Kayla Baker IIBWH p.7 Mr. Halleen December 12, 2012 Alexander the Great As most people would assume, Alexander the Great must have been pretty great at what he did to have this title put after his name. However, just because he has great in his historical name doesn’t mean that he is actually great. Alexander was a skilled warrior, yet he had some issues. Alexander the great doesn’t deserve the title ‘great’ due to his overwhelming need for power, war, and dominance. Alexander was born in 356 BC in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia.
His great achievements in both conquests and government caused him to become a legendary figure. Alexander the Great established a formidable empire. He had a desire to conquer the entire world. He had an impact on history that few individuals did. Alexander sparked the beginnings of the Hellenistic Age where the blending of
Did Robert E. Lee Lose the Civil War for the South? Abstract Most history books portray Robert E. Lee as the greatest general of the American Civil War, acknowledging his brilliance as the reason that the South lasted four years against a vastly superior Union force. The reality was that Lee’s strategy and tactics actually was the reason that the South lost what was a “winnable” conflict. Where the South needed a tie, Lee went for the win and therefore was a major reason the South lost. This paper will evaluate Lee’s military strategic capability in the context of the war and his battlefield leadership, demonstrating how his aggressive “Virginia first” strategy directly contributed to the Confederate loss.
to 330 B.C. Even though The Achaemenid Empire took place long ago, it is still known as one of the most culturally diverse and religiously open empires in history. The Kings of the empire decided to bring in new members with talent like Greek doctors, Lydian woodworkers and Ionian stonecutters, as well as foot soldiers from Ethiopia, Sogdiana and more places within the empire. This empire was the first hyperpower in history ruling about 42 million people. Chua concludes that a small number of Persians administer a very vase territory and population because of tolerance.
When he regained the throne from the priests in 521 BCE, his territory consisted of 1,865 miles East to West, and 933 miles North to South. It was at the time the largest empire ever, and it even included seventy separate ethnic groups. It was hard for Darius to maintain hegemony. He was having a problem with overextension of his territory, external threats, and internal threats all at once. So, Darius moved the capital to Persepolis.
Although the Romans would rule more land, no one man has ever conquered such a vast territory in as short period of time as Alexander III or Alexander the Great. Before his death at the age of 32 he had ruled over most of the known world. Alexander did more than just win on the battlefield. Taught in the classic traditions of Greece, he brought an enlightened form of leadership to the regions he conquered. Had he lived his empire might have been a truly magnificent one and changed the course of history.
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.
Gilgamesh has been wrongfully inducted into the idea of what a hero, leader, and king should be. Honestly, who would want to live under a man lacking so much in character? Heroic leaders come in all sizes, from Napoleon Bonaparte to Abraham Lincoln. It is not the size or physical strength that matters, but the ability to be a noble and just leader. Gilgamesh took advantage of his position as a king by abusing his power to exercise “jus primae noctis.” Wettlaufer, the author of one analytical view of the
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
Greek soldiers formed dense groupings called phalanxes that were usually eight to sixteen men deep. Phalanxes, when packed together, provided an impressive wall of heavily armed men. For the phalanx to succeed, the men had to practice rigid discipline; if the phalanx broke, all of the hoplites might well be killed. b. Macedonian, to 500 BCE The man who finally beat the Greek system was a Macedonian and one of the greatest military minds of all time was Alexander the Great. His use of flexible, fast arms like cavalry and light infantry.