Friday, May 24, 2013

Alexander the Great

Alexander showed respect for the cultural practices fro the people he conquered, by adopting some of these practices himself. He adopted the Persian system of government. He allowed the Persian governors to run day-to-day businesses of their lands. However, he made sure his own people collected the taxes. He also began to wear Persian style clothing. His visitors also had to greet him in  Persian style.He also encouraged marriage to the Persians and Macedonians. He himself married the eldest daughter of Darius, the Persian king he defeated.

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