There is a possibility that Caesar could turn out to be one of the best leaders Rome has ever seen especially with how he leads his armies. Also Rome would never be the empire it is right now in the story without Caesar being such a great leader this entire time. Caesar has also not shown any signs of being crazy of having or wanting power. He has denied the crown several times and hasn't gone crazy has a high power general.
This book didn’t just cover the lifespan of Cleopatra itself but also quite resourcefully shows the historical aspects of events that happened before and after Cleopatra’s lifetime. With Cleopatra being such central and well-known figure, not just back in her time but even now, she had a very strong impact on history herself and through her relationships with Caesar and Mark Anthony.
First of all, Julius Caesar was an unbelievable military leader and emperor. By conquering most, if not all, the Mediterranean Sea basin, he strengthened and expanded the empire. He conquered all that land for farming to feed all the citizens in his empire. He won his soldier’s affection by displaying his incredible leadership and strategies used on and off the battlefield. After conquering a territory, he treated his defeated enemies with a large respect by offering them to join and serve in their government and military. After Julius Caesar’s time as the emperor, Roman was the biggest empire in the Mediterranean Sea basin. Julius Caesar made the Roman Empire the vast republic everyone remembers.
A character who makes a judgement or error that inevitably leads to his or her own destruction, defines a tragic hero, according to Aristotle. In William Shakespeare’s writings, one character generally identifies as a tragic hero. Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, comes from the true events that took place in Rome during the time that Caesar rose and gained power as dictator. After Pompey’s death in Egypt; caused by each of their power-hungry desires, Caesar declared himself dictator of Rome. Although, with Pompey’s death, many remained loyal to him as opposed to Caesar, that then led to the plot of Caesar’s assassination. In the play few characters share traits of a tragic hero. Certain characteristics;
Julius Caesar was a Powerful Roman politician and general, who served as a god to the Romans. He played a key role in the events that led to the downfall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman empire. His reign from 49 B.C to 44 B.C illustrated his dominance in controlling a commanding army and ruling a nation. Many historians have different opinions on Caesar's command. Some saw him as a leader for the people, whereas others saw him as a man searching for power and power alone. This paper will show you how Julius Caesar became the man he was and the pros and cons of his leadership.
Due to Cleopatra efforts, she made Egypt wealthier and more powerful. Cleopatra was misunderstood, thinking she was an evil temptress, the Romans refused to trust her. They believed she was a bad negative influence on the civilization. Cleopatra is of the ten queens portraits of women of power, Cleopatra is also known the evil woman in history. The evidence that the archeologists have been saying that Cleopatra was a women of powerful achievement. Since the fortune had it that Rome’s imperial regime was born from her defeat, Cleopatra played the role, as a unique as it was involuntary, of link between the Hellenistic and the Roman world. Her relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony permanently have impacted on Ancient Rome and Egypt. Her being with Caesar and Anthony led to deaths, Cleopatra had been part of Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony deaths. He began to make unwise decisions. Cleopatra was thus heir to a line of determined women who were often the object of sincere devotion on the part of the Egyptian people of inept or discredited. The early Cleopatra’s have not enjoyed the fame of their last ancestor.
The legendary Roman Empire lasted from 753 B.C.E. all the way until 1453 A.D. However Rome split in two at about 395 A.D. which crippled the ancient Rome we know. So really ancient Rome lived from 753 B.C.E. to 476 A.D. But the name of Rome continued on in the Byzantine empire for about another 1000 years. Yet many people nowadays still refer to Rome as one of the greatest ancient civilizations of all time. They thought this because Rome was leaps and bounds ahead of others in military, political, economic,architectural, and technological aspects. But Rome was far from perfect, because of its split in 395 A.D. ancient Rome began falling apart. The things that made it great became its downfall. But there were many important factors that made Rome fall, but the most prominent were military, economic, and religious factors.
