The Persian Empire Thesis Statement: Because of King Cyrus the Great, the Persian Empire, one of the great superpowers of the ancient world, has lasting impact on us today. I. King Cyrus the Great (Cyrus II) was considered one of the most influential leaders in the ancient world. A. Cyrus II was known for being a very ambitious leader. He was a royal born.
Hailey Cassidy History Period F 3/30/16 Athens vs. Sparta Ancient Greece, located on the Mediterranean Sea was home to the two most powerful city-states of its time, Athens and Sparta. Athens was situated on the Attic Peninsula along the Mediterranean Sea and was most known for its cultural perspective such as drama, architecture, literature, and music. One of Athens’ most enduring achievements was the creation of democracy which allowed all male citizens to have a say in government. Not only was this a great achievement, but Athens was also educated their citizens and thrived during the Golden Age. Sparta, located on the Peloponnesian peninsula had a main focus on military power and success and there was little room for culture.
Lastly Europeans were affected by the Bubonic Plague in a social way too for example prejudice, segregation, population, and their daily life. When the plague first broke out in Europe Christians and other people thought the Jews went out and poisoned their water to try to kill them (Macdonald 15). From this thought it caused the Christians to go out and kill and burn thousands of Jews for thinking that they tried to poison them because Christians were “better” than Jews (Woodville). Later on people found out that the plague was not because of the Jews, it was because people were not properly sanitary and their houses and areas they worked in were infested with dirty rats and animals carrying diseases. When Jews were being blamed for supposedly bringing the plague they then moved east to Poland and Russia (Whipps).
Athenians had an immense level of power of Greece and the region of the Mediterranean for fifty years before the war begin. According to Thucydides, Athens became the ultimate empire having power as the leader of the Delian League. (Hunt, Pg.100) Athens was superior and had power, which put terror in the surrounding city-states. Athens allies had put up a protection wall to protect Athens from the Spartan attack by land. Sparta had their hands full.
Alexander spread his political and military influence throughout Greece, Asia, Minor, Egypt, Mesopotamia, and India. The era of the Hellenistic World was initiating in such a way. He showed his military prowess at the Battle of Charonea for the first time. When Alexander took the throne, he planned
America has been seen as a symbolic representation for optimism and pride since the beginning, and is now prospered up the social and political ladder as a nation. Because of our successes in political and government processes, our democratic nation is seen as a goal for many countries. (during the ___ something was spreading throughout America, and that was) The American Dream; this was the idea that people could become anything of themselves and believed that through hard work and dedication nothing could stand in the way of their success and ambitions. But before this the notion of the American Dream, America had to began somewhere, and that was in a room full of delegates at the Philadelphia Convention on February 21, 1787 (archives). These
Ancient Greece is renowned for its development in architecture and government, and for its surviving advancements in literature. For example, the Iliad and the Odyssey are considered staples in modern literary education. In comparison, the art and architecture, also, revive the understanding of Greek’s achievements, as well as, recount the styles and techniques of the time period. The documents and arts left behind a detailed account of Greek culture, such as the religion and myths. Ancient Greece was a prosperous time, filled with accounts of philosophers and their stories, of god’s and their affairs, and of art and its legacy.
The Black Death was three detrimental plagues that began in Mongolia, then swept across the Europe in the 1300’s, being the result of great famines that weakened Europe’s people. The plague was carried by fleas that were carried on rats, making colonists, and the poor more susceptible to the disease. It changed society by not only diminishing the population but also made the people skeptical of the Jews as if it was their doings. What made the plague so significant was how it wasn’t just amongst the poor; royalty, priests, armies, and the poor were all dying. Giovanni Boccaccio witnessed the plague from the city of Florence in Italy, and how it was a “deadly pestilence” (Plague, from the Decameron) He saw how the healthy completely deserted the infected and would live in houses only for the healthy.
Passion in speaking, coupled with their charismatic personalities, drew in large support crowds. Both leaders used similar pathos appeals to generate support, however, differences are found in their levels of emotion while speaking, and the audiences/minorities they addressed. “I am happy to join with you…[in] the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation” (King 370). A powerful and immediate hook so delectable, not even the most experienced fish or human alike could turn down that opportunity. This bold statement immediately turned every ear and eye to King.
However, his own troop betrayed him to go further, so he had to turn around from India that was the last country he conquered. When he returned from his traveled, he got sick. No one knew if it was for an infection of a wound in one of his battle, if he was poisoned or if it was for his hard life as a soldier. Nonetheless, he died leaving a bloody fragmentation of struggle power between the regional commanders. The book “Culture & Values: A survey of the Humanities” by by Lawrence S. Cunningham, John J. Reich, and Louis Fichner-Rathus states that “The inability of Alexander’s generals to agree on a single successor after his death made that division of the Macedonian Empire inevitable.