It was also were after they had been betrayed and surrounded the brave 300 stood their ground and died to inspire the rest of greece to fight. There are some things that the movie changed though that are different from history those are the types of armor that the spartans wore, who was actually fighting and if the main characters looked and did the same things in history.
While other city states were getting new technology and creating inventions, Sparta was stuck in there own world. In conclusion, Sparta had multiple weak points in their civilization. But, it is true that Sparta had one of the strongest military force that existed in their time. Yet, having harsh military training, abusing children, and lacking in education shows that Sparta’s stregth’s outweigh their
On the other hand, One of the major disadvantages for the Greeks during the Battle of Marathon was that the Spartans were not around to fight the battle. The most well trained military in the ancient world wasn’t able to arrive at Marathon fast enough to help fight during this battle. Unlike Athens which was a mere 28 miles North of Marathon, Sparta was over 200 miles away from Marathon(Fosten, 24). This called for at least a 3 day journey to Marathon from Sparta. Also, the Spartans were engaged in a festival when the battle had broken out.
It is an incendiary and often explosive device causing mass destruction. In the novel, during the siege of Jerusalem, Greek fire was the most common weapon used because of its powerful effects and simplicity to make. In the book, people were screaming as Greek fire fell on them, which was poured from above out of a tower. The author describes the sight of burning bodies and smell of burning flesh across the battlefield. This evidence is realistic, “Greek Fire was a flammable compound used in warfare by the Byzantine Empire with devastating effects against the fleets and armies of its enemies”(Streissguth).
As soon as he came into the world, Olympias’s main objective was to make him king. She made sure she offered him a great education, so she and her husband hired Greek philosopher Aristotle to tutor Alexander. He considered her one of the most influential people in his lifetime, and follows her strong paths. Alexander loved most that his mother was tough-headed and arrogant. Being tough-headed and arrogant allows him to never be stepped on, and only follow through with the things you please.
They were taught to be brave and courageous at a very young age, soon evolving into soldiers for the military. DOK Level 2 – Question: Summarize how Spartans laid the groundwork for military principles used in the modern world. One of the ways the Spartans laid the groundwork for military values used in the modern world is when the 300 Spartans stood up against the Persians at the Battle of Thermopylae, which symbolized selflessness, which is used in the military today to show bravery, honor and responsibility. The second way that Spartans
In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., it is the year 2081 and the society was finally considered equal. However, not everyone found this new environment fair or equal in any way. Stronger and more intelligent citizens were to use handicaps to weaken their talents and abilities. Everyone coped with the pain except for the strongest, most handsome, and intelligent man in town, Harrison Bergeron who had “carried three hundred pounds” (Vonnegut 4). Three hundred pounds is a lot of weight compared to any other person at the time.
Steinbeck show Adam’s opposition to violence by writing, “During these five years of soldiering Adam did more detail work than any man in the squadron, but if he killed any enemy it was an accident of ricochet” (Steinbeck 35). He does not see the point is the fighting and believes that it is useless. Adams honorable nature causes him to value other's lives over his own since
Jousting – While it does not bear the same gore and bloodshed as the other ones mentioned in this 20 Most Intense Sports of the Ancient World list, it can still be considered hardcore because really, who would even think of knocking down your opponent off a horse using a ten-foot pole? Only our ancestors from Medieval England, that’s who. Injuries and death were not uncommon, but completely smashed armors are even more plenty. 8. Mesoamerican Ball Game or Ulama – Never heard of this sport before?
These rifles were like nothing anyone had ever seen at this time. They could fire multiple shots before needing to be reloaded. And less time reloading, means less time to get shot at. The most famous of these guns, the Spencer carbine, could fire an astounding seven shots in 30 seconds. All in all these repeating rifles changed the war for the north, but according to history.com “Civil War Technology, they state “Like many other Civil War technologies, these weapons were available to Northern troops but not Southern ones: Southern factories had neither the equipment nor the know-how to produce them.” (history.com) These accounted for over 90% of all injuries/fatalities for the entire
The Patriots were the underdogs, no one expected the small Patriot army to beat the massive, powerful British army. How did they beat such a big army who had more than double the amount of soldiers as the Patriots? It was because the Patriots had strengths while the British army had weaknesses. The British did have stronger troops, better supplies, and a larger army. However they were thousands of miles away from their supplies, and their leader they also had no allies to help them along the way.
Now Leonidas commits his most noble act as a Spartan, he fight until not only his life was taken but every soldier on that battlefield facing the Persians. This is not only a heroic moment but also a very honorable, and memorable moment. This was such a great act of Leadership that it went down in history as one of the most amazing battle ever fought by any civilization ever.This was because the Spartan King was able to provided just enough time for his people and allies to make preparations for the oncoming attacks and how the Spartans were able to hold back an unbeatable opponent . This caused when the Persians attacked later on it was useless because of the time given to them by the incredible leadership of leonidas and his 300
Alexander’s military brilliance was unquestionable. He was a leader invincible in both, siege warfare and set battles. In addition to that, his intelligence and communications skills were immaculate. The Roman historian Arrian, in his account Alexander Puts Down a Mutiny, explains Alexander’s ability of communication and leadership skills, “[M]arching out from a country too poor to maintain you decently, [I] laid open for you at a blow, and in spite of Persia’s naval supremacy, the gates of the Hellespont. My cavalry crushed the satraps of Darius, and I added all Ionia and Aeolia, the two Phrygias and Lydia to your empire….
Instead, Alexander challenged him to stand and fight, and he wanted to meet again in Gaugamela where Darius would again run away, but this time he would meet his death. In conclusion, Alexander the Great changed many things in the ancient world. He was a very brave man and used that to conquer the Persians and take over the position as king. Alexander found out he is the son of Zeus. He won many of battles and even when afraid he did not show it.