We tried to provide the list of most important theological (mostly Christological) heresies that occurred in Antiquity.
Alexander conquered the whole Persian empire with the help of many capable generals. The most experienced of them was Parmenion. Yet the king of Macedon decided to reject a piece of well-meant advice coming from this man more often than to accept it and ended up ordering his murder.
Alexander took hold of many precious possessions of the Persian king – a huge treasure, his mother, wife and children. It was in this desperate situation when Darius sent envoys to Alexander carrying a letter.
Even in ancient warfare, the power of information and deception was appreciated. Many wars were won not by the arms of warriors, but by a successfully executed cunning plans and schemes.
Roman king Tarquinius Superbus devised a cunning plan to the leadership among the Latins. The resistance of Latin leader Turnus Herdonius was futile.