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    Chandragupta I was the first great ruler of this dynasty who ruled from 320 AD to 335 AD. He expanded the empire by conquering kingdoms of Prayag, Magadha and Nepal. He made use of matrimonial alliances to expand the empire along the Gangetic plain. Samudragupta, the son of Chandragupta I, ascended the throne of the Gupta Empire in 335 AD and ruled till 380 AD. Samudragupta was known for his military prowess and is known as the Napoleon of India. He carried out a series of military conquests and conquered Afghanistan and Kashmir in the north. His empire stretched over the most of northern and central India. He was also a poet and patronized music and art. He tried to modernize the monetary system through the minting of different types of gold coins. Samudragupta was succeeded by his son, Chandragupta II (also called Vikramaditya), who ruled from 380 AD to 415 AD and was the greatest ruler of the dynasty. He expanded the Gupta Empire by annexing Gujarat and Malwa to an already vast territory. He set up his second capital at Ujjain and transformed it into a religious and commercial center of India. The Gupta Empire maintained a large army and was a very powerful empire in the world during his period.…

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    Vatsyayana, is a guide to all aspects of pleasure in the human life, and empowers women while showing the socio-political situation of India during the time. The historical setting the Kama Sutra was written in plays a large factor in the content and methods the text uses. The Kama Sutra, like most texts and artifacts from ancient India, does not have a specific date it was written. It is commonly accepted among the scholarly community, however, to have been written between 300 CE and 700 CE, in…

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    Although the movie was entertaining It did not give the proper hysteria for the “Philosopher King”, Asoka’s legacy. When portraying such stories there needed to be a bit more dramatizing in certain segments of the film. For example in the very beginning when Chandragupta catches Asoka with his sword , although the event was fictional the actor did not portray a sense of emotion to the sword that “Thirsted for blood” not much disgust was felt. When Asoka leaves into a wilderness it simply seems…

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    Asoka Ruthless Conqueror or Enlightened Ruler When I think of the word ruthless, I think of Asoka. Now you may be asking who is Asoka? Asoka was the emperor of the Mauryan Empire and the grandchild of Chandragupta Maurya. His rule lasted from 268 B.C.E, to his death in 232 B.C.E. To this day he is known as the founding father of India and introduced a form of government based in Buddhist spiritual belief. Asoka was a ruthless conqueror because he violently took over regions, greedily took over…

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    Alexander the Great believed to be one of the great kings of ancient Macedonia. In his short 13 year reign as king, he conquered more land than any other king in his time. At the age of twenty-two, he was crowned king of Greece. The impact Alexander the great had in his time is that he was the king of cultural diffusion. Alexander's conquests brought Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, and Asian under one ruler. This spiked trade immensely in these areas and all the cultures from the world…

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    appealed to the educated upper-class of Mauryan society, but Ashoka’s conversion caused common people to convert as well, resulting in a mass religious-ingratiation.[20] This accounts for the majority of the entire Buddhist population during Ashoka’s reign.[21] His work and beliefs truly spread Buddhism throughout Asia. Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism resulted in the development of his fair and just governance abilities, which helped Ashoka turn into a well-rounded leader. However, it…

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    Alexander “The Great” Really was Great I believe that Alexander was a rather great person. Alexander III was a remarkable man who had an incredible mind and was able to conquer half of the known world in his time at a very young age. He was known for his overall greatness and greatness of his acts which I will now write a couple examples of in the following paragraphs. One way Alexander showed his greatness was through using his sharp mind. A way he did that is when he was battling Porus.…

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    Arguably one of the greatest, if not the greatest military leader in the world was Alexander the Great. The man who with a powerful army swept through the ancient world and united an empire that would stretch from Europe to the middle east, northern Africa, and the edges of eastern Asia. With such a grand conquest one might wonder how this man united an empire in so short of time, but also who was this man I believe with a combination of aspects in his life such as being an exceptional military…

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    his men in hostile territory, far from home. He often led the charge into battle and disregarded the danger to himself.. He gave away his conquest land to build STING ties with his officers, and to continue to build his reputation and his empire. He also built a strong technologically strong army that was able to go through walls that were formally thought to be safe. He captured the Persian Royal families and treated them with respect, this behavior enhanced the claim that he was the true King…

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    History speaks about many heroes and inventors who participated in the changes of civilization. There was one individual by the name of Imhotep who was recognized as the worlds first poet, priest, doctor and chief minister. Jimmy Dunn: Retrieved from www.touregypt.net/featurestories/imhotep.htm. Imhotep is said to be one of the worlds most famous ancients. He has been identified in many mummy movies today. His name and role lived on in the movie named “The mummy” which released in 1999. His…

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