Achaemenid Empire Essays

  • Alexander The Great: How Great Was Alexander The Great?

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    kingdom. At the age of 20, he inherited the kingdom of Macedonia and had set out on his first mission: conquering Persia. Alexander was given the nickname “Alexander the Great”, due to his success in his Greek empire. However, after taking a closer look at how Alexander maintained his empire and treated his troops, it is evident that he was vain, cruel, and disloyal, which proves that Alexander the Great was not truly great. Alexander proved many times over the course of his ruling that he was a vain

  • Why Did Alexander Invade Persia

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    What would cause a 20-year-old, immediately after punishing the people who murdered his father, to invade Persia and eventually conquer it all? Arrian tends to believe and convey that it was a conquest of retaliation. Alexander wanted to invade and conquer Persia as they tried to conquer Greece 150 years earlier. One reason for this is because he wanted to continue with his father’s plan, but also so he could prove that Macedonians are just as much Greek as Athenians or Spartans. However, an underlying

  • Humayun Influence

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    Influence of Bairam Khan Humayun gave Bairam Khan a title which was above every other title; definitely, the ever-faithful Bairam Khan well deserved to be styled Khan-e-Khanan (خانخاناں). It was indeed, only Humayun’s loyal companion Bairam Khan who during exile induced him to go to Iran and seek Iranian help to recover his position and played a vital role in protecting Humayun from every hazard and as well as every problem. When Humayun had to face some dissentions with Shah Tahmasp(شاہ طہماسپ)

  • Short Biography: Hernando De Soto

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    Hernando De Soto Hernando De Soto started like many others as a young boy with big dreams, but little did he know he would become the most well known conquistador of his time. He traveled all the way from his homeland in Spain to Arkansas, Florida, and all the states in between. De Soto received a great amount of riches from his exploration and was the leader of many expeditions. Hernando De Soto, an aspiring conquistador, founded and ruled new lands, which some believed was unthinkable, until

  • Alexander The Great: The Legacy Of Alexander The Great

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    and fight. Also, the inheritor of his father’s ,King Philip II of Macedon, massive army that he would use to conquer the known ancient world. Alexander achieve a feat as great as they say it to be, he would defeat the ever growing mighty Persian empire. He was the first person to win against Persia since 646 BC when king Ashurbanipal of Assyria raids the Elamite capital (Susa) in Persia. Alexander the Great, III, of Macedon was an important leader and left an inspiring legacy because he was a

  • Muhammad Ali Influence

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    “ I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest,”(“ Muhammad Ali”). This quote was said by Cassius Clay or Muhammad Ali as a reminder that he is the greatest boxer that has ever lived. Muhammad Ali started boxing at the age of 12 in 1954. Police officer Joe Martin trained Ali at a local gym in addition to serving under the law. Ali learned how to spar from Joe and later had his first match and one by a split decision. Muhammad Ali changed his name when

  • The Impact Of Pericles On Athens

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    Pericles was an Athenian Statesman born in 495 BC in a small town named Holoros, north of Athens. He came from a family of rich Aristocrats, and was deeply involved with changing the structure of Greek government. In 461 BC, Pericles was pronounced the leader of Athens. He created laws that allowed every citizen to be a part of the government, and laws that balanced the rich and the poor. Pericles strengthened Athens by creating and introducing direct democracy to them, and also by valuing their

  • How Did Alexander A Good Leader

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    Alexander the Great Alexander III of Mutarch is a man known to be “Great,” but is that really so? Alexander was born in Macedonia, and he took charge of Macedonia at the age of 16 when his father left for an expedition. Although Alexander may have done some good deeds during his sovereignty for his people, it definitely does not outweigh the bad deeds he did to other people. Alexander received the name “Great” undeservingly because he did not exhibit examples of a good leader which should be one

  • Apollo 13: Paths Of Glory

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    Introduction This paper will analyze and review two films (Apollo 13 / Paths Of Glory) for leadership and management theories on their storylines. Apollo 13 is a space documentary, drama film (1995) based on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Apollo 13 aborted lunar mission for the moon in 1970. In the movie, the Apollo 13 spacecraft experienced tremendous internal damage shortly after take-off. Recognizing the state of the Apollo 13 spacecraft and fearing for the lives of

  • Life In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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    Long before modern technology existed, lives weren’t the same, a status of a king could be defined as a god, a man who conquers a civilization is a man who has everything. Gilgamesh is someone who has everything. He is the most powerful of all, the most intelligent, and he is a demigod. As the Epic of Gilgamesh unfolds, bear in mind that the story has been around for about 1500 years, yet the way of life show similarity to our world today. The book shows great relevance to today’s society. There

