Tiberius or Tiberius Claudius Nero was born on November 16, 42 B.C.E. and died on March 16, 37 A.D, he was the son of Livia, wife of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Although Tiberius was adopted by Augustus, if there was any other alternative to the throne Tiberius would have been overlooked. After Tiberius became emperor himself, he established the concept of a ruler as god and improved the Roman economy, though his erratic behavior made him unpopular with citizens and the senate. Tiberius was a very capable military leader and a sensible civic leader who tried to restrain the budget, but he was severe and unpopular.
Plutarch’s opportune depiction of the statue of Julius Caesar’s enemy presiding over his death in a picture of fitting retribution is a bit too conveniently symbolic to fully believe the accuracy of his biography. Pompey and Caesar were bound to be rivals eventually due to their positions in the political schema of the time, and this was delayed only by their coalition with Crassus to form the First Triumvirate as well as Pompey’s marriage to Caesar’s daughter, Julia. However, after the deaths of both Julia and Crassus, nothing was left to veil the inevitable friction between the two men. With the masquerade now over, a civil war broke out, ultimately causing Pompey to flee to Egypt, and it was there that he was murdered. It is because
Even though Caesar ruled as an absolute ruler he had created many reforms and did a lot to help the poor (McDougal 161) but in the end he was killed because he was seen as having too much power for ruling a republic. It was Antony who fought for the fate of Rome with Octavian. Antony, as Caesar's successor, would have strived to rule just like him, but it was because of Antony’s loss of power in the end that led to Octavian becoming Rome’s first emperor. It was also Antony’s actions of having an affair with Cleopatra the led to the end of the Second Triumvirate and a Roman civil
Samantha Durand 27 October 2015 Dunipace 4th Julius Caesar Essay Brutus is the Tragic Hero William Shakespeare wrote “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” to tell the story of the tragedy that happened to him. When Caesar was going to become king, his own friends turned into conspirators against him. Since the conspirators said that Caesar would abuse the power of being king, they decided to murder him for the sake of the Roman people. There is bound to be a tragic hero in “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar” because of all the tragedies that occur in the story. In Aristotle’s characteristics of a tragic hero, he named three main tragic hero characteristics.
He also displayed a detrimental fixed mindset regarding his unfortunate circumstances as evidenced by his “Fuck God “comment when he pondered the sad state of his reality in West Baltimore. The contradictory, but well intentioned advice from his brother, Tony, failed to resonate because he, himself, was a drug dealer and their mother, while having the best of intentions, thought the best way to solve their problem was by constantly changing locations, which did Wes no favors in my opinion, because as Author Wes states, “the hood comes in different shapes and sizes” (Moore 97) Ironically, Other Wes found trouble no matter how hard his mother literally tried to remove him from it. Wes’ problems compounded due to a criminal background, 4 kids to feed and mounting financial pressures from his family. His desperate circumstances led him to commit a fatal robbery, which he, along with his brother, Tony, and two others were charged and subsequently convicted of. During a conversation between him and Author Wes Moore in prison, where he serves a life sentence, Other Wes Moore once again displays the fixed mindset that permeated throughout his youth and now into adulthood with this statement; he says: “We will do what is expected of us, if they expect us to graduate, we will graduate.
In both plays, power battles in domestic relationships ultimately lead to the downfall of the characters – thus showing how power can intoxicate a relationship. The decline of power is seen in both Antony and Cleopatra; however, it is Mark Antony who appears to suffer more because of his abuse of power. Antony is the supreme solider and the first speech in the play compares him to the characteristics of Mars; Cleopatra announces he is the “greatest soldier in the world”; in addition to this Caesar pays an admiring tribute to Antony’s heroic soldiership. These attributes, however, do not on their own make for a sturdy base of power, as the individual must be able to sustain these qualities. The tributes of recognition above are symbolic of the fact that he is in decline and no longer the supreme soldier he once was.
By the 1820s, notwithstanding, Jackson's private issue encounters had since a long time ago changed his feelings about hypothesis and paper cash, abandoning him endlessly suspicious of the credit framework as a rule and banks specifically. His vocation as an Indian contender and victor of the British made him a prevalent legend, particularly among area hungry pioneers. His energy for patriot projects had reduced after 1815, as remote dangers subsided and financial troubles increased. Most importantly, Jackson, with his own particular hardscrabble beginnings, epitomized disdain for the old republican elitism, with its progressive respect and its wariness of mainstream democracy. In the wake of losing the corrupt bargain presidential race of 1824, Jackson developed his political base in the lower and mid-South, pulling together numerous strands of alienation from around the nation.
Troy 's hatred of his father acts as a catalyst for many moments in Troy 's life, in negative and positive ways alike. Unlike most fathers, Troy 's father didn 't leave him with a material possession such as a house but instead left him with emotional baggage that crippled the earlier and later parts of Troy 's life. From the beginning, Troy 's father was abusive to his mother and all of his siblings. Troy and his family worked hard on their father 's farm and endured his bitterness towards being a sharecropper. Troy states that his father was greedy and would put his own personal needs above the needs of the family.
He also spread his ideals throughout France only to give his under-qualified siblings leadership positions. His siblings were inexperienced and did not know how to properly lead a country properly. This is an example of nepotism which today, is illegal in many places. Many problems can come from unqualified siblings in power. Especially with France’s track record of bad leaders.