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Alexander The Great

A ruler of Greece in the 4th Century B.C. As a general, he conqured most of the ancient world, extndinding the civilization of Greece east to India.

*He is said to have wept because ther was no worlds to conqured,.In his youth's, the philosopher Aristotle was his tutor.

Before beginning his conquests, he allegedly unloosed the Gordian Knot by cutting through it.It was beleived that the person who unfastened the Gordian knot would rule a vast terriotory in Asia,He is the founder of the city Alexandria, which became a great center of learning in Egypt.

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Athens

A leading city of ancient Greece ,famous for its learning culture and democratic institutions.

*The political power of Athens was sometimes quite limited, however after its defeat by Sparta in the Peloponnesian War.Pericles was a noted ruler of Athens.

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Attila the Hun

A king of the Huns in the 5th century.

*His forces overran many parts of central and eastern Europe.His armies were known for their cruely and destruction, and the king himself was called the "scourge of God"