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Part one of this stunning documentary focuses on Alexander the Great’s childhood and youth. Born in Macedonia in 356 BC as a member of the Argead dynasty, he succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of twenty. But the kingdom Alexander inherited was volatile. How did he succeed in defeating his enemies at home? And what were his means to reassert Macedonian power within Greece? “Alexander the Great” goes back to the early years of one of the mightiest ruler of all times.