The ancient history tells us that the Rome and Carthage had become rivals as they fought for the control of the Western Mediterranean. The First Punic War which was held in Sicily, took place between 264 – 241 BC. The Rome was able to win this war which made them to conquer Sicily. The Carthage was defeated at this time
Carthage’s first conflict with Rome was due to the same kind of Government. Carthage has two magistrates called the Suffetes, and they were similar to Rome’s Consul. The council form of elders called the Hundred, that compared to Rome’s Senate. Their Assembly was called Comitia which was as much alike to the Romans, the only thing that separates their equivalent, was the way business was conducted in the government and economically (Morey, 1901). ROME AND CARTHAGE 3 ROME AND CARTHAGE Carthage real power was employed by the wealthy and prominent families and did not have a body of loyal citizens as Rome had.
However once Rome recognized the true threat they faced from Carthage they also began to expand their naval capabilities. They recognized that Carthage held an advantage on the sea due to their long history of seamanship so Roman ingenuity designed the the Corvus. This was 30 foot long gangway which could be lowered from the ship's bow on to the decks of enemy ships and secured with a huge metal spike allowing them to unleash a squadron of Roman fighters on-board the enemy ship. The Romans also copied the designs of ships they captured and Archemedes, who was the greatest inventor of the age, came up with many improvements and original designs that turned many ships into "machines of war". These innovations allowed Rome to finally become a strong and great naval power coupled with the ships confiscated from
The mention of the name “Julius Caesar” evokes a variety of different images in people’s minds. Some would think “dictator,” others, “leader” or “influential,” and even so, among others, “an arrogant asshole.” Whatever the world’s opinion of Caesar, it is an indisputable fact that he completely transformed the Roman Republic into a strong Roman Empire. Caesar has a rather lengthy track record for positions held in the political sphere, thus making him the epitome of what one would define as a political success. The leading contributing factor in this success was the crucial political alliances he formed. That along with his cunning, people-pleasing abilities, and immense sense of determination all contributed to how Julius Caesar became the
Cuba’s location in the Pacific was glowing with opportunities for not only business, but also strategic military. The final of the five was the unexpected eradication of the USS Maine, an American battleship, blamed on the Spanish. This medley of conflict erupted into war with the Spanish, speculated to have ended with five core results: the gain of Puerto Rico, Guam, and purchase of the Philippines; the evental annexation of the Philippines; the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands; the assembly of the Panama Canal; and the rise to a world-power status. This was undoubtedly, one of the most impactful wars America has fought.
finally finished and concluding with the end of Carthage in 146 B.C (Morey, 1901). The war between these two nation has been for a long time and the power struggling was well known and the political division always created conflict between them. For instance, by the time, the first Punic war split out, even though the Roman Empire had an occasion to dominate and commanded the power over the Italian peninsula becoming a naval power. However, there was also be a trace how Carthage becomes almost had an equal resistance that compared with Rome that showing the strength to the battle during the
Absolutism is defined as political power that concentrated to one person or a group and opposing or shared power doesn’t exist and reigning over the country. It’s opposite of constitutional government, therefore it lacks constitution and parliamentary system and political responsibilities doesn’t exist. In my opinion, absolute ruler should have a strong military power, have a wisdom and knowledge, and enlighten his/her country. The best monarch that fits to all these condition is Frederick the Great, who was King of Prussia. First reason is Frederick the Great had a great military power.
During his life he showed an extreme interest in politics and the military. In the civil war around 83 BC he supported the optimate Sulla and was an independent ally in the campaign to recover Rome and Italy from the Marians.His power was based on his military success and his extraordinary strategies. Also, he gained the public benevolence by earning great victories with the command he inherited from his father. Together with the other most powerful men in Rome, Crassus, Pompey became consul in the year 70
From 1500 to 1914, empires began forming all throughout the Eastern and Western hemispheres, all competing for world power, whether it be the economic, land power, or cultural influence. Like many of these empires, the nations of Europe were big advocates of imperialism and world power. The continuity of their use of “European Racism,” and advancement of technology helped them achieve their great power throughout the centuries. While their adaptation of political administration throughout the centuries helped them take over and operate under large native lands, while still having efficient rule. Overall, the continuities and changes in imperial enterprises from 1500 to 1914 led to more advanced and efficient rule among most modern empires.
1. Introduction In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, Gaius Julius Caesar is described by the character of Mark Antony as being, “…the noblest Roman of them all…” (Shakespeare Julius Caesar 184.108.40.206). Julius Caesar has been represented in history as a multi-faceted Roman leader, excelling in the military, social and political spheres of Roman life. This discursive analysis will centre around Caesar’s position in history through a focus on his characteristics as exhibited in sources. His appeal as a fascinating historical character through his ambitious nature and popularity amongst the people will first be examined, followed by a discussion on how Caesar achieved his prominent position in history resulting from his contributions to and expansion of Roman society and the nature of his assassination.