SECTION I: Alexander III of Macedon who is also known as Alexander the Great. He was born in July of 356 BC to Queen Olympias and King Phillip II of Macedon. As a young child Alexander the Great was tutored by the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle. At a very young age he aided in the Battle of Chaeronea alongside his father. Also, at a young age his father King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, was assassinated and subsequently died.
The war was fought between Greeks and the defenders. In the city of Troy in Anatolia. Trojan Horse : In order to break the ten year war Odysseus created a strategy to make the Trojans think that the Greeks had finally given up. He had the Greeks create a wooden horse and place it in the front gates of Troy. The Trojans assumed that they had fled and left a peace offering because there was not a Greek in sight.
When Alexander was 18, he became the military captain.(“McGill”). But soon after that, Alexander became king of Macedon. After Alexander had a firm grip over Greece, he organized a campaign against the Persians.(“McGill”). Before Alexander left Greece with his army, he went to the town of Delphi to consult the oracle of Apollo. Alexander demanded that the oracle tell him of his future and his campaign.
This informs us Odysseus already has two gods backed in his corner from the very beginning on his journey to return home. Later in book IX, Homer reveals that after leaving Troy Odysseus and his crew land on Ismarus ' 'the city of the Cicones. The Cicones are allies of the Trojans and therefore enemies of Odysseus ( IX. 26) . This shows that Odysseus has the courage and heart of an adventurer because he would dare to land on enemy territory where him and his crew are clearly outnumbered, however this doesn 't seem to phase him.
Just imagine being in an event like the Olympics, man that would be something. It would be crazy competing in front of thousands of people from many different countries around the world. Most Olympic games have different stories or memories that are always embedded in people’s brains forever, yet nothing compared to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1936, like I said, Berlin, Germany hosted the games in an attempt to create positive propaganda that promoted Adolf Hitler and his Aryan race. Conflict arose though when Jesse Owens, a black American athlete, swept a round of medals, proving that the Aryan race was not supreme.
Amelia participated in a cross country air race for women pilots. This shows that she would be up for a race or competition thus far being competitive. Overall, Amelia would have been very competitive in the fact that she was always up for a challenge and tried her best to be
“By 1924, women were already competing in swimming, diving, golf, tennis, fencing, sailing, and archery at the Summer Olympics held in Paris” (Dublin 46). With this women were showing their skills to thousands of people, and proving many stereotypes wrong about women and sports. In the 100 meter race at the 1928 Olympics, Bobbie Rosenfeld from Canada and Betty Robinson from United States went head to head, “And when the tape broke, the race was so close it was hard to tell who had come first-Bobbie or Betty” (Dublin 66). Bobbie and Betty were great competition to the track, the win is still debated today because of how close it was. “Though Bobbie could no longer play the rugged spots she loved, she continued to support women in athletics, She fought against sexism in sports her whole life [...]” (Dublin 106).
The worldwide feminist movement is striving for recognition and justice for all. The Olympic Games were first held in Athens, Greece in 1896 and allowed men-only competitors. Women were most certainly welcome, but only as spectators. This was due to the fact that Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the Olympics, believed that a women’s anatomy wasn’t cut out for sports at such an extreme level. - “No matter how toughened a sportswoman may be, her organism is not cut out to sustain certain shocks.” It was only in 1900, during the second Olympic Games, that women started to compete.
On your mark, get set, go! The athletes take off around the University of New Mexico race track for the 200 meter sprint. The crowd goes wild, yelling and cheering in support as the first competitor crosses the finish line. These athletes train year round, always give it their best, and have the best time participating, even with the intellectual disabilities they face. These athletes are competing in the Special Olympics Summer Games of New Mexico.
“Like strength is felt from hope, and from despair” (Homer). Odysseus -the reigning king of Ithaca- took part in the Trojan War for 10 long years. He then ventured on for another 10 years to return to to his homeland of Ithaca. On and on he raced to go home but was challenged with many challenges along his journey. Three major events were when Odysseus got caught in the land of the cyclopes, the journey through the ventures, and when he challenges the suitors to a duel to win back his home and wife.
Before the race, she persuaded her father 's charioteer Myrtilus to replace the bronze axle pins of the king 's chariot with wax ones. As the race progressed, the wax melted and the king fell from his chariot and was killed. Pelops was declared the winner and married Hippodamia. After his victory, Pelops organized chariot races as thanksgiving to the gods and as funeral games in honor of King Oenomaus. It was from this race held at Olympia that the beginnings of the Olympic Games were
As he ruled Ithaca Odysseus began to think about marriage. he desired Helen princess of Sparta. However, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Queen Leda therefore, she was immortal. After Helen chose a husband Zeus made the suitors swear to defend the marriage rights of Menelaus. However, Odysseus eventually married Penelope Helen 's cousin.
This extraordinary soccer player has been dominating the field lately and showing people exactly what she can do. She managed to score 3 goals in under the time of the 1st quarter in the finals of the 2015 Fifa World Cup (Scott, N. 2015). Players like her don’t just come out of thin air; they have to train and practice every hour of every day to get to the world cup and/or the Olympics. When Carli was 5 years old she was introduced to the game and later would become a midfielder and be a top goal scorer for her college, Rutgers University. She played a major role for her teams success and their wins throughout the Olympics, world cups, and many matches.
Alexander III (356-323 B.C.E. ), also known as Alexander the Great (336-323 B.C.E. ), was a Macedonian King that united Greece and Macedonia, and began a world conquest. Although, he was not able to conquered the known world, his was able to defeat the Persian Empire and control their lands. Alexander, one of the most successfully military leaders of all time, showed his potential at a young age and expanded his father’s legacy by expanding the Macedonian empire in his search for personal glory until his death in 323 B.C.E.
In ancient Greek, diadochos is a noun that seems from the verb diadechesthai which translate to succeed to. As well as a compound of dia and deschesthai which means receive (Liddell, Scott). The Diadochi were the rival generals, families, and friends of Alexander the Great. They fought for control over his empire after his death in 323 BC. The Wars of the Diadochi would in fact mark the beginning of the Hellenistic period (Grote,1869).