Also, at a young age his father King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, was assassinated and subsequently died. Alexander became king of Corinthian League by eliminating his enemies. Alexander’s ego and reputation was very important to him. He inherited one of the largest empires by battling and over taking other kingdoms. He used his honorable position to launch a project his father had previously planned.
After King Philip’s death, many countries under the control of Macedonia started to rebel and try to gain independence. Alexander quickly invaded Greece and showed that his authority would be respected. He then did the same thing to Thrace, establishing himself as an authority figure now known to all countries. Alexander then sought out to conquer all of Asia. At this time alexander was 22 years old.
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.
Lastly, the both of them killed off all potential successors to the throne, even Alexander’s baby boy, Caranus. 2. How did Alexander the Great expand his empire following his rise to power? Alexander the Great expanded his empire following his rise to power because Alexander was a great conqueror of other lands. He conquered much of Asia as well as Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Persia.
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
Through his battles, Caesar is known for his conquest of Gaul. Caesar had many victories and soon became the dictator of Rome. Not only did Caesar eliminate all his enemies and conquer places but he was kind to his defeated rivals. Without a son of his own, he needed an heir. Caesar then adopted Augustus.
Alexander the Great’s inexorable ten year conquest of the Persian Empire was a conquest motivated by a number of reasons; finance, revenge, opportunity, expansion and personal zealotry being amongst those debated by modern historians. In his attempts to garner Greek support for the conquest, Alexander veiled his true motivations under the guise of nationalistic revenge. In truth however, Alexander's reasons for the invasion of the Persian Empire lay in financial necessity, territorial expansion, his desire to stand up to his mythological and biological ancestry and the opportunity presented by the relatively weakened state of the Persian empire. 1. Revenge for the Persian invasions of Greece (281) Writing in the first-century BCE,
Cimon, on the other hand, had more power in his hands when he was leading the country. Greece was in the top of its power and were in wars, one of which caused Cimon's death. Being leads of the countries they were very rich. However, they used their wealth in different ways. Cimon created Acropolis wall, compared to palaces of Lucullus.
The spread was the result of the Greeks failure to live in peace. During this time Alexander the Great took the throne after the assassination of Philip of Macedonian. Alexander built an empire that ranged from Greece to India. Although short, the empire changed the ancient world. It caused the spread of Greek ideas, cultures, and ways of life, hence the origin of the word "Hellenistic" meaning to speak the Greek language or identify with the Greeks.
In addition to a sense of humor, Augustus possessed intelligence, ruthlessness, and political savvy— traits which enabled him to craftily legitimize his autocratic rule under the forms of traditional republican law, and establish the legal, political, and cultural foundations for an empire that would persist for the next 1500 years. The Rise of Octavian Augustus, born Gaius Octavius, had a relatively unpromising start in life. His paternal side, was the wealthy but politically undistinguished, Octavii family, and his father died in 61 BCE before Octavius was four. At the time, Rome was engulfed in a protracted civil war between power-hungry factions, one of which was led by his maternal great-uncle, Julius