Some say Themistocles was the most successful general in ancient and some say he was just another one of those successful public figures. All in all he had many, many successful events in his life. Now you might be wondering who this Themistocles really is? Well let’s start with his background. Themistocles was a man like any other man in ancient Greece, power hungry, strong, and a lover of life.
Alexander the Great was an extremely powerful general and leader of the Macedonian army and empire. All of the amazing things he did led to his legacy as the greatest military leader ever. Tutored at an early age by the famous Aristotle about things like geography, art, logic, morals, religion, medicine, and philosophy, Alexander had a vast knowledge, and a strong foothold in life. His conquest as king of Macedonia was one of the most remarkable conquests ever, as he conquered land from Macedonia to the Hindu Kush Mountains. Finally, Alexander’s long lasting legacy might the thing he is best remembered for.
He honestly thought that he could have a big impact on the city of Athens and maybe even the entire world. He have thought this way because, “His father Xanthippus had himself been a military commander for Athens at the battle of Mycale in 479 B.C. Pericles name in Greek means 'Surrounded by Glory' and as is evident that was certainly to come true for Pericles was he became an influential statesman for Athens during The Peloponnesian War until his death in 429B.C.” (Rodney) From this, people assume that Pericles was a commander at heart and a fantastic man in general. Pericles was a great man because he was a risk-taker, a leader, and possessed extreme intelligence in battle. These are all incredible attributes to being an marvelous person and Pericles definitely fit all of them, making him a prodigious general to have in a city.
civilization has had a range of great people; two of the most brilliant and influential leaders were Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. The turning points in history they were involved in were their individual conquests and their unfortunate deaths. Alexander's greatest victory was over the Persians; Caesar's greatest victory was his defeat of Pompey. Their actions and beliefs had their influence on their society and society of today. Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar set the standard of what a leader should be.
Sophocles was boring in 496 BC to a very wealthy family during this time (Ferguson 127). Along with Sophocles being born Dramatic plays quickly followed his birth, him being a major contribution (Lassieur). As Sophocles joined life itself, many bad things were going on in this time. “The Plague that is described in Oedipus Rex could be related to the Plague the struck Athens during this time” (Kousoulis 5). “Literature usually reflects the echo of the past” (Kousoulis 6).
There are several anecdotes reported in history about his rule, his legacies and his way of governing which indicate a great influence of his personality on the social and political development of people of ancient Athens. As is the case with any ruler from the ancient times of history to present, there were many people who did not like his method of governance. He and his family left a great legacy in Athens. He along with his sons, Hipparchus and Hippias, ruled Athens for a large period of time and contributed to the development of Athens. Peisistratus - His Role in Development
In all, Gaius Julius Caesar was one of the most influential people in the world. He was a Roman general and aristocrat, the defeater of Gaul(58–50 BC), conqueror in the Civil War(46-44BC), and had many victories, accomplishments and completed the many obsticles in his life. In everything that Julius Caesar did, he did it all to improve the Roman Empire and help the people. Throughout the world, Caesar still influences people today with his great succession, encouraging them to move forward.
Alexander created the greatest empire known by mankind by using his quick thinking and brilliant war tactics. Through his quest Alexander founded multiple cities in his name where his legacy still lives on today with the most famous one being Alexandria in Egypt. Alexander 's reign marked the beginning of a new era known as the Hellenistic Age because of the powerful influence that Greek culture had on other people. Without Alexander 's ambition, Greek ideas and culture might have been remained limited to
He was born into a wealthy, Athenian aristocratic family, who actually came to rule Athens in 404 BCE. Because of his family’s prosperous background, Plato was treated to fine education. Plato’s upbringing ultimately influenced his viewpoints on particular subjects pertaining to philosophy and politics, a majority of his thoughts were pulled from two chief occurrences in his life; the Spartans victory over Athens in the Peloponnesian War, and the teachings, as well as the execution, of Socrates. The Peloponnesian War began before Plato’s birth, yet didn’t end until he was abo... ... middle of paper ... ...Web.
Of all the Greek city-states it was Athens that gave birth to many of the political philosophies that still survive today. At around 600 B.C.E Athens was in severe economic, social, and political crisis. It was then that a rich aristocrat named Solon emerged to produce for Athens its first comprehensive set of political rules and regulations, overhauling the constitution, reining in the plutocrats, and giving decent measure of power and responsibility to the moderately well-off non-aristocrats. He also provided some legal... ... middle of paper ... ...of a city (Minogue, p.11). Unfortunately we have not kept the best of these ideas.