Julius Caesar was 32 years old and as he looked at a statue of Alexander the Great, he began to cry. But why was this 32-year-old Caesar crying?

@KnowledgeArchiv Alexander conquered the world. His teacher was Aristotle who was taught by Plato who was taught by Socrates. He once burned his carriage before his entire army before demanding they burn theirs so they could travel faster. Brilliant LEADER. I’d cry too!

@modernistperiod @KnowledgeArchiv Do you we judge great men by the same standard as we judge the common?

@modernistperiod @KnowledgeArchiv He coulda done without his last campaign which killed half his army just marching through the desert.

@modernistperiod @KnowledgeArchiv Brilliant leader... Who ultimately lost his way. Which is more important in the grand scheme of things. Moral of the story: never forget where you came from and who helped you get there.

@modernistperiod @KnowledgeArchiv And even he wept when he saw the breadth of his domain, for there were no more worlds to conquer...

@modernistperiod @KnowledgeArchiv Funny thing is that Socrates back then studied in Africa. Africa was mighty. We were giants in technology, philosophy, medicine and science

@AngeloD629 @KnowledgeArchiv The primary reason Alexander was the most successful conquerer of his age was that he was able to feed his massive army through supply chain planning. Food was the biggest obstacle in the ancient world for everyone, especially large armies. Prosaic but true.