Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
He used his honorable position to launch a project his father had previously planned. The plan was called “Panhellenic project” and it was to lead the Greeks on a conquest to rule all of the land including Persia. He invaded the Achaemenid Empire in 334 BC,
His success-to-failure ratio being 100:0. Alexander the Great is how the world remembers this man, because he not only valued human life and saw how important, as resources they were to his victories but also because he knew that victory did not bow down before numbers. He fought a total of 17 major battles, and won all of them. He was severely outnumbered in most of them, but, even in the worst case scenario, the army lost a meagre 16% of their soldiers. The most notable war waged by Alexander, the Battle of Gaugamela was the mind game of all mind games, in which Alexander employed two major strategies which sealed his victory over Darius and his Persian army.
Alexander the Great was a phenomenal leader and king. In his short twelve years of reign he conquered many lands and countries such as Persia, Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Bactria, and Punjab, and in Egypt, he founded the city of Alexandria. He tried his best to outwit his enemies, but for the most part, used his strength and weapons rather than his wits. His mother was Olympias, whose birth name was actually Myrtle. (Wasson, Donald L. “Olympias.” 01 Jun 2013) Alexander’s father was Philip II of Macedonia who was born in Pella, Greece in 382 B.C.
Achilles was the best fighter of the Greeks besieging Troy. He is portrayed a god-like man born for war. One of the myths surrounding him is that his mother Thetis, in an attempt to protect her infant, used to dip him in the river Styx. The infernal waters indeed rendered Achilles' skin impervious to the likes of any mere Trojan arrow. But Thetis forgot that she was holding him by the heel during the dipping process, so that part was unprotected.
Julius Caesar was the first dictator of Rome, which left the people with a displeasing feeling of him. He came into rule, wanting to make life better for the people of Rome and give them better odds in the case of something bad happening. My prompt was to elaborate what led to Julius Caesar’s death and how it happened; also supposed to give a reason to why they thought he was killed. Julius Caesar died because of the way he tried to go about ruling Rome; the council did not agree with the way that Caesar was trying to rule and they disagreed with him on more than one occasion, because he had political experience before he became the dictator of Rome. To begin, Julius Caesar was the first dictator in Roman history,causing a lot of problems with the council and the people.
The great irony surrounding Cassis throughout the story is that he uses his greatest asset to his fullest potential when he allows Brutus to take effective control of the republican faction. Cassius believes that his nobility of Rome are responsible for the government of Rome. They have allowed a man to gain too much power, way more than he needed, therefore, they have responsibility to stop him. Cassius absolutely hates Caesar, but he also deeply resents being subservient to a tyrant, and there are hints that he will have no trouble fighting for his personal freedom. Cassius does not back down following the almost dictatorial pronouncements of his equal, Brutus, even though he absolutely disagree heartedly with most of Brutus’s decisions.
He understood that a leader must win the trust of people is leading. We can easily found the way he won his follower’s trust and loyalty by looking into his first time as a commanding general. He took the advantage of situation that his soldiers were in no condition to win any battles because they had been lead by incompetent leaders and were ill kept. When Napoleon arrived he changed everything. He encouraged his followers that: “Soldiers, you are naked and ill fed.
After King Philip’s death, many countries under the control of Macedonia started to rebel and try to gain independence. Alexander quickly invaded Greece and showed that his authority would be respected. He then did the same thing to Thrace, establishing himself as an authority figure now known to all countries. Alexander then sought out to conquer all of Asia. At this time alexander was 22 years old.
Even after Achilles indicating the fact that Agamemnon is responsible for the plague ( Homer, 2003,Book 1,86-91,6 ), he feels entitled to take whatever prizes and honour he wants without apology (Homer,2003, Book 1, 117-121,7 ).When he tries this with Achilles, he incurs the great hero 's rage, with consequences for the whole army. Even after he realises the costs of his actions, he offers only reparations, not apologies. He knows what is best for his army but he demands recognition as his status of king. One can say that Agamemnon’s