Never before had he suffered such a devastating loss. Following the loss, and Napoleon’s rejection of a peace treaty; the French people turned on Napoleon. Soon he was exiled to the island of Elba. A year later, he rose again and regained control of France for one-hundred days. Finally, he faced his ultimate demise, the Battle of Waterloo.
One of Cortés’ men contracted smallpox from a member of the force from Cuba. That soldier died during the Aztec rebellion, and when his body was looted, an Aztec caught the disease, which spread like wildfire because the Aztec people had no immunity to it. Cortés regrouped and attacked Tenochtitlán in full force in 1521. At that time, the city’s society had crumpled. The Aztecs no longer trusted Montezuma, they were short on food, and the smallpox epidemic was under way.
Persia was founded by Cyrus the Great. Cyrus the Great was born some time in between 580 to 590 B.C.E., but information about him did not emerge until 550 B.C.E. (Stockdale) Cyrus originally took over Medes, but several years later, he conquered and joined together Lydia, Cilicia, Croesus and Media to create the Achaemenid period of Persia. One of Cyrus’ greatest gestures that he performed was when he took over Babylon. Babylon at the time was ruled by a cruel king, and after Cyrus took over, he set free about 40,000 Hebrew slaves.
Cyrus II was the more effective emperor in military achievements, because he greatly expanded the Persian Empire by conquering many lands, and kept people from rebelling in these conquered kingdoms with leniency and wisdom. Cyrus ruled from 558-529 BCE, and was “the founder of the great Persian Empire.” First, Cyrus vastly expanded the empire by defeating his three biggest rivals: Medea, Lydia, and Babylon. There was a balance of power between these four kingdoms that prevented one from dominating and defeating the rest. Cyrus broke this. He conquered Medea in 550 BCE, 9 years after he began his reign.
Rome’s dispatched forces to Iberia and North Africa raided the Carthaginian villages and towns, so Hannibal, in 203 B.C., traveled back to Carthage and deserted his campaign against Rome to defend his country. In 202 B.C., Scipio managed to defeat Hannibal by garnering superior forces at the Battle of Zama; they used instruments to stampede Hannibal’s remaining elephants, which trampled the Carthaginian troops. Most of the troops left were gradually killed by the
It was the first time the Greeks had beaten the Persians, meaning the Persians were not invincible. Ten years later, Persian ruler, Xerxes, Darius’ son organized a huge invasion force to take revenge on Greece. The Persians encountered the Spartans at the mountain pass of Thermopylae. At this battle, the Spartans fought but lost to the Persians. Northern Greece had been conquered by Persians.
Alexander achieve a feat as great as they say it to be, he would defeat the ever growing mighty Persian empire. He was the first person to win against Persia since 646 BC when king Ashurbanipal of Assyria raids the Elamite capital (Susa) in Persia. Alexander the Great, III, of Macedon was an important leader and left an inspiring legacy because he was a military genius,a liberator and connector, and an admirable king. Alexander was a genius, showing exquisite knowledge of battle tactics and strategy. In the battle of
A matricide and megalomaniac, who presumed to cut through the isthmus of Corinth and was perceived as responsible for the destruction of the Jewish Temple in AD 70, Nero "will come from the ends of the earth" (363) as a champion of the East and an instrument of God 's punishment. He will overthrow tyrants and "raise up those who were crouched in fear" (370) before falling in a final battle against the West. Then there will be peace and "no longer will anyone fight with swords or iron or with weapons at all" (382ff). In this expectation, as in Oracle IV (119ff, 1137ff) and Oracle VIII (70ff, 153ff), one can perceive the hope raised by the False Nero 's among the oppressed provinces of the East. The Christian said that Nero will return for hell when he dies.Then, doubtless, the world shall be finished when he shall appear.
Isidorus the Youger, who is nephew to Isidore of Miletus, did the next restoration to fix what the earthquake had damaged. The next emperor Leo the Isaurian ordered to destroy any icons that showed he Byzantine Iconoclasm. Then the next to emperors and empresses were both influenced in the Islamic art. There was another fire in 869 and more earthquakes in 869, which made half of the dome collapse. It was built up once more and only took six years to fix.
Firas N. Bashir Hellenistic Time Period Hellenistic art all started with the death of Alexander the Great following the Greek world and the Persian Empire’s incorporation into it. Alexander is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all time, he is also the conqueror of the Persian Empire and the king of Macedonia. The Hellenistic art had spread all around the cultivated world. The Greek culture was utterly dominant. But the instant death of Alexander the Great quickly decreased the Greek’s and their imperial power, following the separation of his massive empire between the three generals: Antigonus I, was given Greece and Macedonia; Seleucus I had took control of Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia; and last but not least, Ptolemy I was given the opportunity to rule Egypt.
Then he became so unpopular that he was executed and Alexios Doukas was proclaimed emperor as Alexios V. In 1204, the Crusaders and Venetians attacked Constantinople and sacked the city. Not getting payed infuriated the Crusaders. In 1193 CE, Saladin died because of yellow fever. After his death, Ayyubid took control of Jerusalem. The crusaders thought it would be