When people think about Rome, many may think of all the great leaders, statues and coliseums, but most do not know how Rome was actually found and the true history behind the city. During the course of ancient Rome, there were many notable rulers but there was no one who could compare to the likings of Augustus Caesar. With his intelligence and military intellect, Augustus not only instituted the Roman Empire but paved the way for the realm to grow into one of the greatest empires and governments known today.
History of Augustus Caesar
“Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus…or Augustus Caesar, as he was named after 27 BC” (Shotter, 2014, p. 11) was born on the 23rd of September, 63 BC in the city of Valeri. His father was an adored politician and
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1 Annotated BibliographyMark, J. J. (2011, April 28). Julius Caesar. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/Julius_Caesar/The author represents Julius Caesar as having excessive pride, when he was captured and insisted he was worth more than what they had requested. He also demonstrated the type of character he had, as he declared what he would do once he was released from captivity.
Caesar Augustus (63 B.C.E.-14 A.D.) was a prince of absolute power, but a benevolent, beneficial one. He had so much power that had he not been such a good leader, he might have created a far less successful world for the people of his empire. Instead, because he was both skillful and successful, he became a revered and celebrated figure during the course of his long reign. Backed by a strong military, he established a haven of peace within an expanding empire in which citizens were encouraged to pursue the arts, to work on building the infrastructure the empire needed, to own land, and to celebrate the glory of Rome and Augustus himself. Augustus’s empire succeeded because Augustus knew how to value and protect the people who lived there.
Augustus Caesar was a Roman emperor who was brought into office in 27 B.C after the republic was destroyed by his great uncle and adopted father, Julius Caesar. Augustus was able to establish the mighty and powerful Roman Empire and ruled it for almost 40 years. The years before he ruled, Rome suffered from civil wars and political violence. But Caesar managed to restore peace and order within a short period of time after he was made ruler.
Nero created a huge impact on Rome showing some of his achievements over his lifetime causing him to be fit for king. First, he reduced taxes, regularly distributed grain to the unfortunate people, and staged huge sights to see to entertain the Romans. This shows Nero helped people benefit giving them their needs and their wants to be happy and survive. He helped people in need when they were either lacking in resources or were just unhappy. Second, he was also quite popular with the lower classes.
Outrage runs through Rome. Julius Caesar (100B.C. – 44B.C.) has been assassinated and the Roman Republic which has ruled for centuries is collapsing around everyone involved in that fateful day. Caesar’s right-hand man throughout the Gallic Wars (58B.C. -50B.C.) Mark Antony (83B.C. – 30B.C.) and his adopted heir Octavian (63B.C – 14 A.D.) are out for revenge against the two main men who plotted and killed Caesar on the Idles of March in 44B.C. The hunt was on for those two men who elected to shake the foundations of the republic with the hopes of renewing what it was before Caesar crossed the Rubicon.
With the powerful Roman empire advancing on a global stand point, tensions began to rise as well. Tyrants from birth, began to expose their ego driven leadership that seemed to conflict with one another. Soon after the fall of the three-way alliance between Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, Julius Caesar, and Marcus Crassus, Caesar’s power began to take birth. A victorious battle was won by Julius Caesar over “Pompey” which in return led to an elaborate triumphal celebration. Following this major feat was the beginning of Caesar’s ten-year dictatorship that the tyrant had always desired.
What makes someone a villain? One must make decisions that will hurt others around them. Julius Caesar was a villain because many people did not like him, he broke Roman tradition, and he wasn’t truthful to his supporters. One of the reasons Julius Caesar should be considered a villain is because he was disliked/hated by many people. The people who disliked him because they thought he was going to do anything to gain power and glory.
When the victories Caesar arrived back in Rome he was declared a outcast and condemmed a criminal by the manupaltive senate[Grabsky 48].The senate used their influence to ingrain the idea that Caesar was a monstor with a rogue army[grabsky 48].This forced Caesar to take rome and the surrounding cities[grabsky 48].The people ignored the senate and welcomed him into their cities rejoicing and praising him for his victories over the senate and gauls[Grabsky 49].A few weeks later conflicts erupted all over the empire between pompeys and Casars legions creating all out war between the two military genuses[Grabsky 49].The battle of Pharsalus is the final meeting place of the once greet friends were for the first time in history two legionary armies
As you journey along the road of how Ancient Rome came to be, join me to discover The Story of Rome. First, you must know about Claudia. Claudia is a young girl who was born and grew up in the city of Rome and is eager to learn more about the culture and society, just like you Jimmy! Anyways, Claudia was born 800 years after the city had settled and has changed so much since then. We can see what a young child like you does everyday!
Basic situation: Julius Caesar comes back to Rome after defeating the sons of Pompey in war. He parades through the streets of Rome with pride and makes the nobles in Rome nervous. Event 1: As Julius Caesar is walking through the city, a soothsayer comes up to him. The soothsayer then tells Caesar “ Beware the Ides of March”. However, the military leader disregards the soothsayer and tells him that he does not care.
Augustus Caesar established the Roman Empire in 31 B.C.E. after inheriting the throne from his great-uncle, Julius Caesar. At the time of his rising to power Rome was in shambles due to multiple civil wars. In order to bring unification back to Rome, “Augustus allied with Marc Antony to reunify Rome by killing off most of its enemies in two of the bloodiest battles in the history of the Roman Empire” (Blackwell). Through many hard fought and costly battles Augustus never gave up however, and pushed his forces to keep on fighting.
Caesar shows us that politicians/leaders can control people with their words. Do you remember when Obama gave his campaign promises? Even though we didn't have full evidence that Obama could fulfill those promises we still believed and voted for him. Leaders use words to control the people who is voting for them.
In the morning, I opened my door and saw five horses standing in the street. Then I saw people on the horses riding toward my house. I met them, face to face, they were as far as I could tell normal citizens. They were light skinned and light roman style robes that drooped down to they feet. One man said “ You, o mighty Marcus Junius Brutus the younger can help us defeat the evil that befalls all of Rome, Gaius Julius Caesar.”
While the first societies were built by man, the rules of every society since have have dictated the actions and beliefs of each individual. In the Roman Society presented in William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar is on the verge of being crowned king, and some of his fellow Romans are none too pleased with this. Julius Caesar takes place in ancient Rome in 44 b.c. At this time, Rome was the center of a large empire, but their society had its fair share of problems. Their society gives much of the wealth and power to a select few people while many power-hungry men vie to be absolute leaders.
Everyone knows that Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by his friends, so they naturally assume Caesar is a tragic hero. In digging deeper, the real tragic hero of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is revealed. To begin, William Shakespeare’s play is based on historical events that occurred in Rome around 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was born in 102 B.C. and died in 44 B.C. During this time, he became a power-hungry military leader. His rise to power was a result of such actions that made the Roman public love him.