"Alexander is considered by many to be the greatest general who ever lived. This is not only because of his military genius, but also because of his ability to inspire and motivate his men. This inspiration came from many sources. Alexander was one of the last great commanders in history to lead battles in person. Risking his safety in this way, he suffered many of the same wounds as his soldiers. He treated his soldiers exceptionally well and knew many of them personally. He also had incredible charisma—a compelling attraction that inspires others to follow."
— Empire of Alexander the Great