it because whoever untied it became the next king of all Asia. Alexander untied this knot by slicing it in two with his sword. Then, he conquered Egypt. Alexander never lost a battle.

   Alexander died in 323 B.C. at the age of 32. His death may have been of a disease or injuries from war. Alexander was very successful with conquering all of the cities known in History and making himself a name. The name was The Great.