Alexander the Great was an amazing man. This essay is the tale of his earliest great feats. Since he was born into a royal family, Alexander’s life was chaotic due to his father’s royal position. Phillip II was a battle fighting expert, who taught Alexander his amazing battle tactics. While purchasing a horse, Phillip II saw the horse named Buscephalis, but he was not interested because he heard it was unable to be tamed. The amazing Alexander promised to tame the creature to get it for free. He would pay for it if he failed. So immediately he tamed the massive, muscular horse at age ten overcoming a huge feat that none could seem to conquer but him. The horse was afraid of his own shadow, so he turned it toward the sun and rode, and it worked! Now he had successfully tamed his horse. His father also wanted him to learn from the best, so he took him to the famous philosopher and scientist Aristotle. Aristotle inspired his thirst for knowledge from interests in medicine, philosophy and, history. Then at age 18 he fought at his father’s side in the heat of battle and won the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC. Two years later his father was brutally assassinated by Pausanias (one of his bodyguards) but was soon taken down by the other bodyguards. Now at 20 years of age, he was the king of Macedonia.