Alexander however is the one who is most recognized due to his military achievements. From early on Alexander’s military prowess could be seen with the destruction of Thebes in order to control rebellion. In 334 BC he crossed to Asia Minor with 32,000 infantry and 5,100 cavalry. He quickly took over Asia Minor, Syria, and Palestine while pushing back the Persians. He later marched into Egypt where he was welcomed as a savior.
Ramesses II had many war campaigns. “Soldiers who served Ramessess made up one of the worlds earliest large scale armies.”(Nardo, 59) Their most renown rival were the Hittites, “Many cities such as Kadesh had moved their allegiance to the hittitie king”(Nardo,57) Ramesses II moved to attack territory in the Levant which was enemy territory of the Hittite Empire. “He was eager to dislodge the Hittities and their influence from Syria.” (Nardo, 64) Ramesses's forces were ambushed and outnumbered at Kadesh by the Hittites. He fought the battle to a tie and returned home a hero. The Battle of Kadesh was a personal achievement for Ramesses.
While campaigning in Milwaukee, he was shot in the chest, but still resumed his speech (White House, 2009). Roosevelt displayed a great amount of courage and determination during that event. In 1898, he organized the Rough Riders; they were much publicized for charging up Kettle Hill in the battle for San Juan, which he led (PBS Interactive, 2001). In the Spanish-American War he served as a lieutenant colonel (White House). Theodore Roosevelt was a very courageous man; he fought in the war, took on presidential office, and hunted in some of the most ferocious land in Africa.
By the 4th century, a diminished military and the incompetence of new emperors eventually led to the downfall of the Roman Empire at the hands of invading Germanic people such as the Goths and Visigoths. During the Pax Romana, Rome was at its cultural zenith. Innovations such as the Coliseum, aqueducts, and roads and art including great mosaics and statues were staples of this time period and of the Roman legacy, and instilled a strong cultural sense of Roman virtue into citizens, one that taught that it
This essay will prove that ultimately, the expulsion of the Hyksos and the beginning of the 18th dynasty strengthened Egypt making them an unbeatable force for hundreds of years. The period in which the Hyksos ruled Egypt was considered by all Egyptians as “a great national humiliation” . During this time, it is believed that there were five Hyksos Kings - Sheshi, Yakubher, Khyans, Apepi I and II. This theory is based around the detailed descriptions by Manetho, however there is much debate surrounding this as the papyri that the script was written is severely damaged and the length of each rule is also debated for the same reason . Whilst the later Egyptian rulers, such as Hatshepsut in her temple Speos Artemidos, named the Hyksos as “barbarians... who ruled in ignorance of Re” the names of each Hyksos king contradict this.
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. However, during his campaigns in Gaul he earned the reputation of a man who fought alongside his men and “killed greater numbers of the enemy”[Plutarch]. The period of time he spent in Gaul has proved Caesar to be “One of the world’s greatest soldiers”[Scullard] and an exceptional commander that was admired for his leadership and ability to secure the affection of his men. Plutarch states that in less than ten years Caesar had stormed “more than 800 cities, subdued 300 nations, and fought ... with three million men”. More significantly however is the strong bond he formed with the
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.
The Conquest of Gaul Gaius Julius Caesar was born 100 B.C. in Rome to the impoverished patrician Julian Clan, and know knew controversy early age. Through this conflicts he slowly but surely throughout his lifetime worked his way up the political ladder, becoming Consul and finally Dictator Perpeteus, or Dictator for life. He is deemed as one of the most influential political and military leaders of all time, a highly intelligent man and an exceptional orator. Acquiring this absolute power however, was no easy feat, and Caesar had well equipped himself through previous expeditions of Europe and the ancient world with all the resources necessary to gain power in Ancient Rome.
Name: kartik Patel Subject: history 101 Professor: Dr. Gilbert stack Essay: Hannibal Hannibal Hannibal, a Carthaginian general and one of the greatest generals that ever lived was renown for his strategies and courageousness, such as crossing the Alps and using the bottleneck strategy at Lake Tradesmen. He used strategies that a lot of generals at this time, especially Roman generals, would never think of and in doing this he almost destroyed the Roman republic. From the middle of the 3rd century to the middle of the 2nd century BC, Carthage was engaged in a series of wars with Rome (Dorey, P 57). These wars, known as the Punic Wars, ended
Describe the conquests of Alexander the Great and analyze the legacy of his empire Alexander the Great was a very powerful man. He was a king, a military tactician and troop leader. He had quite an accomplished life in the short space of time he would have lived. Including in his accomplishments were his many conquests. In three hundred and thirty five B.C (335 B.C), as general of the Greeks in a campaign against the Persians originally planned by his father, he carried out a successful campaign against the defecting Thracians, penetrating to the Danube River.