Describe the steps that Alexander the Great and his mother took to ensure his rise to power. Alexander and his mother took many steps to ensure his power as king of Macedonia. One of the first steps he took was to have a great education. Secondly, Alexander may have gotten his father killed by his bodyguard. Lastly, the both of them killed off all potential successors to the throne, even Alexander’s baby boy, Caranus.
Not wanting her last child to be swallowed Rhea tricked Cronus into eating a stone instead of Zeus. She then hid Zeus from his father until he was strong enough to fight his father. Once he got strong enough he freed all of the prisoners of Tartarus and raged war on his father. During this battle he defeated his father and freed his siblings. What makes them special and/or unique?
His Uncle, Claudius, killed his father so that he could be king and then proceeded to marry his mother. Almost all of Hamlet 's anger in the play is based around this event which happened before the play even
Odysseus’s long and difficult journey back to his homeland after his time in the Trojan War was surely one filled with hardship and adversity. The great leader was forced to deal with intimidating enemies, rough travels, and even alluring deities. While he does his best to manage all of these struggles during his voyage, Odysseus is also unaware of the other conflicts taking place back in Ithaca, his home and where his family has been awaiting his return for several years. Much to Odysseus’s obliviousness, a group of suitors have essentially taken over his palace, hoping to marry Penelope, his wife, and claim his throne. Homer’s The Odyssey describes all that the protagonist does in his power just to come back to his family and kingdom throughout
After completing the task with ease, Odysseus and Telemachus battle and kill all the suitors and Odysseus’ bravery shines brightly after successfully completing multiple challenges. The Land of the Dead is a place no man wants to end up and is described as a “‘...place of death and sorrow.’”; this is his abyss. He is forced to recognize his mortality and he realizes how much he misses his family. Long before this, Odysseus met the first of two temptations, Calypso. She attempts to persuade him to leave Penelope and stay with her, but she is only enchanting him.After seven years, Hermes finally frees him from her island.
Put every man his sword on his thigh… and each man kill his brother and each man his fellow and each man his kin.’” (Ex 32:27-28) which results in some 3,000 Levites being slaughtered. In addition, the specific reason behind Machiavelli supporting Moses takes up in arms, is that he is killing his potential rivals, and therefore doing it for the good of the group. Machiavelli believed that the creation of the Golden Calf was by those that were envious of Moses, that this creation of an idol was done to regain some control over the group. If his rivals could create a different god, one that favored themselves instead of Moses and was more palatable for the people, they could now become the chosen leader, and cast out Moses. This would allow them to gain control of a vast number of people, that now that Moses has done the extremely difficult work of
ZUES After freeing his brother and sisters from their Cronuses stomach. Zeus gathered all the younger gods at Mt. Olympus and wages war agianst the Titans. In the end, Zeus and his brothers dfeated Cronus and his fellow Titans. You may ask “Who and what is a Zeus?” Well Zeus is the rulker of the sky and one of the Olympian gods.
The curse was spelled by Zeus’ grandfather, Uranus, the initial God of earth. As the son and husband of the earth goddess, Gaia, Uranus abused his power and did nothing but bred. That’s why his youngest giant son, one of the twelve Titan gods, Cronus abominated and betrayed him with permission from Gaia. The twelve Titans, including Prometheus and Epimetheus, were half males and the other half females, in which there was a goddess, called Rhea married with his Cronus. The siblings and spouses definitely
In the myth of Perseus, he was commanded by king Polyesters to be headed Gorgon Medusa in order to get rid of Perseus and marry his mother Danae. Gorgon Medusa was a monster with writhing snake hair who could turn anyone into stone when looked into her eyes. Perseus beheaded her by using the help of the gods who gave him winged sandals, an invisible helm, and a magical sword. Then he stole the eye of the ancient Graiai to compelled them to tell him where he could find Medusa, he beheaded her in her sleep to avoid looking at her in the eye. In the movie Percy does not intend to beheaded Medusa, he went on a journey to save his mother from Hades on the underworld.
Jason (Diomedes) is a Greek Hero and the leader of Argonautic Expedition in the journey to get the golden fleece. One of his nicknames is “The Golden Boy,” because he was sent on an expedition with the Argonauts to capture the Golden Fleece. This is because Jason wants his uncle Pelias to step down from the throne. When Jason was still young, Pelias killed all of Aeson’s children except for Jason. Jason was married twice from Medea and Glauce, but when Jason left to be with Glauce, Medea killed Glauce and their children Mermeros and Pheres.
In the myth of Cronus he ate his kids to keep power. In the myth of The Lightning Thief, The Big Three would destroy each other for power.
the Peloponnesian Wars ended. In 342 BC. Aristotle, who was a philosopher, scientist, and mathematician, begins to tutor Alexander, soon to be Alexander the Great. In the year 336 BC. Alexander the Great becomes king, and three years later the he defeats the Persians.