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Was Alexander the Great really great?\n\nIn the 330s and 320s B.C.E., Alexander created the largest empire in the ancient world, stretching from Greece to India. That empire included parts of Europe, Asia, and North Africa and covered 3,000 miles. Alexander conquered all of this territory without any modern weapons. His soldiers mainly got around on foot and any communication had to be face to face. Not bad for a kid who became king at the age of 20!