It is the historian's job to unravel these layers; these layers contain the truth behind both the man and history. Like any other man Napoleon Bonaparte had layers that are to this today complicated to know, but like no other man he was great in seizing the opportunity of a time and place that was vulnerable. Great men are born with a stroke of genius, and hold all the luck in the world at the palm of their hands, but great men know how to take advantage of the good and the turmoil. Bonaparte possessed qualities of a leader, but it was the events that took place in 17th century France that molded him into emperor. From the perspective of the French Bonaparte was a heroic emperor, but in the eyes of an enemy Bonaparte was tyrannical emperor.
What would he have accomplished in the years after 44 B.C.? What he did manage to accomplish was extraordinary. In his conquests as a general Plutarch ranks him as the greatest in the h... ... middle of paper ... ...s difficult to call a man a transformational leader when his life began and ended with his country in chaos, but for this man there can be no doubt that his life forever transformed the history of his people. He was indeed born at the right time in Roman history, but we cannot attribute his success to this alone. Does history make the man or does man make history?
Julius Caesar was a trendsetter during his time and even after. Above all, Julius Caesar was the greatest military mind in history. His military power helped Rome shape into one of the greatest and most memorable civilizations in history. He had many victories, and rarely lost a battle. He had received many victories in Egypt, Pontus, Gaul, Africa, and parts in Asia Minor, there he received some of his greatest honors.
Hannibal was an exemplary military commander and is regarded as one of the most intelligent in the history of the Carthaginian military. “Barca” was a nickname earned by Hamilcar Barca, Hannibal’s father, which was passed down to Hannibal and meant “lightning” (Gabriel). Scipio was also an outstanding military commander with impressive skills gained from a long term he served in the military. He had won many battles that were very critical to the Romans. During his tenure, his advancement in, and leadership of the Roman military forced the Carthaginian military, as well as Hannibal, to surrender (Render).
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 the Great was known as one of the greatest commanders ever. He was ruthless, and his only desire was to become a powerful warrior. He accomplished many things during his time as king. He conquered the Persians, spread Greek Culture, mixed other cultures, and reestablished the Corinthian League. Alexander the Great left behind an incredible legacy, and is still remembered to this day.
Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar have proven to be two of the worlds best leaders. These men were brilliant and a great influence on their people, bringing great wealth and prosperity to their nation as well as expanding their empires. Alexander and Augustus each came to power at a very young age and ruled in a totalitarian manner, with their main weapon being their military. However, even though they had similarities, each was very different. The following will prove my thesis.
He definitely changed the asspescts of the Roman Empire. He will always be remembered. Julius Caesar was known for brilliant war tactics and politics. He was remembered as being bold and brave, he was policitcal mastermind. He helped to expand the Roman empire and lands.
I think being a great leader is a mixture of greatness in personality and a greatness at ruling and strategic fighting. Thus making you distinguished and notable between the many people that rule in this case. The question is, whether Alexander the great really deserve this title. I think that he indeed should be considered “great”. One reason that Alexander is great is that he was brilliant in battle because of his genius war strategies.
Volume after volume of military theory was read, analyzed and criticized. He studied the campaigns of history's most famous commanders; Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Frederick the Great and his favorite and most influential, Julius Caesar (Marrin 17). Julius Caesar was the strong leader for the Romans who changed the course of history of the Greco - Roman world decisively and irreversibly. Caesar was able to create the Roman Empire because of his strength and his strong war strategies (Duggan 117). Julius Caesar was to become one of the greatest generals, conquering the whole of Gaul.