Against his mother 's will and the rules of Sparta, Alexandros follows the army into battle. Xeones accompanies him, and they witness how the Spartans fight. The Persian army threatens to invade and take Sparta. The Spartans, under the leadership of Leonidas, select 300 soldiers to go on a suicide mission, among them is Dienekes who was the bravest of the Greek. Picking up allies along the way, a total Hellenic force of about 4,000 prepares to fight a much larger force of Persians.
The war was fought between Greeks and the defenders. In the city of Troy in Anatolia. Trojan Horse : In order to break the ten year war Odysseus created a strategy to make the Trojans think that the Greeks had finally given up. He had the Greeks create a wooden horse and place it in the front gates of Troy. The Trojans assumed that they had fled and left a peace offering because there was not a Greek in sight.
Homer’s the Odyssey is an epic poem telling the story of Odysseus, war hero and king of Ithaca. This story details the challenges he faces on his voyage back to Ithaca and when he returns home. Soldiers still have a war mentality even after the war ends. Odysseus and his men plundered the island of Ismarus: “I stormed the place and killed the men who fought”(Homer pg.562). They stopped on the island to rest on their journey home, and they sacked Ismarus because they were still in combat mode.
He wanted to conquer all Greece and Persia who years back destroyed and burned Athens. Alexander was tutored by Aristotle who was a brilliant
Patroclus’ aristeia is cut short when he is brutally murdered by Hector, after Apollo’s intervention in the battle. When the news of Patroclus’ slaughter reaches Achilles, he finds himself suddenly responsible for much of the bloodshed--and the death of his best friend. He can no longer ignore the consequences of his fury, and mourns Patroclus, “the man [he] loved beyond all other comrades,” before armoring himself and preparing to reenter the battle (18.95). Although Achilles’ superhuman skill in battle proves a major asset to the Achaean forces, he cannot reverse his actions, and cannot bring Patroclus back to life. Achilles now has nothing to do but choose his own fate, and fight brutally until he either leaves the battle and achieves nostos, or kills Hector and achieves kleos, while also sealing his own fate to die in the war.
The Trojan War would have never taken place, had the kidnapping of Helen never occurred. This war, which took place in the 12th century B.C (Trojan War ,History.com) was caused when Paris, King of Troy at that time, abducted and took Helen away from the Greeks. The Greeks, who clearly were shocked, demanded the return of the wife of Menelaus of Sparta, Helen, yet the malicious Trojans refused. A huge and hard fought war was caused by an unworthy and simple matter. All this shows that the Greeks worshiped the royal family (Mark Catwright, Trojan War, Ancient History Encyclopedia) since
That Lead her to establish her own army along with her sister, who claiming the throne in Syria. Further complications caused Egypt to partake in a civil war. Shortly after, Cleopatra’s brother felt he needed help from the Roman Empire to fulling solidify his place as the leader of Egypt. Ptolemy did so by delivering Pompey’s decapitated head to Julius Caesar. Although Julius Caesar and Pompey rivaled each
When Alexander was 18, he became the military captain.(“McGill”). But soon after that, Alexander became king of Macedon. After Alexander had a firm grip over Greece, he organized a campaign against the Persians.(“McGill”). Before Alexander left Greece with his army, he went to the town of Delphi to consult the oracle of Apollo. Alexander demanded that the oracle tell him of his future and his campaign.
Name Institution Affiliation Course Tutor Date Sophocles play, Antigone dates back in 441 BC in Greece, Athens. The play has been translated into many languages today and even though there may be some setbacks in translating some words, the theme remains original. In historical point of view, the play was written at a time of national strife. The play begins with the death of two brothers Polyneices and Eteocles leading rival sides of the civil war in Thebes while fighting for leadership. The new ruler of Thebes is Creone and his decision is that Polyneices will not be given burial honors and he will be publicly humiliated while Eteocles will be honored during burial (Bloom, H. (1999).
He led many battles, and fought bravely. He even broke the pact by defending his brother Paris from being killed (Troy). Hector then did the bravest of all deeds. He took on the great Achilles knowing that it was certain death. "I would not die without delivering a stroke" (Homer).