Darius I shifted his forces to the bay at Marathon. Highly outnumbered, the Athenians boldly confronted and defeated the Persians and forced them to renounce further invasion plans. Xerxes, son of Darius now sought the blood of his enemies. In 480 BC, Xerxes overpassed the Hellespont via the twin bridges he ordered to be constructed. The Greeks had insufficiently
The Thebans soon revolted after his assassination, it was then when his son Alexander the Great who quickly took control of the throne and halted the Thebans revolt, burning their city Thebes to the ground. Alexander then looked at the rest of the world and only two years later did he cross Hellespont into Asia and defeat Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Issus. This victory further pushed King Philip’s plan to get revenge on the Persians for their acts in the Peloponnesian Wars and to also take control of Asia. By the time it was 332 BC Alexander had conquered Egypt and found the city of Alexandria which he named after himself. Alexander then went to Mesopotamia where he, once again, defeated Darius III.
56). Growing up, Alexander had a great father and ruler figure from which to learn from. Alexander was also his father’s right hand man in battle. He spent his whole life in battle which impacted the warrior he became. Alexander’s father was assassinated in 336 BC.
Introduction 1. Alexander became the ruler of Macedon in 336 BC taking over from his father Phillip II. Immediately after taking over, he conquered all of Greece defeating powerful armies of Sparta and Athenia. His greed for wealth, power, recognition and prestige took him to the mighty Kingdom of Persia and on the pretext of avenging attack by the Persian ruler Xerxes in 480 BC, he engaged the mighty Persians in three major battles. The brilliant strategist and ferocious commander Alexander was, he was knocking the doors of India by 326 BC.
In Jackson’s time as general, he was part of the Burr conspiracy, which almost ruined his entire military career. Aaron Burr was the vice-president for President Thomas Jefferson. Burr said he had a plan to make the Spanish go to the Southwest, away from the American frontier. However, Jackson was a nationalist and did not care for international law. Therefore, Jackson turned down Burr’s plan.
(Hamilton 198)." Hector killed Achilles cousin thinking it was Achilles, so he had to face Achilles in a fight knowing he would lose. In conclusion Hector is the best epic hero than Achilles. It showed his bravery by leading his army, and fighting for his
Moreover, this led to the destruction of the great Troy. The Greeks who deceived the Trojans returned with their ships therefore the army was awaiting the opening of the doors. The soldiers of the Greek got out of the wooden horse and in no time “Troy was burning” (Hamilton 207). In conclusion, Troy was demolished because of the Trojan horse. Helen of Troy was the significant cause of the war between the Greeks and Trojans.
Emperor Nero had no respect for the people, and when he faced rebellion, he killed himself. Now, after Rome had nearly destroyed itself in civil war, Emperor Vespasian claimed control and started a program to restore Rome to its former glory, and establish his rule as emperor. This program included an enormous amphitheater that we know as
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.
After the defeat of Antony in Parthia, he rejected Octavia, his wife and Octavian’s half sister, and returned to Cleopatra and Egypt. In 34 B.C, during a pubic celebration, Mark Antony declared Caesarion Caesar’s rightful heir and gave land to each of his children with Cleopatra. Octavian was furious and claimed that Antony was under Cleopatra’s control and would abandon Rome. The Roman Senate stripped Antony of all his titles in 32 B. C. and Octavian declared war on
After President Polk, would be General Zachary Taylor (see figure 3). His courage and leadership made him a national hero. General Taylor won many crucial battles in the beginning middle and end of this war. After the war he used his heroism as a base to become President. He became president but died after 16 months in office.
This summary is about the battle of Cowpens and its great victory. Nathanael Greene commander of the american army and Daniel Morgan were sent to command the american army to fight the british. This war was called the Battle of Cowpens and its great american victory. The british had got attacked by them from Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia. They were sent to threaten the british post but yet it turned out to be a great battle that we learn about today.
Helen’s husband, Menelaus, was outraged and went to help Agamemnon assemble a huge army. Agamemnon and Menelaus gathered the Greek army and attempted to lay siege on the city of Troy but failed. Then Ulysses, the most cunning of the Greeks, devised the a plan to capture Troy. It would involve a famously clever trick that would catch the Trojans completely off-guard. It was called the Trojan Horse.