Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedonian ruler and considered one of history’s greatest military minds who—as King of Macedonia and Persia—amassed the largest empire the ancient world had ever seen. By turns charismatic, ruthless, brilliant, power hungry, diplomatic and bloodthirsty, Alexander inspired such loyalty in his men they followed him anywhere and, if necessary, died in the process. Though Alexander the Great died before realizing his dream of uniting a new realm, his influence on Greek and Asian culture was so profound it inspired a new historical era—the Hellenistic Period. Alexander the Great was born in Pella, Macedonia, in 356 B.C. to King Philip II and Queen Olympias.
Odysseus, like me, finished the journey “but not with our friends”. (855) In The Odyssey, Odysseus faces many challenges and repeatedly loses the men in his crew. First, he loses them to Circe when they're turned into pigs, then six men were killed by the monster Scylla, and lastly Zeus killed the remaining men.
Crazy Horse lured Fetterman’s infantry up a hill, while Grummond’s cavalry followed the other six warriors along Peno Head Ridge and down Peno Creek. Cheyenne leader Little Wolf and his warriors blocked the route back to the fort. The cavalry realized that they were surrounded, Grummond headed back towards Fetterman’s cavalry. This battle was the worst defeat of the Army. 1,000 U.S. soldiers were slaughtered.
Alexander the Great showed leadership during his time as King of Macedonia. The map in Document A shows how Alexander had defeated strong Persian resistance and conquered much of Asia, labeling each of his new found cities Alexandria. His strong leadership skills led him to many more successes as well. Alexander the Great built his empire in 11 years and founded 70 new cities (Document E). This evidence support how Alexander
Alexander of Macedonia inherited the throne when he was only 20 years old. His father, Philip of Macedonia built the Macedonian army into a deadly machine. When Alexander was on the throne, he set out to conquer Persia, which was at that time, the most powerful kingdom. He, Alexander the Third of Macedonia should be called Alexander the Great is because he had a big influence on the world, had genius battle strategies, and because he was respectful.
After he won this, he was appointed Dictator for 10 years. Caesar would defeat the remainder of Pompey 's influence in the Battle of Munda in March 45 BC. While this happened, Caesar was elected to his third and fourth terms as consul (in 46 BC and 45 BC). The fourth term he would be the only consul in charge, undermining what the Republic was. Caesar 's victory in the war made him one of the most powerful and influential man.
They also may think he was a hero because of how he fought against his enemies with strength and power. Yet, in my opinion, even though he has done all those great things all the negatives speak louder than the
Aeneas takes solace in the fact that his heirs will continue to fight bravely, as shown on the shield. Furthermore, he knows that if he does not fight bravely for Rome, there will no longer be a Rome for his descendants to fight for, which inspires him. The shield also instills a certain confidence in Aeneas because he is shown several victories of Rome, including a battle that should not have been necessarily won. Venus’ gift to her son most definitely gives Aeneas the added drive he needs to greatly achieve in
Moctezuma had oppressed many tribes which quickly allied with Cortés in order to bring down their common enemy. Hernán Cortés was born around 1485 in Medellin, Spain. In 1518, friend and rival, Velazquez cancelled Cortés expedition to Mexico. Cortés ignored the order and set sail with 500 men and 11 ships.
The American Revolution was said to have been almost lost on multiple occasions, however, because of the American’s courage, strength and perseverance they were able to defeat the British and earn their independence. Winning a war isn’t an easy task especially against the greatest army in the world at the time, but because of the unity of the American people or the colonists at the time, because of their courage, strength and perseverance they benefited from it and because of these factors they were able to win the war and claim what they so strongly believed they had the right to. Courageous people have been displayed throughout all of history, and especially in fictional tales and stories told by people. However, this is no tale,
Just this time last year, Xerxes’ mass armed forces of 150,000 men and a 600 ship navy stormed the pass at Thermopylae to avenge his father 's defeat at Marathon. Here marked the beginning of Sparta’s quest to victory. The invasion that began following the Greek revolt of 499- 94 BC ,as a punitive attack by Persia against a collection of disunited city states, ended this past week in one of the most critical battles of our time. North of Athens, on the far side of a mountain range that separated Attica from Boeotia, the contest would be decided.
The books provides an example of the start of public interests in the conflict between locals and the city of Los Angeles over the water with the publicity gained when armed men and women seized possession of the aqueduct and let water spill into the desert and return to the river. The rebels also bombed the aqueduct. All of the momentum gained by the rebellion ended with the collapse of the bank; businesses closed and local were left with all of their money wiped out and only the cash they had on hand, and the resistance and local economy suffered. Within a matter of a few years after, Los Angeles owned 90 percent of the water in Owens Valley turning a once promising, fertile area into a desert; agriculture died, and the population, culture, and social structure changed dramatically, at the expense of the whites who took the land over from the
“The fighting in Bexar raged with a house-to-house assault unlike anything the Mexican army had before experienced” (Lee, n.d.). General Cos’ surrendered from the Alamo on December 9, 1835 with 200 of his men dead and many more wounded. The Mexican surrender and the siege of the Alamo brought immediate retaliation from Santa Anna. He quickly assembled a force of 8,000 men and pushed mercilessly towards Texas. He was determined to crush all opposition and teach the Texans a lesson (Lee,
Persians lost 100,000 soldiers on foot and 10,000 cavalry while Alexander only lost 1,200 in all. Although Darius wanted to return to his family, he promised Alexander half of his kingdom, Alexander refused. Instead, Alexander challenged him to stand and fight, and he wanted to meet again in Gaugamela where Darius would again run away, but this time he would meet his death. In conclusion, Alexander the Great changed many things in the ancient world.
They also had excellent planning and execution for any British troops that was a prisoner. In 1781 american patriot General Daniel Morgan defeated the british force in the Battle of Cowpens in South Carolina. All of his great victories set the total for winning the american revolutionary war. This part of the war had taken place at Yorktown.