(point) Caesar was arrogantly invoking civil war not for his duty, but for the glory and the lavish lifestyle of a Roman leader. (evidence) After Caesar crosses the Rubicon, Lucan provides this statement, “When Caesar crossed and trod beneath his feet the soil of Italy’s forbidden fields, “Here,” spake he, “peace,” here broken laws be left; farewell to treaties (Lucan 531).” (explanation 1) Lucan is explaining that Caesar has no boundaries, no laws or treaties that will stop him from taking what Caesar believes to be his. (ex 2) Lucan added quotations to here and peace to reinforce his belief that Caesar is arrogantly waging war on the Senate, not because it is his duty to protect the empire, but for the glory of the title and the life style of the leader. (ex 3) The Warner and Scott supports this claim as they compared Augustine and Machiavelli, with one Augustine points being that Roman’s were only concerned with the glory they received and nothing else. (transition) Some may argue that Caesar was justified and his duty when he started this civil war, while that may be true in the beginning, Caesar continued his fight until he achieved the glory of his role and changed the virtues that the government was found
In addition, both Mussolini and Hitler favored the wealthy, believed that an individual was meaningless and must submit to the decisions of their leaders, and aimed at self-sufficiency so that each could survive entirely without international trade. Furthermore, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy “had aimed for prestige and power for their countries, and brought instead humiliation and destruction” (Tarr, R.,
Nonetheless, Aeneas is a noble character who overcomes bad odds and embodies Roman ideals, including violence. Success in war was an honorable characteristic of Roman people, as is evident in The Aeneid. Peace as a result of violence is a significant part of Roman culture and is embodied in this epic. Works Cited Hunt, John. “Carriages, Violence, and Masculinity in Early Modern Rome.” Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance, vol.
Napoleon was power hungry, egoistic and tried to push his beliefs over other countries’; however, even with this, Napoleon was a good ruler that, even with his manipulative ways, was able to have France support him through thick and thin. Napoleon craved land and power. The point of the French Revolution was to gain freedom and to no longer have a monarchy. However, this was not shown after Napoleon conquered Italy. According to (Doc 7), Napoleon “considered himself entitled to strip all of his conquered Italian territories of their cultural and artistic treasures.” Napoleon is taking Italy’s way of life and more or less declaring them as Frenchmen with this conquer.
The first views on which they thought the Italian states should unify was by Giuseppe Manzini and Victor Emmanuel ii. Manzini thought that Italy could only be strong if it unified as a single nation and as a republic. Emmanuel ii also believed that Italy should unify and be a republic because it would increase their strength as a nation. Then there was the views from Vincenzo Gioberti and Daniele Manin. Gioberti believed that Italy shouldn’t unify because it would take freedom and independence away from the kings, this would cause more foreign invasions and civil wars.
Winston Churchill was extremely passionate about the ideas of Democratic Freedom, and those who continually strived for victory. He continually built off these ideas whilst constructing his public image. When spoken about, Churchill would not only be considered an entity of virtue and humanness, but a voice of reason within such a tumultuous world. When leading the British people, Churchill would specifically choose not to release information regarding Hitler's vast amount of afflictions and wrongdoings. Within such cases as WWII, this was vital, for hope was just as important as militaristic success.
Brutus continuously mentions that Caesar was ambitious. In his famous quote he says, “As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.” Brutus uses the repetition of ambitious to emphasize the conspirator 's reason for murdering Caesar. By repeating the word “ambitious” he makes sure that the audience knew exactly why Caesar had to be killed. This helps to create the specific effect of justifying the conspirator 's actions because it gives the audience a solid reason for why Caesar was dangerous. However, Antony uses his exact words to negate his argument.
Thomas Jefferson, one of the greatest revolutionary thinkers that ever existed, believed in the power of rebellion. He reasoned that conflict between government and the people occurred naturally. Jefferson “ hold[s] it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing” because he believes it to be “as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” This deep quote relates to the theme of conflict since conflicts between governments and their people lead to rebellions. Furthermore, this quote indicates that conflict plays an important role in society even at the national level. While many people do not consider the positive side of conflict, a wise Jefferson realized its power to prevent oppressive rulers from rising.
When Brutus’ speech occurs, Shakespeare utilizes rhetorical questions, pathos, and tone in order to suggest that Caesar was too ambitious and could possibly enslave the citizens of Rome so he should be killed , which proves Oscar Wilde’s claim that disobedience is a valuable human trait and that it does promote social progress. This text is important because Caesar made a big impact on people and his closest friends turned their back on him. Without Julius Caesar, the world would not be what it is today. Caesar helped shape Rome into a great international power with a profound influence on the world. His military exploits led to the incorporation of new lands and people under the umbrella of
No matter the vast knowledge or skills of a ruler if acted upon impulsive decisions will be his downfall, for example Julius by doing so actions he achieved nothing if it weren’t for Julius arranging alliances. Machiavelli demonstrates how fortune is obtained and the difficulty it is to maintain it, creating rational decisions and acting accordingly in the moment of war is what creates a glorious
They constantly had to show dedication to their empires, so the people never doubted why they were in power. Qin and Caesar had numerous ways which showed the way they established their political authority and justification to lead. To show his political authority, Qin “created regulations and made laws intelligent.” By establishing
Despite Augustus’ intrusive law he was still well loved by the people of Rome so much that when he resigned from consulship he was begged to come back, there were even riots against his resignation. Augustus was a extremely well known figure in history and that is because he was known for the “[p]eace within the empire [that] was counted [as] the greatest blessing,” (192.) He was always concerned with the welfare of the people, the laws of Rome, and the fact that power should not be flaunted around. This highlights Augustus’ strong points as an emperor of Rome, and all the things he did for Rome that changed it