They abused an oath known as sacrosanctitas, or the right of tribunes to not be physically harmed, to take control of Rome. With this oath in place, Tiberius bypassed the Senate and instead used the Plebian Assembly to issue land and farms to those without them. Both brothers ignored the tradition of tribunes being only elected once by announcing they will run for the next election, resulting in Tiberius being killed by angry senators. When Gaius tried to instate new courts to put senators on trial for political corruption, the senators advised the consuls to defend the republic by killing him. This ultimately resulted in two factions being created, the “supporters of the people” in the populares faction, or supporters of the “best” whom belonged to the optimates
Historians may argue that Julius Caesar helped rome to make it better and stronger for the people. While this might be true this is misleading because all of Julius Caesar's good actions like giving people more jobs,but it just covered up his worse actions that hurt rome. Also Julius Caesar was named a awful man throughout history from not persevering in hard situations, hurting not helping rome, and doing things for himself. To begin with Julius Caesar was named a awful man from how he didn’t persevere in hard situations. One way he didn't persevere was when Sulla (the emperor of the time) ordered Julius to divorce Cornelia (his first wife) because she was from the family of Sulla's enemies.
The Senate realized Caesar was going to be king for a long period, thus destroying the power of the Senate. The Senators intention was killing for the good, the integrity, and the survival of the Republic. They alleged that his power would end their representative government. By doing that, though, they brought on rule by strong emperors, which ended the power of the Roman Senate. This is shown by how the killers claimed the murder was the murder of a tyrant.
Whilst much has been written about him both from historians during and after his lifetime, based on many of his actions as discussed above, it would be very easy to conclude that he was driven to madness and was insane which more than likely brought about his cruel nature and ruthlessness. Whether this insanity was as a result of an illness or by his traumatic childhood and up-brining, we will never know. Perhaps he was sane and many of his actions were directed to antagonise the Senate and those whom opposed him. The example about threatening to make his horse a consul (which never occurred) may have been a deliberate swipe towards the Senate. The stories about his army collecting seashells may have simply been gossip and rumours created by those who opposed him as a means to prove that he was insane with the aim to ultimately removing him from power.
In 432 BC, the Peloponnesian League voted that Athens had broken the terms of the Thirty Year Peace. Finally, Sparta issued an ultimatum to Athens, stating that there would be war unless Athens lifted economic sanctions on Megara (which had defected to the Spartan side fifteen years after its battle with Corinth) and stopped the military blockage of Potidaea. This was done in support of Megara and Potidaea, but also to pacify Corinth, which had threatened to join a different ‘international league’ should Sparta refuse to take action against Athens. Thus, when the Athenian assembly rejected this ultimatum, at the urging of Pericles, the actions of these lesser powers nudged Sparta and Athens back into
“The Egyptian army crossed the desert in thirty days and camped several miles outside of Kadesh. Eager to take over kadesh, which he believed was held by only a small force, Ramses set out for the city at the head of Amon, leaving his troops to catch up.” (Morkot pg 59) Luckaly, two Hittite spies were caught on the way to the city. They confessed that the whole Hittite army is placed just east of Kadesh: Ramses fell into a trap. (Dorman pg 9) the division of Re was just coming up to support Ramses and his officers as they quickly tried to make plans, but they were overwhelmed by the thousands of Hittite chariots that came towards them. (Ancient Egypt online pg
In the early 1960’s during John F. Kennedy’s term as president, there was a crisis over civil rights and discrimination. In the end of the year 1962 JFK finally released the order to end any sort of discrimination in federally assisted housing. This came late due to the act being made in 1960. Kennedy also failed to protect civil rights workers from violence according to Foner. Discrimination was at a peak in the early 1960’s forcing Kennedy to speak on national television banning discrimination in all public accommodations.
He stabilized the empire, and thus destroyed the republic. His short reign ended what was left of the republic. People contemplate whether or not he was a good leader, and if he is the main reason for the fall. In reality, the fall of the republic was inevitable. Caesar just sped it up slightly.
Social change happens when people are dissatisfied by their everyday life and want to change the way they have to live. In the novel, the citizens of the Dominican Republic have to remain under the dictatorship of Trujillo for 31 years and they do not get to vote for a new president. Whenever someone tries to get rid of him, they disappear or get killed. When Sinita is telling Minerva what happened to her family, she says that after betraying the trust of the ex-president of the dominican republic and after having him sent to Puerto Rico, Trujillo ”[announces] that he [is] president ”(Alvarez,18). Actions like these by Trujillo such as declaring himself leader make the citizens of the Dominican Republic to realize that he is not fit to be in
This allows Lewis, to make the point that we, too, have evidence of the consequences of good and bad choices, of Heaven and Hell, all around us all the time, too, and yet that doesn’t stop the effectiveness of skeptic arguments. Jealousy and resentment are two of the biggest things to let go of to have salvation. In the book, ghosts find themselves jealous of the angels’ appearance, clothing, and status. They resent not being angels themselves, as they feel entitled to it. Jealous of how many people seem to love the angels, they resent not being so loved themselves.
here once was a man known as Marcus Aquila. He had planned for himself a normal life as a Roman soldier, and eventually end up at Egypt. He had hoped of getting his family’s land back also. Marcus’s dad was the leader of the Ninth Legion which was mysteriously lost along with its Eagle. He was assigned in Britain as a Cohort Commander.
The Thebans soon revolted after his assassination, it was then when his son Alexander the Great who quickly took control of the throne and halted the Thebans revolt, burning their city Thebes to the ground. Alexander then looked at the rest of the world and only two years later did he cross Hellespont into Asia and defeat Darius III of Persia in the Battle of Issus. This victory further pushed King Philip’s plan to get revenge on the Persians for their acts in the Peloponnesian Wars and to also take control of Asia. By the time it was 332 BC Alexander had conquered Egypt and found the city of Alexandria which he named after himself. Alexander then went to Mesopotamia where he, once again, defeated Darius III.
During the attack was happening, the Trojan hero Aeneas, son of the goddess Venus and the mortal Anchises, received a message from the gods telling him that Troy was destined to fall. They told Aeneas that his mission was not to stay and try to defend Troy. Instead, he was to go and found a new city where they could start a new country from the remaining Trojan peoples. Aeneas quickly gathered his family, his wife Creusa, and men and fled Troy, although Creusa was lost in the escape. Troy shortly fell