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It is a well known fact that Napoleon studied and probably worshipped Caesar. It can be argued that Napoleon was as great as he was because he studied the Roman so intimately. He followed his example in many things, generalship, relationship with the army, political expediency, administration of empire, and so one might argue that without Caesar, would Napoleon have been so great?
I am not saying that Napoleon would have amounted to nothing, but, as all great leaders of history, they all learn from those that came before.
Therefore, should the two generals have been born of the same time, then, in my opinion, it goes almost without saying that Caesar would have come out on top.
He too learned many lessons from those that came before him, but if it is he who Napoleon emulated, it must therefore follow that he would be he winner should the two go head to head. Compare not what they both conquered, but look for how they differ.
Caesar was assassinated before he went to Parthia, which was the bane of the Roman Empire at that time, so we cannot make a true comparison to Napoleon's failed attempt to invade Russia, a mistake that Hitler would make.
However, if one counts only those successes and failures, Napoleon had three major failures and Caesar had none. In terms of political leader, Caesar from a position of power made facilities to care for the poor and disenfranchised, whereas Napoleon became the same evil that the French Revolution dispossessed.
In terms of conquering land, this is really a point that has a lot of conditions. Most significant is the difference between the armies of Napoleon and those that they conquered, in particular the use of artillery and muskets versus bows, arrows and sabres on horseback.
It is true that the Roman armies had advances in such things as ballistas, catapults, armour and metallurgy, but this is not the same inbalance as guns versus swords.
I don't know the actual square kilometres of territory, but you can look that up just as easily as me. Finally, one last point on military strategy. Should the two have gone up against each other, there is one point that must be made; Caesar was such that should they fight and Napoleon win the first battle, then regardless, Caesar would win every battle after that, such was his military prowess and his ability to learn from even the most simple of mistakes.May 04, · Both were brilliant successful military leaders Both were egotistical personalities, consumed with self-conviction that without their intervention their country would perish.
Both attempted to install rash political reforms without consideration of whether or not the people really wanted regardbouddhiste.com: Resolved. Sep 21, · Who would win in a battle between Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Hannibal, Alexander, and Sun Tzu?
What qualities made Julius Caesar such a great leader?
Who would win in a three-way battle between Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great? Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, , as the second child of Thomas and Nancy a comparison of julius caesar and napoleon bonaparte as military leaders Hanks Lincoln, in a one-room log cabin on the Sinking Spring Farm near.
Caught in that sensual music all neglect Monuments of unageing intellect. William Butler Yeats (–), "Sailing to Byzantium". Rome casts a long shadow. I am writing in the Latin alphabet. I am using the Roman calendar, with its names of the months. Napoleon Bonaparte's success as a military leader and conqueror can also be seen in another great leader, Julius Caesar.
Both Napoleon and Caesar achieved great glory by bringing their countries out of . - Napoleon and Caesar Napoleon Bonaparte's success as a military leader and conqueror can also be seen in another great leader, Julius Caesar.
Both Napoleon and Caesar achieved great glory by bringing their countries out of turmoil.