Caesar most likely would have become one of the most prosperous leaders of Rome. If Antony was also killed like Cassius wanted I believe Cassius would have started a rise to power that would lead to everything he said he was trying to prevent.
Cleopatra VII has become one of the most well-known ruler and Egyptian in era of the Roman Empire because of her suppose beauty, cunning personality and her influence on the Roman Republic which turned into an Empire shortly after her death. While she is not Roman citizen herself, her relations with Julius Caesar and later Mark Antony are what brought her influence of power into Roman society and expanded her own in Egypt. Just like any ruler in history she sought power which was not something easily done as a woman in that time, however primary sources such as Josephus and Cassius Dio often do not refer to her as a great ruler, but as a seductress
The author states “Cleopatra devised a plan to meet Julius Caesar on her own terms seeking a political alliance and a return to the throne” (Grochowski 1). By linking up with one of Rome’s powerful leaders it gave her a major power move, but it also gave her a part of Rome that she could control. The author states “Cleopatra and Mark Antony became allies and lovers and he returned with her to Alexandria in 40 B.C.E.” (Haughton 1). Since Cleopatra would do anything to keep Egypt successful, that also meant making new allies, especially if they were tied to Rome. Strong alliances helped Cleopatra gain the control of Egypt and its people. Although her alliances had a hand in her personal life it still gave her the dominance most ruler
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. Although the Roman public loved him, many higher Romans believed that he was becoming dangerous. These feelings ultimately led to the murder of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. when he was stabbed 35 times. This period of uncertainty lasted approximately
Once again, Shakespeare was able to bring his characters to life. By blending love, emotion, tension and anticipation together, a masterpiece was created. Through his art work, a number of characters evolved. Julius Caesar was not only the main character, but he was a man made up of words, words of Shakespeare, that perfectly represented the three views that made him complete; the inner personality of Caesar, his physical traits and other characters' views of him.
To begin with, Caesarion was 17 when he, Antony, and Cleopatra died, but in the film he looks about 12, and Caesarion died after Antony and Cleopatra did, though not long after. Moreover, Cleopatra gave birth to three children with Antony, 9- or 10-year-old twins Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene II and a 6-year-old son Ptolemy Philadelphus; and Antony had a son Marcus Antonius Antyllus, whom all were not in the film. Furthermore, her entry to Rome scene is meant to indicate that Cleopatra entered the heart of the city and was received in the Forum, which is not correct. As a Egyptian Queen, she was prohibited from crossing the Pomerium, the sacred boundary of the city, into Rome proper. The original route was from the port of Ostia to the outskirts of Rome. She then stayed in one of Caesar’s villa in Transtiberim and never crossed the borderline. In the film, she stayed at Caesar’s house in Rome, where in fact she could not permitted to stay. Besides, in Caesar 's assasination attempt, Cicero was taken completely by surprise and never even visited the Senate during this period; however, the film has presented him getting directly involved in the
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. Eventually, Augustus conquered all of his enemies and his ally, Marc Antony, to achieve his goal of bringing Rome back to peace. At this time the Roman civilization had a Republic as their form of government
In 62 BC, he was elected praetor in Farther Spain. In 61 to 60 BC he served as governor of the Roman province of Spain. Then, in 59 BC, Caesar was elected as a consul, the most significant political post, through his alliance with Pompey. As soon as he became consul, Caesar waged a successful campaign against some tribes in Lusitania. He was awarded the right of triumph for his victory despite the fact that many of his enemies accused him of provoking the war. Till then, Caesar had achieved fair amount of political success but he still wasn’t much popular among his peers. In order to fulfill his dream of developing Rome, Caesar needed more political success through alliances. He found the best two alliances that would take him further to the path of success. He first aligned with the Roman General Pompey then he allied with a powerful Roman politician Crassus. Further, Caesar’s alliance with Pompey was strengthened with the marriage of Caesar’s only daughter Julia with Pompey. This alliance proved significant for Caesar as he received wealth and military might from Pompey and important political contacts through