She then had a child with Caesar, and hoped that he'd be next in line for the throne. Her brother said no, so she murdered him. Caesar was then murdered by his friends. She then became Marc Anthony's girlfriend. Cleopatra then tried
Alexander had a great desire to conquer the world. His father had started out to build a great empire but it was Alexander who continued to make it grow and to hold it together with his ability to inspire his men to fight for him. In a speech he had given to his men he stated “Indeed, what reason have I to keep anything, as I eat the same food and take the same sleep as you do?” (The sources of the Making of the West pg. 81) “Alexander was the only individual whose personal authority could hold his huge empire together.” (porthos.org, all about Alexander the Great. Pg 1) During his reign as king, Alexander had conquered the Persian Empire, as was his father’s dream.
He rose in command at a very short period leading to his brother’s jealousy. Hongwu also conquered many dynasties before rising to become emperor. Both Taizong and Hongwu did not choose the successors they initially preferred. Taizong who had preferred his eldest son Li Chengqian had to resort to choosing his ninth son Li Zhi after Li Chengqian planned to kill his younger brother Li Tai after suspecting that his father was to choose him for succession (Rossabi). Hongwu had initially planned his successor to be Prince Biao, his eldest son.
But when their father (the emperor at the time) decided that Anna was unworthy of the throne, he chose John as his successor. Anna knows that part of his decision was because of her grandmother, who realized that she wouldn’t be able to rule through Anna anymore. Anna Dalassena then twisted the emperor’s mind into thinking Anna Comnena wasn’t capable of the job, and convinced the emperor to
Verna Thorton, dying of terminal Lung Cancer, tells Fitz about the election rigging, and how she was the one that ordered the attempted assassination on him because he did not deserve to be president. He in turn suffocates her with a pillow. I relate this back to Macbeth, with the death of Banquo. The witches prophesied that Banquo’s sons would be Kings, so Macbeth kills him and his son so that he can keep the crown. Fitz kills Verna, because he didn’t want to lose his presidency, and since she has already tried to assassinate he knows she is a threat alive.
It is estimated King Xerxes had several hundred thousand men. The Persians greatly outnumbered the Greeks at Sparta, Athens, and other city-states. Unfortunately, King Leonidas was forced to meet with the Persians without his Spartan army. King Xerxes planned his attack during important religious festivals for the Greeks. The Spartans were celebrating the Carneian festival, in honor of Apollo, as the Persians threatened to conquer them.
The first time was when she had thrown a party at the castle, and a man turned out to be poisoned and killed. Guinevere was held accountable for his death even though she had nothing to do with it. Lancelot proceeded to defend her honor, by opposing their false accusations. As a result she was soon found innocent from all charges. Soon after this incident, King Arthur found out about their affair, consequently he sentenced Queen Guinevere to death.
Was Alexander the Great really “great?” What makes a man truly great? No man is without fault, and in my opinion there has only been one man who walked upon this earth that was without fault. Alexander the Great has often times been described as a megalomaniac, over ambitious, paranoid drunkard who believed in his own divinity. However, I believe that the man has done many things in which to deserve the title “Great.” At an early age Alexander was somewhat of an over achiever. He had conquered territories that were unlikely for his time.
Thinking Caligula would be able to produce an heir since he was so young, Nero had given up. All of a sudden, Caligula and his whole family were killed. Claudius, the uncle of Caligula, took over the throne and remarried to Nero’s mother. This gave Nero the ability to become leader in the later years. (Fig.1) Antium which is translated into Anzio is where Nero the emperor of Rome was born Nero started ruling Rome at the age of 17 (fig.2).
[Accessed 17 May 2011]). At the young age of 16 Phillip his father left to invade Thrace, he left Alexander in charge of Macedon. Showing that he knew his son was destined for greatness and indeed he was. That just shows how great he was. His father could see that Alexander could be very influential.