He then increased the size of his military and tried to conquer Europe, expanding his power and being ruthless with his enemies, sometimes even cutting off their hands and letting them live (“Julius Caesar”). During this he hired specific political agents that he trusted to act on his behalf back in Rome. As it turns out, their “patch” didn’t hold for long, as Crassius still hated Pompey, and now Pompey hated Caesar because he was jealous of how much power he was gaining. They tried to patch things up once again in 56 B.C but it was short lived as Crassius died in Syria 53 B.C. (“Julius Caesar”)Caesar then went on the offence, going after Pompey, starting a war with him.
Sadly after, the emperor ruling was murdered, but that ended up gaining Diocletian the power he needed to take over emperor. This is because Aper (the emperor’s father-in-law) was accused of killing the emperor, so Diocletian avenged the emperor 's death by killing Aper in front of his troops. This caused him to get proclaimed emperor in 284 CE. While being in control, Diocletian was leading troops and he gained a victory at River Marus. This then gained him complete control of the empire.
Abraham Lincoln was also a politician for several years before becoming president because of his support for the American slaves and the abolition of slavery. The civil war in Rome started because the conservative members of the republican senate did not like how much power Caesar was gaining and because they were more socially traditional. Both of these leaders were assassinated by someone for political differences. Caesar was assassinated by the senators who opposed Caesar because they feared how much power he had. Caesar was attacked by over 60 members of the senate and received 23 stab wounds.
Augustus – Chen 7I Discuss Augustus’ use of propaganda in BOTH establishing AND maintaining his power. Augustus, born as Gaius Octavius, started his rise to power when his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, was assassinated during the Ides of March, 15 March 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was named dictator for 10 years and a small group of around 60 Romans became wary of his power threatening the republic. And so the group of conspirators assassinated Caesar in the hopes of ‘saving Rome’. Fortunately for Octavian (as he was known at the time), relativity fortunately anyway, in Caesar’s will, he had adopted him as his son and made him his heir which helped kick-start his rise to power.
Alexander focused more and conquering land than developing the land. Alexander died, the empire fell apart making the war unnecessary. Alexander could convince his men to do the craziest of things “Yet he never developed a successor.” (Alexander The Not So Great 4) When he died, the people of his empire went into a 50 battle for control ultimately destroying the empire. Alexander was a villain because he was a terrible planner, he only cared about war, and he killed of any potential future leader from his kingdom. Some people say Alexander was a hero because he is great at conquering land.
They abused an oath known as sacrosanctitas, or the right of tribunes to not be physically harmed, to take control of Rome. With this oath in place, Tiberius bypassed the Senate and instead used the Plebian Assembly to issue land and farms to those without them. Both brothers ignored the tradition of tribunes being only elected once by announcing they will run for the next election, resulting in Tiberius being killed by angry senators. When Gaius tried to instate new courts to put senators on trial for political corruption, the senators advised the consuls to defend the republic by killing him. This ultimately resulted in two factions being created, the “supporters of the people” in the populares faction, or supporters of the “best” whom belonged to the optimates
Octavian was the heir to the Roman Republic after Julius Caesar was assassinated. The Roman Republic was just coming out of a civil war and was falling to pieces. So Octavian decided he would put thing into his own hands to make things better. This is a quote from Octavian himself talking about the republic. “In my sixth and seventh consulships [28-27 BC], after I had extinguished civil wars, and at a time when with universal consent I was in complete control of affairs, I transferred the republic from my power to the dominion of the senate and the people of Rome…After this time I excelled all in influence [auctoritas], although I possessed no more official power [potestas] than others who were my colleagues in the several magistracies.” ( Before Octavian became had complete control of Rome, he had to gain control of over the senate.
On May 5th, 1821, a former French ruler died at the age of 51 on the remote island of Saint Helena in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the greatest military strategists in history. During his reign, he revolutionized military organization, enacted the Napoleonic Code, centralized education and made the long-lived Concordat with the papacy. Napoleons greatest achievement was the Napoleonic Code, it ensured that everyone had an equal chance in wealth and status. In 1796, under the direction of Napoleon, the rebuilt the army of Italy and won numerous vital battles against the Austrians and greatly expanded the French empire.
Caesar was dutifully wronged by conspirators. Caesar’s death was not beneficial for Rome but for the conspirators in taking power into their own hands.They themselves claimed to be honorable men. Marcus Brutus, Caius Cassius, Servilius Casca, Lucius Cornelius Cinna, Decius Brutus, Caius Ligarius, Metallius Cimber, and Gaius Trebonius took matters into their own hands by stabbing Caesar 23 times, but they themselves claim to be honorable men. What have they done for Rome, but kill it’s greatest leader? Did you all not cheer for him after he defeated Pompey?
Emperor Augustus was the first Roman emperor (Augustus, n.d.). He gained this title after the assassination of his great-uncle Julius Caesar, and a series of events political and military that followed. He was the Roman ruler that transformed Rome from a republic to an empire. Originally born Gaius Julius Octavius, he was bestowed the name Augustus by the Roman Senate when they entitled him as the supreme ruler of Rome. The Deeds of the Divine Augustus is a first person written events of Augustus before his death (Res gestae divi Augusti, n.d.).
He gained new allies and allegiance of numerous plebs and veterans. During his term, Caesar headed to the region Gaul and conquered new lands and in this time made himself fabulously wealthy and popular in the process. While Caesar was out overcoming Gaul, things were going bad back at Rome. Caesar daughter and Pompey wife Julia Caesar passed, breaking the alliance between the two families, leading the Triumvirate into rocky roads. The following year, Crassus was killed in fight in Parthia, which shattered the Triumvirate.
Julius Caesar was born into one of the older patrician families in Rome. In 82 B.C., when Caesar refused to obey Sulla 's order to divorce Cornelia, he fled from Rome in 81 B.C. When Sulla died, he came back to Rome in 78 B.C. and began his political career. He began to gain popularity with his political party.
The solution of Pompey was to form The First Triumvirate, which it was a group of men that consisted of Julius Caesar, Pompey and Marcus Crassus. They were very powerful and had control over Rome. After the death of Crassus, Caesar and Pompey had a disagreement and they became enemies. Pompey was then defeated and killed in a battle. This left Caesar in control and he became the most powerful man in Rome but many people did not want him to declare himself emperor or to change the government, so he was killed.
The Greek philosopher Aristotle helped to expand Alexander’s knowledge in science and philosophy of the modern world. Alexander came into power as King of Macedonia after the assassination of his father. During his 12 year reign, Alexander built new cities, conquered new territories
Julius Caesar, husband of Calphurnia and possibly the greatest ruler Rome has seen, was assassinated on the Ides of March. We cannot say this was a huge surprise to us, as a soothsayer had cautioned Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March” (Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Act 1 Scene 2, Line 20). Calphurnia allegedly begged Caesar to stay home on that very day fearing that something terrible would happen, but Decius persuaded Caesar otherwise. The great leader was later stabbed to his death by a group of conspirators, of which only 16 have been identified. The leaders of this conspiracy are known to be Marcus Brutus and Caius Cassius.