Gildo revolted against the western empire, of which his territory was a part of and declared for Arcadius instead. This though meant that the valuable African grain supply to Rome went to the hands of the east. Stilicho of course suspected Eutropius was involved in this, though he did not follow the manyfold advice of starting an open war with the east. Instead he started a systematic diplomatic intrigue which eventually, in AD 399, thrown Eutropius from the office and banished into exile. Meanwhile Stilicho stopped the rebellion of Gildo and returned Africa to the western empire.
Then he retired to Rhodes against the wishes of Augustus. His first military campaign was against the Cantabrians. He then went to Armenia where he restored Tigranes to the throne. He collected missing Roman standards from the Parthian court. Tiberius was sent to govern the "long-haired" Gauls and
My character is Lucius Caesetius Flavus, a politician in the Roman Republic. Flavus came from the plebeian family of Caesetier. His father was a knight and had two other sons. Flavus was a Tribune of the Plebs for 44 B.C. The Tribune of the Plebs held an important role in the Roman government.
Writing in the first-century BCE, Diodorus Siculus comments ‘Alexander’s heritage went back to Heracles on his father’s side’ while on his mother’s side, Pausanias suggests he was ‘related to the Aeacids(family of Achilles)’. The heroic deeds and military skills of these heroes were impressed upon him through the education he received from Lysimachus and Aristotle. Plutarch tells us that Lysimachus ‘taught him (Alexander)to think of himself as Achilles’, while his later teacher, Aristotle, tutored the young Alexander in the works of Homer, particularly ‘The Iliad’, which Alexander came to regard at ‘as a guidebook of military excellence’ and ‘took with him Aristotle’s revised version’ on his Persian invasion. For Alexander, the Persian invasion was a platform for him to portray himself as a modern day mythological hero, one who stood up to his mythological ancestry. Diodours Siculus describes his symbolic arrival into Asia: ‘he flung his spear from the ship and fixed it in the ground, and then leapt ashore himself the first of the Macedonians, signifying that he received Asia from the gods as a spear-won prize.
His provocations of the Roman people troubled Julia Maesa, his grandmother, and she convinced Elagabalus to adopt his cousin Alexander and to give him the title of Caesar so that he (Elagabalus) could continue pursue his endeavors uninterrupted. Eventually though, in 222 A.D., Elagabalus turned against the much liked Alexander causing a revolt that ended with Alexander being Emperor, and 17 year old Elagabalus being killed in a privy where he was found hiding. His body, along with his hated mothers murdered body, were “dragged on hooks through the city and thrown into the Tiber. Some of Elagabalus ' favorites were slaughtered by tearing out their vitals, while others were pierced up the anus, "so that their death fitted their lives" and the “El-Gabal 's black relic was sent back to Emesa”,
This corresponding perception can be acknowledged as according to Suetonius, Augustus “…could neither satisfy the veterans nor the landowners, since… they were not being treated as their services had led them to hope.” This same issue was also further addressed and revealed throughout Tacitus’s works as he exclaimed that in order to keep the veterans and landowners quiet, to consequently maintain his impeccable appearance, “Augustus won over the soldiers with gifts, the populace with cheap corn.” On the other hand, although Tacitus and Suetonius’s viewpoint could be perceived as bribery or enticement another individual, such as that in favour of Augustus, could of seen it as generous and substantial, in hand showing a pure demonstration of how alternate perspectives may be predisposed by the early judgment of an individual such as
In the battle of Troy Odysseus led his men with great confidence; on the battlefield the men trusted him with their lives. There are many versions of the Odyssey, and they all translated the word anex into king; however Odysseus was not a sovereign king. Odysseus was considered to be a great leader in battle and a man greatly respected among the people of Ithaca. It was unlikely either the people of Ithaca or his men treated Odysseus the same way kings are treated in today’s society, with supreme authority. Odysseus was between twenty and thirty years old when he left for the battle of Troy, so he most likely did not make a huge impact on the region of Ithaca before he left.
Lucilius, a faithful servant of Brutus, is captured by a solider of the army of Antony. Under the fake alias of Brutus, Antony is brought into his presence. However, Lucilius is devoted to never allowing any enemy to touch Brutus. Lucilius exclaims, “I dare assure thee that no enemy / Shall ever take alive the noble Brutus. / The gods defend him from so great a shame!” (V; iv, 21-23).
L(icinius) Vrcico Collegio Sutorum. The author states that this inscription of Lugus has been commented on frequently and is widely known. According to Tovar, dedications to Lugus were made by guilds of shoemakers but there was a representation from the guilds that would make the offering on behalf. Tovar goes on to discuss the cult of the Roman Mercurius (P 7). He comes to believe that this cult does not show up in the ways that the cult does in Gaul.
Caesar Augustus, the adopted son of Julius Caesar and Ruler of Rome, and God, the evident ruler of the Kingdom of God, have the same leadership goal; to bring peace and stability to their chaotic empire. The empire of Augustus was Rome, whereas God’s empire is the whole universe. In 27 BC, the start of his reign, Augustus created a period of Roman peace, called the Pax Romana for 207 years. Augustus worked to stabilize and glorify Rome through the building of beautiful monuments and buildings and creating a sound government system. This stability in the empire lasted long after Augustus’ death in AD 14.