Augustus Caesar, often referred to as the creator of the Roman Empire, was Rome’s first emperor, and arguably its greatest one. Although his relationship with each varied, he understood the importance of gaining the support of the military, the senate, and the people. He rose to power and maintained his power as a result of this ability. During his lengthy reign, he oversaw the transformation of the political and religious institutions, economy, administration, and army of the fragile Roman Republic into those of the Roman Empire (Mellor 6). In addition to a sense of humor, Augustus possessed intelligence, ruthlessness, and political savvy— traits which enabled him to craftily legitimize his autocratic rule under the forms of traditional republican law, and establish the legal, political, and cultural foundations for an empire that would persist for the next 1500 years.
Alexander the Great vs. Julius Caesar Alexander was born in Pella which was the ancient capital of Macedonia in July 20, 256 B.C. He was the son of a great Macedonian king named Phillip II and his wife Olympia. Alexander received a very good education by one of the greatest philosophers the world has meet who was Aristotle. Aristotle was the fourth tutor Alexander had and he was the only one who could control and teach his rebellious student. Alexander did not focus only in the money he’s dad gave him but he was interested in all the teachings as he said “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” Alexander was one of the greatest military leaders that existed.
His heroic figure that everyone cherished, and loved. He made many friends along the way, and he had a close bond with Brutus but doesn 'trealize that Brutus has begun thinking that Caesar is gaining too much power and he must die. He had some flaws of his own, but he had made many legal changes for the people of Rome so they would have a better life. People still think of Julius as the leader and the face of Rome, as the years have passed. As a monumental, there is statue 's in
These actions were all done mostly before Caesar had taken politics into his consideration, as he was still a young man. However, as seen, Caesar was still greatly impacted by these men and their actions (Marius and Sulla). Another group of predecessors to Caesar who helped lay down the foundation for him were the Seven Roman Kings. One of the Kings, Tarquinius Superbus, planned quite a few projects and reforms, including dividing people into tribes and classes, building the Servian Wall, and creating a temple for Jupiter. These actions could have easily inspired and sparked Caesar to create
Augustus obviously planned that Gaius should take a firm hold of the East. This being the case, if Gaius had not already been in Rome, it is likely, on hearing of the death of Herod, Augustus would recall his young grandson from the East to participate in the discussion of Herod’s successor. For Gaius was not alone in Syria, he had several “battle-experienced” generals with him, upon whom he could rely whilst he made the trip to Rome. This would be good experience
The Life of Julius Caesar The History staff uses facts and evidence to support their claim that Julius Caesar is often remembered as one of the greatest military minds in history and credited with laying the foundation for the Roman Empire. The History Staff supports their claim by including his life before he was known for his many achievements and the First Triumvirate that started his career. The History Staff uses the many battles he fought in or led to also support their claim. The History Staff concludes with the events that led up to the death of Julius Caesar. The author uses these many facts to support their claim so as to create a scholarly and accurate argument.
There are not many people who have changed the course of history for their country and brought a new hope and dynasty to them in short years of rule. Julius Caesar helped form the First Triumvirate and worked his way up to dictatorship. He brought greatness to the civilization of Rome and gave the people a leader that they would go on to love and be remembered forever. He was a great leader of the Roman Republic who innovated to the Roman Empire by greatly capturing other lands and spreading the culture there establishing its imperial system. Julius Caesar was born to Gaius Caesar and Aurelia Cotta on July 12, 100 BC in Rome.
Profiles In Eloquence Politicians have often been credited with being eloquent speakers, from the earliest times to the present day. Marcus Antonius (a Roman Politician and soldier) made one of the most memorable speeches in history. Shakespeare dramatized this in the play Julius Caesar when he used Antonius’s famous opening words “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears”. These words have become immortalized in the minds of literature students and the countless numbers who have used this speech in elocution contests. Also from the ancient world is Demosthenes, one of the greatest orators of his time, of whom Cicero said “inter omnis unus excellat” - “he stands alone among all the orators”.
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
Mark Antony was a Roman general who served in the Gallic wars with Caesar and would go on to serve with Caesar again in the Civil War that took place in Rome before Caesar took over Rome. After Caesar’s death Antony saw him self as the true heir to his legacy and worked hard to make sure he stayed in power. Even though Caesar’s will gave the majority of his wealth to his grandnephew Octavian, Antony took a portion of it for him self along with claiming himself as the Caesarian faction leader. This created a rift in their relationship that would eventually boil over to war after Philippi. Antony led several legions at Philippi and his victory there helped him retain his power in the eastern Roman provinces after the battle.
Of those great leaders of the Roman Republic was none other than Cincinnatus.Cincinnatus is a well known leader from that era and in fact the root of his name is in the city of Cincinnati.He was not only a famous political leader,he was a philosopher that showed deep content for his people.Originally he was born in a very rich palace home where they were called the alkimia where he was raised and taught to be an aristocrat but then his family lost the farm and became farmers.The Olympic games were founded before he was born and were quite gruesome while Pisistratus had already introduced free loans which was another tremendous accomplishment.As the tyrant Hippaus slid towards the scope of madness Cincintus wondered if all was well in his beloved
Charley and Henry had to kill people in hand to hand combat, so these soldiers have gone through a lot in the war. The main characters in this book were both young, Henry was the legal age of 18 but he was still young, and Charley was only 16 when he signed up. The hardships of the war and all the kill caused both characters to go insane from the killing. the soldiers were in the same war, the Civil War, but fought in different battles. Overall the soldiers were required to go through tight and nervous experiences while in
Benjamin Harrison was a great President because he was well-educated in the law and in the military. Plus, he handled tough situations. Although he was well reserved, Harrison put his foot down for the things he truly believed in. With all this, Benjamin Harrison passed many acts that shaped the US. Many can relate to saying that Harrison was intellectually inclined.