Flavis is best known for his involvement in the diadem incident with Caesar, where, before Julius Caesar’s assassination Flavis and one other man stole the Caesar’s diadem. As Caesar’s power grew over time someone put a diadem on one of his statues, marking him as a king. Flavis and Gaius Epidius Marullus removed it. Later that month, the annual festival of the Latin-speaking peoples was being celebrated, and the Senate had granted Caesar
“I thrice presented him a kingly crown, which he thrice refuse: was this ambition?” This quote explains the thesis by showing that Antony used Caesar’s lack of ambition to indicate that Caesar wasn’t the ideal leader and, therefore, because of how quickly he was gaining power, he had to be stopped before his meager mindset
This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him. In addition, his thoughts and conflicts refer to his idea that if Caesar becomes king, that he will end up harming or endangering Rome. Brutus believes killing Caesar, results to the only solution to help and protect Rome, which relates back to his conflict. Overall, Brutus’ internal conflict involves deciding to kill Caesar, or not, because he does not necessarily want to kill Caesar, but sees it as the only way to protect Rome and its people. His love for Rome and the Roman people proves greater than his love for Caesar, who he somewhat looks to as a friend.
Whether it be an simple act or the twisting of words deception can affect the way history plays out for the better or worst. The first example we see of this in Julius Caesar is how Cassius made Brutus join the conspirators that will soon kill Caesar, which was one of Brutus’s closest friends and they did it by leaving letters in noticeable places to Brutus. Cassius who is an nobleman of Rome, wanted Brutus to join him and the conspirators in overthrowing Caesar. Brutus being the honorable guy he is denied joining but soon changed his mind after a simple act by Cassius.
Desire For Power In Act III, scene ii, lines 74-139 of Julius Caesar Antony’s speech portrays a powerful argument which he used to sway the citizens of Rome to side with him. Antony elaborated the truth behind the conspirators actions, which proved to the citizens that Caesar didn’t rule through ambitiousness like Brutus claimed in the speech prior. The scene took place moments after Brutus ' speech to the people claiming that Caesar 's control ultimately ended his reign,which he justified as the betterment of Rome. Shakespeare uses repetition, tone, and hyperbole throughout his speech to demonstrate the major fault in the conspirators plan, ultimately showing Antony’s need for power.
Julius Caesar, is a play based on the true events that occurred in Roman history. The play follows the fictional lives of Caesar and his people leading up to, and after his assassination. Several characters can be labeled as both villainous and heroic at different points in the play due to their actions, however, this does not apply to the character of Marcus Junius Brutus, who remains a hero through the entire play. Brutus is a hero for several reasons, The first reason Brutus is considered to be a hero is because he continuously stands up for what he believes in. Secondly, it is clear that Brutus is a hero because he kills himself as a sacrifice to the roman public.
Cassius believed that Caesar was too weak compared to him and that he was more worthy of having the power Caesar had. To make advancements in his personal agenda, Cassius manipulated several senators into thinking Julius Caesar was a threat to Rome’s
Caesar had his flaws, but he was only human. Caesar was seen as a serpent who was ready to strike and create a society that revolved around himself and would keep him at the top. On the contrary, even though the conspirators claim to have had the best intentions of Rome in their conscious and actions when assassinating Caesar, Rome still plunged itself into a civil war that disrupted the peace in the nation. Therefore, was Caesar a menace to society even though he led Rome to victory over Pompey, brought peace and created a sense of nationalism in Rome, and enforced the laws strictly in the case of Metellus Cimber in Act 3, Scene
He was a leader in a nation the people were not involved in the government decisions. He formed a huge army which helped him conquer new territories. As he acquired more power, some senators feared he was becoming ambitious and dangerous. His excess of power made him a threat to the senators who declared he was a dictator. After five years of fight, Julius Caesar assassination was the result of a conspiracy by a group of Roman senators led in secret by
Brutus said all the reasons why this would end up bad for Rome, but Brutus never actually gave any consideration to the side that Caesar would be great for Rome. As Antony said in Act III Caesar made Rome wealthier. Brutus didn’t consider that Caesar could also expand the empire in size as well. Rome was already a greatly expanded empire, so Caesar with his amazing military leadership skills could have expanded it even more which also could have made them even more wealthy than they already were too. Brutus never considered any thought of Caesar being king positively which could have avoided this conspiracy killing all
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus was a talented soldier who had raised his own army to support Sulla during the civil war, which resulted in outstanding success. Pompey then demanded he be given a triumph for his victory but was refused, being under the age of requirement and without family connections. Pompey decided to then put pressure on Sulla for his triumph and appealed to popular opinion. According to Plutarch he told Sulla “more people worship the rising rather than the setting sun” which indicated that Sulla’s time was coming to an end as Pompey began to rise through the political ladder at a rapid pace. Around this time, the consular armies were faced with military crises.
Three years later, in 52 BC, he defeated a union of Gauls. However, his apparent arrogance and ambition brought him great unpopularity and the suspicion of his peers. He made a number of political reforms, which served to give him more power and alienate his fellow senators. In 46 BC, he gave himself the title of 'Prefect of Morals ', which meant he could hold censorial powers without being subjected to them
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.
The Romans were able to conquer the Gauls because Caesar had a large understating of their manner, while the Romans failed to conquer the Germans because there was a strong ignorance between the two people. Ever since the Gaul’s sacked Rome in 390 BC the Romans have obsessed over them. There is a strong interest in the entirety of their culture, politics, war, class system, and religions. The first person to create a major study of Gaul is Posidonius. He laid down the
In the story, “Killing Caesar,” by Jon Herman, different viewpoints are shown towards how others see Caesar as a leader. “To the people, Caesar was more god than man,” and, “He was too dangerous and tyranny must not stand,” show the two viewpoints: a tyrant or a hero. Julius Caesar is better known as a hero, even after some negative things he did. Caesar had great power as a ruler and had many achievements in Rome. He improved the life for each individual and proved to be a hero by has actions.