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Annotated Bibliography

Primary Sources

Alexander the Great in Battle. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2014

This source is reliable because it is in the Encyclopedia Britannica. This source is helpful because it shows Alexander’s fighting style.

Alexander the Great. Digital image. Static Flicker. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it is a sculpture of Alexander the Great. This source helped me because it gave me a good image of Alexander that wasn’t made years after he died.

"Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedon) Biography." Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedon) Biography. N.p., 2001-2014. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because they are quotes by Alexander the Great, and they have not been changed. This source is helpful because it gave me good quotes for Alexander the Great.

Alexander the Great on Bucephalus. Digital image. Static Panoramio. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it is a picture of Alexander on his horse. This source is helpful because it shows how Alexander rode his horse.

The Ancient Greek Parthenon. Digital image. WordPress. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it is an image of the ancient Greek Parthenon, and the image has not been altered. This source is helpful because it is image of the ancient Greek Parthenon.



Alexander Tames Bucephalus. Digital image. Gwenminor. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it is a statue of Alexander, which has not been altered. This source is helpful because it shows how Alexander tamed Bucephalus.

Arrian. “The Battle of Gaugamela.” Alexander the Great Primary Sources. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2014

This source is reliable because it was written by Arrian, who lived during Alexander the Great’s life. This source is helpful because it explains that Darius III was a coward, unlike Alexander, and ran for safety before any of his men.

Curtius, Quintus. “The Macedonian Army before the Battle of Gaugamela.” Alexander the Great Primary Sources. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it was written by Quintus Curtius, who lived during Alexander the Great’s life. This source is helpful because it shows how powerful Alexander the Great’s army was. Also, it showed me how upset his opposing army’s got when he captured their city.

Great, Alexander The. “The Campaigns of Alexander.” 2 Dec. 2014. Speech.

The speech is reliable because it was written by Alexander the Great. This speech is helpful because it shows how Alexander encouraged his troops to continue on.

Head of Alexander the Great. Digital image. The J. Paul Getty Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2014.

This sculpture is reliable because it was made during his lifetime, and probably looks a lot like how he did look. This sculpture is helpful because it shows that he is very important, to get a sculpture made for him.

Plutarch. “Alexander Seeks Persian Support.” Alexander the Great Primary Sources. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Dec. 2014

This source is reliable because it was written by Plutarch, who lived during Alexander the Great’s life. This source helped me because it talks about how Alexander wants his people safe and in good hands.

Plutarch. “Alexander Tames Bucephalus.” Alexander the Great Primary Sources. N.P., n.d. Web. 02 Dec. 2014

This source is reliable because it was written by Plutarch, who lived during Alexander the Great’s life. This source is helpful because it talks about how Alexander tamed Bucephalus, his future horse.

Three Portraits of Alexander the Great. Digital image. Wordpress. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it is a sculpture of Alexander the Great. This source is helpful because it shows three images of Alexander, all closely the same.


Zeus with staff and eagle. Digital image. N.p, n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it is a sculpture of Zeus. Also, his symbol is the eagle, which this statue includes. This source is helpful because it is an image of Zeus, the symbol of Greek religion.

Secondary Sources

"Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedon) Biography." Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedon) Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because this site is all about the history of Macedonia, nothing else. This source is helpful because it explains Alexander the Great’s life.

Alexander the Great in Battle. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it is in the Encyclopedia Britannica, which is a really reliable cite. This source is helpful because it gave me an image of Alexander the Great fighting, showing his fighting ways.

The Empire of Alexander the Great. Digital image. Katapi.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it is a recently updated map of Alexander the Great’s empire. This source is helpful because it is a map of Alexander the Great’s empire and it also includes a color coded map of the divided empire after he died.

The Greek Alphabet. Digital image. Alphabet. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2014

This source is reliable because it is the Greek alphabet and has not been altered. This source is helpful because it shows an image of the Greek alphabet, a symbol of Greek language.


Knox, E.l Skip. "Ancient Europe." Alexander the Great, Home Page. History of the Western Civilization, n.d. Web. 04 Dec. 2014.

This source is reliable because it is from Boise State University. This source is helpful because it gave me information about Alexander the Great’s family.

Lorenzi, Rossella. "Toxic Wine Might Have Killed Alexander the Great: DNews." DNews. Discovery Channel, 14 Jan. 2014 Web 13 Nov. 2014.

This website by Lorenzi, who works with the people at DNews, who helped gather the information for this website, is reliable because DNews is very popular and the information can be backed up with facts. This website is helpful because it explains a good idea about how Alexander died.

Timeline of Alexander the Great's Life. Digital image. Interesting. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2014.



This source is reliable because it is a timeline of Alexander the Great’s life and all the information is correct. This source is helpful because it shows Alexander the Great’s life, as short as it is, in order as it happened.


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