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Alexander The Great’s title of “The Great” was not an exaggeration. To earn the title of “The Great”, you must've done some extremely good things as your reign as a king, queen, or emperor. Alexander The Great did many great and powerful things during his lifetime. He established an extremely powerful military, and he knew how to strategically conquer land, and he was interested in turning this conquered land into powerful areas. One of Alexander’s first military feats was the battle against the Macedonians and the Thebans. The Thebans were bitter about the treatment they had received from Alexander’s father, Phillip. Phillip had held Thebans prisoners and even executed some of them. So when Alexander became the new Macedonian king after his late
Undefeated in battle, by the age of thirty Alexander the Great has led his Macedonian army and conquered lands stretching from Greece to northwestern India, creating one of the greatest empires in the ancient west. In the 330’s B.C.E. , Alexander and his army conquered the Persian Empire after several major military campaigns. The conquest began with an initial victory of the battle of Granicus, after which Alexander advanced to Lycia and the Pamphylian plains, then south into Egypt. The army then pushed east again, claiming victory in battles along the way, and finally conquering all of Persia.
A good leader would be very rational to make sure that he is doing what is best not only for his people, but also for other people, so everyone can look up to him with respect. Diodorus had said “He was very hostile to the local people and did not trust them,”. It was very irrational of Alexander to be hostile to people who he had just destroyed their city which of course would lead them to thinking of him as untrustworthy due to his irrationality. The city of Persepolis was given to soldiers by Alexander according to Diodorus, “he gave it over to the soldiers to plunder,”. If Alexander was rational in his way, he would have found some peace with Persepolis rather than just sending his men to plunder through Persepolis as they please. Plutarch, a historian, stated that “When he came to Thebes, … the city … was sacked and razed. Alexander’s hope being that so severe an example might terrify the rest of Greece into obedience,”. This shows us an example of Alexander’s logic of how he took power which is not rational and peaceful in any way. Alexander should have tried to gain the trust of Thebes instead of terrifying them into his
Alexander III of Macedonia inherited an empire that included the kingdom of Macedonia and the city-states of Greece. He was a very cruel and harsh leader. Almost immediately, Alexander set out to conquer the Persian Empire. He achieved his dream when he was 30 but then died a few years later. Alexander is one of the most famous people in history. He was born in 356 BCE, more than 300 years before Jesus of Nazareth.
Ancient Rome left tremendous legacies such as technological advancements, religious beliefs and governmental structures that shaped the world today. The Romans conquered many territories and took on their cultures as well, in particular the Ancient Greek culture. Ancient Greek civilizations played a major role in the history and development of the Ancient Rome civilization. The Ancient Greeks influenced the social structure, religion and military strength of Ancient Rome. The Ancient Greeks’ renowned use of democracy influenced Ancient Rome’s government structure. The strong belief in Gods and oracles in Ancient Greek shaped the religion of Ancient Romans. The Spartan-like training and leadership style of Ancient Greek war heroes formed the
"Philip and his friends looked on at first in silence and anxiety for the result, till seeing him turn at the end of his career, and come back rejoicing and triumphing for what he had performed, they all burst out into acclamations of applause; and his father shedding tears, it is said, for joy, kissed him as he came down from his horse, and in his transport said, 'O my son, look thee out a kingdom equal to and worthy of thyself, for Macedonia is too little for thee' " (Alex. 6.8.).
