Alexander pioneered methods for ruling. Just
as he was swift to alter plans in battle, Alexander did so with political
methods for different regions. In conquered cities, Alexander at first had
the ruler be a Macedonian. He then changed it so that the ruler was Persian
and the Greeks and Macedonians were in charge of the financial and military
Politically, Alexander was considered differently in different regions.
In Macedonia he was a quasi-constitutional king. Under him, people had certain
customary rights. In Greece he was a god but not an autocrat. To the Iranian
landowners, he was a feudal superior. In Asia he was considered an autocrat
but not a god. In Egypt he was both a god and an autocrat. He was considered
a god there because he was Pharaoh. He became the Pharaoh on November 14,
332 B.C. in Memphis.