Alexander's Empire or Octavian's Empire?Posted by: PetersSmith
Greece vs. Rome, Conqueror or Pax Romana, Zeus or Jupiter? Evaluate the successes and faults of the leaders and the Empires that they created, or just ignore that and choose if you like the Hellenistic Empire or Roman Empire more (culture, military, etc.).
Alexander III of Macedon's Empire of Macedonia; Son of Ammon–Zeus
Caesar Augustus's Roman Empire; Divi filius
Alexander was only 32 and he already had an empire to rival that of any other whom had ever conquered territory in one lifetime, beyond the rate of even Octavian's conquest (cause note, much of Rome was already established by the time he took power). Over the course of just over a decade, he grew what appeared to be a minor faction of Greece into a dominating superpower of the ancient world. Such was his influence that Romans read into Alexanders pursuits and strategies and would adopt gods much similar to that of the Gods whom the Greeks worshiped. Coincidence? Octavian no doubt had fine victories of his own, but things tend to go your way when you've been sworn under the legacy of a renown conqueror such as Gaius Julius Caesar, practically inheriting a far more stable society than the one Alexander had to tame.
Umm... It lasted whilst Alexander's fell after his death.
As much as I prefer greek mythology to roman, actual history weighs in favor of rome.