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Alexander the Great and the Situation … the Great? Crash Course World History #8

September 4, 2019


Hi there my name’s John Green; this is Crash
Course World History, and today we’re gonna talk about Alexander the Great, but to do
that we’re going to begin by talking about ideals of masculinity and heroism and Kim
Kardashian and the Situation. Mr Green, Mr Green, Mr. Green! Which Situation? Oh, Me from the Past, I forgot you wanted
to go to Columbia. Me from the Present regrets to inform you that you do not get in. But since you live in the past, you have no
way of knowing who I’m talking about, and it occurs to me that this video may be watched
in some glorious future when Kim Kardashian and the Situation have mercifully disappeared
from public life, and the supermarket tabloids, instead of talking about celebrities, talk
about Foucault and the Higgs-Boson particle, so Kim Kardashian is a professional famous
person who rose to notoriety by skoodilypooping with someone named Ray Jay, and Mike “The
Situation” I forgot his last name is a professional stupid person with big muscles. They’re
both known by millions, lives in luxury, and people literally pay to own their odors. Why do these people crave fame? Why do any
of us? Well, I’d argue it’s not about money. If it were, our tabloids would be devoted
to the lives and times of bankers. I think we all want to leave a legacy. We want to
be remembered. We want to be Great. [theme music] For a long time, history was all about the
Study of Great Men, and it was common to call people as “the Great,” but these days
historians are less likely to do that, because they recognize that one man’s Great is generally
another man’s Terrible. And also “the Great” has some misogynistic
implications, like, it’s almost always men who are called “the Great”. You never hear
about Cleopatra the Great or Elizabeth the Great. There was, of course, Catherine the
Great of Russia, but for her masculine Greatness she was saddled with the completely untrue
rumor that she died trying to skoodilypoop with a horse. Saddled? Get it? Anybody? Saddled
with the rumor? Anyway, they could’ve soiled Catherine the
Great’s name just by telling the truth: which is that like so many other Great men
and women, she died on the toilet. Get it? soiled? Toilet? Yes? Yes! So, quick biography of Alexander of Macedon,
born in 356 BCE, died in 323 BCE at the ripe old age of 32. Alexander was the son of King
Philip the 2nd, and when just 13 years old he tamed a horse no one else could ride named
Bucephalus, which impressed his father so much he said: “Oh thy son, look thee at
a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Macedonia is too little for thee.” By that time, he was already an accomplished
general, but over the next decade he expanded his empire with unprecedented speed and he
is famous for having never lost a battle. Today we’re going to look at Alexander of Macedon’s story
by examining three possible definitions of greatness. First, maybe Alexander was great because of
his accomplishments. This is an extension of the idea that history is the record of
the deeds of great men. Now, of course, that’s ridiculous. For one thing, half of people
are women; for another, and this is important, there are lots of historic events that no one can take
responsibility for, like for instance the Black Plague. But still, Alexander was accomplished. I mean,
he conquered a lot of territory. Like, a lot. His father, Philip, had conquered all of Greece,
but Alexander did what the Spartans and Athenians had failed to do: He destroyed the Persian
Empire. He conquered all the land the Persians had held including Egypt, and then marched
toward India, stopping at the Indus River only because his army was like, “Hey, Alexander,
you know what would be awesome? Not marching.” Also, Alexander was a really good general,
although historians disagree over whether his tactics were truly brilliant or if his
army just happened to have better technology, specifically these extra long spears called
sarissas. Much of his reputation as a general, and his reputation in general, anybody? Puns?
