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Running Head GREAT RULERS 1 Two Great Ancient Ruler HUM111398VA016-1198-001: World Cultures I Ciara Wilson 10/21/19
Two Great Ancient Rulers 2 This comparative essay is about two ancient rulers from different lands, who were both known to be great rulers. No two rulers are the same, and this paper will compare the similarities and differences of how they ruled, was it with pure strength or knowledge? How their beliefs differ and the impact it had on their lives and culture. It will also acknowledge what I have learned about their leadership styles and how it affects us today.
Two Great Ancient Rulers 3 Two Great Ancient Rulers The purpose of this essay is to compare two ancient rulers, Ramses and Constantine. Born into royalty in 1303 BC, Ramses became Pharaoh in1279 BC leaving a significant imprint on Egypt before his death in 1213 BC. Constantine, born 280 CE, the product of the governing military class, became emperor in 306 CE, leaving a lasting mark on the Roman culture before his death in 337 CE. I have chosen to compare these rulers because they are both strong-willed individuals who made magnificent strides in the ancient world that still affects us today Ramses and Constantine are from two different lands, but they share the title of a great King. Both these monarchs were known to be military geniuses. Ramses led his Egyptian army against numerous enemies. The fourth year of Ramses' reign, 1275 BC, he recovered territory his father was unable to conquer. One of the most notable battles, The Battle of Kadesh, where Ramses claimed victory over the Hittites, building on his reputation as a great warrior. However, the battle ended in a draw and resulted in the world's first peace treaty (Mark, 2009). When Constantine's father, Western emperor of Rome, died in 305 CE, he was immediately appointed emperor by his army. He then fought in a complex series of civil wars to hold the title of emperor. It was not until 312 CE that Constantine sought to govern the rest of Rome. After twelve years of alliances and wars, Constantine became the sole emperor of Rome in 324 CE (Biography.com 2019). These two Kings were not just great warriors; they were both known to be responsible for some of the world's most marvelous architecture. Ramses

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