Alexander, the young king of Macedonia, was the greatest military commander in all of history to ever to drive an army into battle. He was not only inspiring, but he also patient, brave, clever, and never went into battle without strategic planning, which is what made him The Great Alexander. He believed he could unite people, through the sheer force of his will, and he did just that. Alexander the Great also conquered huge territories during his reign. Why was he so successful?
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. In order to galvanize a large army, a leader must primarily be passionate and convinced in himself. These attributes surely describe Alexander the Great adequately. During
In my opinion, this is one of alexanders finest moments as it shows not only how well he was able to command an army but also how he could overcome some very big obstacles. Indeed, after the battle, we see how fair Alexander he restored Porus’ kingdom to him. However, this episode did come with some near fatal consequences for alexander as his men no longer wanted to advance into India and instead wanted to turn home. However, Alexander could persuade them to continue on to more great
This system united the civil and military areas of the Empire into a powerful force that could once again stand up to its enemies. This new system offered land to soldiers and facilitated the spread of military might across the Empire. Heraclius’s most impressive achievement was his military successes against the powerful Sassanid Persian Empire, which threatened the Byzantine territory. Thanks to a strong navy and Constantinople’s nearly impenetrable walls, he kept the Sassanids from taking Constantinople. This also kept the Persians from attempting another conquest of Greece, as Persian kings Darius and Xerxes had tried to do over a thousand years before.
Julius Caesar proved that he was one of the greatest Romans to be apart of Rome and with his military strategies that led him to conquer most of Gaul and parks of England, this shows that he was a true genius. The way that he was able to manipulate the government so he would win his election is just so elegant. He got the richest man in Rome and one of the most respected and joined them three together, and together they could have done anything. Julius Caesar used his greatness in battle as a way for him to gain popularity within the Roman population. Julius Caesar was a Roman
He successfully accomplishes his objective of convincing the mob that Brutus is a traitor and the conspirators are at fault. He played with emotions which was the right thing to do rather than applying logic. He used emotional phrases such as, "My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar" and "Oh judgment; thou art fled to brutish beasts". Which allows him to have a connect with the crowds feeling at the death of Caesar .Antony does not let the restriction of going against the conspirators hinder his speech. He begins not by attacking Brutus or the conspirators, but by praising Caesar.
It is stated that he left cities on the coast to the Greek Emperor for the sake of their friendship, “and because of the treaty that he had made with him”. The gain the friendship and favor of several other kings and nations. Truly, Charlemagne’s use of oaths and relics reinforce
They wanted their state to great and live on for years. Roman heroes are strong and are easily motivated to achieve great things and make the future of their state be spectacular. They are normal human beings who are dutiful and faithful by carrying out tasks from the gods and has focused on fulfilling a mission. Homeric heroes were your ordinary humans who were cunning and courageous by winning battles and outsmarting their enemies. They were also people who fought for themselves and for their own honor.
Ancient Sparta has often been referred to as one of the most dominant military forces in history. During Sparta’s time of dominance, Spartan forces employed tactics of intimidation and sovereignty. Spartan soldiers dedicated their lives to training and preparing for battle, enabling them to create a fierce, dominant military. Sparta used their military for both protection and conquering, maintaining a stable economy and civilization. The Spartan military was able to dominate for so long because of superior military tactics, extensive training and discipline and advanced weaponry and armor, and intimidation and help from the gods.
Liberal ideas were in favor of the majority in the country so it paved way for further unification as an independent state which emerged from all hierarchy. In order to defeat other powerful enemies, a strong state would have more advantages as it served as a collective defense. Nationalism accelerated the process of unification since it utilized the military force and political support from a large number of patriots and liberalists. Nationalism which was the emphasizing of the national identifying, and aspiration of independence promotes the unification of Italy and Germany because it focused on the majority’s voice in the country. James Stuart Mill, (Doc 2) who was a proponent of national identity, accentuated the necessity of a constitution