When Theodosius II, the emperor of Rome, begged for terms, Attila's tribute was tripled, but, in 447, he attacked the empire again and negotiated another, more expensive, treaty . Additionally, in 451 Attila attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (modern France), however he was defeated at the Battle of Catalanunian Plains. Although, by 452, he invaded Italy, devastating the Northern provinces . Additionally, the Huns played a large part in the eventual fall of Rome. It is known that Attila thrived on warfare and bloodshed, but these accounts of success show how he must have been more than a savage leader to control such a barbaric race.
Caesar was officially made dictator in 47 B.C. this position was usually temporary but he was later on made dictator for life in 44 B.C. Rome had its senate but the real power was with Caesar . Caesar did not want to become the king but the fear of the republicans led the senate to conspire against Caesar and a group of senators ended up killing him believing that the old republican system would return. In conclusion Julius Caesar’s military power affected Rome either positively or negatively from 60 B.C.
But not all in Rome loved Caesar. Some loved him, some hated him, but such is the life of a prominent leader. Caesar was a very progressive leader, as he worked to break down social boundaries within the vast empire, all the while expanding Roman territory. He demonstrated great prowess and strategy in battle, as well as skilled in rhetoric and oration and governing. He also introduced Rome’s calendar, the namesake Julian calendar.
However, in Tacitus Annals account Boudicca reportedly “poisoned herself” succeeding the “glorious victory”. As stated in one report almost eighty thousand Britons were executed alongside four hundred Roman casualties. The consequences for the revolt were primarily the death of Boudicca and the continuing strength of the Romans following the Celts defeat. As a result of Boudicca’s army being defeated by Paulinus Roman legion, Boudicca reportedly poisoned herself as shown in Tacitius accounts to avoid the consequences of facing the Roman’s brutality. Tacitius account on Boudicca’s speech to her army demonstrates how Boudicca would resort to killing herself than being defeated in a battle.
While Julius Caesar’s life ended in tragedy, Octavian was able to live out his life and be an emperor. Octavian succeeded where Julius Caesar failed due to him being more ruthless towards his enemies and by avoiding the stigma of a tyrant. While Julius Caesar was a great military leader and politician, he
Julius Caesar would of made a great leader for Rome and showed loyalty and gave to his country in his will . The other two characters that were mentioned Cassius, and Brutus have shown multiple reasons not to be trusted or strong . Cassius being very weak but still reached his goal. Brutus being strong but did not reach his goal. “Thou art the ruins of the noblest man That ever lived in the tide of times.” Caesar was a noble leader and would of perfectly taken care of rome and the people of
One of the greatest weaknesses that lead to the fall of the Western Roman Empire are the barbarian invasions. When the Roman soldiers were moved from the Rhine-Dhanube frontier to fight on civil wars in Italy, the Roman borders were left open to attacks. Not so long after Constantine moved Rome’s capitol, Germanic barbarians-people Romans considered uncivilized- began to raid and take over Roman lands in Greece and Gaul. Historians believe that the tribes actually started settling along the borders around 200s. Odavacer (a barbarian leader) takes over by overthrowing the last of the Roman emperors and made himself the ruler of Italy.
He sees the tribes to be free from taint. For example, the Chatti tribe was known for their wisdom, intelligence and hardiness (49). The Chauci were acknowledged as the noblest people throughout Germania (51). Tacitus often described the warlike nature of the tribes, concluding that he wanted to focus on the dangers they presented to the Roman Empire. While reading the work of Tacitus, it was almost encouraging to compare Roman values with Germanic values.
Brutus is one of the main plotters in Caesars assassination. Brutus truly beloved that Rome is better off without Caesar. But, Brutus wasn’t alone in the assassination of caesar there was also Cassius, he was very ambitious and greedy. He was smarter than Brutus as well. Brutes’ main belief is the goddess of people.
Titus may not have been emperor for very long but in what little time he had he proved himself in many ways. Vespasian was a great emperor, he fixed and accomplished so much with Rome. Domitian was a very good emperor as well, although he did let his paranoia get the best of him and it was his demise. These emperors all helped Rome to become something better than what it was before. This is how the Flavian Dynasty was significant in shaping
Theodosius the Great, was Roman Emperor from 379 to 395. Theodosius was the last emperor to rule over both the eastern and the western halves of the Roman Empire. On accepting his elevation, he campaigned against Goths and other barbarians who had invaded the Empire; he failed to kill, expel, or entirely subjugate them, and after the Gothic War they established a homeland south of the Danube, in Illyricum, within the empire 's borders. He fought two destructive civil wars, in which he defeated the usurpers Magnus Maximus and Eugenius at great cost to the power of the Empire. He also issued decrees that effectively made orthodox Nicene Christianity the official state church of the Roman Empire.
By the 1800’s the empire that was then controlled by Sultan Abdul Hamid powers had declined but still took hold of Armenia. By the 1890s Armenian scholars from overseas demanded a constitutional government and an end to discriminatory laws in their homeland. This resulted in a furious Sultan ordering the massacre of 100,000 Amanien villagers. Soon after In July of 1908 Sultans viscous reign came to an end when Turkish Nationalist known as ‘Young Turks’ named Mehmef Talaat, Ismail Enver, and Ahmed Djemal forced the nation into a constitutional government yet seized control themselves and created a dictatorship. There was a sudden rise
Sharing a faith gave conquerors and the conquered common ground. Clovis became the leader and had almost all of Gaul under his control by the time of his death in 511. He was first in line of the Kings known as the Merovingians. After he died, bloody battles always happened to find successors. Rivals would always end up tearing the kingdom to pieces so by the 8th century, the mayors of the palace were behind the throne In 723, Mayor Charles Martel led an army and defeated Muslim troops invading from Spain, which halted Islam’s expansion into the West Charles named the dynasty ‘Carolingians’ The first king of the Carolingians was his son Pepin the Short.
He was the successor to Trajan and in many ways kept with his reformer mind set and peaceful outlook in life. Unlike Trajan and even Augustus, he chose to keep the Roman Empire smaller rather than continue to expand. This doesn’t mean that he could not protect Rome and its citizens, he was in fact well versed in dealing with the military. However, he did have the similar problem that Trajan had had before, and that was the Jewish revolts. They were worse under Hardian due to his Greco-Roman culture push on the people, but that still doesn’t take away from the fact that he was an amazing emperor.
In 55 BC he attempted an invasion of Britain. Three years later, in 52 BC, he defeated a union of Gauls. However, his apparent arrogance and ambition brought him great unpopularity and the suspicion of his peers. He made a number of political reforms, which served to give him more power and alienate his fellow senators. In 46 BC, he gave himself the title of 'Prefect of Morals ', which meant he could hold censorial powers without being subjected to them