SECTION I: Alexander III of Macedon who is also known as Alexander the Great. He was born in July of 356 BC to Queen Olympias and King Phillip II of Macedon. As a young child Alexander the Great was tutored by the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle. At a very young age he aided in the Battle of Chaeronea alongside his father. Also, at a young age his father King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, was assassinated and subsequently died. Alexander became king of Corinthian League by eliminating his enemies. Alexander’s ego and reputation was very important to him. He inherited one of the largest empires by battling and over taking other kingdoms. He used his honorable position to launch a project his father had previously planned. The plan was called “Panhellenic project” and it was to lead the Greeks on a conquest to rule all of the land including Persia. He invaded the Achaemenid Empire in 334 BC,
Alexander of Macedonia inherited the throne when he was only 20 years old. His father, Philip of Macedonia built the Macedonian army into a deadly machine. When Alexander was on the throne, he set out to conquer Persia, which was at that time, the most powerful kingdom. He, Alexander the Third of Macedonia should be called Alexander the Great is because he had a big influence on the world, had genius battle strategies, and because he was respectful.
In some cases, greatness can be defined as showing concern for others, leadership, and intelligence. These are a few of the qualities that made Alexander the Great, great. In 336 BCE Alexander the Great inherited the kingdom of Macedonia from his father at the age of 20. Now in charge, Alexander went on to conquer the world.
According to Alexander Part 1,”“Alexander wasn’t content with Macedonians his growing impatience and his ambition made him thirst for more” (3:21). These people have good ideas, but they're totally wrong, he was thirsty for more because he trying to protect his society from other leaders or any other militaries. Although he killed many different people that was just because he wanted to protect his society and have the military get stronger. This is exactly why he is a hero because his society was protected ultimately by that military that Alexander the Great made stronger and improved. According to History.com/Alexanderthe Great,“King Philip was Dead, Olympias and Alexander were responsible for the assassination, by driving the young man into committing the act.”(8) This is a great thought but that is not right. Alexander the Great may have not even been a part of King Philip's murder. According to Pothos.org/KingPhillip,”Ancient sources cite several possibilities: that Olympias turned Pausanias-1’s mind to think of Philip as his real enemy (she could offer him sanctuary in Epiros); that the King of Persia wanted Philip destroyed (because he had sent the vanguard of an invasion force into Asia) and had sent agents to seek out an assassin (finding Pausanias-1 willing enough, they had offered him money and a sanctuary in Persia); that Alexander had
Although presentation miniatures have a long history in illuminated manuscripts, the presentation miniature of the Chroniques de Hainaut to Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, achieves the height of this genre. Generally attributed to Rogier van der Weyden based on connoisseurship, the miniature excels in its painstaking attention to detail and delicacy. This attention spills over into the composition and iconography, using a system of devices, mottos, and heraldry to establish Philip the Good’s identity and political strategies. I will argue that the Duke establishes his identity as separate from his predecessors through heraldry, and positions his son, Charles the Bold, as the rightful heir to
The Persian Empire, which was also called the Achaemenid Empire, was one of the greatest empires in their time period. Many monarchs ruled the Persian Empire and they were recognized for their knowledge and persistence. The founder of the Persian Empire was Cyrus the Great who was first to conquer the Median Empire in 550BC. Then later on he went on to conquer Babylon and Lydian. The empire later stretch out about 3,000 miles that made it the largest empire on the Earth at the time.
The Assyrian Empire was an empire in Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq. Although the civilization did have importance revolving around the city of Nineveh, its main capital was Assur, which was named after its god. It existed around 1365-609 BC, however it was such a long time ago that archaeologists have never exactly been sure. Assyria started with what was called “Kings that lived in tents”, and then when the first temple was built Assur had gained a claim as a legitimate city. This grew to be an important trade center. The government was an absolute monarchy, and many kings such as Sargon 2 who conquered a lot of land, or Ashurburnipal, who was credited for creating the world 's first library, are recognized as the more famous of Assyrian leaders.
Following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C.E., all of his conquered territories were divided between Alexander 's generals, known as the Diodochi. And one of Alexander 's many generals, Seleucus, was a close associate of his, giving him a solid chance to obtain one of his conquered territories. After the First War of the Diodochi, Seleucus received Babylonia. Once Seleucus had received Babylonia, he soon started to expand his rule into Alexander 's eastern territories. All of these territories would soon come to form the Seleucid Empire, which lasted from 312-64 B.C.E.