A young boy named Octavian, was 18 years old. Octavian was Caesar's grand-nephew but Octavian had always hoped Caesar would take him as a son. Octavian knew of everything that Caesar had done. From conquering Gaul to when he crossed the Rublican with his army, and also when he defeated his enemies and became the most powerful man in Rome. At the age of 14 Octavian had finally met his great-uncle and hero when he came back from Asia Minor and said the 3 famous words that summed up his victory, "Veni, Vidi, Vici."
Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon or as he is commonly known Alexander the Great was born 21 July 356BC in Pella the capital of Macedon. His father was Philip II of Macedon and his mother was Olympias a princess from a neighboring kingdom and one of Philips eight wives. He became King after the assassination of his father in 336BC and ruled until his own death in 323BC. Alexander conquered most of the known world at the time and is remembered as a military genius. Alexander's childhood and education was befitting that of a prince and future king and from an early age he was told that he was a descendant of gods and heroes.
Aristotle’s Effect on Alexander The Great and the Persian Empire Rough Draft Claire Johnson Mr. Hart Ancient Medieval History, Black 7-8 12 December 2014 When Alexander III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, was thirteen years old, his father, Philip II, who had been mostly uninvolved in his son’s studies, appointed Aristotle as his tutor, creating one of the most well known student-teacher pairings of all time. Aristotle, who had been taught by Plato for seventeen years, had a great impact on Alexander. It was from Aristotle that Alexander found his love of medicinal theory, as well as his love for learning, philosophy and reading. Instructing him in political, diplomatic, and militaristic strategy,
Aristotle also sparked Alexander’s interest in other countries and races of people. When he was eighteen, Alexander commanded part of his father’s cavalry at the battle of Chaeronea. In 335 BCE, Philip II was assassinated, and at the age of twenty Alexander ascended to the Macedonian throne. When Alexander took the throne many peopl...
Although his short-lived reign was great and effected many societies massively he didn’t have an heir that lived to adopt his empire from him to continue the domination of the world. This lead to him saying one of his most well known quotes “I leave it to the strongest”, which started a power struggle between his generals that lasted for years. All of these events were very significant and heavily influenced the following era. King Philip II, ruler of Macedon, set out to destroy the existence of the city-state as an institution (lecture). He was a military innovator and a great conqueror.
So he proceeded north, and drove the barbarians past the Danube River. The rumor of Alexander’s supposed death, were being spread throughout Athens and Thebes, claiming that it was the moment for them to disconnect from Macedonia. Infuriated by these rumors, Alexander showed up at the gates of Thebes, in 335 B.C., only to find the refusal of surrender by the Thebans. The Thebans sent a small body of soldiers, with whom Alexander sent his own of archers and infantry. The following day, Alexander's general, Perdiccas, attacked the gates.
As such, the hypothesis “Alexander is deserving of the title ‘great’, is only partially true and will be proven throughout the duration of this speech by critically evaluating his leadership and military status. King Philip II of Macedonia built a powerful army and used it to bring all of Greece under his rule. After his assassination in 336 BC Philip’s 20-year-old son Alexander inherited the throne. Marching east from Greece, Alexander and his 47000 men encountered Persians for the first time along the banks of the Granicus River near the site of Troy in 334BC. The battle of Granicus was the first major victory over the Persians and the first meeting ground between Alexander the Great and the Persian King, Darius III.
The conquests of Alexander the Great and the significance of those conquests in establishing the supremacy of western thought. Alexander the Great started his military career on such a stellar note in 340 BC at the young age of 16. His father, Philip II was on a campaign in the east against Byzantium, having left Alexander in charge of Macedonia and during this time, a rebellious tribe attacked but was crushed by the troops led by Alexander. His efforts were lauded, he was rewarded by founding the first town of many to bear a version of his name and with Alexandropoulos, his military adventures began gloriously. During his father’s next campaign, Alexander leads the cavalry charge against a combined threat and strengthens his stance as a military leader.
So Athens agreed with King Philip to release the prisoners and in return Athens surrounded to Macedonian (King Philip). When Alexander the great turned twenty his father King Philips... ... middle of paper ... ... of rank and distinction. And that definitely rise the thirst for wining even he mention the mercenaries. Alexander became a great speaker to motivated his army in order achieved his what his Father said in his early age. In conclusion, Alexander became successfully in many much characters.
The two of them spent time at Mieza, a temple about 20 miles from the palace at Pella. Under Aristotle, Alexander learned philosophy, ethics, politics,... ... middle of paper ... ...e, a new, enlightened “world brotherhood of all men.” He trained thousands of Persian youths in Macedonian tactics and enrolled them in his army. He himself adopted Persian manners and married Eastern wives, namely, Roxana (died about 311 BC), the elder daughter of Darius; and he encouraged and bribed his officers to take Persian wives. Shortly before he died, Alexander ordered the Greek cities to worship him as a god. Although he probably gave the order for political reasons, he was, in his own view and that of his contemporaries, of divine birth.