and Gaius Cassius Longinus (85B.C. -42B.C.) and they were the de facto leaders of the Liberators, since that is what they saw themselves as after Caesar’s death, freeing Rome from a dictator. This seeking for revenge would come to its bloody end on the fields of Philippi in 42B.C. were the Roman Republic would start to become a fading memory to the people of Rome and the foundations of the Roman Empire were laid.
Carthaginian warlord Hannibal is regarded as the greatest military warlord in history. The Carthaginian had a long battle for supremacy with the Roman both in sea and on land which ended with the roman becoming hegemonic power at the time. In this essay, I will give a brief analysis of how Carthage almost became equal in power with Rome; highlight their strengths and the conflict that led to Rome becoming a naval power. Body. Rome was already world power after defeating the Latins, Samnites and Etruscans; they had acquired a great deal of strength and experience from the long battle with the aforementioned city-states.
To begin, Julius Caesar was the first dictator in Roman history,causing a lot of problems with the council and the people. Gordon King in his book The Rise of Rome explained how Julius Caesar knew what he was doing and how to lead successfully. This quote is a good example of what the people of Rome thought about Julius Caesar and why they really liked him,“Thus died the greatest man that the Roman world had yet produced” (Gordon 141). In this quote Gordon King says that Caesar was one of the
He was a Roman General Consul and author of Latin prose. He played a significant role in the events that led to the collapse of the Roman Empire. 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.
The great irony surrounding Cassis throughout the story is that he uses his greatest asset to his fullest potential when he allows Brutus to take effective control of the republican faction. Cassius believes that his nobility of Rome are responsible for the government of Rome. They have allowed a man to gain too much power, way more than he needed, therefore, they have responsibility to stop him. Cassius absolutely hates Caesar, but he also deeply resents being subservient to a tyrant, and there are hints that he will have no trouble fighting for his personal freedom. Cassius does not back down following the almost dictatorial pronouncements of his equal, Brutus, even though he absolutely disagree heartedly with most of Brutus’s decisions.
Rome had begun in 750 BCE, as a peaceful, thriving settlement, until their government turned from a Republic into a dictatorship. Then, political strain started occurring in the heart of Rome. Roman leaders started focusing on using force instead of compromise to overtake land. Rome had started to get lazy, and was open for attack. Outside invaders infiltrated Rome, not completely destroying the empire, but destroying the city and heart of Rome.
One of the most underestimated arts in all of history is the art of persuasion. It is everywhere, in daily conversation, in the government, and in Shakespeare’s stories. In fact, one of his plays, Julius Caesar, revolves around persuasion, especially when it comes to the character Brutus. The play is about Julius Caesar, who is on a clear path to becoming the king. However, some of his constituents plan to stop his rise to power.
Also, at a young age his father King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, was assassinated and subsequently died. Alexander became king of Corinthian League by eliminating his enemies. Alexander’s ego and reputation was very important to him. He inherited one of the largest empires by battling and over taking other kingdoms. He used his honorable position to launch a project his father had previously planned.
As per the rules Brutus will speak first and then Antony is allowed to speak he is also restricted not to blame the senators in any manner. The basic similarity between their speeches is that both wanted to convince the mob in their favour but Antony’s speech scores over Brutus’s speech due to the following reasons, first Brutus biggest failure was that he based his speech on logic and reason which wasn’t enough to persuade the angry mob. Brutus. He is anxious to justify himself. His speech is full of the word "I."
“With the help of the military at his command, it was possible to conquer new territories and so gain a triumph and the pleasure of knowing that your name would be remembered forever in statues and inscribed in monuments paid for by the war” (Summary of Julius Caesar 's Life and Death). As time went on Julius Caser began to develop more power over the years. Julius made his way to praetor ship by 62 BC, and many of the senates felt he was a dangerous, ambitious man. (Julius Caser Biography) Just like Abraham Lincoln, Julius Cesar began to have more enemies once he started getting more power. With the amount of authority Julius had become a threat to the senators who liked the changes, that he was making in the country at that time.