At the age of 16 his dad died quite suddenly and he was named head of the household. At this point in time, Caesar married Cornelia, the daughter of Cinna. During this time, Sylla was the master of Rome and he wanted Caesar to put his wife away. He refused and was stripped of his inheritance and his wife’s dowry. After that, Caesar left Rome to join the army.
A few months ago Proserpina the daughter of Ceres, goddess of grain, was kidnapped by Pluto, god of the underworld. Ceres is too sad to even grow plants on earth. People wonder if Zeus will step in and stop this. The Greeks say that Proserpina wanted to go to the underworld. The Romans say that Proserpina was kidnapped by Pluto and that Pluto is forcing Proserpina to be his wife.
Money changed lots of the decisions the characters made, maybe even most of the decisions made apart from Nick were done for money. Money and materialism is not the motivation to happiness. The abundance of valuable possessions or money has not, and does not make one happy. In chapter six, when Gatsby dies, no one from his parties, or any of his friends showed up to his funeral. "Mr. Gatz and the minister and [Nick] in the limousine, and a little later, four or five servants(pg.
The First Triumvirate eventually fell due to Caesar’s extensive governorship in Gaul and Pompey’s eagerness to join the Optimate Faction. However, at that point in time, Caesar was far too successful for the alliance’s failure to affect his ever-thriving political strength. Seeing that he had victoriously completed his conquest of Gaul, “Caesar set up an efficient provincial administration to govern the vast territories,” and went on his way to lead Rome autocratically (McManus, 1). Though he tried to obtain this positon legally, he eventually resorted to military force,
When Eckles killed the butterfly, a series of events followed for millions of years. Initially, the group returned home after a horrifying experience only to find a regime in place, all in part, due to Eckels. Secondly, their language they were very accustomed to had been altered drastically; it had been altered almost to the point where it almost seemed foreign. Finally, they had found their beloved candidate, Keith, had lost to their current dictator. This was the straw that broke the camel’s back; Eckels was shot and killed on
“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear, seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come” - Julius Caesar (Shakespeare 2. 2. 32-37). This is a quote from Julius Caesar on the day he was assassinated.
Candidates for offices came to Caesar for money, something that again, Caesar could grant based on the spoils of his conquests. In return, these candidates did everything they could do to advance Caesar's power. The most influential and powerful men visited Caesar and decided that Caesar should receive more money, and most importantly, that Caesar's power should be renewed for an additional five years (Plutarch, 1915). Caesar's advertisement of his defeat of Gaul was paying off handsomely in money and extended leadership. This was helpful to Caesar because it allowed him to further influence men that would later help him back in Rome.
He was offered a crown three times and he did not accept it each time. This made him look like a non-ambitious leader and he wanted to show modesty as he was not king. The conspirators saw this and began to think that Caesar would gain too much power and ruin Rome. So the conspirators then made a plan to kill Caesar, but Caesar was very suspicious of Cassius and said “Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much.
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.
Along with the battle comes the reward and Macbeth is given the new title ‘Thane of Cawdor’ from King Duncan who announces “What [Thane of Cawdor] hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won”(I, ii, 67) Through earnest motivation, Macbeth has now won a new title and trust from the king which in turn allows him to take a step closer into possibly obtaining the royal throne. Additionally, Macbeth’s new title confirms how his determination allows him power as a trustworthy and vigorous leader. Furthermore, the audience is able to connect to and applaud Macbeth because he is using his ambition to help succeed as a war leader and gain himself a much
When she was first put to rule Cleopatra a 18 year old and her brother Ptolemy XIII a 12 year old boy. Cleopatra decided to take advantage of her age difference and rule the kingdom primarily by herself. She accomplished this by kicking her brother out of any authority position he had in the kingdom. After this she was exiled from Egypt to Syria, but she wasn 't giving the throne up very easily. Cleopatra set up an army by the border of Egypt and gained her throne back.
Antigone is the subject of a story in which she attempts to secure a respectable burial for her brother Polynices. Oedipus 's sons, Eteocles and Polynices, had shared the rule jointly until they quarrelled, and Eteocles expelled his brother. In Sophocles ' account, the two brothers agreed to alternate rule each year, but Eteocles decided not to share power with his brother after his tenure expired. Polynices left the kingdom, gathered an army and attacked the city of Thebes in a conflict called the Seven Against Thebes. Both brothers were killed in the
This angered and embarrassed the Romans. Julius Verus Maximinus led the angered soldiers and marched against their own emperor, and Alexander Severus, the last Syrian emperor of Rome, and his mother Julia Mamaea were assassinated on March 19, 235 AD. Alexander Severus was only 26 years old. Alexander Severus’ death sparked the era known as Military Anarchy, and ended Pax Romana, meaning Roman Peace. His body was later returned to Rome and deified by the senate in 238 AD.
In exchange, Antony returned much of Eastern Egypt, including Cyprus, Crete, Cyrenaica, Jericho, and parts of Syria and Lebanon. Cleopatra gave birth to another one of his sons, Ptolemy Philadelphos, in 36 BC. Antony was defeated at Parthia, and then he left his wife Octavia (Octavian’s sister) to go back to Egypt. At the public celebration known as “Donations of Alexandria” in 34 BC, Antony declared Caesarion as Caesar’s son and heir. This angered Octavian because he was Caesar’s adopted son.
Janie 's second marriage came when she left Logan for a man named Joe Starks. Joe promised to give her the world and treat her the way a lady should be treated. Unfortunately Joe had a turn and he turned to be a bad man and ended up dying. After Joe dies Janie meets Teacake the husband who treated her the best but it was the one that ended the worst of them all. Logan was her first marriage Janie did not want to marry him but her grandmother forced her to because Joe was a rich man who owned a lot of land