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.
He said, “I am his first-born son, that was the last” which means he will take over Rome and be great Roman Emperor. He only got the spot because Titus said he was getting too old, so Saturninus offers him to wife his daughter Lavinia, making her Empress of Rome. Titus agrees to the offer only to have it declared when Bassianus; Saturninus brother; claiming him and Lavinia are in love. Titus killed his kid because he was disrespecting him. They have a feast all together by the end of act one.
The conspirators were successful in killing Caesar for the “Good of Rome”. In the play A Tragedy of Julius Caesar a conspiracy is formed to kill Caesar because many think he is getting too ambitious. In the conspiracy people were turning against other people; sides were being taken. Although Antony stays loyal to Caesar, he causes a great deal of damage to the city of Rome due to the things he decided to say to the common people. Many lives were taken, not just Caesar’s, but many of the conspirators lives as well.
Describe the steps that Alexander the Great and his mother took to ensure his rise to power. Alexander and his mother took many steps to ensure his power as king of Macedonia. One of the first steps he took was to have a great education. Secondly, Alexander may have gotten his father killed by his bodyguard. Lastly, the both of them killed off all potential successors to the throne, even Alexander’s baby boy, Caranus.
Admittedly, Caesar could be considered the tragic hero due to his realization of his wrongdoings when he sees Brutus after being stabbed. However, Caesar never fully accepted responsibility for his actions before he died, unlike Brutus. Brutus’s dying words are, “Caesar, now be still. I killed thee with half so good a will (V.v.50-51).” These words confirm that Brutus recognizes that killing Caesar wasn’t the best course of action. Within these final words, we also see Brutus’s regret for what
Julius Caesar “If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.” - Julius Caesar. I have spent many hours reading the play, watching the movie, and researching articles online. After you get done reading my argument you too will agree that it is okay to bend the law for the good of the people or for the good of the country. Julius Caesar did do illegal things for the good of his country like when he had a relationship with Cleopatra, threatened to kill Vercingetorix, and started many wars to expand Rome’s land. Julius Caesar married his third and last wife Calpurnia in 59 BC when she was only sixteen years old.
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?
and Hector of Troy is because I found qualities in both men that are similar. For example, both Hector and King were killed at the hands of someone else for fighting for what they believed in. However, they both took pride in what they did and they both were loved by most, not all but most. Hector was killed by Achilles, when he was challenged to fight him because Hector thought he had killed Achilles when he had actually killed his cousin (Achilles best/only friend), Hector was roughly 43. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee, April 4, 1968 at age 39.
The public response to Attila the Hun taking control was no surprise, as he was next in line with his brother, whom he killed to be the sole ruler. He united the tribes of the Hun Kingdom and was said to be a just ruler to his own people. The ultimate outcome of both men was death. Caligula was attacked and stabbed thirty times and killed, with his body being dumped into a shallow grave and his wife and daughter were murdered. Attila died in 453 and left behind a divided family.
Another factor that made Salva more brave was when he had to watch his uncle be killed. This was very hard for Salva especially after his friend Marial died. Marial was a young boy that Salva met in one of the groups he joined. Marial also had no idea where the rest of his family went and him and Salva bonded over that. After Marial was killed by a lion Salva was devastated because Marial was like the only family that Salva had.
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.
He was assigned in Britain as a Cohort Commander. While there as a commander his leg was severely hurt in battel, and he will never be able to return to battle again because of it. He decided to go and live with his Uncle Aquila who lived in Britain. One day Marcus and his uncle went to a gladiator match. At this match Marcus felt sorry for one of the gladiators, and he bought him as his slave.
Akhenaten Akhenaten was born in Thebes, Egypt 1380. He was the second oldest child in the family, he became pharaoh of Egypt because his older brother died at a young age however when he was born his family didn’t like the way he looked scientists say that he suffered Froehlich syndrome and marfans syndrome these two diseases effected his looks having major features long/oversized. So they excluded him from all the festivals and all the parties because he didn’t fit in the family. From all the drama Akhenaten’s mum thought that it wasn’t fair so she chose Akhenaten to become pharaoh of Egypt. because he was the pharaoh of Egypt he wanted to start a new life his significance was starting a new religion called Aten the son god and named his name after the son god.
If I were to be living in the 1820’s I would not have voted for Andrew Jackson because he has some bad sides on him that I would not want happen during his presidency time. First of all, Andrew Jackson has killed people in many duels that he has been in. It is said that he has been in a total of 103 duels defending the integrity of his wife (teachingamericanhistory.org). Also it is said that he carried 37 pistols with him ready to use in the duels he has been in. Putting this in another way, it is saying that he has killed many people in his early life.
Caligula died without an heir but his uncle, Claudius, had bribed the Praetorian Guard to support him in his ambition to be proclaimed as princeps. The Praetorian Guard had a lot to lose if they did not support him, so he was confirmed as princeps, high priest, and emperor days after the death of Caligula. Unfortunately for Rome and Claudius’ enemies, he was as vicious as his the past emperors and he executed many of Rome’s senators and elite. The Roman troops were also successful in putting down the rebellion in Britain during Claudius’ reign. Claudius had his wife, Messalina, executed after the discovery of her affair with another man and her part in a plot against him.