Should Alexander The Great Be Considered “The Great”? Ubaid Thoophany 5/11/15 Alexander the great should be considered the great because of all the great things he did. He made his kingdom overpowered, and built a name for himself and his people, which is a very brave and hard thing to do. First off, he ruled his kingdom Macedonia, well and helped it by making the right choices for his empire. Also, he fought in many wars with such bravery to prove himself worthy and determined to be known as “The Great”.
Even in this way, this was the most substantial change because it caused Gilgamesh to change not only his rule over Uruk, but wanted to do more for it. His distain and anger for the gods subsided. Although Gilgamesh lost his only true friend. This once troubled two thirds God king, found wisdom and became a hero. Although he was never able to truly become immortal or young.
For instance, after the battle with Grendel’s mother, Beowulf acknowledged his surroundings where he explained, “the monsters’ hall was full of rich treasures,” (lines 568-569). Seeking fame and treasure was motive for the hero, especially Beowulf, who “longed only for fame,” (lines 485-486). Throughout the epic there was also many references to the elaborate detailed armor, such as a “mail shirt.” Hrothgar rewarded Beowulf with as the title of being a hero after his courageous efforts of defeating Grendel and then Grendel’s mother and “gold and heaped up ancient treasure” (lines 447-449), as well. This shows Hrothgar’s gratitude towards Beowulf. The king, who is highly respected by his people, has a great impact in developing Beowulf’s
Although King Arthur achieved fame and stature through his incredible thinking abilities, Merlin truly gave rise to his greatness. Arthur’s journey starts when he goes on his first quest to find his brother and him, a tutor. Arthur was not born great and he was not great because he died. He faced many challenges and vanquished many evils in order to achieve his greatness as a king. Nothing lasts forever and as all things must come to an end so did Arthur’s reign; however, his untimely demise was a great tragedy for even Merlin could not predict the true gravity of the situation.
Despite his selfish reign, Augustus is collectively referred to as one of the most dominant and ideal leaders in history due to the obvious facts that he: unified a powerless Senate, rebuilt the Capitol, and most importantly expanded the Roman Empire. However, further examination of Augustus’s personally and selfishly written deeds reveal quite the opposite when acknowledging the murder of his uncle. Through this acknowledgement, it is evident Augustus did not evolve into the ideal leader portrayed throughout the “Deeds of Divine Augustus”, but on the contrary, a vengeful dictator seeking world domination found through retaliation against his Uncle’s
Odysseus emerges as a true epic hero when he overcomes all these obstacles, and reunites with his wife and son after twenty years. Odysseus’ most precious trait is his intelligence. This is proved many times throughout the epic, but especially when Odysseus and his men land onto Cyclopes’ island. Polyphemus, a giant, eats six of Odysseus’ men as he is angry with them. Odysseus’ quick thinking helps him and his men escape the island of Cyclops.
Odysseus conquers this characteristic in several ways. He is considering a hero because he was a very intelligent, brave man, and physically powerful. Odysseus is on a long quest to get back home and faces many monsters such as Cyclopes that are a lot more ugly and evil than anyone in real life. Throughout the Odyssey story, the idea of intelligence
His wife Penelope, Nausicaa and Athena are also cunning in the Odyssey. From the beginning of the Odyssey till the end, cunning is what helps Odysseus come home. His cunning is certainly a virtue. There are many examples of Odysseus’s cunning in the Odyssey. His intelligence was the reason for victory in the Trojan War, tricking the Cyclops and getting revenge from the suitors During the Trojan War, Odysseus ordered for a wooden horse to be built so soldiers can hide inside of it.
Cyrus the Greatest Ruler Cyrus the Great was one of the most powerful and influential rulers of his time. Cyrus was determined to accomplish his goals and actually be remembered as someone. Cyrus wanted to be remembered as a ruler that was serious about making his empire the greatest. Therefore, he made many contributions to make Persia the great empire it was. Although Cyrus conquered many nations, organized governments and gained respect from others, one of his best achievements was freeing the Jews from Babylon, there by then earning their respect.
dragon, and the hoard of gold he posses, Sigurd is determined to attain this wealth, no matter how ferocious and powerful the beast is. Theseus too shares this determination for success and immortality. During his stay with his father, Aegeus, in the city of Athens, Theseus offers to accompany those who must be sacrificed to the Minotaur of Crete; for he believes he can defeat the terrorizing monster. The cultures in Northern Europe and Greece tend to involve supernatural creatures that must be overcome by a dauntless hero. Sigurd was a towering man, with unbeatable strength, astuteness, and agility; he defeats Fafnir to obtain his notoriety.