Ptolemy, being a young king, had advisers that helped in making executive decisions. At this time, they decided to kick Cleopatra out of Alexandria, giving her brother all the power. Cleopatra needed help and support to reclaim her place on the throne, and she needed a powerful source. Julius Caesar, a Roman military leader, was just the person to attack and demand her title. Being as clever as she was, she smuggled herself into the Roman Empire?s palace, wrapped inside a rug, and asked for Caesar?s support.
Even though Caesar ruled as an absolute ruler he had created many reforms and did a lot to help the poor (McDougal 161) but in the end he was killed because he was seen as having too much power for ruling a republic. It was Antony who fought for the fate of Rome with Octavian. Antony, as Caesar's successor, would have strived to rule just like him, but it was because of Antony’s loss of power in the end that led to Octavian becoming Rome’s first emperor. It was also Antony’s actions of having an affair with Cleopatra the led to the end of the Second Triumvirate and a Roman civil
Bad trust choices were even around during the time of Julius Caesar in Rome in the year 44 BC. Julius Caesar had been a powerful leader of Rome as the governor. Some feared that when he became Dictator, he would be too powerful. Calphurnia, his wife, had a dream that if he met with the Senate, he would be killed there. After being talked out of his own wife’s foreshadow, he speaks to Calphurnia, “How foolish do your fears seem now, Calphurnia!
Why and How she Died After Caesar 's crime in 44 bc, she aligned with Mark Antony in opposition to Caesar 's legal son, Gaius Julius Octavinaus. Cleopatra had the twins Cleopatra Selene II and Alexander Helios along with another son Ptolemy Philadelphus. Mark Antony committed suicide as he lost the battle of Actium to Octavian 's forces. Cleopatra then followed tradition and killed herself by getting an Egyptian cobra to bite her on the 12th August, 30 bc aged 39 in Alexandria, Egypt. She was briefly outlived by her son Caesarion, who was declared pharaoh by his supporters but soon killed on Octavian 's order 's, which is when Egypt became the Roman colony of Aegyptus.
In Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, everyone was celebrating the return of Julius Caesar and their holiday, Lupercal, making Caesar the new ruler of Rome. There were conspirators against Caesar that did not want him to be the new ruler, so they made a plan and assassinated him. The conspirator that started this was Cassius. Cassius instigated Marcus Brutus, one of Caesar’s closest friends as well as the main conspirator, that was the tragic hero in the play. At the end, there was a war that caused two tragic deaths, Cassius and Brutus.
Hence, Livia’s alleged power-play was mirrored by that of Agrippina the Younger in her zeal to have Nero as successor to the deceased Claudius. Suetonius provides yet more evidence of the way in which imperial women (as mothers or empresses?) jostled for power in the form of Messalina sending assassins to kill Nero so that Britannicus would inherit the Principate from his father, Claudius. Even if Suetonius’ account is fictitious, it was still considered plausible enough to be spread around as gossip as this may have reflected a very real fear that members of the imperial family were using their authority and esteem to secure positions of power for
In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Marc Antony appears to be a strong advocate for Julius Caesar’s triumphs and increasing power. However, like Caesar, Antony is extremely manipulative and powerful. After Caesar’s death, Antony manipulated the conspirators into believing he was on their side before requesting to speak at Caesar’s funeral. While Brutus and the conspirators remained fooled by Antony’s innocence, Antony took the initiative to inform the Roman citizens of the conspirator’s horrendous actions towards their beloved leader, Julius Caesar. Caesar’s funeral was a time of reflection for the citizens of Rome, as Marc Antony caused them to question their allegiance to Brutus.
He decides his final decision by the push of Lady Macbeth. He tells her, “I am settled, and bend up/ Each corporal agent to this terrible feat” (I.7.79-80). Macbeth end ups murdering the king due to Lady Macbeth pushing his flaw even more. Banquo’s fate, on the other hand, was that his descendants were to become kings. Macbeth's flaw makes him become paranoid about Banquo’s children being king because he wants the throne for his own descendants and not his.
Macbeth was a respectful man until his ambition to become King ended up driving him crazy. Lady Macbeth, a deeply ambitious woman constantly insisted him of killing King Duncan and seized the Crown. Macbeth was being influenced by three witches and his lady Macbeth of doing such crimes. He was confused between right and wrong. He even had hallucination of the Dragger.