Alexander the great, one of the most extraordinary warriors of all time was born in Pella in Northern Greece in 356 BC. At the age of 30 he was ruler of one of the biggest empires ever known. Alexander’s father Philip was planning to invade Persia before his murder but after the death of the mighty king who was a heavy drinker, fierce fighter and idol of his battle scared troops Alexander now had his shot of revenge. Alexander was fuelled with his father’s success and throughout Alexanders short life Phillip drove Alexander to greater and greater things while Alexander thought by doing this he was to be as good as or even greater than his father Phillip the legend who gained domination over all of Greece by military and diplomatic means, thus laying the foundations for its expansion under his son.