Date:05.08.2017, 06:08 Next, he conquered Egypt and established Alexandria as the capital. After Egypt came Babylonia and Persia, including the city of Susa. Then he moved through Persia and began to prepare for a campaign in India. At this point Alexander had accumulated one of the largest empires in history. However, his soldiers were ready to revolt. They wanted to return home to see their wives and children. At school Alexander met many of his future generals and friends such as Ptolemy and Cassander. He also enjoyed reading the works of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Alexander's Conquests. Take a ten question quiz about this page. For more about Ancient Greece: Overview Timeline of Ancient Greece Geography The City of Athens Sparta Minoans and Mycenaeans Greek City-states Peloponnesian War Persian Wars Decline and Fall Legacy of Ancient. Alexander agreed and his army turned back. Map of Alexander's Empire by George Willis Botsford Ph. D. click for larger view Death of Alexander Alexander only made it back to. Babylon where he became suddenly sick and died.