During the banquet of Philip’s marriage to Cleopatra, Attalus had proclaimed that a legitimate heir would be born of this union, insinuating that Alexander is a bastard. Philip did not defend Alexander and Olympias; instead, he “drew his sword against his son (p. 261).” Out of anger and a wounded pride, Alexander moved to Illyria. Alexander has accepted himself to be the heir; throughout his childhood he repeatedly shows his capabilities as a leader and his ambitions for his empire, but the constant threat of his succession may have led to overcompensation to show his superiority. He later saw this threat in a marriage proposal of Pixodarus’ daughter to Arrhidaeus. Alexander was disturbed that the proposal was not presented to him, and feared that this would elevate his sibling in the line of succession.
Yitzhak Rabin was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 1994 for his accomplishments while Julius Caesar was hailed the “Father of his Country”(A&E Television Networks 2017) granting Caesar dictatorship for this in late 48 BC. Sadly both Caesar and Rabin met with the same horrible demise. After all the good Caesar and Rabin accomplished, both men ended up being assassinated by political rivals. Yitzhak Rabin was mercilessly gunned down after a Tel Aviv peace rally by a young college law student named Yigal Amir. Amir was a right-winged extremist.
Romulus and Remus fought over who would be the sole ruler over Rome. “An omen determined that Romulus should be the founder of the new city.” (Gale Group)Asking the gods for help to decide who would govern the city, Romulus soon reined champion. Remus received the first sign of six vultures, but Romulus soon saw double the amount of birds, reigning Romulus the king. “Romulus killed Remus and became king of the new city, which was named “Rome” after him.” (Quote from book) Filled with anger, Remus’s feral instinct took over and a battle ensued, leaving Romulus the victor and king. Lacking women, Romulus kidnapped the Sabine women to populate Rome.
Rome painfully rejected this proposal, causing the Latium to revolt and become hostile enemies of Rome (Morey, n.d., ch. 10). The result of the Latin war proved to Rome that the cities were not all fit to be apart of the rights of Roman citizenship. Having the great governing intelligence that Rome is known for, they devised a certain order to categorize the different levels of Latium citizenship. At first, many Latium inhabitants became full Roman citizens, with their lands becoming a part of Roman territory.
Conscription, also known as drafting, is a law that the government made for people to go to war. This law stated that anyone who was old enough and was able to fight in the war had to go, whether they wanted to go or not. People thought conscription was very beneficial, I on the other hand disagree. Personally, I do not think conscription is a good idea. It is unfair to force people to go to war, by forcing men to enlist in the army, the army force will not be as strong as it could be, and if conscription occurs, there’s an emotional toll to fighting.
Brutus, in his soliloquy in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, does not satisfy audiences with his justification for assassinating Caesar. Throughout this monologue, Brutus makes several strong arguments against why Caesar should not be crowned as dictator of Rome. One of these arguments includes Brutus stating that Caesar has used people to his advantage all his life and that Caesar has ridden the backs of his fellow companions to get himself to the top. Brutus claims that once Caesar is, “then unto the ladder…” he, “turns his back, looks into the clouds, scorning the base degrees by which he did ascend” (II.i.16-18). In saying this, Brutus believes that once Caesar is declared dictator, he will turn his back to all of those who helped him reach
This essay will be on Julius Caesar and how people might call him a dictator. Many people looked up to him and many people betrayed him. The senates think he was conquering over to many things if I can say. He only ran one year until he got assassinated by the Senates and even his own son. So was he a good man or he was man who just wants to take over?
Caesar was born on the 12 or 13 of July, 100 B.C.. His Parents, Gaius and Aurelia Caesar, were already a politically important family, because they belonged to the Marian faction. When he was nineteen, Caesar went off to war, and due to his political status, he started at a higher position than an average soldier. When he was 49 he decided to leave the army, he went to Spain to further his education. While in Spain, he studied rhetoric, which helped him with public speaking. His ability of speaking made him illustrious.
Right after this, the country erupted into civil war and his father was poisoned and died. Augustus Caesar reacted quickly. He appointed Herod king of Judea and he returned to Judea with a large Roman army. Antigonus, who was the reigning client king of Judea, was removed from the throne. Herod, knowing that his Judaism was in question and wanting to strengthen his power, married Miriam who was a Hasmonean princess.
196).” In Book 16, Odysseus had arrived on Ithaca, and plotted with his son Telemachus to kill the suitors who were trying to marry his wife, Penelope, for the past 20 years. When Telemachus asks Odysseus how can they win because they are drastically outnumbered by the suitors, Odysseus responds,”Is it not indeed enough for us to have Athena and father Zeus beside us (Mandelbaum, Book XVI, pg. 325)?” Odysseus convinces his son that having gods on their side matches any number of
The division of Rome between the brothers Honorius and Arcadius at the death of their father Theodosius the Great was met with controversy; the two sons were but ten and seventeen years old respectively. This resulted in the appointment of the general Stilicho, a half-Vandal, as the protector of Honorius . The elder brother was also deeply influenced by his Praetorian Prefect Rufinus, a man who sought to rise to Imperial power as colleague of the young emperor. Though he failed to marry his daughter to Arcadius, Rufinus remained a powerful influence on military matters in the East. The rival ambitions of Rufinus and Stilicho brought turmoil to the Empire through their manipulation of the armies and use of barbarian insurrections in an attempt to undermine the other.
Congress wrote up laws to punish the rebels but because of the Article of Confederation, congress could not raise up an army so that meant that federal government could not stop the rebellion. The government should have come together soon after this and made the decision to make better laws for the government to control the people.I can see why the people rebelled but it was originally the peoples fault for not helping the government fund the war but it was also the government fault for not thinking about all the scenarios before making the law. The rebellion then went on until the state of Massachusetts made up an army and fought Shay’s Rebellion. Shay’s lost the battle and those who survived were put to death. The aftermath of the catastrophe made the people see how weak the Articles of Confederation really was.
The people would now give the power to the the government they would consent if they agreed to what they were being taxed, restricted on, etc. Divine right had been around for decades, but the war completely changed everything. That shows the revolutionary war was truly revolutionary because the whole concept of a republic was foreign to the people, but yet they did it as they realized they wanted to have a say not listen to what the king has to
His achievements led to Pompey being elected to consul in 89 BCE. The plebeians were hopeful that Pompey would fight for their rights and political power but instead he was a supporter of the privilege aristocrats. However he bribed the plebs with gift, festivals and money in order to gain their support, another form a
The social wars created turmoil all over Italy and Marius, and Sulla were the great leaders of that time. Julius Caesar was excepted at the completion of his education to assume a modest office on the lower end of the long ladder of the Roman political career. however, Julius Caesar was not like other Romans. At a young age he had realized that money was the key to Roman politics as the system had by his time long been corrupt. When he was fifteen years old his father died, with him died the fatherly expectations that Julius Caesar should engage on a modest political career.