Maybe I should stop? OK. Is because of Napoleon. Napoleon, like many other generals through
the Millennia, was obsessed with Alexander the Great, but more on that in a moment. That said, Alexander wasn’t very good at
what we might now call empire-building. Alexander’s empire was definitely visually impressive,
but it wasn’t actually much of an empire. Like, Alexander specialized in the tearing
down of things, but he wasn’t so great at the building up of institutions to replace
the things he’d torn down. And that’s why, pretty soon after his death, his Empire
broke into three empires, called the Hellenistic Kingdoms. Each was ruled by one of Alexander’s
generals, and they became important dynasties. The Antigones in Greece and Macedonia, the
Ptolemies in Egypt, the Seleucids in Persia, all of which lasted longer than Alexander’s
empire itself. A Second Greatness: Maybe Alexander was Great
because he had an enormous impact on the world after his death. Like King Tut, Alexander
the Great was amazingly good at being a dead person. Let’s go to the Thought Bubble. So, After Alexander of Macedon died, everyone
from the Romans to Napoleon to Oliver Stone loved him, and he was an important military
model for many generals throughout history. But his main post-death legacy may be that
he introduced the Persian idea of Absolute Monarchy to the Greco-Roman world, which would
become a pretty big deal. Alexander also built a number of cities on
his route that became big deals after his death, and it’s easy to spot them because
he named most of them after himself and one after his horse. The Alexandria in Egypt became
a major center of learning in the classical world, and was home to the most amazing library
ever, which Julius Caesar probably “accidentally” burned down while trying to conquer a bunch
of land to emulate his hero, Alexander the Great. Plus, the dead Alexander had a huge impact
on culture. He gave the region its common language, Greek, which facilitated conversations
and commerce. Greek was so widespread that archaeologists have found coins in what is
now Afghanistan with pictures of their kings and the word “king” written beneath the
pictures — in Greek. This is also why, incidentally, the New Testament was eventually written in
Greek. Although Alexander was mostly just conquering
territory for the glory and heroism and greatness of it all, in his wake emerged a more closely
connected world that could trade and communicate with more people more efficiently than ever
before. Alexander didn’t make those things happen, but they probably wouldn’t have
happened without him. But here’s a question: If you’re watching
Jersey Shore and get so involved in The Situations romantic conquest that you leave the bath
water running, thereby flooding your apartment, and you have to call a plumber, and the plumber
comes over and you fall in love with him and get married and live happily ever after, does
that make The Situation responsible for your marriage? Thanks, Thought Bubble. Okay, a third definition of greatness: Maybe
Alexander is great because of his legend: Since no accounts of his life were written
while he lived, embellishment was easy, and maybe that’s where true greatness lies.
I mean the guy died at 32, before he ever had a chance to get old and lose battles.
He was tutored by Aristotle, for God’s sakes. Then there’s Alexander’s single-minded
Ahab-esque pursuit of the Persian King Darius, who he chased across modern-day Iraq and Iran
for no real reason except he desperately wanted to kill him, and when Bessus, one of Darius’s
generals, assassinated him before Alexander had the chance, Alexander chased Bessus around
until he could at least kill him. These almost-comical pursuits of glory and
heroism are accompanied in classical histories by stories of Alexander walking through the
desert, and then suddenly raining, and these ravens coming to lead him to the army he’s
supposed to fight, and stories of his hot Persian wife Roxana, who supposedly while
still a teenager engineered the assassinations of many of Alexander’s fellow wives. And even at his death, people tried to make
