He uses great ingenuity and lateral thinking to defeat vast superior forces such as the Persian Empire. Alexander was one of the greatest leaders of all time. His history prevails to this day, and his military tactics are still studied in modern military academies. Upon his death, Alexander conquered most of the world known to the Greeks. His great ambitions lead him to believe that everything was possible.
By 51 BCE Caesar had conquered 800 cities and subdued 300 tribes (Bishnoi.) By the end of Caesar’s leadership he had conquered a lot of people and places, which meant all that land belonged to the Roman Empire. All in all, Caesar may have been egotistical, but he was truly the greatest military leader in European history due to his astounding military IQ, the way he cared for and fought with his men, and how he expanded the Roman Empire to its great lengths that we know today. His success gained the Roman Empire its wealth, provided a stable economy so there could be specialization, which allowed them to invent things such as roads, highways, plumbing and sewage, concrete, and even the calender. Julius Caesar’s legacy lives on through these innovations that are used in everyday life to this
Compare and contrast the leadership and impact of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. Both Khan and Alexander are great leaders. They both conquered large territories and were able to guide both the leaders and the armies underneath their command. Alexander consolidated the Greeks into one empire (although being a Macedonian he was not really seen as Greek), This stopped all intestine wars among the Hellenic cities and somehow put order in the empire, transform Greece into a tremendous war machine that allowed him to conquer their eternal enemies the Persians and most of countries under their domain, reach as far as India before his death. As he was absorbed by Persian customs, and vices, most historians say he forgot his homeland, so the
Being tough-headed and arrogant allows him to never be stepped on, and only follow through with the things you please. He was named king a little after the age twenty. Alexander the Great was easily known as one of the most successful kings of his time. Alexander the Great conquered what is most of the world today. To give a brief description of his victories, he conquered areas such as Egypt and Persia.
Introduction 1. Alexander became the ruler of Macedon in 336 BC taking over from his father Phillip II. Immediately after taking over, he conquered all of Greece defeating powerful armies of Sparta and Athenia. His greed for wealth, power, recognition and prestige took him to the mighty Kingdom of Persia and on the pretext of avenging attack by the Persian ruler Xerxes in 480 BC, he engaged the mighty Persians in three major battles. The brilliant strategist and ferocious commander Alexander was, he was knocking the doors of India by 326 BC.
Many were young and had never learned how to fight or defend. Most militias of famers were inexperienced and often were defeated in battle by the soldiers of other empires. This led to the fall of some empires, when trained warriors could not be produced for combat and untrained militias were sent out to protect their empires. Certain ancient empires might still exist today if not for warrior aristocrats. Warrior aristocrats not only led to the rise of governments by attracting many towards battle and devising efficient and powerful war tactics, but were the reasons many governments had fallen due to the lending of inexperienced soldiers.
The Roman’s Legion was a powerful 5,000 man army that would charge the enemy. But whose tactic was better? The Greek Phalanx was a powerful 8 man deep “army.” A Greek Phalanx was very powerful on flat terrain, and very useful against spears and or arrows. A Greek Phalanx was almost useless on rocky terrain, and very exposed to large attacks (Like a Legion), but is able to defend and attack at the same time. The men in the Phalanx can put up their shields and make a shield, or they were able to put their spear heads forward, and defend against oncoming attackers.
Therefore, they had no other option but to use the same hit and run tactics as the Peltasts but instead they would be on horseback not on foot. Calvary began to become more significant when King Philip created the Macedonian Calvary. He took notes on the tactic of fighting on horseback from the Thebans. King Philip developed new weapons, saris (a long 5 meter spear) and a slashing sword. He also developed new tactics such as charging the enemy in the battlefield with a narrow