Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC in Pella(5), capital of Macedonia. Although his main interest was in the military, he also liked medicine, geography, politics and moral science (ethics).
He changed the whole course of history when he had conquered the modern world before he died at the age of 33. Alexander was famous for his courage and sharp intelligence. He was not irritable, exercised self-control and never avenged himself.
However, one of his dear friends, who was diabetic avenged himself in front of his people. The emperor became so enraged that he killed him with a sword on the spot. He then fell into deep remorse and held the sword ready to kill himself but was stopped by his people. In a state of deep sadness and remorse, he became ill and called out loudly to his friend and called himself a criminal before many people.
Although Alexander the Great virtually conquered his contemporary world, he was caught in weakness and sorrow when he could not defeat his anger.
“As long as anger thrives, it becomes a mother bearing miserable offspring.”
(St. John Climacus)
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