Two remarkably prominent individuals primitive to the Western Civilization era known to be Alexander the Great & Pericles who spearheaded their powerful empires through fortitude, sentiment, and ambition. Alexander the great ruled one of the most expansive empires that was known to have been the most protrusive of the ancient world, his father Phillip of Macedon, left him with a myriad of conquered kingdoms and consumed almost innumerable countries that became inherited by Alexander the Great. He went to dire extremes to take what he desired, with an almost manifest destiny sensibility. He achieved such great feats through marriage, conquest, battling alongside his warriors, overcoming personal issue while giving unexpected respect to his
Alexander the Great, son of Phillip the second, was a mighty Macedonia king who came close to conquering the entire civilized world of his day. Shortly after succeeding the throne, Alexander began the dynastic purging of his enemies. Alexander was extremely ambitious and aspiring. Alexander died in 323 BC and his empire stretched from the western edge of modern-day India to Egypt! Alexander not only created a vast empire, but he also helped begin the flow of cultural diffusion throughout his conquered lands. Cultural diffusion is the exchanging and spreading of new ideas and ways of living. With cultural diffusion spreading, a new era emerged, the Hellenistic period. The Hellenistic era sparked a time for great achievement and development,
Alexander The Great’s title of “The Great” was not an exaggeration. To earn the title of “The Great”, you must've done some extremely good things as your reign as a king, queen, or emperor. Alexander The Great did many great and powerful things during his lifetime. He established an extremely powerful military, and he knew how to strategically conquer land, and he was interested in turning this conquered land into powerful areas. One of Alexander’s first military feats was the battle against the Macedonians and the Thebans. The Thebans were bitter about the treatment they had received from Alexander’s father, Phillip. Phillip had held Thebans prisoners and even executed some of them. So when Alexander became the new Macedonian king after his late
The majority of the beginning of Alexander is dedicated to the description of Alexander’s background and his experiences as he grows up into a mature and ambitious
The soldiers fought and did whatever Alexander told them to do. Document A is an example of this, because the soldiers traveled everywhere and destroyed many things for pointless reasons. This makes Alexander not great and great at the same time because he was fair to his soldiers when it came to certain things as in he stood in front of the soldiers during battle and wasted his own water because there weren't enough for everyone. But also he pushed them and made them basically die because of how much Alexander wanted to
According to U.S. History “More importantly, Alexander's conquests spread Greek culture, also known as Hellenism, across his empire” (11). That is a valid point but if one were to look deeper into the topic, one would find that he is, in fact, villainous. Alexander the Great did keep Greek culture alive but that does not make up for all the cultures he destroyed. According to Alexander the Not So Great “But seen through Persian eyes, Alexander is far from "Great". ”(6-7) Through the eyes of Greeks, he was truly a great man who honored greek culture. But seen through the eyes of a lot of other major cultures and countries, he was a bloodthirsty madman who only had power and control on his
Glorious men have graced the earth and have left significant impressions on the following generations. Alexander the Great suits that profile like none other. As arguably one of the most influential military leaders in history, Alexander conquered the majority of the known world, including large-scale empires such as the Persian. Succeeding his father, Philip II, to the throne at the age of 20, Alexander commanded an already skilled military, which he schooled further in the beginning of his reign. Even militarily significant empires had no chance against Alexander 's military brilliance and so he constructed one of the largest empires in history. After his early death at the age of 33, Alexander left behind a vast empire stretching from Greece to northwestern India. In addition to his empire, however, Alexander also left a lasting impression on the world as a military leader and king. Even today Alexander remains a respected historical character, considering that his military strategies are still used in modern warfare. This paper thus attempts to answer the question what lasting impacts Alexander the Great had on future generations. In doing so this paper will examine three aspects of Alexander the Great: his personality, his military skills and, lastly, the resulting cultural impact of his conquests.
Ancient Rome left tremendous legacies such as technological advancements, religious beliefs and governmental structures that shaped the world today. The Romans conquered many territories and took on their cultures as well, in particular the Ancient Greek culture. Ancient Greek civilizations played a major role in the history and development of the Ancient Rome civilization. The Ancient Greeks influenced the social structure, religion and military strength of Ancient Rome. The Ancient Greeks’ renowned use of democracy influenced Ancient Rome’s government structure. The strong belief in Gods and oracles in Ancient Greek shaped the religion of Ancient Romans. The Spartan-like training and leadership style of Ancient Greek war heroes formed the
"Philip and his friends looked on at first in silence and anxiety for the result, till seeing him turn at the end of his career, and come back rejoicing and triumphing for what he had performed, they all burst out into acclamations of applause; and his father shedding tears, it is said, for joy, kissed him as he came down from his horse, and in his transport said, 'O my son, look thee out a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Macedonia is too little for thee' " (Alex. 6.8.).
Even before Alexander began his conquest of the known world in 336 BCE, the Greek culture had spread through the Mediterranean region. Alexander would have been a totally hellenized person if not because of his teacher, Aristotle. But being partly hellenized, he saw Hellenization as an admirable sovereign strategy because for him, it could help build unify his expanding dominion.
Consequent to his death, Alexander the Greats empire that he built ruptured into three separate kingdoms, these kingdoms later broke into more smaller states. However, even though Alexander’s kingdom did not last long, his influence did. Alexander the Great formed a huge empire, which spread Greek culture into Egypt and many parts of Asia, and paved the way for new civilizations to develop. Alexander encouraged blending of cultures in areas he conquered, created new cities for example, Alexandria in Egypt. Alexander encouraged people from other parts of the empire to move to these cities and lastly, Cultural Diffusion led to the formation of Hellenistic Culture blending of Greek, Persian, Egyptian, and Indian cultures.
The video on YouTube by OgrnTv named “Engineering and Empire Greece Age of Alexander History Channel Documentary” describes the life of Alexander. Alexander was one of the history’s great commanders. He was well aware that he lived in ancient innovation, increase warfare. Alexander the Great employed the latest technology at that time to conquest civilizations. He transformed the lands from Egypt to India into a new Greek world. Greeks had conquered the world, so they exported their way of life. But, there are no kingdoms without a king, and with Alexander’s swift and stunning compromise, his empire would crumble almost as quickly as it was built. 404 BC., a long and bloody 27-years’ war has come to an end. Athens is dominated and destroyed
Contrary to popular belief, the young Alexander III of Macedonia was not as amazing as he is often portrayed to be. Alexander was born in 356 BCE and his father (Phillip of Macedonia) actually began the conquering of the large empire Alexander would one day rule. King Philip conquered nearby Greek city-states and had planned to conquer the Persian Empire, but before he was able to complete this attempt he was assassinated. Alexander, in 336 BCE, at the age of 20 years old had become the king of Macedonia. He completed his father’s attack on Persia and died after becoming ill in June of 323 BCE. His empire collapsed not long after (Background Essay). Due to his role in the world when he was alive, Alexander the Great’s greatness should be measured
Persia, under the rule of Darius, which had already begun expanding into mainland Europe by the start of the 5th century BCE. Next on king Darius’ list was Athens and Greece.No one knows why he wanted Greece specifically. A plausible reason is the he wanted to increase the prestige of the king at home. The Ionian rebellion and the attack
From 368-365 BCE, Philip II was taken as a hostage in Thebes. While this may sound like a horrible and tragic experience, hostage situations in ancient Greece are not the same as they are in the modern day. Philip II’s time as a hostage in Thebes gave him opportunities to learn that he may not have had if he had not been taken. Philip II learned military tactics from the greatest tactician of the time, Epaminondas and his time in Thebes contributed to the spread of Hellenistic culture in Greece.