Ref Number: 92
Ref Number: 92
In around 335, Alexander led his Macedonian army into the region that is presently known as Bulgaria, advancing towards the Danube River. Subsequently, he systematically diminished any opposing Thracian troops that he found during his campaign.
The map seen above illustrates a particular skirmish or conflict, indicated by the red circle on the current visual representation of Google Earth. This map was initially produced by the Royal Geographical Society of London. Additional pictures are available, which highlight potential moments of the conflict and related information.
The information provided in the excerpt from Wikipedia indicates that the events described occurred before Alexander assumed the role of the supreme ruler. This transition took place following the assassination of his father, Philip, at the wedding of his daughter Cleopatra in the late summer of 336. Consequently, it may be inferred that the campaign in question took place during the spring or early summer in the Balkan region.
Nevertheless, it is certain that Alexander received significant recognition for his triumph over the Thracian resistance while his father was engaged in activities in the eastern regions. Upon Philip’s return and prior to his untimely demise, Alexander was bestowed with the honour of having a newly established settlement inside their dominion named Alexandropolis.