Julius Caesar proved that he was one of the greatest Romans to be apart of Rome and with his military strategies that led him to conquer most of Gaul and parks of England, this shows that he was a true genius. The way that he was able to manipulate the government so he would win his election is just so elegant. He got the richest man in Rome and one of the most respected and joined them three together, and together they could have done anything. Julius Caesar used his greatness in battle as a way for him to gain popularity within the Roman population. Julius Caesar was a Roman
Julius Caesar “Veni, vidi, vici” – Julius Caesar by this he meant “I came, I saw, I conquered”. (www.brainyquote.com) These are three things Julius Caesar did in Rome. Julius Caesar was significant in Rome because he was instrumental in ending the Roman Republic and beginning the Roman Empire, he created job programs for poor romans and took power away from the senators who hated him for it. He is one of the most famous people in ancient Rome. Julius Caesar was a soldier, “Roman general and dictator”.
He also reformed the calendar, as a result, citizens were able to understand the new way time was divided into.. Moreover, Caesar had a major impact on Rome’s peace and order. In the end, Julius Caesar is debated on whether he is a hero or a villain. I stand by the opinion that he was a hero. He proved to be kind to his enemies, changed the local governments, so they ran better, as well as brought peace and order to Rome, if accomplishing that doesn't make you a hero, I don't know what
Augustus Caesar, often referred to as the creator of the Roman Empire, was Rome’s first emperor, and arguably its greatest one. Although his relationship with each varied, he understood the importance of gaining the support of the military, the senate, and the people. He rose to power and maintained his power as a result of this ability. During his lengthy reign, he oversaw the transformation of the political and religious institutions, economy, administration, and army of the fragile Roman Republic into those of the Roman Empire (Mellor 6). In addition to a sense of humor, Augustus possessed intelligence, ruthlessness, and political savvy— traits which enabled him to craftily legitimize his autocratic rule under the forms of traditional republican law, and establish the legal, political, and cultural foundations for an empire that would persist for the next 1500 years.
“Sculpted monuments...testify to the high artistic achievements of imperial sculptors under Augustus and a keen awareness of the potency of political symbolism” (“Augustan Rule,” 2000). It is not through just images though that Augustus reinforces this careful balance and understanding of art as an influence on personal appearance. Augustus also supported, “a social and cultural program enlisting literature and the other arts revived time-honored values and customs, and promoted allegiance to Augustus and his family.” (“Augustan Rule,” 2000). Therefore, Augustus did not purely focus on just physical structures or images but, he also utilized the growing prominence of Roman
Caesar demonstrated his wit when he saw opportunity for self-promotion in giving a funeral speech for his Aunt Julia and his wife, Cornelia, in 69 BCE. In his speech, Caesar stressed his association with Marius, the leader of the Populārēs faction and his descendence from Iulus, as well as established his political ambitions and resulted in his gain of much desired publicity. (Terwilliger, Early Life of Caesar) Caesar also recognized the strength of relationships, and demonstrated this when he skillfully conducted the marriage of his daughter, Julia, to his ally Pompey as an effort to solidify their alliance. Along with this, he married Calpurnia, the daughter of an upcoming consul, in order to align himself with those in power. (Unknown, Julius Caesar: Historical Background) Caesar also continued to use relationships as a catalyst to gain leverage in his aligning of the First Triumvirate, a loose coalition between Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus.
In “The Life of Caesar” by Suetonius, Julius Caesar is a clean-cut man with astounding endurance, incredible strength and determination, and great arrogance. Caesar is very skillful in showing powers of endurance. For example, the author writes, “He always led his army, more often on foot than in the saddle, went bareheaded in sun and rain alike, and could travel for long distances at incredible speed in a gig, taking very little luggage”(201). His forbearance becomes obvious in the fact that he is able to retain such self-control and tolerance in unpleasant situations. In addition, Julius Caesar has the amazing ability to exert strength during times that require much determination.
Caesar—nearly everyone knows him, and nearly everyone has something to associate him with. Whether that is a delicious salad or a feat of Caesarian proportions, his name has left a legacy that can’t be destroyed. While Caesar definitely has had a lasting effect on today’s society, what did he do within the confines of Ancient Rome that made him so significant to Roman history? While I had a few other notable people to choose from—namely Augustus Caesar and Cleopatra—I believe that Caesar’s military, political, and economic contributions to the wellbeing of Rome are what makes him stand apart within the confines of Roman history. Julius Caesar was born into a family of great prestige, the Julian family, on July 13th, 100 BCE.
Another thing that the Emperor did that led to his downfall was his obsession with his religion and the Syrian sun god that he frequently worshipped. He enlisted the sun God Elagabalus to Jupitar level and went on to build a temple of the god and make senators watch him dance on the altar of the God all day. This was not very pleasing to the senators. He even moved the sacred relics of the Roman religion to the temple so that all the Roman people were forced to worship his god if they wished to worship anyone else. My sources prove this by saying, “The most sacred relics from the Roman religion were transferred from their respective shrines to the Elagabalium, including the emblem of the Great Mother, the fire of Vesta, the Shields of the Salii and the Palladium, so that no other god could be worshipped except in company with Elagabal.Augustan History, Life of Elagabalus”.
Despite the circumstances, the reign of Marcus Aurelius was relatively successful, and thus, is appropriately referred to with the phrase “the five good emperors”. As even though such a term is partially subjective, the selflessness and benevolent nature of Aurelius lead him to bring further peace and prosperity to Rome. Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome in the 26th of April 121AD as Catilius Severus to the three-time consul, and prefect of Hadrian, Annius Verus, and Domitia Lucilla, the daughter of a former consular. (Historia Augusta) At the age of six, he would attract the interest of Hadrian by the frankness of his character, who would nickname him ‘Verissimus’ (meaning most true, or sincere). From an early age Aurelius was educated by the best teachers as prescribed by Hadrian, discovering philosophy, more specifically stoicism, and becoming greatly devoted to his study.