Also, at a young age his father King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, was assassinated and subsequently died. Alexander became king of Corinthian League by eliminating his enemies. Alexander’s ego and reputation was very important to him. He inherited one of the largest empires by battling and over taking other kingdoms. He used his honorable position to launch a project his father had previously planned.
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. • Having observed the Persian army the night before the battle, he ordered his army to move to the left of the Persians, thus forcing Darius to lengthen his lines, creating a gap and enabling the Greek Phalanx (originated from the Greek word meaning finger, which is a rectangular group of soldiers armed with spears and moved as one formation) to trap the Persians. The advantage of the Phalanx was that it could not be broken in the
Alexander was given many hard tasks and tremendous responsibilities as a child and teen, which he carried out with ease. As an adult king, Alexander ruled over Macedonia and kept it safe from invasion and rebellion. He then sought to conquer as much of the world as possible. When Alexander was about 30, a feat in itself, he ruled over the biggest empire in the history of the world (this record
1. Though the Greek Army was strong, the Trojans were strong as well for Priam, the King of Troy, and Hecuba, his queen, had twenty courageous sons to defend their city and lead the war. Hector, of all his siblings, was the most valorous and righteous man. Hector’s brother, another son of the Queen and King, whom was mentioned, was Paris. Paris, as the reader came to know, has many different characteristics and character traits than those of his brother.
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.
Era 1: 8000 BCE – 600 BCE Sargon of Akkad: Sargon of Akkad was the creator of the empire in Mesopotamia. He was a brilliant warrior and talented administrator who conquered each of the Sumerian city states. They could not withstand his powerful forces. Sargon was very popular and powerful and he seized control of trade routes which transformed the capital of Akkad into a very wealthy and powerful city. He was the one who started the theme of conquering and ruling.
In one historical document it says "Long did this noble animal share the toils and dangers of his master; and this was the horse that Alexander delighted to honor." (Steinmetz 2011) At thirteen he was tutored by the famous philosopher Aristotle. (History.com Staff 2009) At the young age of sixteen Alexander’s father went off to fight the Byzantiums and left him in charge of the country. Alexander saw the opportunity to prove his
After nine years of fighting and war, the Greeks who were led by Odysseus finally conquered Troy. The history of the Trojan War is important, but why? The history of the Trojan war is very crucial to Greek history, because of its cause, its consequence, and the fact that it was a hard fought war. The cause of the Trojan War, which is the abduction of Helen, is very important to the Greek history. The Trojan War would have never taken place, had the kidnapping of Helen never occurred.
Achilles is the son of the goddess Thetis, and therefore one of the strongest immortals. He is famous for being the fastest runner and the greatest warrior of his time. Book I is where we first see characteristics of Achilles, specifically his anger and rage. Achilles wants to escape death and flee back home. However the Achaean king, Agamemnon, has ordered that they stay and fight.