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    Mesopotamia, for thousands of years, has been the epicenter for the cyclic rise and fall of great empires throughout history. Empires would fall, only to give birth to a new, more powerful empires whose power and reach has been unprecedented. In the mid ninth century, the Assyrian Empire controlled this land under aggressive, fierce and brutal rule. The Assyrian Empire’s overly aggressive rule essentially gave birth to Persia, a secondary state in its peripheries who united through imitation, as

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    1.Zoroastrianism: During the Achaemenid Dynasty of the Persian Empire, the prophet Zarathustra created a belief system that dealt with less deities than there were in other societies. According to Zarathustra, there was only two gods: the good one was Ahura Mazda, while the evil one was Angra Mainyu, who caused all the negative feelings on Earth. Zoroastrianism is still relevant today, because even though it is believed in by less people as it was in the past (due to Alexander the Great 's conquering

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    expandend his empire east and west up to the Indus River in NW India. Darius practically ate Gandhara along with Thrace and Macedonia. Around 600 BC, Darius had managed to control an empire about 3000 kilometers by 1500 kilometers. The Achaemenid Empire had an astouding population up to 35 million. Even though Darius was a great leader in war, he was an even better governor. Darius managed to govern people speaking different languages with varying ethnicities and beliefs. The empire was run by a centralized

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    Alexander the Great was one of the most significant figures of its time. He was able not only to expand Greek culture through his empire, but also he overpowered the great Persian Empire. Even though Alexander lived a short life, he made an impact in history that would endure forever. I choose this figure because of his incredible history, intelligence, and military strategy that sets him apart of all other conquerors. Alexander was born in Macedonia, son of Philip II, king of Macedonia. At an early

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    The Persian empire was established by Cyrus the Great. Cyrus the Great controlled areas from Asia Minor to India up until his death in 530 b.c. At the time the Achaemenid Empire, in which he founded, was the largest empire in the world. The Persian Empire lasted from 539 b.c., to 330 b.c. While he was ruling the Persian Empire, he conquered most of Southwest Asia and much of Central Asia as well. While he was conquering, he had tolerance and respected any and all of the people's customs in the different

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    of large empires would keep hold of their political control through the use of military force, both the Indian emperor King Ashoka and the Persian ruler Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid dynasty maintained their power by setting a strong example of moral uprightness, and promoting tolerance to all cultures. This brought peace to their respective kingdoms, and made the kings well loved by their subjects. These policies of tolerance generated a sense of unity within their empires, and dissuaded

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    The ancient city of Byzantium was founded by Greek colonists from Megara around 657 BCE. According to the historian Tacitus, it was built on the European side of the Strait of Bosporus on the order of the “god of Delphi” who said to build “opposite the land of the blind”. This was in reference to the inhabitants of Chalcedon who had built their city on the eastern shore of the Strait; the west side was considered far more fertile and better suited for agriculture. Although the city accepted the

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    The Persian Empire An empire is an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, and that is exactly what the Persian Empire was during the ancient world. First, King Cyrus united two colossal tribes: the Medes and Persians to build the Persian Empire, also known as the Achaemenid Empire. Before Cyrus became the King of Persia, he grew to be a great leader. Conquering other great empires helped him build most of his great superpower. Because of King Cyrus the Great, the

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    Persia, Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Bactria, and the Punjab; he then founded a city in Egypt and named it Alexandria. Caesar’s greatest achievement was that not once in his lifetime did he lose a war. Cyrus’ greatest achievement was founding the Achaemenid dynasty. Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Cyrus the Great ruled their country with great leadership

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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

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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

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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

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    the former king his royal advisor as the Persian king conquers all of Lydia’s lands. Herodotus takes the rest of Clio to tell of Cyrus’ own history, of his rise to power including leading Persia against their enemies the Medians and conquering their empire, and later his conquering of Lydia. Later, after crushing rebellion from his Lydian subjects, Cyrus goes on to conquer Babylonia and began plans to conquer the Massagetai. He first attempted to convince the queen Tomyris that he wished her for a wife

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    Alexander the great is considered one of the greatest leaders known to man. When Alexander was only twenty years old he inherited an empire that included the kingdom of Macedonia and the city-states of Greece. He dreamed of gaining more land in the Persian empire. He achieved his dream when he was only thirty years old but died a short time later. Alexander should be considered great. First, Alexander should be considered great because he was a fair leader. Document D is an example of this because

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    too poor to maintain you decently, [I] laid open for you at a blow, and in spite of Persia’s naval supremacy, the gates of the Hellespont. My cavalry crushed the satraps of Darius, and I added all Ionia and Aeolia, the two Phrygias and Lydia to your empire…. I took them and gave them t you for your profit and enjoyment.”(Cole and Symes, 127). This demonstrates Alexander’s actions and the result accomplished when a person is entirely focused on a certain task. It was through dramatic gestures and great

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    356BC in the ancient city of Macedonian king Philip ll king of macedonia and Olympias, the princess of the neighboring epirus had a son that was destined for greatness. Alexander the Great was said to be part of a very extraordinary family where his father king Philip claimed to be descendant of heracles,and his mother Olympias was able to follow her bloodline back to Achilles.With just his blood line you can see he comes from a very prestige line of heroes in his blood.As Alexander grew older he

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    Pericles, the author of the speech, was a general of Athens in the fifth century BCE. Often regarded as the greatest ruler of Athens and even all of Greece, Pericles fostered the famous democracy of Greece and supervised countless theater, statue, and infrastructure building projects. However, the majority of his rule occurred during the initial crumbling of Greece–the Peloponnesian War. In this deadly conflict between the city states of Athens and Sparta, both militaries fought for the title of

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    leadership and political rulings were influenced by having Aristotle as his childhood tutor. Not only because of the original teacher student relationship they shared, but also because of the advisor relationship they held later on in Alexander's empire. Evidence of the impact of Aristotle's mentorship can be found by comparing the decisions made during Alexander's time as king and Aristotle's ideas found in the books that he left behind. Even though Aristotle was only Alexander's tutor for a short

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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

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    Greek civilization. Macedonia, these were the agricultural people who were ruled by a King. It was a large city that was half Greek, having Alexander the Great as their king who went on to conquer, conquer Greece and Persia. He dies young and the empire is divided among his generals. Classical Greek culture suffers a massive blast because of Alexander the Great. Civilization, therefore results in a massive downfall of Greece. Reference Cartwright, M. (2013, May 24). Mycenaean Civilization. Ancient

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