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.
Ancient Rome is recognized for strength in war and battles, so the ideal citizen would be strong and willing to fight. Hunt explains that in Rome “one man’s loss was another man’s gain” (177). The culture of Ancient Rome was aggressive, as the men were trained to fight and be devoted to their country. “Male elites had to be on guard to defend against and avenge any slights to their personal, family, and state honor” (Hunt 177). In The Aeneid, Virgil writes “Roman, remember by your strength to rule // Earth’s peoples-for your arts are to be these: // To pacify, to impose the rule of the law, // To spare the conquered, battle down the proud.” As Aeneas is looking at the fate of Rome in the underworld (1151-1154).
Death is Optional The gladiator was the quintessential Roman athletic performer. In Ancient Rome, a man’s virtus (manliness and courage) was the very definition of being a Roman. The gladiator was a perfect representation of the Roman citizen’s concept of virtus; for in the arena he demonstrated prowess, manliness, and strength while fighting, and courage upon death. The people of Ancient Rome prided themselves in their military prowess, and the gladiator was a physical representation of that prowess; continually reminding the population (and surrounding areas) that Rome was the best of the best when it came to military capability. The gladiator and their status amongst the people is an enigma.
The Mongols were a fierce people highly capable and unafraid of using violence to accomplish their goals. However, they were highly organized and advanced in their fighting capabilities and after the conquest was complete they practiced tolerance. This is similar to other persons or groups in history such as Alexander the Great, the Romans, and the Muslims, who all practiced tolerance and had highly capable military powers who used advanced tactics. The era of the Mongols has important value in history. During Pax Mongolica the world saw an increase in trade and peace accompanied by a decrease in crime.
In conclusion Julius Caesar’s military power affected Rome either positively or negatively from 60 B.C. till 44 B.C. He played an important part in how Roman society developed throughout the years because of his military contributions. He was strong, determined, and decisive which is why he is considered one of the best military leaders of all
Beowulf is considered a classic Anglo-Saxon warrior because he has the physical abilities and strength that create a good warrior. To accompany his physical abilities, Beowulf is courageous in his battles, believing that his fate is already determined by
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
Though Caesar was egotistical, he was the greatest military commander in European history because his military IQ was astounding, he cared for and fought beside his men, and he also expanded the Roman Empire to its greatest lengths. Like many great and powerful leaders Julius Caesar was quite arrogant. This generally frowned upon quality
Succeeding in having all of Gaul under Roman control, Caesar proved himself to be a great ruler and achieved a very high reputation as a strong leader. He was also admired by his army for being ready to sacrifice and go through any hardships and overcome all obstacles for the sake and welfare of Rome. Being favored and admired by the army was one of the main reasons that triggered the senate's fear of his escalating power. However, things began to gradually deteriorate and gravitate towards a civil war. The senate managed to pull Pompey towards them and stimulate tension between him and Caesar; to take things up a notch Crassus died leaving only Pompey and Caesar to each other.
In public, Caesar was the leader Rome had always wished for, a strong, valliant man that would let nothing in his way. Consequently, Caesar had a more vulnerable side to him where the reader would be able to see glimpses of throughout the play. Still, Caesar allowed his public self image to take priority in which would eventually lead to his death. Speaking historically, the great Julius Caesar was a people’s leader with a deep hunger for power in which he would do anything to