Compare and contrast the factors that made Cyrus the Great and King Ashoka successful rulers. While most rulers of large empires would keep hold of their political control through the use of military force, both the Indian emperor King Ashoka and the Persian ruler Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid dynasty maintained their power by setting a strong example of moral uprightness, and promoting tolerance to all cultures. This brought peace to their respective kingdoms, and made the kings well loved by their subjects. These policies of tolerance generated a sense of unity within their empires, and dissuaded rebellions. Both rulers gained the loyalty of their subjects through the toleration of all religions in their kingdom.
Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
THE SUCCESS OF CYRUS THE GREAT Kind & Mercifulness It is one thing for a leader to command followers to bid to his or her rule, but it is another to be respected and cherished for the leader you are. In the article Nine Timeless Leadership Lessons from Cyrus the Great, written by Ryan Holiday, he describes how historians have dubbed Cyrus one of the first kings to build “his empire on generosity instead of violence and tyranny” (2012). Cyrus was unlike other kings of the century, he was kind and merciful towards his people and those he conquered. When Cyrus invaded and conquered the kingdom of Lydia, in what is now known as Turkey, he did not slaughter its king Croesus (Deering, n.d). Also, he did not execute a guilty for a first time crime.
Caesar—nearly everyone knows him, and nearly everyone has something to associate him with. Whether that is a delicious salad or a feat of Caesarian proportions, his name has left a legacy that can’t be destroyed. While Caesar definitely has had a lasting effect on today’s society, what did he do within the confines of Ancient Rome that made him so significant to Roman history? While I had a few other notable people to choose from—namely Augustus Caesar and Cleopatra—I believe that Caesar’s military, political, and economic contributions to the wellbeing of Rome are what makes him stand apart within the confines of Roman history. Julius Caesar was born into a family of great prestige, the Julian family, on July 13th, 100 BCE.
“ if God decrees that any of you are just lawyer, you should dedicate the slaughter to your father's, because you have obligations to work them.” Bin Ladin utilizes didactic language to explain his idea of gods decreed Ward Sloter. He uses phrases such as “ do not neglect… what is greater, paying attention to the enemy,” to explain that Al-Qaeda does not kill without a cause , but kills in the name of their fathers and by their definition of God’s decree. He also forces them to stay focused on the main enemy: American.
The placement of Brutus and Cassius is due to their sins of treason. Regardless of the fact that Brutus and Cassius existed before Christianity and should have been placed in limbo, their sins of treason determined their place in hell. Sins of treason harm the government and the reputation of the society as a whole, therefore, sins of treason is the ultimate sin. As the emperor of Rome at the height of its power, Caesar was considered to be the perfect manifestation of a strong government. He was an authoritarian figure that can influence society and order.
Having a leader who cared about you and treated you like everyone else would've been great. Alexander chose to help and improve others, rather than himself. According to Lined with gold, “In large-heartedness, Alexander always looked to set an example to others. After defeating the Persian king Darius in the Battle of Issus, Alexander got hold of a lot of Darius’ wealth and his family including his mother, wife, and daughters. Alexander treated Darius” (para 8).
The Silk Road was like a stairway that started small but then lead to greater things. Goods on the Silk Road were traded from east to west. Judging by the name of the road, silk was the main priority. The Silk Road really revolved around the item when it was first made famous. Silk was the ideal commodity for trading, and was originally of greater importance because of it’s lightweight, compactness, enormous demand and high price.
The motivation his fast provided provoked people to stop the violence, in itself shows the weight this little man carried, able to persuade hindus and muslims alike. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will” ( Mahatma Gandhi).. So, many people respected Gandhi, including his enemies, and his will was a force unlike no other. He lived his life in truth, and spoke to everyone with truth and wisdom, he highlighted self knowledge in everything he did.
All of the Persian citizens looked up to Alexander’s greatness, and followed in his footsteps. The citizens of the Persian Empire believed Alexander was a descent of the god Hercules. Alexander the Great was a big icon himself but also looked up to other rulers such as Julius Caesar and George Patton. Admiring these big icon helped Alexander become a better ruler and warrior. He conquered vast amounts of land which ran through the east and west of Rome.