In discussion of Agrippa it is important to consider his beginnings. He was adopted by Augustus at the age of fifteen, when Germanicus was eighteen and Tiberius was forty-six. Due to Tiberius’ track record, he was the obvious choice for succession. He had been consul twice and invested with tribunicia potestas for a period of five years. The question of why Agrippa was even adopted by Augustus is raised by Pettinger, as it is obvious who was going to be succeeding Augustus as princeps.
The career of Agrippina the Younger was successful, her achievements and honours are a testament to her success. For the majority of her life, Agrippina became a very powerful and influential person even as a woman in Ancient Rome. Her Julio-Claudian linage was the major factor which allowed Agrippina’s power and influence to flourish, being the great granddaughter of Emperor Augustus, and daughter of Agrippina the Elder and Germanicus meant that she already had an established foundation of success in Rome. Her controversial role meant that she challenged the standards of her time, and this represented a crucial stage not only in the development of her power, but also for the women who would succeed her. Several busts depict Agrippina with physical
The Power of Power “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”(Lord Acton). Does, as Lord Acton says, power lead to corruption? Can someone’s sense of morality lessen as their power increases? A case can be made that yes, it does indeed corrupt.
And note: In 6 BC Augustus Caesar offered Tiberius command of the East for five years. But Tiberius, noticing Augustus grooming Gaius for power, declined and retired to Rhodes. Here, five years later (January 1 BC?), the grooming of Gaius takes him to Syria exposing him to the East. Augustus obviously planned that Gaius should take a firm hold of the East.
When Agrippina the Elder, returned to Italy carrying her popular husband 's ashes, she publicly declared Piso guilty of murder and hinted at the involvement of more hidden agents. Agrippina the Elder, believed that Tiberius had conspired to kill Germanicus, and “she waged a relentless vendetta against the emperor.” Tiberius probably felt that he was blamed, by many people, for the death of the popular Germanicus; Tiberius had two motives to kill Germanicus: Germanicus was a potential rival of Tiberius himself, and he was a rival of Tiberius’ son, Drusus.
In Shakespeare’s acts, there are not many occasions where Caesar comes into play. Even so, it seems as if they portray him as a man who was ambitious and who had enough self-control as to humor the people around him to gain friends and influence. Plutarch’s opinion of Caesar seems obscure. He mentions how Caesar did many good for those around him, though, at the same time, he mentions how people thought that he had an ulterior motive for doing such things. Plutarch does not mention Brutus very much except that he had been pardoned by Caesar for fighting against him.
Cinna appears in this scene to tell Cassius that once Brutus has joined the conspiracy, the problems of the metaphoric storm will stop. The storm is a metaphor for what will happen if Julius Caesar starts ruling as the king of Rome. The storm has Cassius believing that if Caesar becomes king, people will catch on fire (another metaphor), it would rain fire, there would be lightning everywhere, and meteors would fall from the sky. This was why Cinna told Cassius if Brutus joined the conspiracy all of this would go away, because Cassius knows that bad things will happen if Caesar becomes king, so he says that Brutus can prevent that.
Although the influence that the power of free will possesses can immensely affect the fate of an individual, fate can also be predestined. Throughout the play, characters demonstrate their own views on the effect of free will through their actions, thoughts, and words. In an attempt to change the fate of the Roman Empire, the conspiracy chooses to utilize their free will by murdering the widely beloved leader of Rome. However, due to the outcome of the play, it can be questioned if their costly actions were all in vain. Incidents that are decided by free will and others that are already underway are prominent within The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, and greatly affect the denouement of the play.
William Shakespeare has been known for making multiple plays that are still read and performed for over 450 years and continuing. One of his well-known plays is “The Tragedy of Julius Caesar”. In the “Tragedy of Julius Caesar” Act 1, the play mostly revolves around 3 characters; Cassius, Brutus, and Caesar. The relationships between those threes characters tend to be different from one another. Cassius tends to dislike Caesar but he likes Brutus.
CHAPTER 2 Power is everywhere and it may be perceived as interaction between human beings at various levels. It involves an exchange of power and they result in behavioural changes of the individual groups or society at a larger level. The greater is the level of exchange of power the higher is the possibility of environment alteration in which it had occurred. There are various relationships that illustrate power usage in all human societies. Power relationships can be understood specifically in these relations such as superior-subordinate, patron-client, master-slave and leader-follower.
Augustus once stated, “I found Rome built of brick and left it in marble.” This one quote by Augustus himself is enough to summarize his remarkable reign over Rome for over forty years. An heir to his much beloved great-uncle, Julius Caesar, Augustus is considered to be the first emperor of Rome. Octavian, who later was bestowed the name Augustus by the Senate, rose to power through avenging his adopted father’s murder (“Augustus”). Rome under Augustus flourished in respect to trade, defense, and literature.
The Roman Empire was one of the most powerful and successful nations in world history. A large part of the empire’s success was due to their superior military, including their intense training and cunning tactics. The notable wars that will be discussed were turning points in Rome’s history, and helped shaped the empire to become one of the most powerful, and influential, civilizations that have ever been studied. To become a Roman soldier, one first had to reach the necessary level of training. Roman soldiers focused on fitness in order to withstand any physical obstacles in battle.