Early Europe

By Amber Casper (arc2001)

Alexander the great

. born in 356 BC

. is considered a great military genius  

. he tamed a horse named Bucephalus, a stallion horse

he defeated a group of rebels  and renamed their stronghold after himself, Alexandropolis

destroyed the elite Greek force

thought to be responsible along with the olympians  for king Philip's assassination

he made sure the Greeks would not make rebellions by forcing himself  into Greece

when Greece rebels came again, every rebel in Greece was killed on sight women and children in the revelation included

defeated the Persans and sent survivors to  do forced labor

he defeated one of the leaders in india and captured the leader

he hoped for peace with the Persans by creating in army of mixed blood that would be loyal to him

he got a fever and it got stronger when he drank from a cup.

he was so week that he couldn't walk or speak

he died when he was 33 years old

                                      Octavian (Augustus)

real name was Gaius Julius Augustus

he was born on september 23, 63 BC

when he was young he was said to be cruel but became mild when he grew older

he was appointed priest at around the age of sixteen

exiled his daughter and grand daughter for offending against the principles    

he come back to rome from his studies and battles wanting to avenge Caesar

gained the status of senator when he was not yet even twenty

he had forced the senate to accept him as consul

made an agreement that cut the senate from power

Caesar's chief assassins, Brutus and Cassius were defeated in northern Greece.

Octavian  ruled the west of Rome

the senate declared war when Anthony's will was heard and that he was in love with Cleopatra

Anthony and Cleopatra committed suicide and Egypt become part of the Roman empire

fell ill and died in august 19, AD

i can compare that both Augustus and Alexander were emperors and both of them died from an illness

i can contrast that augustus was born on 63 BC and Alexander had been born on 356 BC