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Alexander the Great

King of Macedon

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Author: Jacob Abbott
Published: 1849
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,054 / 163 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.1
LoC Categories: CT, DC
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 16,356
Added to site: 2009.12.08
mnybks.net#: 25970
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Audiobook
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sadors from the Persian court arrived in Macedon when Philip was away. These embassadors saw Alexander, of course, and had opportunities to converse with him. They expected that he would be interested in hearing about the splendors, and pomp, and parade of the Persian monarchy. They had stories to tell him about the famous hanging gardens, which were artificially constructed in the most magnificent manner, on arches raised high in the air; and about a vine made of gold, with all sorts of precious stones upon it instead of fruit, which was wrought as an ornament over the throne on which the King of Persia often gave audience; of the splendid palaces and vast cities of the Persians; and the banquets, and fêtes, and magnificent entertainments and celebrations which they used to have there. They found, however, to their surprise, that Alexander was not interested in hearing about any of these things. He would always turn the conversation from them to inquire about the geographical position of the different

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