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C. Under the Macedonian system, a king’s son could not simply expect to take the throne: he had to win the support of the nobles and deal with any potential enemies. Alexander was able to do this, killing as few opponents as possible. It was a policy he would pursue as a military leader, leaving as much good will as he could behind him while he pushed forward. C. were several tribes to the north of Macedonas well as some rebellious Greek city-states. The tribes were relatively easy to deal with.

Under the Macedonian system, a king’s son could not simply expect to take the throne: he had to win the support of the nobles and deal with any potential enemies. Alexander was able to do this, killing as few opponents as possible. It was a policy he would pursue as a military leader, leaving as much good will as he could behind him while he pushed forward. C. were several tribes to the north of Macedonas well as some rebellious Greek city-states. The tribes were relatively easy to deal with. Alexander then made a lightning-quick movement into Greece, capturing Thebes and killing some 6,000 of its defenders.

Aristotle put his students to work in all manner of scientific pursuits, from studying animals’ organs, to listing the champions at the Pythian Games, to classifying the constitutions of various Greek cities. This tendency to classify was clearly dear to Aristotle’s heart, as a look at Aristotelian (air-istoh-TEEL-yun) thought will show. ” Aristotle, on the other hand, would have called that nonsense. ” If this seems like mere common sense, it is a mark of how much Aristotle has affected the Western, and particularly American, approach to knowledge.

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