Alexander live up to this heroic ideal. Like, Plutarch tells us that he died of a fever,
but that’s no way for a masculine, empire-building, awesome person to die! So rumors persist that
he died either of alcohol poisoning or else of assassination-y poisoning. I mean, no great
man can die of a fever. Speaking of Great Men, it’s time to strip down for the Open
Letter. So elegant. But first let’s see what’s
in the Secret Compartment today. Oh. It’s Kim Kardashian’s perfume. Thanks Stan. I’ll
wear this. I’ll check it out, I’ll give it a try. C’ah. Wow. That is… mmm… it’s
like all the worst parts of baby powder and all the worst parts of cat pee. An Open Letter
to the Ladies. Hello, Ladies, You’ve really been unfairly neglected in
Crash Course World History and also in World History textbooks everywhere. Like, there
will be a whole chapter exploring the exploits of great men and then at the end there will
be one sentence that’s like “also women were doing stuff at the time and it was important,
but we don’t really know what it was, so back to Alexander the Great…” History has been very good at marginalizing
and demeaning women and we’re going to fight against that as we move forward in the story
of human civilization. Ladies, I have to go now because my eyes are stinging from the
biological weapon known as Kim Kardashian’s Gold. Seriously, don’t wear it. Best wishes, John Green So in Alexander the Great we have a story
about a man who united the world while riding a magical horse only he could tame across
deserts where it magically rained for him so that he could chase down his mortal enemy
and then leave in his wake a more enlightened world and a gorgeous, murderous wife. But of course it’s not just Assassin’s
Creed and Call of Duty that celebrate the idea that ennobled violence can lead to a
better world. And that takes us to my opinion of how Alexander really came to be Great.
Millennia after his death in 1798, Napoleon invaded Egypt, not because he particularly
needed to invade Egypt but because he wanted to do what Alexander had done. And long before Napoleon, the Romans really
worshipped Alexander, particularly the Roman General Pompey, AKA Pompeius Magnus, AKA Pompey
the Great. Pompey was so obsessed with Alexander that he literally tried to emulate Alexander’s
boyishly disheveled hair style. In short, Alexander was Great because others
decided he was Great. Because they chose to admire and emulate him. Yes, Alexander was
a great general. Yes, he conquered a lot of land. The Situation is also really good at
picking up girls… of a certain type. And Kim Kardashian is good at- Stan, what is Kim
Kardashian good at? We made Alexander Great, just as today we
make people great when we admire them and try to emulate them. History has traditionally
been in the business of finding and celebrating great men, and only occasionally great women,
but this obsession with Greatness is troubling to me. It wrongly implies, first, history
is made primarily by men and secondly, that history is made primarily by celebrated people,
which of course makes us all want to be celebrities. Thankfully, we’ve left behind the idea that
the best way to become an icon is to butcher people and conquer a lot of land, but the
ideals that we’ve embraced instead aren’t necessarily worth celebrating either. All
of which is to say we decide what to worship and what to care about and what to pay attention
to. We decide whether to care about The Situation. Alexander couldn’t make history in a vacuum,
and neither can anyone else. Thanks for watching. I’ll see you next week. Crash Course is produced and directed by Stan
Muller; the show is written by my high school history teacher Raoul Meyer and myself. Our
script supervisor is Danica Johnson, and our graphics team is Thought Bubble. Last week’s phrase of the week was “Thinly
Sliced Trees”. If you want to take a guess at this week’s phrase or suggest new ones you
can do so in comments. If you have questions about today’s video you can also ask those in comments
and our team of historians will attempt to answer them. Thanks for watching Crash Course and as they
say in my hometown, Don’t Forget To Be Awesome.

