Pericles was an Athenian Statesman born in 495 BC in a small town named Holoros, north of Athens. He came from a family of rich Aristocrats, and was deeply involved with changing the structure of Greek government. In 461 BC, Pericles was pronounced the leader of Athens. He created laws that allowed every citizen to be a part of the government, and laws that balanced the rich and the poor. Pericles strengthened Athens by creating and introducing direct democracy to them, and also by valuing their arts and literature.
Compare and contrast the leadership and impact of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. Both Khan and Alexander are great leaders. They both conquered large territories and were able to guide both the leaders and the armies underneath their command. Alexander consolidated the Greeks into one empire (although being a Macedonian he was not really seen as Greek), This stopped all intestine wars among the Hellenic cities and somehow put order in the empire, transform Greece into a tremendous war machine that allowed him to conquer their eternal enemies the Persians and most of countries under their domain, reach as far as India before his death. As he was absorbed by Persian customs, and vices, most historians say he forgot his homeland, so the
By 51 BCE Caesar had conquered 800 cities and subdued 300 tribes (Bishnoi.) By the end of Caesar’s leadership he had conquered a lot of people and places, which meant all that land belonged to the Roman Empire. All in all, Caesar may have been egotistical, but he was truly the greatest military leader in European history due to his astounding military IQ, the way he cared for and fought with his men, and how he expanded the Roman Empire to its great lengths that we know today. His success gained the Roman Empire its wealth, provided a stable economy so there could be specialization, which allowed them to invent things such as roads, highways, plumbing and sewage, concrete, and even the calender. Julius Caesar’s legacy lives on through these innovations that are used in everyday life to this
In the year 461 BC, after the ostracism of the politician Cimon, Pericles started his rule in Athens where he developed Athenian culture, starting with the development of the Delian League to the Athenian Empire. Using the money from the League, Pericles was able to lead the project of the new Parthenon, which allowed Athenians to hone their artistic skill through attention to detail. In his reign, Pericles also allowed for any person no matter what their class may be to watch plays for free, so literature could be widely developed on a greater scale throughout Athens. Following the unsuccessful Ionian Revolt, the Delian League was formed in order to protect the Greeks who were still threatened by Persians. Members of the league were required to pay tax to support the cause and so with the big treasury, Pericles was able to get the money to build a new Parthenon.
Another way Caesar and napoleon can be compared was their political mind. Caesar as well as Napoleon were both able to achieve vast political power as a result of being very politically savvy. Both realized that in order to take complete control of the government, you must have the support of the army which they had as a result of being generals. With the support of the army both future dictators enacted coup de tats. In the case of Caesar, after being fired from his position of governor of Gaul(modern day France), took the army which had been loyal to him, entered the Roman Senate building and took control of the Roman Republic.
Carthage grows into a trading and commercial empire in parts of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Rome became concerned as Carthage influence near home was getting stronger, especially in the Western Mediterranean region and Spain. Carthage wealth gives an advantage over Rome as they build a powerful navy and they were able to afford a mercenary army. According to Mark (2011). “She had a powerful navy, a mercenary army and, through tribute, tariffs, and trade, enough wealth to do as she pleased.
All the great empires , most notably the Byzantine and Mongols were all defeated after enjoying long periods of success. Mongols were successful because they were interacting with many countries because of their conquests. Conquering others allowed the trade routes in Asia to move north. All these great countries and civilizations were so successful , mostly in part that they all worked together and their ideas spread to one another. Examples are Middle East/Mediterranean thrived with introduction of Indian crops , Arab and India were trading partners , Muslim and Mongol empires spread ideas and goods throughout Afro Eurasia, Industrial revolution , and the list goes on and on.
The Persian Empire had many more pros than cons as a hyperpower in terms of its political, economic, and social impact. There are numerous examples of when Persia had positive impacts as a hyperpower. People at the time saw the Achaemenid King as guarantor of political stability, social order, and economic prosperity. The
Each territory had their own inventions, but most of them were very similar. The Persian empire was the largest empire that the ancient world had seen and it made many political advancements. Their ruling class was peaceful and was ruled by Monarchs. They constructed a model government in which they created a tax-collection system, a postal system, and roads that are still used today. Similar to the Persians, the Romans had the same accomplishments and also allowed locals to keep their religion and to gain citizenship.
Julius Caesar was a very important figure to the Roman people because he basically created the Roman Empire by expanding Rome, relieving debt from the roman people, revising the calendar and crafting its imperial system. Julius Caesar created what was known as the Roman Empire by expanding the land Rome had to even more. Before Julius Caesar, the size of the Roman Empire was small but inevitably when Julius Caesar came into the position Rome was expanded quite largely. The first expansion was the conquest of Gaul or during the Gallic wars because once Caesar became governor of Gaul all that territory was associated with Rome. With this expansion it meant Rome was growing into a very important country.
Emperor Wudi of the Han Emperor Wudi, seventh emperor of the Han, ruled from 141BC to 87BC. During 130BC to 110BC of his rule, he conquered the Xiongnu territory and expanded his empire in the north and west. Also the trade with western countries made the Han’s rulers and merchant become very wealthy. Because of this, the Han 's knowledge of the outside world, philosophy and religion, and technology increased. Because of its wealth and territorial expansion and strength, the Han Empire originally prospered a lot, but at the end of Wudi’s life he became despotic.
Athens has been known to have very strong government leaders, such as Draco, Solon, Peisistratus, and Cleisthenes, as their laws and reforms have paved the way for many of our governments today. Among these was an outstanding leader, Peisistratus, who managed to complete the nearly impossible task of pleasing all social classes while maintaining a strong and efficient government. Peisistratus, mentee of Solon, kept Solon’s polished version of Draco’s government, and made reforms such as reduced taxes, introduction of festivals, production of coin money, and increase in trade. Peisistratus also set more jobs for the poor in the form of cleansing and sanitation of the city, which would keep the cities clean and please the aristocrats. Towards
He set leaders over the regions he vanquished like the how the Persians put satraps over their kingdoms. He had an enduring effect on the world. The enduring influences Alexander 's victory had on the world can be seen from multiple points of view. He spread Hellenistic values everywhere throughout the old world, which helped really taking shape of numerous dialects around today. He spread exchange courses, which are still being used, and innovation that sent the world forward in the territories of transportation and