The Character of Alexander the Great: Ancient and Modern Views
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“Thebes had wished to break free of the alliance Alexander had enforced upon the formerly independent Greek city-states, including Athens. With Athens’ support, Thebes declared itself independent of The Greek League, Macedonia’s “alliance” with Greece that demanded none of the League’s cities enter conflict with Macedonia or any of the members of the League, and would support Macedonia in any action it would take against Persia. Alexander determined to bring back into the league. He accomplished this within hours, razing the city.
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