100 Comments

  • Reply Abdi Ismail May 30, 2019 at 4:49 am

    Elexander is the real reason why we still can't figure out how the pyramids of Egypt we built cuz he burned everything including libraries!!!

  • Reply Lesedi Molefe May 30, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    And African history is never told unless it's Egypt

  • Reply john mahinay May 30, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    how great is alexander the great??

  • Reply Jonathan Phillips-Raffan May 31, 2019 at 3:59 am

    Kim Kardashian gold perfume caused the Gold plague

  • Reply kunal prasad May 31, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Love how you equated the ‘greats’ of history to regular people trying to be celebrities in their time and ‘situation’ (geddit)?. The analogy is pretty, I believe. The thrust for the other approval always leads to disappointment.

  • Reply Alex l June 1, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    What are some controversies surrounding Alexander the Great?

  • Reply Jonathan West June 1, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Out of respect for "the others" , we should call him Alexander The Conqueror!!! WE ARE AMERICAN, NOT GREEK

  • Reply stephen hiatt June 1, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks for the social justice lesson

  • Reply John Triplett June 4, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Its very sad that this guy has so many subscribers. Please if you are a young person read the sources. Do not let this Moron nhilistic post modern leftist cuk brain wash you. Alexander was fighting in battles at age 15. He created great Peace and civil infrastructure. He was not chasing the Persians for " no reason". Persia had constantly threatened Greece. It was not even a funny joke. This man is a Moron and his glib recaps of history will make you a Moron too. Beware.

  • Reply big c pimp daddy June 5, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Great for being 32 n having the world to his feet at one point in his 20s….. hellloooo

  • Reply ProksenosPapias June 6, 2019 at 3:30 am

    He was "Great" because when he led his soldiers to battle he fought alongside them. He did not make silly youtube videos, nor did he nuke two japanese cities because he was afraid of the Russians.

    That's why he was great.

  • Reply iron1223 June 6, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Women, we love you, and we will tell you ad infinitum how much we love you and how important you are to the history of human civilization and we will disparage anyone who tries to ostensibly sully your ceaseless virtues!

  • Reply Isabelle Bender June 7, 2019 at 2:33 am

    This is really throwing shade at kim k lmao

  • Reply Speed Cola June 7, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Pillage west to east and Alexander gets called great. Pillage east to west and Genghis Khan gets called a barbarian

  • Reply Thai Hoang June 8, 2019 at 4:48 am

    I named my son Alexander the Great but we just call him Alex for short. 🙂

  • Reply Amnesiac Angel June 10, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Another historian that has to mention every single episode how "unwoke" history was every single episode over and over…and then actually mention Michel Foucault, zzzz. Foucault was a hack and post-modernism is turning the western world into a bunch of drones that get PTSD walking to the mailbox. I am curious as to how the textbooks could marginalize women's achievements in history when history marginalized women? So, which is it? Women rarely achieved greatness due to the times or the textbooks never mention when they did?

  • Reply abdullah almutairi June 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    This video is the worst video about history I've ever watched.

  • Reply Dave Teves June 12, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Imagine that in the future, Kim Kardashian's daughter would go to YouTube and watch this Crash Course episode to genuinely learn about history but instead sees John Green dissing her mom.

  • Reply ofir sam June 12, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    I can make history in a vacum

  • Reply Panayiotis K. 10 June 12, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Greece and Macedonia? Bro, it's the same thing…

  • Reply Completing Me June 14, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Alexander scared of Nanda of India, yet he is great😅

  • Reply David Milliern June 15, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Making every other sentence about Kim Kardashian does not un-marginalize women in history. If anything, it almost seems like you have written in a subtext, suggesting there has been good reason for marginalizing them. This video was in bad taste.

  • Reply Aiphiae June 16, 2019 at 5:30 am

    Given the side the Green brothers have fallen on in the "Maza vs. Crowder and Youtube Censorship Debate" I am not surprised this is the spin they put on Alexander the Great. Weak.

  • Reply Simon Jenner June 16, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Alexander received the title “the Great” because he alone was responsible for massively disrupting East by bringing down the Persian Empire—the greatest, richest and most powerful empire at the time, and by running his troops as far as the boarders of the Deccan in India. Nothing that followed, including the largely integrated East that Rome later conquered, would have been possible without him.

    From the boarders of Etruria to the Indus Valley, he alone laid the predicates for the Hellenistic world. And the impact of this achievement on the ages that followed simply cannot be understated. Nor the impact that had on our modern age and the ages to follow.

    One man was responsible for that: a rare moment when one person alone can be identified as largely causal. It’s like Alfred. No Alfred, no England. Thus, Alfred the Great.

  • Reply The Bloody Alboz 2018 June 18, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    ALEXANDER = A-LE-SI-ANDER in albanian means BORN LIKE A DREAM.
    Alexander great was ILLYRIAN 🇦🇱

  • Reply djryken June 18, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Says history has been unfair to women then proceeds to bash a successful female entrepreneur

  • Reply Tutter Brown June 24, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Please leave the stupid jokes and cheesy lines out of it. Talk about what the video is about. First minute is a waste of time then speed read through Alex the Great? Stupid video, thumbs down!!

