Odysseus was one of the strongest and most talented individuals to ever walk on Ithaca. He faced some of his challenges by using brute strength. However, some of his challenges he faces with great skill and agility. “But the man skilled in all ways of contending,/
The two main qualities any archetypal hero must have is immeasurable strength and indomitable perseverance. Typically the most common Greek heroes are Heracles and Perseus. They were both sons of Zeus and immortalized their names through their strength. Heracles was the strongest of the Greek heroes and had the longest suffering, his name finally reaching Olympus after the Twelve Labors. Like Heracles, Perseus was a strong fighter and even beheaded Medusa to claim his fame.
Stonewall Jackson was a good general that fought well and had great battle tactics. Stonewall Jackson was most famous for his battle tactics at the battle of first bull run. He and his army “stood like a stone wall” on the battlefront. Some of his men were saying how they stood like a stone wall and that's where he got the name, Stonewall jackson. Stonewall jackson, was also a great general because he was fearlessness and had tenacity.
Even though the Trojan War sets itself up as a very controversial topic to many people, there is one positive aspect to this topic. The Trojan War contributed specific evidence to our generation on how greeks fought or may have fought battles through the Illiad. One could classify homeric warfare used by the greeks with simple weaponry, specific tactics in practice and use of humanistic ideologies. First, an important topic of warfare to address is the types of simple weaponry used. The weaponry that caught my attention first was the use of shields.
In all contests, people who can play well with severe disadvantages will often claim victory with equally large advantages. Had Robert E. Lee led the Union's army in the Civil War, he would have easily claimed victory, as he was an incredible general and the Union had many advantages over the Confederacy. Robert E. Lee was an elite general who prolonged a war in which many expected his army to fall very quickly. He had many major victories, and one the first and most important was in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy. Lee started the battle there by scaring the Union General, George McClellan.
Death is Optional The gladiator was the quintessential Roman athletic performer. In Ancient Rome, a man’s virtus (manliness and courage) was the very definition of being a Roman. The gladiator was a perfect representation of the Roman citizen’s concept of virtus; for in the arena he demonstrated prowess, manliness, and strength while fighting, and courage upon death.
Strength is the key physical aspect that links both Beowulf and Achilles together. For both men, their strength is measured by how many people they defeat. With this being said, the battles that both men endure test the physical strength they claim to have. On one hand, Beowulf is known for his numerous battles and throughout the poem, Beowulf is put to the test with each monster he fights. On the other hand, Achilles strength is pivotal during the Trojan War in which he displays himself as an excellent warrior.
Alexander the Great is considered perhaps the greatest military leader of the ancient world due to his ability to craft intelligent military tactics by analyzing the opposition and developing a powerful Greek-Macedonian army. The army of Macedonia that was inherited from Philip II, thrived during Alexander 's rule because they possessed an unmatched weaponry and underwent relentless psychological and physical training in order to work as a collective unit during battle formations such as the phalanx, an infantry formation used to conquer various forces (5). The leadership demonstrated within his army was extremely indispensable because of the attitude which instilled both the confidence and ruthlessness needed to dominate their enemies. " There
Greece and Troy were in a raging battle of bloodshed and death. In order to win Greece needed an intelligent leader who could lead them to victory. Their leader was Odysseus. The reason being that Odysseus has many qualities that make him a great leader. To begin, a quality Odysseus has is his cunning and strategic intellect.
The two influential city-states were the Athens and Sparta. The Spartans had the strongest army. They started recruiting boys at the age of 7 to train and join the army; they weren’t released until they were 21 years of age. Although there army was strong the women had lots of freedom. They didn’t have an education system for the women, the women had a lot more freedom than the men
There were many Greek heroes all did great acts, saved many, and slayers of monstrous beasts. They all interacted with man and did different things for them; Theseus was a founder hero, the hero of Athens and was responsible for political unification. His took journeys with stories of labor, orges and dangerous creatures. He was the unifying king and helped the mortals with their politics. Theseus built the legendary fortress of Acropolis, supposedly one of the greatest most impenetrable fortresses of its time.
Worldviews and Civilizations 17 March 2016 Sparta and Athens Sparta and Athens were both exceptionally powerful and influential city states in Ancient Greece and were bitter rivals during the Peloponnesian War. Although Sparta and Athens were geographically close to one another other, they evidently shared major different lifestyles, cultural values, and systems of government. Spartan life was focused mainly on war, and their ultixsmate goal was to create a strong military. Their culture really focused on militaristic values. In Sparta, military training was required for all males, and Spartan boys trained rigorously from a young age.
Sparta was extremely powerful after defeating rival city-state Athens in the Peloponnesian War. Sparta was dedicated to the military and to the state. Spartans believed in education and military training. Social and Economic class The Spartans were originally located in the southeastern Peloponnesus area known as Laconia.
In Ancient Greece, Sparta, had laws that when you were born you were to be examined for any defects. If you had any you were to be thrown down in a valley to die, and if you were the first born male of your family you were put in a military camp to be trained for further uses. This took away their human rights on living free if you are a man, and if you are a woman you were to stay in the town and be a “house-wife.” The Spartan government wanted to make the city a stronger unit by taking away job choices. The Spartan government was a great government because, they trained young boys to be warriors, their population couldn’t have any flaws, and the people didn’t have a choice in job.
One of the most effective military formations in ancient warfare was the Greek Phalanx. A phalanx is a formation in which soldiers line up in close order to each other, locking their shields together to make a human wall. Then the formation would march towards their adversaries until they got close proximity and then charge to a quicker pace before rushing their opposition. All while they would also have their spears projected out between their shields. The Greeks used the principles of war mass and maneuver.