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nathanabbey
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46T.OP
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Was Alexander the great, great?

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nathanabbey
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/28/2014 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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nathanabbey

Pro

Alexander III of macedon, commonly known as Alexander the great, ruled over half the known world. Was he great? was all he achieved handed to him on a plate, or was he truly the greatest leader we have ever known to walk the planet. I believe he is, multiple times he defied logic, achieved the impossible. He was a tyrant marching through enemy lands, killing all who faced him but this made him the man who he was. Adapting to new cultures, developing one of the most highly tuned armies in history. It would be almost impossible to argue against this, are you up for the challenge?
46T.OP

Con

Alexander was certainly a heroic figure, and an outstanding cavalry commander. However, his youth, coupled with a predisposition to show off, make it seem unlikely that he had the either the temperament or dedication to be a great commander. For this myth we can thank the sycophantic words of Arrian, writing over 400 years later.
Debate Round No. 1
nathanabbey

Pro

Alexander achieved so much in his short life, not only did he wipe out the largest empire ever to walk the planet, he managed to achieve so much more! Taming the untamable, achieving the impossible, conquering what could not be conquered. I could waste my time hurling superlatives at him, instead I intend to give a few examples of what separates him from the rest.
1. The siege of trye.. http://en.wikipedia.org...(332_BC)
2. The Gordian knot.. http://en.wikipedia.org...
3. The taming of the untamable Bucephalus.. http://en.wikipedia.org...

Just three selected and i suggest you read up on them, im not going to go on about all his achievements because the list would be too extensive. But in the words of Alexander 'the impossible is there to be broken'
Alex was better known in the ancient world as god of gods, pharaoh of egypt, kings of kings, so do you think we can argue against him being 'great'? i think not.
46T.OP

Con

46T.OP forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
nathanabbey

Pro

My opponent has forfeited because there is no denying that Alexander of Macedonia, was great.
46T.OP

Con

LoL your funny just saying that see people this guy Alexander kill many family and he cause his own doom romans did better then him. And you are just dump .
Debate Round No. 3
nathanabbey

Pro

nathanabbey forfeited this round.
46T.OP

Con

46T.OP forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
nathanabbey

Pro

nathanabbey forfeited this round.
46T.OP

Con

Who was the great joshph stalin!!!!!!!!
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Ragnar 2 years ago
Ragnar
I suggest defining terms.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
Blade-of-Truth
nathanabbey46T.OPTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Pro. The multiple forfeits by both debaters cancels out any conduct advantage in that regard. Pro was awarded points in this category due to the personal diss made by in R3. S&G - Tie. Both had poor spelling and grammar which is pretty evident throughout the debate. Arguments - Pro. Con failed to successfully refute the points raised by Pro in both rounds. Although an attempt was made in R2 on Con's side, the forfeit in the following round solidified Pro's arguments as remaining unchallenged by any form of appropriate rebuttals by Con. Therefore, Pro wins arg. Sources - Pro. The only one who utilized sources throughout this debate in order to strengthen his points.