  • Reply Alexander Abreu June 27, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Wow my name is Alexander

  • Reply Gabrielle Courtright June 27, 2019 at 3:10 am

    What does he mean when he says "The Situation"?

  • Reply Keep Calm Programmers! June 30, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Thank You sir

  • Reply feelsgoodman June 30, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Bad video compared to your others

  • Reply Xureila Skye July 3, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    What is "Black Plague" . Anyone know what it is

  • Reply Rex Adebayo July 3, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    You are wrong about Alexander's empire building ability. The failure was his successors' not his own. Try to read JFC Fuller's book '' the generalship of Alexander the great''

  • Reply Jenny July 4, 2019 at 11:22 am

    He named his horse Bacephalous? That was the name of Major Hewletts horse in Turn:Washington’s Spies that Simcoe poisoned.

  • Reply AdamSpice July 5, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Worship Jesus Christ amen

  • Reply Jeremiah Williams July 5, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Too much bs and not enough information

  • Reply Art Science July 6, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Yuri Gagarin made history in a vacuum, just saying….

  • Reply A Q July 7, 2019 at 3:14 am

    One day Aristotle gave a public lecture with some topics of knowledge when the news reached Alexander, he became furious! And scolded Aristotle for giving away the knowledge he is suppose to rule people with.

  • Reply Mr.555 July 7, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    It was said when Alexander and his army were traveling to India they stoped for a drink. His army didn’t have any water while he had a helmet full of water. He then responded by pouring out the helmet and then said “If my men are thirsty then I shall be thirst as well.”

  • Reply Abdullah Hassan July 10, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Enter Diogenes the Cynic

  • Reply Haatchii July 11, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Please keep identity politics out of history. Thank you.

  • Reply Haatchii July 11, 2019 at 10:16 am

    I came hear to hear about alexander not about historical misogyny.

  • Reply Hi Daßer July 13, 2019 at 1:10 am

    This was the biggest waste of an episode on this channel 😀

  • Reply hayk3000 July 13, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I think it would've been better to focus on the historical facts and then at the end of the video do the morality part. Or even better… let the folks watching do the morality part! Love you John

  • Reply VeryStableGenius July 14, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    mmm Kim Kardasian my favorite none star trek star trek persona, she is soooo… …her

  • Reply A m July 15, 2019 at 12:46 am

    You lost me at Kim Kardasian…. WTF .

  • Reply zayn b July 15, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    He’s great let’s not lie here

  • Reply YAH21 July 16, 2019 at 9:07 am

    wtf did i just watch

  • Reply Dr. Doom July 17, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    WTF Is this about?

  • Reply Phearon Mortis July 18, 2019 at 2:40 am

    Alot of white knighting but hey still a great episode

  • Reply tyler durden July 18, 2019 at 5:03 am

    If you don't like great man history, you'll never be remembered in history.

  • Reply killerlightning - July 18, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Why do you call Macedonia something different than Greece? Greece wasn't one country back then, and Macedonia was too part of the Greek world and mainland. It wasn't a separate region, it was just one of the Greek states.

  • Reply OTS HEAT July 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    all of the likes are the teachers, and all of the dislikes are the students

  • Reply Ali Reza Hussaini July 20, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Wtf…Wy is Alexander is the great?.. If "Ghangez Khan" waz from Europ so they would call Him the great.. I am magnolian and we love Our Grand father of nation "Temojin" Ghangez Khan

  • Reply Matt Travis July 21, 2019 at 3:22 am

    My son. Ask for thyself another kingdom. For that which I leave is too small for thee.

    Alexander the Great his name struck fear into hearts of men.

    Alexander the Great became a God amongst mortal men!

