It begins with King Merodach-baladan of Babylon not surrendering to Sargon and paying his tribute. Merodach-baladan "violated the oath of the great gods and withheld his gifts." Sargon declares the Ashur demands that they conquer Dûr-Iakin, so he "cut a channel (leading) from the Euphrates, and carried it up to its (the city's) plains." He filled the city's meadows with water and "cut
The reason that Charlemagne was the most powerful king of all of Europe was because of his leadership and character as a king. Before Charlemagne took control of the European subcontinent. The continent was in the dark ages because there was no peace in the land. There were multiple tribes who were fighting each other for total control of the land. The Frankish and Saxons were fighting each other for several decades before Charlemagne was king.
There have been lots of great military commanders over the centuries, but one of the best ever and definitely the best in European history is Julius Caesar. The greatest military commander must have smart strategies and use their power to grow and conquer. On July 12 or 13, 100 B.C., in Rome, Italy, Caesar was born (Nice). Being a descendant of the Trojan Prince, Aeneas, he grew up to be full of himself (Nice). Though Caesar was egotistical, he was the greatest military commander in European history because his military IQ was astounding, he cared for and fought beside his men, and he also expanded the Roman Empire to its greatest lengths.
Judas Maccabeus was a legendary Jewish figure whom God used to free His people from the persecution of the Seleucid Empire. Judas lead the revolt against the Seleucids, called the Maccabean Revolt, from 167 to 160 B.C. He fought incredibly heroic battles, had admirable faith in God, and developed the traditional Jewish holiday, Hanukkah. Even in the face of daunting obstacles, Judas never failed to call upon God and trust in Him with his life. , The Maccabean Revolt all began with Alexander the Great.
Even when Rudolf Hess was young, he knew that Germany needed a dictator to restore it. He was also looked for someone to fight against the enemy which, in his eyes, were Jewish people. When he heard one of Adolf Hitler’s speeches, he felt “as though overcome by a vision by a vision” (Yad Vashem- The World Holocaust Remembrance Center). The moment Rudolf Hess heard Adolf Hitler, he knew he had found the only one who could make Germany a powerful country. In one of Rudolf Hess’s speeches he says, “With pride we see that one man remains beyond all criticism, that is the Fuhrer.
Hail to thee, thane of Glamis!/ All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, thane of Cawdor!/ All hail, Macbeth, thou shalt be king hereafter!” (I. iii. 3). These lines show the prophecy of Macbeth becoming the king. In Oedipus Rex when Queen Jocasta says, “A prophecy came to Laius once - .... that death would come to him from his children” (740). King Laius knew that Oedipus would cause his death so he tried to vanquish Oedipus by stranding him on top of a mountain.Oedipus still ended up killing his father and bedding his mother; therefore, he had no say in his fate and was not capable of changing the prophecy.
Cyrus the Great, also known as Cyrus II, began ruling after the death of his father, Cambyses, in 559 B.C (Frye, 2016). While Cambyses was a noble leader, his son succeeded him in expanding the empire and creating what is now known as the Achaemenid dynasty (Evans, n.d). The Achaemenid dynasty, or Ancient Persian Empire, was not created over a set of days, weeks, or months. Cyrus conquered significant portions of land for many years before being able to establish the great dynasty. But, Cyrus could not have conquered on his own; he needed followers to assist him in battle and
In Antigone, there are a few examples of how the gods can control the destiny of man, even if that man is King. The first example in Antigone is when King Laius, the king of Thebes, takes his son, Oedipus, to the oracle at Delphi. The oracle told King Laius that Oedipus, his son, would kill his own father and then marry his mother. King Laius thought he could change the fate if he got rid of his son. The King ordered his servant to take his son into the woods and kill him.
The grief that women encounter is much different than that of men. It is here that gender distinction is seen. Pallas, son of Evander, is given consent by his father to fight in war. He, too, is told of his son’s death by Rumor, but does not act like the mother of Euryalus. Instead, Evander comes to terms with his son’s death saying “But if ultimately death was waiting for my son, then I am glad he fell while leading on the Teucrians to Latium, and only after he had cut down thousands of the Volscians’ army (Aeneid 11.215-219).” The sorrows represented by the mother seem to devalue the view of women.
This quote shows that Grendel’s mother most likely cared enough about Grendel that she wants to get revenge on those who killed her son. However, later Beowulf goes on a journey to the lake in which Grendel’s mother lives and slays her with her own sword. The last main point is when Beowulf dies. Finally, Beowulf leaves the Danes and goes back to Geatland and later becomes king after his father passes away. Year pass, and eventually a thief awakens a dragon, who begins to torment the village.
He declined $25,000 salary congress offered the office of the presidency. George Washington’s name was mentioned in the london gazette.George Washington led a large amount of troops into war and became a hero.The republec was struggleing under confederation.’’If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.’’ “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.”
“There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.” an interesting thought to be uttered from a president like that of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR had to push and fight through a lot, not a surprise coming from someone who not only looked up to but was related to Theodore Roosevelt. I believe Franklin Roosevelt to be the greatest president we have ever had, taking on the responsibilities of presidency for 12 years through the Great Depression and World War II, fighting disease the entire time. Roosevelt battled with polio through his entire presidency until it killed him shortly after being elected for a fourth term, the only president to achieve such a feat. Franklin Roosevelt is accredited with guiding the United States out of The Great Depression with his New Deal programs as
Today, we regard Theodore Roosevelt as one of the greatest presidents of all time, and as an extraordinary person in general. He went to Harvard in the class of 1880, he served in the army in 1898 as the colonel of the Rough Riders, coming back home a hero, and he served as the governor of New York in 1990 before quickly becoming the youngest president ever at 42 when McKinley was assassinated. Once there, he made a legacy as one of the greatest presidents of all time, even winning a Nobel Peace Prize in 1906, and becoming the first American to do so, for his work on ending the Russo-Japanese War. Roosevelt was also very strong, once being shot at the beginning of a speech in Milwaukee and continuing to deliver the 60 minute speech before going to the hospital. But perhaps his greatest accomplishments lie in his progressive leadership of the U.S, making