Similarities Between Caesar And Alexander The Great

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Throughout history there have been many great leaders that did great things for there people. Not many of these great leaders are well represented in today’s society. There are few people who do not know at least a little about Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great, but up until a few years ago almost no one knew who King Leonidas of Sparta was and still few people know who Cato the Elder is. Is it fair that these great men, men just as worthy of praise as Caesar and Alexander, are shunned and forgotten in today’s society? In comparison these men are all worthy of praise, so why are two remembered as great leaders and two forgotten like common folk. Leonidas of Sparta was king during the war between Greece and Persia. Leonidas took the war …show more content…
Like Alexander the Great Julius Caesar was a conqueror. Caesar invaded the ancient state of Gaul, which is modern day France. Later Caesar took power of Rome with two other men, Crassus and Pompey. Eventually Caesar took total control and was eventually even offered Emperorship of Rome by the Senate because he was such a good leader, but Caesar declined . Caesar was not interested in total power but wanted to better the Roman people. Now that there is a little back-story of each of these men it is quite obvious of why Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great have greater representation than King Leonidas of Sparta and Cato the elder. Even though the Greek Plutarch wrote about all Caesar, Alexander, and Cato, and even though all four men were great leaders there is one main reason why Caesar and Alexander are better known, they were both conquerors. While all four men were great leaders Leonidas and Cato did not conquer any other peoples, in today’s society people who conquer are given more fame, or infamy, than those who …show more content…
In World War II people affectively ignored what Hitler was doing up until the point that he ventured into another country. Joseph Stalin killed millions of his own people and no one did a thing about it. People only care about mass murder when it ventures outside of the territory of the person who is committing it. That is why Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar are so well known in today’s society and in antiquity. These two men invaded, conquered, killed, and enslaved millions upon millions of people, whereas King Leonidas of Sparta and Cato the Elder never left their own domains when it came to killing. This is the main reason that more people talk about two over the others. In the future people will most likely talk about Hitler more than they do Stalin even though they lived at the same time and fought in the same

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