The spread was the result of the Greeks failure to live in peace. During this time Alexander the Great took the throne after the assassination of Philip of Macedonian. Alexander built an empire that ranged from Greece to India. Although short, the empire changed the ancient world. It caused the spread of Greek ideas, cultures, and ways of life, hence the origin of the word "Hellenistic" meaning to speak the Greek language or identify with the Greeks.
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
For example, in Document 6, it states that they “-didn’t get the support expected.” It also says in the Fourth Crusade, that they attacked Byzantine Empire. Although they won, “-crusading lost much of its appeal to most Europeans.” “Jerusalem stayed under Muslim control.” This is important to know since this helps understand how horrible the Crusades were. The Crusaders were known to be a group of knights
Fake news (propaganda) can be very dangerous. An example of propaganda is when the US dropped leaflets over Iraq and told people that Saddam Hussein was responsible for the suffering. Also, take the Holocaust for an example people were blind sighted by lies and propaganda from Hitler which caused 7.6 million lives. We can change these events from repeating by not voting for corrupt people. If nobody believed in Hitler 's lies we could have been a stronger community and a stronger nation overall.
A People’s History of Ancient Rome and political scientist, Michael Parenti, stated that Caesar’s assassination “marked a turning point in the history of Rome. It set in motion a civil war and put an end to whatever democracy there had been” (Parenti 2). Caesar’s assassination harmed Rome and did not help their political situation at all. It confused and infuriated the working class because they had lost their beloved king to greedy senators without a real explanation. In Meller and McGee’s book they state that instead of supporting the conspiracy, the “assassination did help Caesar’s reputation” (Meller and McGee 78).
When he becomes king of Thebes, he proposed a law that commenced the plot in the first place. His law, “...forbids anyone to bury him [Polynices], even mourn him.”(Antigone, Line 34). While this is a justifiable law, it contravened “...the great unwritten, unshakable traditions [Zeus’ laws].”(Antigone, Line 505). Antigone transgressed the law; her reason was that Zeus’ law is more powerful than Creon’s law. Creon thinks that the people will think of him as a liar if he lets Antigone free.
Some of the short- term consequences of the war included the fact that Sparta was only victorious for a short while as it was later conquered by Thebes. Thebes also internally crumbled after its general died and its victory was short lived. Sparta won the war but never reached the traditional and cultural prominence that was enjoyed by Athens. Athens was culturally superior and influenced a lot of science, artistic and intellectual life for many years after it was defeated in the Peloponnesian war. The war led to Greek cities concentrating less on fighting and more on intellectual growth and cities such as Ionia pioneered in research revolving around metaphysics.
Also, many crimes were committed by those who were at administration of countries which Alexander had conquered. These crimes consisted of being acted improperly to Holy places such as temples and tombs. These governors were at their own master to govern their cities by taking advantage of the new conquests by Alexander because he had to undertake the expedition to India for a long time. They didn’t think that Alexander couldn’t return his home safely because he and his armies had to cope with difficult conditions in Gadrosia. Other important anecdote is worded as follows in the
Saddam Hussein did not know how to civilly operate with others around once he rose to great power; so he was forced to use his village mentality where violence is the rule of law, thus leading to his intense and irrational cruelty. Some would like to argue that it was actually his Hussein’s realization that such power existed that corrupted him. They think that he wishes to return Iraq to a historical age of glory. But the real history that is important is that of the beginning of his life. In the essay Bowden recounts an interview with a journalist named Saad al-Bazzaz in which al-Bazzaz discusses the root of all of this evil.
Caesars fatal death by his strong governing peers may have been because Caesar’s hamartia is his arrogance, and this is shown consistently through his life span in the play. Since Caesar has a strong political following and position in Rome’s state, he has much arrogance in his personality and this arrogance is his hamartia which has a fatal ending to his life. If Caesar was more cautious about how he treated other people with little respect then maybe his arrogance would not have been hamartia. When the soothsayer warned Caesar about the Ides of March, if Caesar was not ignorant and arrogant then he would’ve believed the soothsayer which could of saved his life. With Caesar being so arrogant he believed that nothing bad would have ever happen to him, but if he noticed but the signs of what was to come in the Ides of March and how suspicious Cassius, Brutus, and the other congressmen were then he may of not come to a fatal death.