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.
He says, “Whilst we by Antony are all enclosed”(JC.V.iii.8). He explains that their army is now surrounded by Antony’s. The conspirators underestimated Antony yet again, and it has led to the defeat of Cassius’ army. In conclusion, had the conspirators killed Antony along with Caesar, the outcome of the tyrannicide would have not been the defeat and death of the conspirators. Antony cleverly used his speech at Caesar’s funeral to increase support for his side.
Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one. He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11). Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic.
One of the most famous of these individuals was the general Julius Caesar. Born of a powerful noble family, the young general was the first to change the shift of the conquered lands for Rome. Caesar shifted northward, away from the mediterranean towards Gaul (modern day France) and brought victory to Rome. Caesar, still suffering a high from victory, decided to create his own triumph and paraded his troops into Italy to be welcomed as a hero by the masses. These actions by the general completely disregarding the law, created by the republic, that stated that generals would not lead troops within Italy proper.
Rome went on to conquer and settle Gaul, the Celts and traveled as far as the British Isles. Polybius states that many had mixed ideas of Rome, “[…] thus securing the supremacy for their own country---were the actions of sensible and far-sighted men. Others contradicted this, and asserted that the Romans had no such policy in view when they obtained their supremacy; and that they had gradually and insensibly become perverted to the same ambition for power, which had once characterized the Athenians and Lacedaemonians; and though they had advanced more slowly than these last, that they would from all appearances yet arrive at the same consummation.” Rome left an indelible mark upon the world that is still felt and heard today. Rome after the Punic Wars was very different than the Rome before the long
2. 257-276). He was emotionally torn between his love for Caesar and his love for the people. On one hand he and Caesar were great friends and killing him would be morally wrong to Brutus. But Brutus’ "ancestor, Lucius Junius Brutus drove out the last of the ancient kings of Rome and founded the Roman Republic” (JC.
He was the figure of fun; he was always clumsy and awkward. Britain had resisted Roman rule for over a century, but was conquered by Claudius, who created client kingdoms to protect the frontier. He had succeeded where Caesar had failed. Although not the preferred choice of the Senate, Claudius proved to be an efficient emperor. His first act was to execute Cassius Chaerea and his co-conspirators, the assassins of Caligula.
The Celts: The People Who Came Out Of Darkness 'The Celts: The People Who Came Out of the Darkness ' the author Gerhard Herm tells an epic story of the Celts who attacked Rome and Greece for the possession of wealth, power and diversity. Even though, in the beginning the author spends most of his time giving more detail than he should about the Romans, Greece, and Atlantis, moreover, the story portrays how the Celts Warriors collected the heads of their enemies and regarded them as war trophies. The Celts later extended their influence to the Atlantic and the Middle East. In these regions, they brought a unique mythology and culture. They also introduced a style of art that was regarded as the greatest accomplishment of the north of Alps