Julius never got to experience the full extent of those 10 years because, but a few short years later he was assassinated by multiple members of the senate, to include his good friend and confidant Brutus “et tu Brute,” (Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 1). Even in the murder of Julius, the republic still felt it was very righteous in its actions, no one man should be bigger than all of Rome. The Republic should always come first, little did they know how personal the people of Rome would take the murder of Caesar, who had become in their minds and hearts Rome with a face to go with the name. Eventually a new dictator took the place of Julius, his nephew Octavian became the first Augustus (emperor) of Rome, and after his reign there would be a period of chaos and strain until the “Five Good Emperors” came into power. Through all of this Rome continued to grow and
He says, “Whilst we by Antony are all enclosed”(JC.V.iii.8). He explains that their army is now surrounded by Antony’s. The conspirators underestimated Antony yet again, and it has led to the defeat of Cassius’ army. In conclusion, had the conspirators killed Antony along with Caesar, the outcome of the tyrannicide would have not been the defeat and death of the conspirators. Antony cleverly used his speech at Caesar’s funeral to increase support for his side.
In search for military glory, Claudius personally led his army through Gaul and across the Channel into Britain where, with little opposition, he reduced much of the island into submission. Claudius died on October 13th 54 after being poisoned, probably on the orders of Agrippina who was afraid Claudius would appoint Britannicus. Claudius undertook the conquest of Britain. He visited the island for 16 days, to preside over the capture of Colchester, the capital of the new province, and then returned to Rome. As well as Britain, Claudius added North Africa, Balkans, part of Turkey to the Roman Empire.
The Romans were shocked that Mark Antony had given Roman land to a foreign ruler. Then Mark Antony decided to divorce Octavian’s sister Octavia, who he had a political marriage with. This enraged Octavian, so declared war on Cleopatra only. If he would have declared war on Mark Antony, it would have looked like Octavian was trying to begin a civil war. After this they went to battle at Actium, which they lost.
Is it justified to kill someone because they have gained too much power and are going to use it for the worse? Brutus has a very bad circumstance on his hands, he can kill Caesar and possibly be executed for his actions or he can let Caesar become king and watch Rome fall. There are many reasons why Brutus should and should not join the conspiracy. Brutus says, “I know no personal reason to spurn at him But for the general.” (II,i,11). Lucius Junius Brutus one of Brutus’ ancestor that turned Rome into a republic.
Rome’s dispatched forces to Iberia and North Africa raided the Carthaginian villages and towns, so Hannibal, in 203 B.C., traveled back to Carthage and deserted his campaign against Rome to defend his country. In 202 B.C., Scipio managed to defeat Hannibal by garnering superior forces at the Battle of Zama; they used instruments to stampede Hannibal’s remaining elephants, which trampled the Carthaginian troops. Most of the troops left were gradually killed by the
He created a new army and planned an attack. Napoleon thought he was winning, until he and his troops were defeated in the Battle of Waterloo. His reign consequently came to an end. He was banished from what he once ruled and exiled once again to live his final days on the island of Saint Helena. His cause of death is unknown, but it is suspected to be from stomach cancer.
Brutus' decision to stab Caesar in the back wasn't an easy one. He has to choose between his loyalty to the Roman Republic and his loyalty to his friend. Seems like he could be heading toward tyrant status. Brutus says he killed Caesar because he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar. Based on examples in The Tragedy of Julius
'’ (III,I, 88-89). Essentially Cassius is saying they should go out and say to the public that they have given them freedom! He thinks that what he did saved the people of rome but all it really did wass lead to a power struggle and greedy people trying to take over rome. Cassius is the most responsible for the death of Julius Caesar because he participated and played a large roll in his
He eventually becomes dictator and makes some vary important decisions for Rome. Around 58 B.C Ceasar conquered Gaul, which is modern day Belgium and France. Pompey who was another brilliant military leader all but forced Ceasar to disband his army. Cease however did not follow this order and instead took his army into Rome from the North. Julius Ceasr completely destroyed Pompey and his followers.