I came, I saw, I conquered! Skylin Kinkead Skylin Kinkead Mrs. Samson English 10 5 May, 2017 Essay Was Caesar really a bad man? He had great qualities to be a leader, but the conspirators had a great reason to kill Caesar. He was also was a very bad man. He would kill all people that would disagree with him, was a terrible leader, and weak.
Agamemnon was dismissive and rude to the priest which dishonored him so in turn dishonored Apollo. To dishonor a God is obviously a very great offence throughout Greek mythology there are many instances of great warriors walking on eggshells to stay in the gods good graces. Needless to say, offending Apollo lead to great destruction of Agamemnon’s forces “Nine days the god’s arrows rained
These countries were persistent, and continued to invade the Roman empire. Evidence describing this problem is both documents C and D in the Fall of Rome DBQ. Document C shows a map of the routes of all of the invaders attempting to annihilate Rome took, and document D is a more in depth view into the brutality and cruelty of the asian tribe “huns.” In this document, the author refers to the Huns people as “exceeding the definition of savagery,” and “unthinking animals.” This was the most important factor in Rome's “fall” because they acted completely inhumane, which largely contributed to the weakening of Rome's army and
Also, Alexander drank and that made him make poor judgemental calls, which led to more bad stuff. Alexander had ordered that all those who were in sanctuary or even thought about it were to be killed (Document C). This shows that he hurt people, even those who were in the temple to keep safe, were to be killed. He had also set policies saying that his soldiers can’t be married to local woman, and that shouldn’t have been his choice to make, it should have been the people’s choice because that’s what a great king does, he listens to his fellows questions and askings. His thinking was cruel and all the power that he got from conquering cities and not losing any battles made him think that he was the most powerful man in the world, and that led to all the bad judgemental calls that he had made and at some point regretted that he made
Emperor Nero had no respect for the people, and when he faced rebellion, he killed himself. Now, after Rome had nearly destroyed itself in civil war, Emperor Vespasian claimed control and started a program to restore Rome to its former glory, and establish his rule as emperor. This program included an enormous amphitheater that we know as
Brutus was tired of the way that Caesar was ruling taking advantage of him and his fellow men. Brutus knew that once Caesar came into power it would be corrupt government and bad things would happen. One day at a event a soothsayer approached Julius Caesar and said “Beware the ides of March.” Caesar then replied with “He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass.” Brutus fulfilled this by standing up for what he believed in and later killing Julius Caesar in the ides of
Cassius hates the way Caesar is seen and treated by the plebeians. For example, in Cassius' monologue he says, "And this man/ Is now become a god, and Cassius/ A wretched creature and must bend his body/ If Caesar carelessly nod on him'(I.ii.115-118). This shows Cassius is jealous that Caesar has become a god like figure to the eyes of the commoners and the respect he is given too, even though Caesar is just an ordinary man like Cassius. Therefore, this is important because Cassius motive for killing Caesar is more personally than it is for the good of Rome. Another example, in Cassius' soliloquy he says, "I will this night/ In several hands, in at his window throw/ As they come from several citizens/ Writings all tending to the great opinion"(I.iii.315-319).
The Byzantine Iconoclastic Controversy began in 726 CE when Emperor Leo III issued a decree against the worship of icons.1 This action resulted in the removal and destruction of icons in churches and monasteries.2 There had been tensions rising between the church and the state over the use of icons for some time, but the culmination of these tensions along with the pressure of Muslim armies attacking the borders of Byzantium lead to the explosive Iconoclastic Controversy. The iconoclasts ardently believed that the creation of images depicting holy people was making God angry. The iconophiles believed that these images were sacred and used them as a means of worshiping God. This theological battle lead to the meeting of several ecumenical councils in order to resolve the controversy between the church and the state. This paper will examine the arguments for and against the use of icons from iconoclasts and iconophiles in the Byzantine Empire.
Many people from the Senate become scared of Caesar because they see that he is almost unstoppable. Unfortunately for him, he becomes the biggest enemy of the Republic. To make matters worse, Caesar decides to cross the Rubicon River with his army which causes a Civil War because he was asked to cross the river alone. The result was a pervasive and deadly civil
This Oligarchy exiled and murdered thousands of people and took their property. The leaders of this regime were coined "The Thirty Tyrants". It was rumored that Socrates supported these "Thirty Tyrants" and when they ordered Socrates to arrest Leon of Salamis he refused, but didn 't care to warn Leon of impending danger. After democracy was restored in Athens, Socrates was considered a pest and called "gadfly" because of his inquiry, using the Socratic method he was exposing issues with Athenian politicians. He claimed that he was "a sort of gadfly, given to the state by God; and the state is a great and noble steed who is tardy in his motions owing to his very size, and requires to be stirred into life."
Although any of the treaties passed Parliament, but one that did was called the Olive Branch Petition. When the petition was brought to King George, he was very angered; moreover, the colonists believed that his taxes were unfair. He then declared soon after that all colonists to be traitors and should be put to death posthaste. Tensions had been growing for years between the two countries, but the King’s decision to list all colonists’ traitors angered them so much they decided to create their own kind of government. This scared Britain to the point of attempting
The way in which the Romans unfairly treated the Celtic people, particularly the Iceni tribe and its royal family, whilst they were in rule was the main factor that contributed to Boudicca’s revolt against Roman rule. Elements of Rome’s abusive treatment of the Celtic people including their high taxation, disarmament order, land confiscation, forced conscription and other harsh treatments each enhanced the growing hostility between the tribes and Rome that encouraged the rebellion. This gave cause for a rebellion however it was specifically the betrayal of the Iceni tribe, with their land pillaged, the king’s will disregarded, their queen being flogged, and her daughters raped that provided the final spark needed for the revolt to occur. Hostility
As an immediate result of Marc Antony’s funeral oration, Rome is steered into a state of anarchy. With the loss of their leader leaving them vulnerable, the plebeians falls victim to Antony’s engagement of rhetoric and are greatly stirred by his speech. Despite their commendation of Brutus just moments before, they are easily pit against him through Antony’s words and feel morally compelled to revolt against the conspirators in the name of Caesar. This frenzy escalates rapidly and the anger towards the conspirators grows so large to the point where the plebeians will penalize anybody who bears a slight similarity to them. For instance, two plebeians encounter a poet and, after besieging him with a slew of questions, discover that he shares
Alexander has been named Alexander the Great, but was he really a great leader? Alexander did have some great accomplishments, but all of the many terrible things he did overpower the great things. The tactics he used in order to leave such great legacies were harsh and forceful. People only pay attention to the world-changing things he did when they should really focus on how he did them. Alexander was selfish, cruel and an overall power-hungry tyrant.
In 335 BCE, when the Thebans tried to declare independence, he ordered his troops to destroy almost every building in Thebes. In addition, he encouraged people in Egypt to honor him as a god, and this upset the Egyptians very much because they didn’t believe in the worship of rulers. Also, he burned down the Great Palace and surrounding temples in Persia. When Alexander destroyed the monumental architecture of these cities, he was bringing their culture down with it. He tore through many cities destroying monuments that were important to the various cultures because he had absolutely no respect for other people’s beliefs.