TITLE The Roman Forum: A Walk Down The Via Sacra In Rome, Italy LEAD PARAGRAPH Many people are familiar with The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, written in 1599. One of the most recognized pieces from this work of art is the speech given my Marc Antony (a famous Roman politician) after Caesar’s death. You know, the one that begins with the famous line “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…”? Well, for those of you who are travelling to Rome, you will be pleased to discover that this speech was given at the Rostra in the Roman Forum (Foro Romano). PARAGRAPHS A glimpse into the past As you walk along the main road, you’ll see many age-old columns lying between the Vittorio Emanuele Monument and the Colosseum, along with numerous
This effectively declared war on Spain. In 218 B.C., Hannibal’s iconic crossing of the Alps occurred. Hannibal marched through the Pyrenees towards Gaul, which is now modern day Southern France, with the objective of bringing the war to the Romans. He was alongside thousands of troops and nearly 40 war elephants. Although attacked by indigenous tribes and assaulted by inclement weather, Hannibal succeeded in reaching his destination of Italy.
Odysseus was forced to go to war and leave his wife and his newborn son in Ithaca. Odysseus like JFK had a good threshold guardian. Odysseus had Athena a goddess in Greek mythology who helped him throughout his journey. JFK had Harry S. Truman as his threshold guardian in and after his life. Harry helped get many of JFK’s thoughts and ideas
“This was the noblest Roman of them all…‘This was a man!’” (V, v, 68-75). In one of William Shakespeare 's most renowned plays, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, a nobleman by the name of Marcus Brutus is highly respected by his fellow “Romans, countrymen, and lovers” of Rome, including his adversary, Antony (III, ii, 13). Throughout this tragedy, Brutus in his admired state has the most considerable effect of any character on the play and advancement of the plot. This admiration is demonstrated several times in which Brutus is highly regarded among his numerous comrades, including the common people of Rome, a very intelligent man by the name of Gaius Cassius, and a man of very high rank in Julius Caesar. Due to Brutus’ noble and unfeigned reputation throughout Rome, these qualities make him the most eminent character in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.
Upon hearing Julius Caesar’s military achievements and the fate of her further lineage in Augustus, Venus obeys Jupiter’s, her father, commands. Specifically, he commands “hanc animam interea caeso de corpore raptam fac iubar (Ovid, 840)” His command to Venus translates as meanwhile having been seized the soul from the slaughtered corpse, make it a star. Looking down into the senate, she cannot restrain herself to save Caesar from his assassination. However, Jupiter interferes with her dilemma and consoles her to be openminded of the future there is to come after Caesar’s death. As her father and the Superior god, he offers wisdom to his daughter.
The play ‘Julius Caesar’ is a political play that was written by William Shakespeare. One of the main characters in the play is Brutus. Brutus and Cassius are close, military, political and longtime friends of Caesar. Caesar is a great Roman General who is fond of coming home with victory from wars. The time of the play is around an anticipated major political transition.
It could be authors’ preferences or the way people wanted descendants to remember and commemorate them. Two gravestones from the J. Paul Getty Museum show this different points of view; they are the grave stele of Theognis and the tomb altar of Caltilius & Caltilia. The first work was created around 360 B. C. The relief shows a group of three people. According to the sign, they are Nikomache (the sitting
Homer, a great poet of their time, collected many of Odysseus’ stories so they could be told all in order. The stories recounted Odysseus and his men who existed on the island of Ithaca are extremely daring and give an incredible subtle element of Odysseus' trip. Odysseus had been far from home for a long time, battling
Brutus and Cassius reconcile, after Brutus tells Cassius that his wife Portia committed suicide following their retreat from Rome. The night before the battle, Brutus is visited by the ghost of Julius Caesar, who tells Brutus he will see him in Phillippi. During the battle, Cassius hears that his best friend Titinius has been captured, which turns out to be a misunderstanding. Still thinkng he will die anyway, Cassius orders his servant to kill him. Titinius returns and finds Cassius’s corpse and commits suicide.
Heading to the end of 49 B.C.E. Caesar follows Pompey across the Adriatic Sea pursuing him to Egypt, where Pompey would be murdered by one of King Ptolemy's officers (Toynbee n.pg). Caesar would go onto spend the winter time in Alexandria, slowing down his journey and joining up with Queen Cleopatra for a portion of his travel, until 47 B.C.E. when he fought in a local war in Anatolia which is where Caesar finishes off the fight with his famous saying, “I came, I saw, I conquered.” (Toynbee