Alexander’s father, Phillip II of Macedonia was also a great leader and military strategist. When Alexander was young Greece looked down on the Macedonians as barbarians. In twenty years Phillip made Macedonia more powerful than any province in Greece. He bribed his enemies so that he would only have to deal with them one at a time (Townson 2). Alexander was very anxious to begin his career as ruler the empire his father had created.
Alexander the great is known as one of the most ruthless and greatest leaders the world has ever seen. In less than ten years, Alexander conquered cities from Greece all the way to modern day India. Not only did he defeat and conquer cities throughout the known world, but Alexander would also leave his mark spreading and influencing Greek society wherever he went. His leadership and conquests united the East and the West as a whole like no one up to that point had done before. His impact on culture and society when meshing his Greek background with his conquered cities became something truly unique.
Alexander the Great was one of the most powerful and strong leaders of all time who conquered most of the ancient world, built a city in his name, and managed to always put his people first. “Alexander learned early in his youth that he was Crown Prince, and that some day he would inherit the Macedonian throne." From the beginning, he had a very determined streak. When he was twelve years old a courier let Alexander know that his father had been victorious in a huge battle and Alexander complained that there was not going to be any battles for him to win. He was not very fond of sports, even though he was quite good at them; he did however, enjoy hunting.
George Washington’s achievements includes the rebellion against the greatest empire in the current time era and the development of one of the most powerful empires ever created in history. His failures include many losses in battle and the rebellion against Great Britain. Although Julius Caesar may be known for his great ruling ability, he came no where close to the power an... ... middle of paper ... ...d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014. "Julius Caesar."
George Washington’s achievements includes the rebellion against the greatest empire in the current time era and the development of one of the most powerful empires ever created in history. His failures include many losses in battle and the rebellion against Great Britain. Although Julius Caesar may be known for his great ruling ability, he came no where close to the power an... ... middle of paper ... ....d. Web. 17 Feb. 2014. "Julius Caesar."
King Philip II of Macedon, a man mostly known as father of Alexander the Great, left his son with that inheritance which most boys will never see: an empire. King Philip found Macedonia a scrapheap of citizen-soldiers and left it Europe’s first territorial nation-state. Philip II was greater than Alexander the Great, namely because Alexander’s inheritance, too often glossed over, was pivotal to his own success Alexander’s opportunity for greatness was facilitated by Philip’s forming of the first territorial nation-state within Europe. Before King Philip’s arrival onto the Macedonian scene, his people were more tribal and disparate. Philip II urbanized Macedonia, amassed its wealth, and quickly turned it into the richest and most powerful state in ancient Greece.
Julius Caesar’s legacy and attributes are just as robust today as they were in his time. From the time he took power to the time of his death he accomplished more than many other men would have done in a lifetime. He brought the Roman Empire to its height and from his death on, the Empire did nothing but fall. He was one of the world’s greatest leaders and probably the best. At the age of 15 Caesar became head of his family when his father died in 85bc.
Few historical figures stand out in the same degree as that of Alexander the Great. He was a warrior by 16, a commander at age 18, and was crowned King of Macedon by the time he was 20 years old. He did things in his lifetime that others could only dream about. Alexander single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in just over a decade. There were many attributes that made Alexander “Great.” He was a brilliant strategist and an inspired leader; he led by example and was a conqueror at heart.
His books on the art of war have been quoted and acclaimed by many ancient authors. Despite his many great qualities Pyrrhus was a lousy politician. Many people believe that if he had had better political sense he would have been able to keep control of the land he conquered and his battles against Rome Pyrrhus became king at the age of 12 but was soon dethroned by an uprising in 302 BCE. For the next few years he served as an officer in the wars of the Diadochi. In 298 BCE, he was sent to Alexandria as a hostage under the treaty of Demetrius and Ptolemy.
He ruthlessly crushed his competitor s in the process, alienating the public and leaving a stain on the family name. He set the standard for philanthropy, but his reputation was so sullied that he never received the credit that he was due for this great act on behalf of humankind. "We came to realize that the real problem was the integration of power and goodness," says Steven Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller Junior’s grandson. "And that if the family was going to continue to work together, philanthropic commitments and values would be at the center" (Harr 67). In a society that has more millionaires, even billionaires than ever, the story of the Rockefellers is both a cautionary tale and an exemplary one.