  • Reply HomoSeal July 24, 2019 at 3:58 am

    I want to celebrate Anjali Bhimani

  • Reply Lukas July 25, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    About Alexander's corpse:

    I am sorry, but my brains are overthinking this too much…..

    Do you know about corpse of saint Mark which was stolen by Venetians in medieval times?

    I think, if it is original, can be corpse of Alexander the Great?

    Please tell me if I am wrong or right and tell me why?

  • Reply Navvir Pasricha July 26, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Props to the "knights who say ni" info

  • Reply Macedonia July 27, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    🇲🇰🇲🇰🇲🇰

  • Reply Rakasiwiii fiddihaq July 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    No alexandre/iskandar is not a king of the world
    Iskandar is the king of conquerors

  • Reply ·`Manda panda ́· July 28, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    10:40 ….

  • Reply Ten Armurk July 29, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Can you stop coping about misogyny and stuff and just tell the story about the greatest man who ever lived

  • Reply Scott Seevers July 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Who is The Situation

  • Reply Jason Rigby July 30, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    You're such a liberal sometimes. But whatever, on to the next video.

  • Reply Inquisitive August 2, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    The Persian empire had done a great job of uniting much of the known world and facilitating trade, common language as well as peace for 200 years. If anything Alexander disrupted all of that and left behind squabbling states at each other's throat. So why exactly are you crediting Alexander the Macedonian with something he never did and in fact he did the opposite?

  • Reply Manraj Singh August 3, 2019 at 11:41 am

    WHY DO YOU ADD SKOODILYPOOPING TO EACH AND EVERY EPISODE!

  • Reply Average viewer August 5, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Cyrus The Great was far better

  • Reply onlyme0349 August 6, 2019 at 12:14 am

    You're throwing away his philosophical history, he wouldn't have built a library if he wasn't interested in gathering knowledge.
    And it's not that easy to be famous in a world where there's no tv or radio.

    You're trying to convey a message you've chosen yourself and using Alexander for it while not knowing anything for certain.
    You shouldn't be allowed to post informational content on youtube unless you're trying to adhere to some kind of fact.

  • Reply Octavio Chavez August 7, 2019 at 3:17 am

    So 2019 and we are on the Cristiano Ronaldo, and Ariana Grande phase

  • Reply Joshua Humes August 7, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    I have always been obsessed with Alexander the great

  • Reply Rob Falconer August 8, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Alexander didn't make those things happen but they probably wouldn't of happened without him
    tis a silly quote

  • Reply Rozanna Garcia August 8, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Was this the same Napoleon that was part of the French Revolution?

  • Reply Coda Mission August 11, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I come from 2019 with good news and bad news.
    Good news:
    Kim Kardashian is no longer relevant.
    Bad news:
    Her sister's are.

  • Reply Paul Chung August 11, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    it would be funny if he dates Kim khardeshian lol

  • Reply GD Chris August 12, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    World:Congrats Greece for Alexander
    some years later
    FYROM:Jdjdjenddisnnszjjsnsajajajaja

  • Reply Leumas August 13, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    imagine saying someone beinng called great is sexist

  • Reply c co August 16, 2019 at 11:02 am

    No one can greater than alexander the great

  • Reply La Katrrina August 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Ah, the situation. Already so dated I had to really dust off some memories. And Kim Kardashian is great at marketing

  • Reply Andrew Escocia August 17, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    what did hitler think about alexander ?

  • Reply Brian Boley August 18, 2019 at 12:10 am

    What's with the white guilt dude

  • Reply TJ Cadotte August 19, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Enjoying all these excellent crash course history in August 2019 anyone else?

  • Reply Frownies Gaming August 21, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    This literally has nothing to do with Alexander The Great….

  • Reply Meari Walker August 21, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    It’s so hard to take video seriously. It’s annoying seeing the video poke fun at celebrities (regardless of who they are) in a desperate attempt to be relatable or funny. It doesn’t make for a good look role modeling behavior like that.

