After Carthage Rome’s hunger for new lands was nearly insatiable, this perhaps was brought about by the very act of the long war with the Carthaginians. Changes were in store for Rome due to their now very war-like attitude. Changes in senate policy along with social order would reorganize Rome for the foreseeable future. Consuls and tribunes held positions in the senate, both of whom were strongly linked to the army therefore the senate would ultimately control the Roman army. “[…] the tribunes alone […] are subject to them, and bound to obey their commands.”
Rome painfully rejected this proposal, causing the Latium to revolt and become hostile enemies of Rome (Morey, n.d., ch. 10). The result of the Latin war proved to Rome that the cities were not all fit to be apart of the rights of Roman citizenship. Having the great governing intelligence that Rome is known for, they devised a certain order to categorize the different levels of Latium citizenship. At first, many Latium inhabitants became full Roman citizens, with their lands becoming a part of Roman territory. Soon after, came the categories of: Most Latium towns partly incorporated, Military/Latin Colonies who possessed the Latin right, and
The grand history of Ancient Rome’s empire is marked with much conflict and war. Some of the most prominent and historic of these conflicts were against a powerful Western Mediterranean power known as Carthage. Carthage was powerful enough to be seen as one of Rome’s greatest rivals. In fact, the power of Carthage was so great that she almost conquered Rome itself. In this paper, we will trace how Carthage almost became the equal of Rome, and how the conflict between these two powerhouses led to Rome becoming a great naval power.
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. Foreign invasions was one of the main causes of
Several factors prompted this decline such as: several economic problems, the rise of other trade routes, the European hunger for expansion, and weakness in the Ottoman government Furthermore, the Ottoman Empire was both politically and militarily strong, yet, it was too traditional and could not keep up with worldwide changes and modernity through time. Europe and the West were rapidly moving forward innovatively while the Ottomans stayed in their place for too long. All these problems led to the empire being less centralized in Europe. Simply, the Great Powers of Europe took advantage of this situation and allied to completely end the rule of Ottomans. To further affect the empire, European powers chose an Ottoman strength and turned it into a weak point.
Julius Caesar is known for winning his victory in Gaul. Making one of his victories most important new territories to the empire. Later on his “Dictatorship” Caesar went to war against Pompey, leading his troops across the river Rubicon. By then of 48 BC he had pushes his enemies away from Italy and trapped Pompey, and he ended up in Egypt. Eventually Pompey gets killed in Egypt.
Julius Caesar started life in a family who already had a fair political standing. He quickly climbed the Roman political system, while gaining the people 's approval. Before Caesar was at his peak, he was taken hostage by Cilician Pirates. Caesar had many opportunities in life, but he decided to take them.
As mentioned previously, Augustus declared war on Cleopatra and in doing so declared war on Antony who, since beginning a relationship with Cleopatra, was going to support her in the battle. In doing this, Augustus knew he would gain more support due to people feeling able to swap to support him rather than Antony with the reason of not liking Cleopatra rather than seeming disloyal. Despite Cleopatra having a large army, Antony lost a large proportion of his support from the army to Augustus and therefore Augustus defeated Antony and Cleopatra. This battle could be seen to lead the way to Augustus ruling the new Roman empire as a powerful military state because he had been able to gain so much support in the lead up and during this battle and therefore the reason why it changed so drastically was because of the feud between Antony and Augustus allowing it to when Augustus declared war on Cleopatra. However, one question raised by this is if Antony would have fought Augustus if he didn’t have the support of Cleopatra and her army and if he wouldn’t have, would Antony still have run the Roman Empire as a military state or maybe followed Caesar and become a dictator?
A successful empire needed a military group to expand and defend against marauders. Without the strong military group, the expansion of an empire wouldn’t be possible. When the military warriors decided to leave their armor behind, it represented their lost determination to win battles for the Roman Empire. Therefore, the Roman Army played an important role in sustaining the Roman Empire. Because of their foolish choice to no longer be determined to protect and save the lives of others by giving up their breastplates and helmets greatly damaged the Roman Empire’s strength and changed many invaders’ perspectives and viewpoints encouraging them to contribute to the fall of Rome.
Rome a Great Civilization The Roman empire was one of the greatest empires to ever be established on Earth. The ancient civilization was born from the fallen civilization of the defeated trojans, (www.regent.edu. 1). Political as well as Biblical history keep historians busy deciphering truth and myth within the pages of the ancient documents that were produced during this time period. The Roman empire was a republic that included the votes of the poor as well as the wealthy, and although the poor could never hold political office, the wealthy knew better than to lord their power over the commoners within the empire.
As member of the Assembly and also of the Athenian navy, I would like to point out all of the cons that this reform will bring to us if passed. Athens has been a republic with ambition, that ambition did get us to the top, but now, in current time that same ambition has brought us down to our knees. We have exceeded on our ambition to power, therefore we have to learn form our own mistakes and as an assembly, make the decision whether or not to rebuilt these longs walls. If the Spartans destroyed our walls once how can we assure that this wont happen again? By making the walls bigger?
What we think about Brutus being Noble... It came to terms knowing to think that Brutus might’ve done the right thing because, although Caesar was trying to bring the city of Rome down and someone had to stop him. For this, we know that Brutus was the hero of Rome and then his life soon ended in the heat of battle. Brutus and the conspirators were trying to make Rome a great city again, but this time under Brutus’s rule, But It ended badly.
They can protect us from the French and Natives on this new world. We have fought against these people once, and our troops were not strong enough to hold the French and Natives. The only way we could beat them was with english troops from our homeland. We would have been taken over and could even have died but with Great Britain’s help, we won the war. If we become enemies of our cherished nation, they could annihilate us.
The first and second Punic wars occurred over a period of around 60 years in the mid and late second century B.C. Although this is a relatively short timeframe in comparison to the vast history of the Roman Empire, these wars would shape the fundamental outlook on Roman foreign policy for years to come. However important to the Romans, though, these repeated military conflicts would spell the end for their adversaries – the Carthaginians. Though at times in the fighting the Carthaginians definitively maintained an upper hand, I assert that the Romans were destined to win both wars. The Carthaginians simply could not overcome the Roman’s intrinsic courageousness, their superior political and armed forces organization, and, most importantly, the manpower the Republic possessed.
The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage lasting from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, it was one of the biggest wars to take place. Rome’s empire had been expanding for years. This did not sit well with Romans, resulting in them attacking Carthage in 264 BC (“First Punic War”).