His goal was to conquer all non-Greek peoples, to "the ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea." He built his life around world domination. To this end, he conquered the entire Persian Empire and parts of India before finally being turned back by a revolt of his men. Yet he was never once defeated in battle. Nothing would prevent him from achieving greatness. Any sign of misbehaviour or disloyalty from one of his men and that man was immediately executed. He was unstoppable. He even went so far as to allude to his divinity. And yet Alexander the Great died at the age of 32, still craving more power.

The story is as old as the human race itself.