His attempt to revive the Roman Empire was a successful one, both in terms of power and longevity. Justinian’s legacy would be that of the most successful Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. The empire expanded under Justinian because of his ability to pick exceptional advisors. The men that he gave power to owed this to him, and were very loyal. Despite many periods of financial and military crisis where the empire faced threats from all sides, it always managed to come through, often due to the Emperor’s advisors.
The military strength and wealth he gained through his conquests in Gaul would pave his way to a successful career. He was so successful in his campaign that he became famous for his phrase “I came, I saw, I conquered” and the modern historian H.H Scullard even describes him as a man with “outstanding abilities”. Thus the Gallic Wars played a significant role in Julius Caesar’s Career, both politically and militarily. Caesar’s reputation as a General, who is considered to be more prominent than Pompey the great, was not comprehended until the Gallic Wars. Instead he was known to be one of the ablest orators and “most adroit politicians of the day”[F.B Marsh] and his military skills were most likely not rated very highly.
| Essay #1 | History 210 Section 02 | | Victoria Slade | 10/2/2012 | | Although there were times of strife and confusion among the Athenians in fifth century B.C.E., Pericles managed to control the chaos and allow Athens to grow culturally and politically as the greatest empire in all of Greece. Periclean Athens was, in fact, the schoolmaster of Greece, as they taught through their culture, their politics, and finally their ideals. The Athenians during this time taught by example and excelled in these areas so much that the remaining areas of Greece, and even the modern Western world were influenced and learned from this great city. In Athens, their culture was refined by this point in time with their individualized dramatic and visual arts. These aspects of their culture were vital to their identity.
(Doc E) Explanation: It seems right that all should have a share in office filled by lot and any citizen who wishes to speak should be allowed to speak. Evidence: The steersman, boatswains, ship masters, lookout- men, and the shipwrights have brought the state much power through their logical thinking. (Doc E) Explanation: They all are smart and possibly even better than the best born elite, and can have a lot of great suggestions in say of things if given equal chances. So everyone in Athens was given equal rights even if not the brightest and they can make major impact on their community. Paragraph 4 –Body Topic sentence: Athens had a better system because citizen’s had more of a voice in government.
Leaders That Changed the World Alexander the Great, Caesar Augustus, and Constantine were without a doubt three of the most influential leaders of ancient times. Their ambition and achievements have had a permanent impact on western civilization, shaping it into what it is now. Whether it was the military prowess of Alexander, the social and political reforms of Augustus, or the religious enthusiasm of Constantine, all of these men helped shaped the western civilization into what it is today. In terms of military ability, all three of these men were gifted commanders. Alexander however is the one who is most recognized due to his military achievements.
“How effectively did the Athenians maintain control over its allies?” Athens began to very effectively maintain control over its allies during the years of 478 – 445 BCE. The Athenians were able to effectively maintain control over its allies by its demonstrations of military, economic and political dominance, resulting in the transformation of the Delian league to the Athenian Empire. Military wise, the Athenians were able to control their allies extremely effectively through the expansion of their troops, to naval forces. Economically they were able to demonstrate their effect control over their allies by their development of coinage, therefore demonstrating their economic stability and growth as well as this, they effectively demonstrated
By 546 BCE, Cyrus had defeated Croesus, the Lydian king of fabled wealth, and had secured control of the Aegean coast of Asia Minor, Armenia, and the Greek colonies along the Levant” the leader after that was Cambyses who was Cyrus son. Cambyses II, conquered Egypt but later he died in July, 522 BCE”.Cambyses either died by a priest trying to kill him or people revolting against him there is no clear answer at that time period Egypt was a very big part of the civilized world. The Persians conquering them tell us that the Persians were more superior then the Egyptians. This evidence helps us figure out are thesis statement and that the Persians were more
Persia conquered everyone they met at first. King Darius (king of Persia) sent messages to Athens and Sparta, telling them surrender; which they refused. Darius, now furious with the Greeks sent his army to fight at Marathon which was 26 miles away from Athens. The Persians lost this battle, a runner was sent to Athens to tell them of their victory. The Persians ran out of supplies and returned after the defeat of Marathon.
Miltiades - democratic general given power by Aristides iv. Themistocles - Democratic navy general after Miltiades and Aristides were ostracized b. Battles v. Marathon - 15,000 Persians (lost 6,400) defeated by 10,000 Athenians (lost 200) vi. Thermopylae - Persians overwhelmed the Greeks (they fled to Salamis) vii. Salamis - Athens destroyed half of the Persian ships (forcing them to flee back to Persia viii.
Every person in Athens was open/encouraged to pursue a balanced life style; a mixture of civic duties, the finest education, arts, and entertainment. To live in the “middle way” in a sense; no confidence is cowardly, over confidence is reckless, but to attempt to obtain a happy median in all aspects of everyday life or called “the Golden Mean”. In Athenian philosophy humans are the ultimate truth, a testament to what is, and what is not. A belief that humans are supreme and to measure an individual by their accomplishments. This belief or Hellenism ushered forth equal rights, prosperity, democracy, and a high standard for education.