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The Legacy of Alexander the Great Alexander the Great conquered much of his known world in merely 10 years. After his sudden death, those who followed him founded a violent but creative new world based on Greek culture. When he was assassinated in B. Greek teachers, including the great philosopher Aristotle, had educated the young king.
Already a seasoned warrior, he had accompanied his father on military campaigns as a cavalry commander. King Alexander solidified his authority at home and violently crushed a revolt by the Greek city-state of Thebes.
Then, he made plans to liberate the Greek cities in Asia Minor now Turkey from Persia and to punish the Persians for destroying Athens about years earlier.
But when Alexander and his army reached the city of Gordium, he confronted a confounding puzzle.
In Gordium, there was a chariot with a complicated knot tied by an ancient king. According to legend, the one who could untie this knot would rule the world. Many had tried, but all had failed to untie the Gordian Knot. Alexander solved the puzzle in his own direct way: He sliced the knot in two with his sword.
Alexander then led his army south through Jerusalem and into Egypt, which surrendered without a fight. There he consulted an Egyptian oracle speaker for the gods who, Alexander said, referred to him as the son of Zeus, the king of the Greek gods. Before leaving Egypt, Alexander ordered the building of a new city named Alexandria.
He burned, however, the great palace city of Persepolis in revenge for the Persian destruction of Athens. The threat from Darius had been removed. He was murdered by his own provincial governors called satrapshoping to gain favor with Alexander.
With no major army to oppose him, Alexander conquered lands near the Caspian Sea. Continuing his conquests, he drove eastward into what is now Afghanistan and finally across the Indus River into western India.
Alexander wanted to go farther, but he stopped when his men complained they would never see home again. Having conquered the known world in only 10 years, Alexander led his men back to Persia.
At Susa, he organized a mass marriage ceremony between thousands of his men and Persian women. Although already married to Roxane, he married a daughter of Darius.
Alexander began to wear Persian clothing and required his men to do the same. He insisted that everyone follow the Persian practice of prostrating themselves lying flat on the floor when approaching him on the throne.The Psychology of Security.
I just posted a long essay (pdf available here) on my website, exploring how psychology can help explain the difference between the feeling of security and the reality of security..
We make security trade-offs, large and small, every day. We make them when we decide to lock our doors in the morning, when we choose our driving route, and when we decide whether we're.
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Go to: Distributed Proofreaders. A recent tour of the Balkans proved a potent reminder once again of the importance of this region to U.S. and Western policymakers. The Balkans are steeped in history and very much in the middle.
The speeches given by both Brutus and Mark Antony in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar are very persuasive to the audience that they are given to, but rhetorical devices were used in different ways in order for each to have an effect on the people of Rome.
Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, (61 AD – ca. AD): “better known as Pliny the Younger, was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient leslutinsduphoenix.coming to Wikipedia: “Pliny is known for his hundreds of surviving letters, which are an invaluable historical source for the time period.
Many are addressed to reigning emperors or to notables such as the historian, Tacitus.