Actually Hannibal regarded Alex the greatest and then phyrrus 2nd. I think Scipio the guy who defeated hannibal was 3rd greatest of all time.
Pyrrhus was the King of Epirus. That was a conversation between the two so Scipio regarded himself in a higher light. Scipio was a general. Alexander was a general king in that he enjoyed engaging in battle in the front lines. Imagine President Obama leading the Navy Seal six against Osama.
Sad to say Weidman or any mortal man can not be compared to him probably not ever again in this lifetime.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.