Who is the person in the middle?
That's Alexander! Alexander the Great was the king of Macedonia, and a very successful general. He was so, well, great, that by the age of 24 he managed to conquer most of the known world! Starting from the Greek homeland, he conquered Egypt, Persia, Babylon and made it all the way to India, all in just a few years. He united the known world in a single empire, and people were crazy about him in the way today we like pop stars. Images of Alexander, like this figurine showing him at about 20 years old, twisting his body, caught mid-action, his hair flying everywhere, are markedly different from earlier Greek art, which is much more restrained.