When Theodosius II, the emperor of Rome, begged for terms, Attila's tribute was tripled, but, in 447, he attacked the empire again and negotiated another, more expensive, treaty . Additionally, in 451 Attila attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (modern France), however he was defeated at the Battle of Catalanunian Plains. Although, by 452, he invaded Italy, devastating the Northern provinces . Additionally, the Huns played a large part in the eventual fall of Rome. It is known that Attila thrived on warfare and bloodshed, but these accounts of success show how he must have been more than a savage leader to control such a barbaric race.
Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
Therefore, after the war there different opinions were propagated by writers as whether the crusades could be justified or not. Some consider the rescuing of Christians from persecution and invasion as a just cause for war. Nevertheless, crusaders primarily focused on dispossessing or retaking land Muslims. Therefore, crusades had their mark on the books history, and many historians have attempted to justify why they could or could not be justified. However, many historians have a consensus that crusades represent a very dark chapter in the history of Christians containing many evils that were carried out in the name of Christ.
Gods and mortals fought a brutal war for what they thought was right and to get back at past evils. The actions inspired by vengeance and justice in Homer’s Iliad shows how detrimental the effects can be on others. The Justice seeked by warlike Menelaus causes pain and suffering to many on all sides of the war. Paris by abducting Helen hurt Menelaus’s pride, “Menelaus had in mind taking revenge on the man who’d injured him” (Homer, Iliad 3. 26-27).
In addition, the author used a tragedy to promote the theme even more. To enumerate, in “Beowulf attacks the Dragon”, it states the following, “They had killed the enemy, courage quelled his life; / that pair of kinsmen, partners in nobility, / had destroyed the foe. So every man should act, / be at hand when needed; but now, for the king, / this would be the last of his many labours / and triumphs in the world.” (2707-2712). To clarify, Beowulf fought many with ease, but one after another he grew weaker and the enemy grew stronger and eventually fought to his tragic
growing, prospering, and eventually going on to become the global superpower it is today. Like any other war, much of the damage and casualties resulted from civilian deaths when the raging armies swept through the colonies. The Loyalists- those who supported Great Britain and King George- and the Patriots- those who supported the principles of freedom and independence- alike were both hurt, killed, imprisoned, or otherwise dragged into the war, even when they did not join the army for either side. The Collier brothers use various instances of deaths throughout the storyline of My Brother Sam is Dead to show how the injustices and violences of war inherently manifest themselves. The irony of Jerry Sanford, Eliphalet Meeker, and Samuel Meeker’s deaths ultimately induce Tim to make the decision to remain neutral for the duration of the American Revolution.
Document 3 states, “They come out to them they seek out the artificers (artisans) among them and keep these, but the others, with the exception of those they wish to have as slaves, they kill with the axe….” (DOC 3). This shows as they did conquer this land, they did still spare the lives of some of their enemies. As stated previously, there are some that believe otherwise. People believe the Mongols are truly barbaric. They see all these deaths caused by them and find it horrible.
Fear was a major factor in the increasing power of these empires. Both empires used fear as a way to gain more land, increasing their empire. The Aztecs were feared for their strong warriors and human sacrifices to their gods. The military power of the Aztecs helped them in conquering the surrounding tribes. While this empire was growing, they contracted an alliance with the Tepanec tribe.
They are constantly under attack from the west-siders, called Socs, who do it for the enjoyment of attacking someone. Throughout The Outsiders, S.E. Hinston causes readers to redefine their definition of heroism, by revealing the noble characteristics of individuals who would otherwise be classified as troublemakers or rebels; though they are different people, Johnny, Ponyboy, and Darry all exhibit heroic qualities. Johnny is a great example of heroism in The Outsiders. One reason he exemplifies this is because he saved Ponyboy’s life when the Socs attacked them by killing Bob, a Soc.
Telemachus agreeing to help Odysseus even though he is doubtful shows that he is loyal and that he will do what it takes to get Odysseus his throne back. Telemachus also helped Odysseus win the fight against the suitors by killing Amphinomus and by bringing weapons for their friends to use during the fight. Telemachus, “ran to the room where spears and armor lay. He caught up four light shields, four pairs of spears, four helms of war high-plumed with flowing manes, and ran back, loaded down, to his father’s side” (1013). Telemachus proves that he is loyal to his father by helping him kill the people who tried to steal his land.
Some of the main reasons the Roman Empire collapsed is the rise of Christianity, the Germanic barbarians attacking Rome, and political/military difficulties. Christianity is one of the main reasons why the Roman Empire fell. The Christian religion was monotheistic which is the belief in one god while the traditional religion of the Romans was polytheistic which is the belief in many gods. “By approving Christianity, the Roman state directly
The rivalries between these competing politicians often lead to the formation of partisan groups in support of their respective politician. Civil disorder came of these political rivalries and violence was often a result of the formation of the supporting partisan groups. The divided loyalties caused by the corrupt politicians greatly influenced the fall of the Roman Republic. “So, as the Roman elite did, what it was bred to do, as they competed ruthlessly with one another for the highest positions and honours, they unwittingly tore apart the very structure they were sworn to protect” (The Late Republic). This quote refers to how the politicians of Rome “tore apart” the Republic that they were elected to protect through their own personal greed and corruption.
One example that Chaucer uses is “With Creon, who was Thebes dread lord and king, He fought and slew him manfully, like knight, In open war, and put his host to fight.”(pg 30). Chaucer uses these lines to express the conflict between Theseus and Creon. In this conflict, both of the opponents were nobles who wanted victory. Both of the nobles also believed in themselves and that they would win. Theseus and Creon fought till the end and