Alexander the Great, son of Philip II of Macedonia, was groomed from an early age to rule. Philip II brought him along on various military campaigns and as Alexander grew older he was given control of the cavalry at the Battle of Chaeronea. When Alexander was 20 years old, his father was assassinated thus leaving Alexander to take the role of king. He secured Macedonia’s frontlines, put down the Greek rebellion, then set his eyes on the rest of the world. Alexander started his campaign for the world with 37,000 men, 5,000 of which were cavalry.
Alexander the Great Alexander the great was perhaps the most revolutionary image of all time. His unyielding determination to create the greatest empire even known marked a whole new era and a legacy revelation that would change the old world indefinitely. Alexander’s twelve year expedition throughout the known world issued in a new age of civilization, integration and expansion that would last for almost 300 years. His influences and personal goals for himself and the world were the driving force behind the imagination of east and west united under one dominant leader. Alexander the great was only twenty years old when he scaled to the throne of Macedonia and the hegemony of Greece and regardless of his young age he already had vast
With special reference to the battles of Issus and Gaugamela, to what extent does Alexander’s generalship deserve the praise which Arrian gives? Alexander III of Macedonia is one of the most celebrated military commanders to have ever lived, conquering most of the known world despite the fact he only ruled for twelve years and eight months. Arrian, a man who produced what is widely considered to be the fullest account of Alexander’s campaigns (although not without fault in the minds of some historians) known as the ‘Campaigns of Alexander’ or ‘Anabasis’, over 400 years after his death, writes: ‘In arming and equipping troops and in his military dispositions he was always masterly. Noble indeed was his power of inspiring men…..and…of sweeping away their fear by the spectacle of his own fearlessness….his ability to seize the moment for a swift blow, before his enemy had any suspicion of what was coming, was beyond praise.’ (Arrian, 7, 29) Arrian is certainly well placed to deal with Alexander’s military achievements and abilities having himself been a member of the Roman army, while he also had access to the first hand accounts of two of Alexander’s leading officers, Aristoboulus and Ptolemy. Alexander, most commonly known as ‘Alexander the Great’, such were the extent of his conquests, was also something of a mythical figure, with many people believing him to be of a divine nature (including Arrian and Alexander himself) – could this have clouded Arrian’s judgement with regards to the extent of the praise he bestows upon the subject of his study?
The Roman Army: The Most Powerful in History 5/1/2012 Davis 1 The rule of the Republic of Rome, as well as, the Empire of Rome lasted for over a thousand years and contained territories that stretched for the western Atlantic to the Mesopotamian area in the East. This also went as far south as the Sahara and as far North as the Rhine River. The main factor that was responsible for these feats was the military of Rome. In addition to continuously succeeding in their campaigns of expansion, the Roman Military, time and time again, was successful in the defense of Roman borders against invaders for hundreds of years. In regards to almost every failure and success incurred by the state of Rome, the deciding factor was almost always the military at the core.
The Aztec empire flourished for almost two hundred years in central Mexico from approximately 1325 to 1521. They were known for their military and political dominance on the entire region, their skill as warriors, and the extremely well organized and advanced society in which they lived and flourished. But one day in February of 1519, everything that they knew would begin to change. Within two years, the mighty Aztec empire would be in ruins and the majority of its people killed or enslaved. It was the arrival of Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes in February of 1519 and it would be the beginning of the end for the Aztec and many other indigenous civilizations.
His ruse failed when he was forced to show his sanity in order to save his infant son’s life. With no choice he sets off for Troy where he spends the next 10 years. During the war his role was mainly that of an adviser and strategist. He became most famous for his idea to leave a huge wooden horse as a gift for the Trojans. The Trojans brought the horse inside their city walls not realizing that the horse was hollow and filled with Archaean soldiers.
Was Alexander the Great really great? I wonder what it was like to be alive back then. Alexander was born around 356 B.C.E in Pella, Macedonia. When he was about 23 is when he started his army he took over many places like Persia. Then he made city's spreading Greek culture around the continent building some where around 70 city’s!
In 58 BCE, Caesar launched an eight-year campaign into modern day France, Germany, and southern England. Caesar led his forces to several victories hundreds of miles away from his base of operations. In 57 BCE, Caesar led his army against a numerically superior force in modern day France near the Sambre River. Caesar demonstrates the commander’s role in the operations process during the Battle of the Sambre River. Julius Caesar used the essential commander’s activities of understanding, describing, directing, and leading in order to attain victory at the Battle of the Sambre.
Lance Armstrong: His Fall from Grace Lance Edward Armstrong was idolized; he was the ultimate superhuman, an Ironman. As a child athlete and national triathlon champion, Armstrong was a definite trailblazer. Armstrong won the Tour de France a record setting seven consecutive times between 1999 and 2005. In October 2006, at the age of 25, he was diagnosed with stage three advanced testicular cancer, yet after extensive surgery and chemotherapy treatments, he beat the cancer and returned to being a professional athlete. In 1997, Armstrong founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation later renamed Livestrong Foundation.
The Fall of Constantinople Candice Cowan The takeover of Constantinople, which is the capital of Byzantine Empire, took place in 1453. The ruler of the Ottoman Turks, Sultan Mehmed II, led the attack. Byzantine had an average of 10,000 men to defend it, the Turks on the other hand had anywhere between 100,000 and 150,000 men on their side. The takeover lasted fifty days. The Turks were very sly in their fighting tactics.