Comparing their assassination shows both differences and similarities. As similarities, these two great men were once leaders in the past and their assassination is one the significant way of comparison between them. In both cases, the former U.S. President and Roman General were killed by people who were threatened by their power and authority. Julius Caesar was born in July 100 BC in Rome, a Republic at the time, while the empire was just at its start. He was a Roman General Consul and author of Latin prose.
Catiline ran for consul after falling deeply into debt. He was from a long established family unlike Cicero, and stated that, if he was elected consul, he would forgive the citizens of their debt. However, in 63 BCE, he lost the election for consul for a third time against Cicero. In Cicero’s first speech, he stated that Catiline sent Roman knights to his house to murder him the day of the election. Cicero had a strong service of intelligence, and thus discovered Catiline’s plans and was able to
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.
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
SECTION I: Alexander III of Macedon who is also known as Alexander the Great. He was born in July of 356 BC to Queen Olympias and King Phillip II of Macedon. As a young child Alexander the Great was tutored by the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle. At a very young age he aided in the Battle of Chaeronea alongside his father. Also, at a young age his father King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, was assassinated and subsequently died.
She had romantic as well as military alliances with the Roman leaders Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Cleopatra VII is believed to have been born in 70 or 69 B.C., the daughter of Auletes (Ptolemy XII) and Cleopatra V Trypheana. After the death of her father in 51 B.C., the throne of Egypt was passed on the Cleopatra, age 18, and her 10 year old brother, Ptolemy XIII. His advisors stood against Cleopatra, forcing her to flee to Syria in 46 B.C. She returned
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
The strength of the Romans were the unity of their people. The Roman Army, defeated the Carthaginians in Spain while Hannibal was looking for his brother to join him in this war the Romans send his head into the camps of Carthage army which threatened the Carthage itself. In 201 B.C. Carthage surrendered to the Romans. After this time, with the victory over Carthage, Rome became the dominant power in the Western Mediterranean, while Carthage became a weak city-state without any army or an empire.
Tribunes also had veto power in the senate, which made it the highest ranking position for a plebeian. (ius intercessionis). Flavis is best known for his involvement in the diadem incident with Caesar, where, before Julius Caesar’s assassination Flavis and one other man stole the Caesar’s diadem. As Caesar’s power grew over time someone put a diadem on one of his statues, marking him as a king. Flavis and Gaius Epidius Marullus removed it.
And the second choice will be Abraham Lincoln. Back ground of Julius Caesar Its estimated that Julius Caesar was born in Rome on July 12 or 13 100 BC. When Caesar was 16 years old his father Gaius Caesar died, he was now the head of the family and he remained close to his mother. Aurelia and decided to make an effect to side with the country nobility. In 84 BC Caesar married his first wife Cornelia, the daughter of a nobleman.