Darius III of Persia

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  • Alexander III Of Macedon's Legacy

    leader were born. Alexander III of Macedon, although he is mostly referred to as Alexander the Great, was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympias. He grew up with the belief that he was the son of god and the descendant of many heroes, causing him to think he was very significant and better than others. By the time he passed away in 323 B.C.E, he fulfilled what he thought was his legacy, as he conquered many lands and was the emperor of the largest empire that extended from Balkans to modern day Pakistan. As we can see in Alexander the Great: Facts, Biography, and Accomplishments and Alexander the Not So Great: History Through Persian Eyes, Alexander had faults but was great…

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  • Naram-Sin: A Visual Analysis

    heaven as the three stars is an indication of divine power. In addition, he was portrayed as the focal point of the sculpture. Whereas, the feelings produced in the Battle of Issus are intense, dramatic, horror, vengeful and bloody. This is a painting of war that I anticipated to be similar to real life situation with nearby trees and grasses as it appears on the background. After all, it is significant to identify the purpose or message encoded in each image with careful inspection. I believed…

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  • Alexander The Greatness

    Following this victory, the Persian King Darius fled by chariot with Alexander in pursuit. The fact that Alexander is considered one of the greatest military leaders is not in question and Arrian expresses this by saying, He had an uncanny instinct for the right course in a difficult and complex situation, and was most happy in his deductions from observed facts. In arming and equipping troops and in his military dispositions he was always masterly. Furthermore, Arrian is not alone is…

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  • Alexander The Great: Alexander The Great

    a rebellion began. The peoples claimed to no longer be under the king’s rule. When news of the insurgency reached Alexander’s ears, he began a return to the city. He reached Thebes within two weeks’ time, which was an unheard of feat during that era, and began to lay siege to the rebellious city. No mercy was shown to the people within the walls. Men, woman, and children alike were massacred under Alexander’s display of raw power, and this killed any other rebellious tendencies within his…

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  • Why Is Alexander The Great Rise To Power

    Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great was the king of Ancient Greek he was born to parents King Philip II and Queen Olympia. The purpose of my paper will be to prove that Alexander had a great rise to power and also a fall because of his obsession for power. Alexander the Great was a Conqueror who when in front of flatterers and spectators was compared to Gods. He acquired his power through conquest he himself boasted as being greater than those of his father.…

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  • Second Temple Essay

    the Jews and Christians, with their expectation of the coming of the Messiah. Persian Period Cyrus the Great was the “father of the Iranian nation”, the Isaiah prophecy came true, when he effectively conquered the Median Empire, incorporating both Median and Persian works together; in that case, he began to build the first world empire. As a result, the Babylon Empire was conquered by King Cyrus of Persia in 539 B.C. In addition, on his first year he authorized the first remnant of…

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  • The Pharaoh Who Conquered The Sea Analysis

    His reign, even though short lived, it was recognized for his innovative building projects and for the greatest expansion of Egypt's borders had ever seen. As a result of his military campaigns into Nubia and Syria, he was able to open new horizons which guaranteed later on Egypt's significant role in commerce and diplomacy. With the death of her father, Hatshepsut finds herself being the Chief Wife of the new pharaoh Thutmoses II; son of Thutmoses I with a secondary wife or concubine. Slowly,…

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  • Alexander The Great: Does He Deserve His Title?

    Alexander the Great was a great conqueror. He united the greek city states and took over the Egyptians. Then he moved on and took over the large Persian empire. Even with all of these accomplishments, people argue over if he deserve the title “great”? I think that he does. I think that Alexander the Great deserves his title because he conquered vast empires and then managed to keep them together for his life time. One of the first accomplishments of Alexander was uniting the greeks. He had to…

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  • Why Is Daniel's Flawed Historical Record

    5:1, 30). Secular history from this period says Nabonidus was Babylon’s king when the nation fell to Persia (Archer, A Survey of Old Testament Introduction, 365). In addition, Daniel’s note that Belshazzar was Nebuchadnezzar’s son is deemed unhistorical because Nabonidus was his father (365). Both claims led critics to conclude Belshazzar was a legendary figure because he was never mentioned anywhere outside of Daniel (Archer, New Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, 286). Recent archaeological…

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  • Herodotus: The Values Of Darius And Xerxess

    In his work, The Histories, the Greek historian Herodotus gives an account of Darius and Xerxes, who were two members of the Achaemenidai family, and ruled as Kings during the Greco-Persian Wars. Persian kingship was different from earlier Greek kingship. I believe, however, that if we examine the virtues that Darius and Xerxes had, we could see they shared similar values than the Greeks. In this essay, I will argue that Herodotus does indeed provide us with a narrative that indicates that…

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