alexander the great

alexander the great

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  • Alexander's and Cleopatra's wedding
  • Muscial shows
  • The entrance
  • In October 336 BC Alexander the Great's father King Philip went to Alexander and Cleopatra's wedding, daughter oh Philip and Olympias.
  • The stabbing
  • King Philip had organised musical competitions to run along side the wedding ceremony. Philip wanted to show the Greeks that he was a pleasant man. The musical competitions were held in the theatre of Aegae.
  • Pausanias also dies
  • Once he entered the theatre he had ordered the bodyguard to follow behind him at some distance to show that he needed no protection from his body guards.
  • Alexander the Great becomes King
  • When King Philip entered Pausanias, the leader of the bodyguards, rushed up to Philip while he was on his own and stabbed him with a Celtic dagger.
  • Pausanias runs away to his horses but on his way he trips over a vine and also dies.
  • Because Alexander was next in line to the throne (along with others) he then became the King of Macedonia
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