Alexander the Great (Week 21 History Essay)

Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C.

Alexander first showed his courage in public when he was 10 years old. His father, Phillip II, bought a strong, impressive horse for Alexander, but the horse seemed unmountable, kicking off anyone who would mount it. Continue reading


The Peloponnesian Wars (Week 20 History Essay)

(This essay is a follow-up to this one, so I recommend you read that first. Thanks!)

The Peloponnesian Wars were a set of wars between Athens and Sparta.

After the Persians were defeated in 481, Athens and Sparta decided to call off their allegiance, Sparta leaving from it. Overtime, Sparta and Athens had many small conflicts that eventually built up so much tension to the point of a war breaking out between the two city-states. Continue reading

The Persian Wars (Week 19 Review)

The Persian wars were a series of wars that involved the Greeks and the Persians.

The war first started out with the Greeks in Ionia (a part of modern-day Turkey) being unhappy with the governor of Persia, and they rebelled against them. The two Greek cities of Athens and Eretria promised to help them with the rebellion, and with that, the rebels captured and burned the city of Sardis. King Darius was enraged and vowed revenge. Continue reading