“Early in his reign, Halley’s Comet passed over Rome. Augustus claimed it was the spirit of Julius Caesar entering heaven. If Caesar was a god then, as his heir, Augustus was the son of a god and he made sure that everybody knew it.” By using Halley’s comet in passing over Rome, enforcing that it was Julius Caesar’s spirit, he showed exactly how superstitious the Romans were. The Romans were so superstitious, they fell for this immediately. Augustus’ supposed analysis of Halley’s Comet helped his social standing with the Romans by verifying that he himself was also a god.
As soon as he came into the world, Olympias’s main objective was to make him king. She made sure she offered him a great education, so she and her husband hired Greek philosopher Aristotle to tutor Alexander. He considered her one of the most influential people in his lifetime, and follows her strong paths. Alexander loved most that his mother was tough-headed and arrogant. Being tough-headed and arrogant allows him to never be stepped on, and only follow through with the things you please.
Apart from that, she also plays a small role but a very significant part in bringing Enkidu and Gilgamesh closer together. Ninsun is highly fond of her son. Ninsun motherly instincts had also helped guided her son, Gilgamesh through tough times such as when he had his night terrors. She spoke highly of him and given him praise to the gods. In Book III, Ninsun says, “Lord of heaven, you granted my son beauty and strength and courage” (99).
Agrippina was the mother of Nero and stepmother to Britannicus, this meant that she had a duty to care and nurture them. When Claudius fell ill late in his reign, Agrippina used this opportunity to boost Nero’s popularity. She was also able to persuade Claudius and the senate that Nero was perfectly capable of taking over the administration of the empire when Claudius died. Agrippina had the support from some of Claudius’ freedmen, particularly Pallas, since Claudius had a large amount of trust placed upon these two individuals, they worked together and influenced Claudius, persuading him into agreeing or committing to acts that would benefit Agrippina. Overall, Agrippina played an essential role in the reign of Claudius, her Julio-Claudian linage and influence improved and stablised his principate.
Caesar demonstrated his wit when he saw opportunity for self-promotion in giving a funeral speech for his Aunt Julia and his wife, Cornelia, in 69 BCE. In his speech, Caesar stressed his association with Marius, the leader of the Populārēs faction and his descendence from Iulus, as well as established his political ambitions and resulted in his gain of much desired publicity. (Terwilliger, Early Life of Caesar) Caesar also recognized the strength of relationships, and demonstrated this when he skillfully conducted the marriage of his daughter, Julia, to his ally Pompey as an effort to solidify their alliance. Along with this, he married Calpurnia, the daughter of an upcoming consul, in order to align himself with those in power. (Unknown, Julius Caesar: Historical Background) Caesar also continued to use relationships as a catalyst to gain leverage in his aligning of the First Triumvirate, a loose coalition between Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus.
Her letter to John Quincy Adams, her son shows the affection she has for her son. She writes formally and personally to get her point across yet, still making it clear that her son has a support from his loving family to help guide him through any adversities that may be thrown his way. Through her rhetoric Abigail Adams is able to show the perfect balance a mother must have in guiding her son towards the direction best for him, while maintaining logical and emotional
Sotomayor states, “I am here, as many of you noticed, because of her aspirations and sacrifices for both my brother and me” (Sotomayor). This quotation clearly states Sotomayor is grateful to her mother and she is the reason Sotomayor has lead up to be one of the nominees for the Supreme Court. Sotomayor appreciates and gives credit to her mother for all that she has
In his exclusive essay for Glamour, titled “President Obama Says, “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like”, former president Barack Obama shares his views as a feminist, as well as how it has impacted his life as a son, husband, father, and president. He states how growing up with a single mother, supporting his wife, and raising two daughters has inspired and formed his views as a feminist. Throughout his life, he has seen the progress of women’s role in society enhance over time and he claims that right now is an “extraordinary time to be a woman”. Though there is still room for improvement on women 's rights, our country has made great progress in the act of women’s rights, according to Obama. During his presidency, he admits that he was working on creating policies to further the equality of women and their rights.
Abigail Adams, the First Lady of the United States of America during the presidency of John Adams, often wrote letters to her beloved son, John Quincy Adams. At the time, John Quincy Adams was planning to travel around the world so his mother decided to write him a letter filled with sympathy, telling her son how much she appreciates his qualities and prestige. This particular letter contained pathos, an anecdote, and also tone to proficiently aid Abigail Adams get her rhetorically appealing message across to the mind of her son. Adams began with telling John Q Adams her opinion about him embarking on this journey and then proceeded to emphasize her worries as he is traveling. Adams used pathos to make John know how much she cares and worries about him.
Early in the play it says how Brutus 's ancestor kills the ruler of Pompey for the sake of Rome. HE did this to ensure that Rome stays in a healthy state just like Caesar is going to do. Nobility is passed down the blood line and it is obvious that Brutus receives the trait. Brutus only wants to do whats best for Rome. Brutus kills Caesar for Rome not because of his personal feelings towards him.
Without doubt Marijane express how she cares about for her country, and wants to stand and defend no matter what. Furthermore, she continues to demonstrate national pride after witnessing the Iraqi F-14s bomb in Iran. She declares, “We have bomb Baghdad!” (82). Beginning asking her dad if he is going to fight
Hatshepsut was an effective religious leader. She credited her place to Amun through her Heavenly Birth. She followed the god’s command by acquiring an expedition to Punt and gave gifts to the gods; she gave praise to Amun for her military victories and triumphs. Hatshepsut also kept religious festivals and contributed numerous respect and influence to the Amun priesthood. Hatshepsut made sure Egypt was safe after her death.