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
Alexander the Great was one of the most significant figures of its time. He was able not only to expand Greek culture through his empire, but also he overpowered the great Persian Empire. Even though Alexander lived a short life, he made an impact in history that would endure forever. I choose this figure because of his incredible history, intelligence, and military strategy that sets him apart of all other conquerors. Alexander was born in Macedonia, son of Philip II, king of Macedonia.
First of all, it may seem as if Drummond and Brady are enemies, but Drummond actually respects Brady quite a bit. This is shown when he does not make fun of Brady after he dies. When Hornbeck shows his contempt at his kindness, Drummond states, “A giant once lived in that body. But Matt Brady got lost. Because he was looking for a God too high up and too far away.” (128) This phrase shows how Drummond had once admired Brady, but grows to pity him as Brady never grew from his original habits.
Octavian’s mother was related to Julius Caesar. So when he became a man he got involved with politics and wanted to join his uncle Caesar in battle. Due to the fact that Julius was impressed with the young Octavian made him his heir to his fortune and name. After Caesar's assassination Octavian found out that he was adopted by Caesar. Soon Octavian was elected as a Consul.
Being tough-headed and arrogant allows him to never be stepped on, and only follow through with the things you please. He was named king a little after the age twenty. Alexander the Great was easily known as one of the most successful kings of his time. Alexander the Great conquered what is most of the world today. To give a brief description of his victories, he conquered areas such as Egypt and Persia.
First of all, that shows that Alexander has been in power for 15 or more years and in those years he never lost a battle. Second of all is showed that he took over so much land that he named 70 cities after himself and even had a city that he named after his horse. Also “Perhaps Alexander 's greatest legacy was founding great cities and spreading the Greek culture. Alexandria, in Egypt, is a city today of more than 4.5 million people. Furthermore, Greek language, religion and culture were spread throughout the Middle East and used for centuries after Alexander’s death.” as stated by the people from livescience.
In this paper I will examine why Socrates did not attempt to appease the jury in his Apology. Socrates is put on trial for corrupting the youth and believing in gods other than the gods of the city. I believe he chose not to appease the jury for three reasons: he is a man of pride, he does not fear death and additionally finds it shameful to fear death. Socrates is a man of pride. He has passion for his beliefs and values, and would rather die than give them up.
Discussion #2 The word Hellenistic derives from the root word Hellas, which was the ancient Greek word for Greece. The Hellenic Age was the time when Greek culture was pure and unaffected by other cultures. In contrast, the Hellenistic Age was a time when Greeks came in contact with outside people and their Hellenic, classic culture, integrated with ideas from Asia and Africa to create a blended culture. Alexander III, King of Macedonia, was responsible for Greece’s change of Hellenism to Hellenistic. Alexander the Great is considered one of the greatest military strategists of all times.
Odysseus believes that his words are final and his actions are always right and just, but he often lets his ego take over his rational thinking, causing harm to his crew and tampering with the gods’s plans. His team could have returned home safely for it is the wish of Athena and the other heavenly gods who sit next to her in Mount Olympus, but Odysseus takes it to himself to anger and blind Polyphemus, the monstrous son of Poseidon, loved by his father but hated by the people, thus sabotaging their entire plan. After being blinded by the heroine, Polyphemus throws giant pieces of rocks at Odysseus's ship, almost destroying them all at once. But instead of retreating for safety, Odysseus continues to taunt Polyphemus and “[calls] out to the cyclopes again, with [his] men hanging all over [him] begging him not to”(Book 9, 491-492). His sense of pride and arrogance makes him neglect the pleas of his men even in these dire situations.
He fights to the best of his abilities against many monsters such as Polyphemus, Circe, and the sea monster Scylla. There has been many claims that Odysseus isn’t hero because he lets his crew die. Just because his crew didn’t survive, it certainly does not mean he isn’t a hero. He tries his very best and even test his limits in order to get him and his crew back home. An example of this is in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey” where Odysseus tries to persuade his crew to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god Helios, but they were too stubborn and insisted on landing.