Likelyhood of Julius Caesar, one of Romes most feared leaders, and Abraham Lincoln, one of Americas greatest presidents having much in common, wasn't much I thought. With more research I realized they had more in common like, they both had statues erected in their honor, there empires say a civil war close to there rain there's more I became fascinated on. In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power as Populares were opposed by the Optimates within Romes Senate, among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero. After assuming control of government, from dominating in the Gallic Wars, Caesar began a programme of social
Both politicians had signiﬁcant impacts on their countries. Julius Caesar was considered one of the greatest emperors of Rome and Abraham Lincoln is still considered one of the best presidents of United States. They both were involved with civil wars in the lands they controlled. After the Gallic wars Caesar came to power because of his support of reforms for the common people. Abraham Lincoln was also a politician for several years before becoming president because of his support for the American slaves and the abolition of slavery.
These were all significant figures that were assassinated because of the amount of power they had. It all goes back to the power that John F. Kennedy had when he was president because the assassinators were in fear of how much one person could change the United States as a
Rome had begun in 750 BCE, as a peaceful, thriving settlement, until their government turned from a Republic into a dictatorship. Then, political strain started occurring in the heart of Rome. Roman leaders started focusing on using force instead of compromise to overtake land. Rome had started to get lazy, and was open for attack. Outside invaders infiltrated Rome, not completely destroying the empire, but destroying the city and heart of Rome.
Also, at a young age his father King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, was assassinated and subsequently died. Alexander became king of Corinthian League by eliminating his enemies. Alexander’s ego and reputation was very important to him. He inherited one of the largest empires by battling and over taking other kingdoms. He used his honorable position to launch a project his father had previously planned.
To end it off, Julius caesar was a very powerful leader; but with power came many more powerful enemies. As Caesar was taking his last breaths he had managed to spit out a few last words. But “Caesar 's last words were not ‘Et tu, Brute?’ meaning And you, Brutus?’. Instead they were reported as ‘You, too, my child?’ ”
The roman civil war is not just one war it is a set of wars that brought about the end of the Roman Republic and built up the Roman Empire. There is the Caesar Civil War and the Octavian battle which I will be focusing on. In my opinion those are the two main battles of the Roman Empire since the Caesar Civil War was what brought about his assassination and the Octavian battle was the last of the Roman Civil Wars and the end of the Roman Republic. There were many factors that led to the decline of the Roman Empire such as Rome being able to rule almost the whole world being a great power but incapable of ruling itself. Authority was mainly in the hands of the senators that were selected by the Romans; however, there were always internal
Napoleon attempted to gain trust in order to convince his people that he always had their best interest at heart. However, the fact that Napoleon made an effort to raise his public image is all well and good, but did it work? According to Geoffrey Ellis, the majority of French people thought very highly of Napoleon: "All presented him as a ruler of unrivaled intelligence and wisdom, as a force for good, for necessary change, who swept away the last corrupt vestiges of the old regime in France." Napoleon began his rule in 1796 near the end of the French Revolution – a time period in which thousands of French citizens were executed by the government. When he rose to power, French citizens believed that Napoleon was the person who was finally going to pull their country out of political turmoil.
To begin, Julius Caesar was the first dictator in Roman history,causing a lot of problems with the council and the people. Gordon King in his book The Rise of Rome explained how Julius Caesar knew what he was doing and how to lead successfully. This quote is a good example of what the people of Rome thought about Julius Caesar and why they really liked him,“Thus died the greatest man that the Roman world had yet produced” (Gordon 141). In this quote Gordon King says that Caesar was one of the
After Sulla died Caesar became politically adept and became extremely involved with Roman politics and prosecution. During this time Caesar transformed his country by expanding the countries borders, putting into place a stabilized imperial system, stabilizing the economy, and enhancing the overall countries wealth, power, and standing among other countries. Julius Caesar was claimed the Dictator and hailed the “Father of his Country” (A&E Television Networks ). Through all of this Caesar's power was astounding and brought to attention by his political rivals. Only a year after Caesar became the Dictator of Rome was he assassinated by political rivals Gaius Cassius Longinus, and Marcus Junius Brutus who claimed themselves to be the