Northern Greece had been conquered by Persians. Later, in The Battle of Salamis, general Themistocles lured the Persian fleet into the narrowest entry to the Bay of Salamis and because the Persians were unable to deploy their numerous ships, the Athenians won in a decisive victory. A year later after the defeat at the Bay of Salamis, the Spartans had defeated the Persians in the land Battle of Plataea. The wars that the Greeks had won, made them realize their distinguishing attribute, that they could defeat the most powerful military powers. After the Battle of Plataea, the Delian League was founded.
Shays Rebellion was an army of Massachusetts farmers, led by Daniel Shays, who had created a rebellion against government, angered by taxes forced upon them. This opened the eyes of the citizens, showing that their government was weak, hence the Constitutional Convention being held. The original goal
Rome a Great Civilization The Roman empire was one of the greatest empires to ever be established on Earth. The ancient civilization was born from the fallen civilization of the defeated trojans, (www.regent.edu. 1). Political as well as Biblical history keep historians busy deciphering truth and myth within the pages of the ancient documents that were produced during this time period. The Roman empire was a republic that included the votes of the poor as well as the wealthy, and although the poor could never hold political office, the wealthy knew better than to lord their power over the commoners within the empire.
Lastly France was very known to be part of wars. They even spent lots of money on wars that had no meaning or gains towards what they wanted to accomplish. For an example in the American Revolutionary War, France sailed the seas to help America fight against Great Britain. Questioning the reason for this choice, it was to simply to defeat
Later on when the tables turned once again during the cultural revolution it wasn 't good to stand by being a war hero or a person of power. “‘Fugui everyday they tie me up and beat me’ he[Chunshen] said. As he spoke he stretched out his hands. ‘Feel my hands’... his hands felt as if they had been boiled’ (199). During the cultural revolution people with wealth and power were tortured, beaten and sometimes even killed by the red guard.
Their ultimate goal was to completely eliminate the structure of the Cambodian state and to create a classless society that focuses on the peasant workers. For this to happen, they implemented policies that forced those who lived in urban areas to relocate. However, these ideas did not appeal to most of the Cambodian population, so they were put into concentration camps as farmers and they were no longer allowed to own private property, have money, get an education, or even practice a religion. (Lavinia in the secondary teacher source) This is when Saloth Sar, known as Pol Pot, and the officers of the
Executions in Medieval Ages consisted of varying types of appalling methods of putting down a criminal, ended the lives of many legends, and had a peculiar system of determining whether one was guilty or not. The renowned guillotine and public hangings weren’t the only techniques used for capital punishment, there were tons of creative, yet horrifying ideas for execution. Some executions, such as the beheading, were reserved for nobles, kings, and knights since they were a honorable and quick death. There were even executions specialized for purging witches by burning them on a stake. Public executions like impalement and crucifixion were used to scare the public, portraying the consequences of breaking the law.
What really set this time apart is the inventiveness that gave rise to a plethora of torture methods. There were many grounds for the torture during the middle ages, religious fervor and criminal punishment come to mind, but why would someone invent a device that would disable somebody so bad, but wouldn’t kill them. There were a lot of inventive was of brutally hurting people in
Hades is the god of the Underworld, and very well deserves to be. Kronos, his father swallowed him and his brothers, worried they would overthrow him. After a while, Zeus tricked Kronos into throwing them up and they fought their father for the world and won. The brothers divided the world up, and Hades got the Underworld, leaving him the only god to leave Mount Olympus (Gill 1). Since Hades was the god of the underworld, not many liked to utter his name, so they called him Plouton, which is the Greek word for wealth.
Firas N. Bashir Hellenistic Time Period Hellenistic art all started with the death of Alexander the Great following the Greek world and the Persian Empire’s incorporation into it. Alexander is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all time, he is also the conqueror of the Persian Empire and the king of Macedonia. The Hellenistic art had spread all around the cultivated world. The Greek culture was utterly dominant. But the instant death of Alexander the Great quickly decreased the Greek’s and their imperial power, following the separation of his massive empire between the three generals: Antigonus I, was given Greece and Macedonia; Seleucus I had took control of Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Persia; and last but not least, Ptolemy I was given the opportunity to rule Egypt.