  • Speech On Alexander The Great

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    great influence in the ancient world. And his rise to the throne would be one that would be talked about and surely no one would forget. Alexander always knew he was going to do well he believed in being the god given child lead the people of the new empire quoted from ancient.Eu “Alexander was born the sixth of Hecatombaeon, which month the Macedonians call Lous, the same day that the temple of Diana at Ephesus was burnt; which Hegesias of Magnesia makes the occasion of a conceit, frigid enough to have

  • Grand Sword Master Short Story

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    There was a young adventurer who, at the age of eighteen, earned the title of "Grand Sword Master". Being granted this title means that the world recognized him as one of the most powerful swordsman and being one of only few chosen ones bearing the title of a grand level adventurer, he became popular. He was not only a grand sword master, he was also the youngest among all the "Grands". Whether it be grand sages, grand sorcerers, grand bow masters, grand oracles, this young swordsman was the youngest

  • Qing Dynasty Vs Safag Dynasty

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    8. Safavid Empire (460-461) Ismail, the ancestor of Safi al-Din, founded the Safavid Empire and used Persian methods of ruling. He expanded his region over regions such as the Iranian plateau, Caucus, and central Asia. Ismail established his political base at the tomb of Safi al-Din. In an attempt to find favor in the eyes of Turkish in the region, the Safavids decided to convert to a form of Shiism - he forced the Sunnis to convert to the religion, Twelver Shiism. Twelver Shiism was a religion

  • Why Is Athens Better Than Sparta

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    Sparta Vs. Athens Sparta was a militaristic and warrior city in ancient Greece, it was focused on loyalty on the military service and the state. The people of Sparta were also known for their strengths that were built by them at a very young age. At the age of seven, Spartan boys began education and military service training that was supported by the state. Though Spartan women were not serving the military, they still were educated and got to have more status and freedom, and rights than the rest

  • Alexander The Great Influence

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    Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was an ancient Macedonian ruler and considered one of history’s greatest military minds who—as King of Macedonia and Persia—amassed the largest empire the ancient world had ever seen. By turns charismatic, ruthless, brilliant, power hungry, diplomatic and bloodthirsty, Alexander inspired such loyalty in his men they followed him anywhere and, if necessary, died in the process. Though Alexander the Great died before realizing his dream of uniting a new realm

  • Alexander The Great Defeat

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    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

  • The Similarities Of Julius Caesar, And Yitzhak Rabin

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    managing their political image for decades. Caesar, born in the year 100 BC, was a man most remembered for his brilliant military strategies as well as his dedication to develop the Roman Empire. His contributions can be seen as the foundation for the Roman Empire’s golden years as he transformed the empire into a monarch. Beyond just leading his army to conquer other nations, Caesar was also a key political head in Rome. He rose quickly up the ranks within the ruling party and was able to strike

  • Alexander The Great: The Battle Of The Hydaspe

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    Alexander the Great was born on the 20th of July 356 B.C in Macedonia and is one of the greatest military commanders of all time. From a young age, he was tutored by the infamous Aristotle, which is perhaps what gave rise to his greatness. He was king of Macedonia from 336-323 B.C and throughout this period, he achieved many magnificent victories. He succeeded in defeating the Persians and then went on to conquer many territories in Asia Minor and then on into India. In this essay, I will be

  • Evolutions And Developments Of Greek Civilization

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    Greek Civilization Name of Author Name of Institution Greek Civilization The Greek archaic period, according to Lloyd, (c. 800- 479 BCE) started from what can only be termed indistinctness, and ended with the Persians being evicted from Greece for good after the battles of Plataea and Mykale in 479 BCE (2012). This period is then preceded by the Greek Dark Age (c.1100- 750 BCE), which is then followed by the Classical Period (c. 510- 323 BCE), with a documented period of Greek history, with misfortunes

  • Essay On Calisthenics

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    From the very first caveman to scale a tree or hang from a cliff face, to the mighty armies of the Greco-Roman empires and the gymnasiums of modern American high schools, calisthenics has endured and thrived because of its simplicity and utility. Unlike strength training which involves weights, machines or resistance bands, calisthenics uses only the body’s own weight for physical development. (B) Calisthenics enters the historical record at around 480 B.C., with Herodotus’ account of the Battle