Talk:Wars of Alexander the Great

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I have been making some major changes to this article. It is surprising that this article was blank for so long. RomanHistorian (talk) 03:34, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Can someone change his date of birth to 356BC? He was 32 when he died, not 13!

Categories[edit]

I removed the adoptee-category. But it seems like a few more are also displaced: Category:Ancient Macedonian generals Category:Ancient Pellaeans Category:Cause of death disputed Category:City founders Category:Hellenistic individuals Category:Macedonian monarchs Category:Monarchs of Persia Category:Mummies Category:People from Central Macedonia Category:Pharaohs of the Argead dynasty - Mr. Hill (talk) 12:43, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

The end of the war section needs revamping asap[edit]

No references whatsoever, it looks like all that is in that section with the exception of the first paragraph is more of a romanticized, made up account of the end of Alexander's campaign. Reading that section was like reading a novel based on Alexander's life... 99.231.26.15 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:19, 5 June 2009 (UTC).

India or indian subcontinent.[edit]

Alexander during his conquest barely entered India proper. They were limited to Pakistan. As pakistan didnt existed tht time so in historical prospective its more appropriate to say indian subcontinent rather then just india which gives wrong meanings to a reader more over it may sound correct historically (as it means a region east of indus river) but under modern regional contexts it may misguide a reader. Any thoughts ??

الله أكبرMohammad Adil 19:19, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

I don't think it's much of a problem saying India as the area was part of India at the time (at least that's my understanding, but I'd have to check), but "Indian subcontinent" would make an acceptable alternative in my opinion to avoid confusing the reader. Nev1 (talk) 19:25, 30 December 2009 (UTC)

Where are the sources?[edit]

It seems to me like much of this article is mere speculation or fanciful imagination. Many sections lack even ONE citation, and contain phrases like "The Persians, who were never known for strategy but instead usually relied on sheer numbers, appeared to take the Macedonian threat too lightly early in the war. Alexander believed Darius, who was known to surround himself with eunuchs and concubines, to be a weak man." Where is the source of this information? Did Alexander really believe that? Who says the Persians were never known for military strategy? Who can verify these claims?

This article desperately needs attention.

Dacicus Parthicus (talk) 03:22, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Completely agreed. The article as it is focuses way too much on Alexander - the Persian strategy was always to redirect the war elsewhere to other fronts (compare with the Trachenberg Plan and Napoleon.) E.g. they sponsored revolts in Greece (most notably at Megalopolis - the most hard-fought battle of the war); an attempt to raise Athens and Chalkis in revolt failed when the Greek mercenary admiral died beforehand; after Issus the surviving Persian commanders attempted to recover Asia Minor but were defeated by Antigonus the one-eyed in three battles we know almost nothing about. None of these are mentioned in the article. Plus, much detail (e.g. campaigns in Sogdiana/Bactria, the Battle of Jaxartes, hardships in the Gedrosian desert, etc.) are glossed over or simply ignored. Seleucus (talk) 18:16, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

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Shouldn't "Parthenon" have a link to the Parthenon wiki page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Svoboman (talkcontribs) 01:48, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

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Subsection on Bactria doesn't actually talk about Bactria[edit]

It just discusses the death of Darius 2601:184:4780:174D:80F5:776:BC08:607F (talk) 03:05, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

May i pls change BC to BCE?[edit]

it's time! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stavfrombc (talkcontribs) 15:57, 15 May 2018 (UTC)