It gave them a sense of identity and belonging to a great nation they are citizens of. Instead of Rome being portrayed as a violent, forceful, controlling and manipulative city on conquest to expand the nation, it was depicted as a city that lead with fairness and loyalty. A nation that is for the people by the people. Virgil encouraged Roman pride and patriotism by stressing the importance of family and heritage and by affiliating Rome with greatness.
We have read about Rome’s self-proclaimed valiant and persistent character (Morey, 1901), and this attitude must have been bolstered by their victory over Carthage. Rome had taken on its biggest rival up to that point, and won. It is not unreasonable to think that the confidence of its people and leaders was strong enough to encourage ever greater expansion in the future. If you think you can win, you have gone a long way toward achieving future victory. Conversely, if you had taken on an opponent with the help of one of the world’s greatest military leaders (Hannibal in this case) and suffered a defeat, you confidence would be diminished significantly.
At the Battle of Yorktown in 1781, George Washington fought the British by land, while the French, under Admiral de Grasse, blockaded the British by sea. Completely overpowered, General Cornwallis quickly admitted his defeat. Although the French provided essentially all the sea power, they also contributed over half of the troops on land (Kennedy 153). Therefore, the French lived vicariously through the American people and jointly celebrated the victory. Throughout the American Revolution, the basis of the French and America alliance ultimately rested on mutual benefit.
Some similarities can be seen between The Birth of Venus by Botticelli and Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles. Even though one is a painting and one a sculpture you can clearly see the influence of Greek and Roman art on the piece by Botticelli. The Birth of Venus was completed by Botticelli around 1485. It is said to be one of his most well-known artworks.
The tribes were an important aspect of my essay as they were significant in the development of democracy, whilst democratic procedures were important to my essay as it helped me to understand the system and also provided to how did democracy cause Athens to thrive, therefore this source was useful to the essay. This source was also beneficial as it provided useful information that is highly reliable due to it being able to be corroborated. The points that were corroborated include citizens of Ancient Athens were paid for attending the assembly (Cartledge, 2011) therefore due to this corroboration it
Many years after the Punic Wars were over, Julius Caesar ordered for the cities of Carthage and Corinth to be rebuilt. Now Carthage is one of the most famous trade centers in the world. He ended the rule of corrupt emperors by taking the throne, being the best emperor Rome ever had, and being appointed as dictator for life. He enlarged the Senate allowing the people to have as much representation in the government as possible. In an article, it states that Caesar attempted to fix local governments making them work smoothly.
Kadesh is a Hittite territory known for influential trade centers and beautiful cities. The Hittite empire takes pride in each of their provinces; therefore the Hittite warriors have a natural instinct to widen their vast territory and increase connections across the ancient world. A battle held in a Hittite territory would signify greater advantages for them; however, King Ramses displayed exceptional courage and confidence, which led him towards the battle of Kadesh, even with the risk of terrible loss. Egypt functioned according to the law of Ma'at. Ma’at held Egyptian matters superior to anything; it required the king to execute laws for the prosperity Egypt.
Hailey Cassidy History Period F 3/30/16 Athens vs. Sparta Ancient Greece, located on the Mediterranean Sea was home to the two most powerful city-states of its time, Athens and Sparta. Athens was situated on the Attic Peninsula along the Mediterranean Sea and was most known for its cultural perspective such as drama, architecture, literature, and music. One of Athens’ most enduring achievements was the creation of democracy which allowed all male citizens to have a say in government. Not only was this a great achievement, but Athens was also educated their citizens and thrived during the Golden Age. Sparta, located on the Peloponnesian peninsula had a main focus on military power and success and there was little room for culture.
The complex architecture tells us about the population in the Roman Empire. There had to be a multitude of people involved in the construction of this gigantic monument. The Colosseum helps us understand the amount of knowledge that these people actually possessed to build complex buildings such as the Colosseum. These people were obviously amazing architects which can correspond to the fact they had time on their hands and as stated in class, people who have a lot of time on their hands tend to build things. The Colosseum had three levels of seating above the arena and many rooms underground where the gladiators, animals, et cetera would emerge from.
The properganda was revolutionary because it was a newer concept and it truly worked in pushing the war forward. Because of the efforts to show the colonists and the British that it was wrong to withhold there independence and to withhold there rights. Inserting Picture... Image
Ancient battles have existed throughtout ancient history. Historically these battles were due to gaining total power of an empire or fighting for the resources these ancient lands provided the people. They were both located near the Mediterranean sea, allowing both empires to have similar quantity in their empires. These two empires were great and powerful,ut Persian 's empire was stronger than Greece empire because it had a larger skillful military. One example was Cyrus the Great and the Rise of Persia during 550-522 B.C.E. Persia was founded by Cyrus the Great, one of most brillant and powerful king.
When you think of powerful empires, Ancient Greece will be one of the numerous that might come to mind. This is because of their extraordinary military, advanced culture, and many political structures. Although they were one of the best civilizations in history, they shared and differentiated several aspects of their culture with other parts of the world. This essay will show the comparisons and contrasts of Ancient Greece’s culture and government counter to Ancient India’s Hinduism’s caste system and Sparta’s military to Japan’s Samurais. Ancient Greece was the birthplace of the democratic government and great philosophies, that hold has some of the main fundamental elements towards western culture.
However, the truth of Rome’s development is that a group of Latins settled in the area of Rome around 1000 BCE. Since this group was near the Mediterranean for trade, and Greece was close enough to also provide an influence over the culture, these few Latins created a society that thrived into the Roman Empire. As far as archeologists and historians can find, there was no brutality involved in building this society. Yet they were still able to have a thriving culture and develop over a thousand years. America is currently in the same state as the Roman Empire once was, where different ideas are being introduced and new technology is constantly being invented.
Keshaun Spruill 2/4/2016 MLA Format Professor Jones Western Civilization I What Made Rome Great Rome was made great and a strong civilization through the characteristics of its culture. Rome has a variety of views in their government and the way the culture changed. Aside from the political arrangement of Rome’s government there existed an extensive patronage relationship that gave benefits to both parties. Virtues were also an important aspect of Roman culture that many sought to keep alive. Citizenship for Roman citizens made it more beneficial to those with the capability to obtain it.