  • Reply Ethan Arietta August 23, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Not one mention of Hephaestion, Alexander's lover and general, who's death sent Alexander into a spiral of grief before he himself died shortly after? Yet Roxana gets a shout out? And if it's about wanting to include the stories of the women in Alexander's life, his other Olympia doesn't get mentioned here either, even though she's arguably even more important then anyone else in this story?

  • Reply Alex A August 24, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Syria Iraq n iran should’ve been burned n exterminated til no one stands…9/11 wouldn’t have happened neither isis

  • Reply Rohit Ahir August 24, 2019 at 5:57 am

    A maniac mass murderer of history was looked upon as a THE GREAT. no wonder the world is evil.

  • Reply kostas papas August 24, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Ηταν σαν να μην εκανες για τον Αλεξανδρο. Ηταν πραγματικαμεγαλος για οσους γνωριζουν την ιστορια. Μακαρι να χαμε εναν Αλεξανδρο και τωρα να σωσει εμας κι αλλους λαους απο τους βαρβαρους δυναστες του νεοοθωμανισμου που καταπιεζουν ποντιους ελληνες χριστιανους στην Τουρκια κι εχουν το θρασος να ζηταν τις χριστιανικες εικονες της παναγιας του Μελα ως αντικειμενο που δηθεν τους ανηκει. Να το κανουν τι να του σβησουν το προσωπο? η να το βαψουν ολο να το ασβεστωσουν? Ετσι καταπιεζαν κι Περσες σατραπες κατεστρεψαν ελληνικους ναους μεχρι που ηρθε ο Αλεξανδρος κι εσωσε Ελληνες δυσης κι ανατολης κι ολους τους αλλους λαους της ανατολης. Τωρα δυστυχως οι νεοι ηγετες αυτους ενισχυουν τους αμετανοητους γεννοκτονους της Τουρκιας που απειλουν συνεχως. κι σκοπιανοι οι κλεφτες τωρα αν ειχαμε εναν μεγα Αλεξανδρο θα ζητουσαν συγνωμη.

  • Reply Dana Chapin August 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Maybe touch on how Alexander was influenced by his veneration of Achilles from the Iliad? The heroic choice between a long life where you are ultimately forgotten and a short but glorious life where your name lives on. Alexander the Great made his story by living out an even earlier story.

  • Reply Qᴜɪʟʟ August 27, 2019 at 2:20 am

    i like how throughout the whole video you're dissing Kim Kardashian

  • Reply Oddball Skull August 27, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Judy garland died on the toilet…..there’s some kinda joke in there somewhere..

  • Reply T C August 29, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Why are you pandering to feminists? Not gonna get you laid buddy. Impressing the wrong kinda chicks that way buddy. Weak. They were doing something important, birthing Great men.

  • Reply Prashant Dahiya August 29, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Kardashian is good at scoodlepooping

  • Reply I Animate August 29, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    LETS GO HISTORY EXAM WINIDIWNIW

  • Reply Ana Novaes August 29, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    so we will pretend alexander the great wasn’t bisexual?

  • Reply Amaud Wardak August 30, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    It wasn’t Afghan Kings putting Greek king on their coin . This video is really uneducated. The afghan “Kings” was also a hellenstic kingdom you forgot to add which was graeco Bactrian and their Kings were Macedonian successors .

  • Reply cristina lexy September 1, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    When is coming the great 💰💲 2019 Crash?😛

  • Reply JR G September 2, 2019 at 1:21 am

    I heard that some of Alexander's men encountered some strange dinosaur like animals when they were in India.

  • Reply Cameron Mitchell September 3, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    2019 here, Kim Kardashian is still famous. She’s really good at understanding the media and how to stay famous

  • Reply Aye Dats Bri September 4, 2019 at 5:47 am

    I immediately thought of Jersey Shore when he said “The Situation”

  • Reply Carrie Fleig September 4, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t know why it took me so long to figure out this was the same John Greene who wrote The Fault In Our Stars and Looking For Alaska. I feel so daft lol

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