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GREAT CAPTAINS: ALEXANDER THE GREAT

This is the next in a series of posts examining the “Great Captains” of military history. Unusual for Deadliest Blogger, this will be primarily in video format; posting compelling biographical material. By every measure of generalship Alexander III of Macedon … Continue reading

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THE DEADLIEST BLOGGER LIST OF THE 25 GREATEST COMMANDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

  One of the most popular topics of discussion among historians (both amateur and professional) concerns what generals in history deserve to be ranked as “Great”; and of these, who was the greatest. The former is more easily determined than … Continue reading

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Battle of Granicus, 334BC: Alexander the Great’s Riskiest Battle!

In May of 334BC the young king of Macedon, Alexander son of Philip led his army into battle for the first time against the forces of the Persian Empire. The opposing armies met at the River Granicus. It would prove his most dangerous battle, … Continue reading

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