After the destruction of the Persian Monarchy, his vision came to life and created opportunities for the Greek and Non-Greek people. Alexander followers enacted a new political legacy created an autocratic power throughout the Hellenistic world. Alexander the Great also left a cultural legacy. As a result of his conquest, Greek culture became widespread influence sprang forth diffusion of Greek culture. In conclusion, Alexander the Great persistence and determination consolidated monarchical power and enacted the basic characteristics of the Hellenistic
He held public office from 461 BC to 429 BC. Pericles was a great general and orator. Some of his great achievements were building the Parthenon and the Acropolis, establishing colonies of citizens and using the Athenian navy to keep the Persians out of the Aegean Sea. “He is usually portrayed as a general with a helmet”1 Pericles’ first involvement in politics began in 461BC. His first involvement in politics started when he became involved with a politician Ephialtes.
Doing this Sparta and Athens won the war against the Persians, but ended up losing to Rome. Leonidas impacted our generation today by giving us entertainment, courage, and a basis for a need for a strong military. He lived from about 540 B.C. to August 11, 480 B.C. in the battle of Thermopylae.
“did the romans conquer the greeks, or did the greeks conquer the romans?” . My final opinion is that the greeks conquered the romans . In my assumption , for the greeks, it must have been much like living before they were physically conquered, they still had all theirs ways of living since the romans copied it. it is much more important to have conquered a civilization with your religion, art, technology, science, philosophy ,literature language, government, and the list goes on: then to have just conquered a civilization because you have a stronger military. The greek beliefs and lifestyles must have been that powerful for the romans to base their whole lives around it and have it impact the reason they were so great.
How did the experience of the Ionian Revolt and the Battle of Marathon affect the Greek defense against the Persian invasion of 480 BC? The Ionian Revolt and the Battle of Marathon provided the Greeks with a vast experience of Persian tactics and the opportunity to review their own performance in warring with this power. Through the victory achieved at Marathon and the loss in Ionia the Greeks were able to use their knowledge of Persia to decide on who would lead their force, gave them the motivation to form alliances, enabled them to devise effective strategies for fighting the large Persian army and motivated far reaching naval reforms. The reactions of the Persians to the Greeks as a result of these two battles also prompted the Greeks into action, as they were more aware of this threatening foe. The involvement of Athens and Eretria in the Ionian revolt according to Ehrenberg “put Athens into the center of the unfolding story of the Persian wars”.
Many senators were slaves that had been freed and were welcomed to the Senate by none other than Marc Antony. Augustus quickly changed the high level of inflation of Senators; there were over one thousand senators. He needed to reform the Senate three different times to achieve the result he wanted. These reforms occurred in 28, 18, and finally 11 BCE. Augustus did anticipate the possibility of revolt from the senators who had been removed from the Senate.
Well, the war's losses caused much distress which led to a group of antidemocratic citizens to overturn the democracy in 411 B.C. Other citizens were not fond of this so they restored the democratic government. Athens continued to fight on and the end came during the last ten years of the war. This is because the actions had moved to the east, along the western coast of Anatolia and its islands; this was known to be the western boundary of the Persian Empire. The Persian Empire had sent money to help the Spartans build a strong navy.
How could the Spartans have avoided the loss of their leading position in Greece? Sparta emerged as a political force around the 10th century BC, after the invading Dorians conquered the surrounding, non-Dorian population. Owing to its military strength and dominance, Sparta was recognized as the leader of the combined Greek during the bloody Greco-Persian wars. The social system of Sparta was unique in Ancient Greece, with strong focus placed on military excellence. This military strength helped Sparta defeat Athens and emerge victorious from the Peloponnesian War between 431-404 BC.
Suraj Hardowar Ramnarain Prof. Trumbach 11/9/2013 During the period of 600-400 b.c. and of the Athenian time period, there was much conflict. First off we must understand that the Athenians are Greeks that came lived around and near the Mediterranean Sea. Athens had the first democracy in the world. They used logical thinking and philosophy to make their democracy stand out and be very sturdy.
Acacia Jackson 3/2/14 WEB 66244 Journal #3 “The public thing” or the republic was called so because it was an eclectic mix of governing styles that couldn’t be neatly labeled. The republic elected two consuls who acted like monarchs during their tenure but who could veto each other. Any conflict that could not be not settled between the two was deliberated by the Senate or a dictator elected by the Senate. The Senate itself was the aristocratic citizens of Rome. These aristocrats may have had the real power; consuls only stayed in office a year, had to be elected by the majority of aristocrats, and probably had the same agendas and goals of their aristocratic sponsors.