Roman mythology gave the Roman people a way to explain how things came to be and how they “made sense” of everything that happened to them. This can also be seen in other religions and is overall the reason that Roman mythology is a dead religion. The religion was overruled by Roman Christianity because there were too many “areas to fill” to explain how they came to be. Although Roman mythology was not able to last it was still able to impact the Roman peoples when it was their main religion. The religion was able to both affect them positive and negative.
Virgil wanted to create a means for Rome. “The subject he finally chose was the legendary origin of Rome through the foundation in Italy by Aeneas of lavinium, which founded Alba Longa, which founded Rome”. (Williams, 1992:14) 6 The purpose of roman heroes, which can be seen through the Virgil’s Aeneid is to give means to the origin of Rome (Sinnigen, 1965:55). Aeneas is thus appropriate, because Aeneas was excelled from Troy after it has been invaded by the Greeks, due to the capture of Helen, by Paris, and it was thus his duty to take his companions to a western land to find a city which would, as the centuries rolled by, achieve world dominance and civilize mankind ( Camps, 1967:33) Virgil thus created the Aeneid to show Rome’s dominance to Greece, the characters from Roman heroes and Greek heroes are thus opposite to show Rome’s dominance. Homer however created the Iliad and the Odyssey before the Roman cavitation.
Antony’s speech is more effective than Brutus’ because of the use of a couple literary devices. Antony's was more effective because he used pathos in his speech. He also used verbal irony and rhetorical questions so that way he was not going directly against Brutus and the conspirators. In Brutus’ speech he used Gravitas and logos which is why Antony appealed to people over him. Antony is Julius Caesar's right hand man and also gets in power by after Caesar is killed.
The power that Alexander had, was created by all of the places that he and his father had conquered. The power that Alexander had got him stronger armies, because everyone listened to the king, no one could not do what the king said because that is against laws and punishments would be given. Stronger armies also can get you more land which means you can get more money with the growth of crops. Also wit stronger armies, Alexander can use his phalanx strategy and his smart tactics to defeat larger armies than the Persian
Antony also used Ethos when he speaks to the Romans. There were many differences in Antony and Brutus’ speech as well, including the ways they used strategies: pathos, logos and ethos. For starters, Brutus’ attempt of persuading the Romans during his speech was to convince them that it was right to kill Caesar. His excuses for killing Caesar were the following; because Caesar was too ambitious, and the Romans would’ve been slaves if he had lived. He was convincing the Romans that the conspirators were good people, who wanted no
Introduction Ancient Rome was a very powerful society. The Romans were tired of being ruled by a king, they fought againsest their last king and made a republic. The republic was where the people choose their leaders. The republic is a democracy and wanted to meet the common good for everyone. The Roman republic was somewhat meeting the common good.
Rome vs Carthage: The Quest for Dominion of the Mediterranean Student Hist1421-Greek and Roman Civilizations University of the People Ancient civilizations have often been a great source of interest for those of the modern world. The study of those that came before us provides insight into the lives of those people as well as clues on how to avoid past mistakes. It is commonly known that ancient Rome was one the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. However, there were other civilizations that proved themselves worthy rivals to the great nation of Rome. More specifically, Carthage, a commercial empire of northern Africa.
Brutus had a good argument about Caesar being ambitious and a honorable men but it still wasn’t persuasive enough. The reason why it wasn’t a good enough argument is because Brutus only cared about himself when he was telling the speech and he never gave much detail about Caesar and it just didn’t tell us much about Caesar. He talked a lot of negative things about Caesar and only a few positive things about Caesar through the whole speech. Everything Brutus said in his speech was for himself and Rome he didn’t care about Caesar or the people in Rome that why I think Mark Antony was speech was better because he showed that he cared for Caesar and that the people of Rome cared for him
Some will say the opposite about him, but I believe he is a true Roman Hero. I believe that Julius Caesar was a hero, who did his work haughtily and contentedly. This is my belief because he made the Senate larger, was popular with the middle and lower classes, and he took dangerous political risks. One of the reasons he is a hero is, he made the Senate bulkier. By making the Senate larger he gave the people more representation.
Another example of having too much pride is some types of couples. Couples sometimes don’t trust each other or may have way too much pride, thats the main reason why couples break up is because they focus so much on their pride than working on their love more. In the Bible, “The Book of Daniel” to be exact, Daniel gives us a story of Nebuchadnezzar 's Pride, this story tells us that King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon was filled with pride. He held immense power over his kingdom. He developed a military force capable of conquering any foe.