Emperor Nero had no respect for the people, and when he faced rebellion, he killed himself. Now, after Rome had nearly destroyed itself in civil war, Emperor Vespasian claimed control and started a program to restore Rome to its former glory, and establish his rule as emperor. This program included an enormous amphitheater that we know as
The war had left many places vulnerable, filled with heaps of debris, and destroyed with no sight of life. Attacks on different cities in Spain had demolished homes that people once lived, filled with many memories. Many family members were lost and missed due to the war. The author also briefly points out a historical figure, Francisco Franco, who successfully led a military revolt and won the Spanish Civil War, which caused him to rise to power and become the ruler over Spain as a dictator. Christina Diaz Gonzalez had implied the brutal dictatorship under Franco and the drastic changes that had occurred.
In 1066 Edward changed his mind and gave crown to Harold who had no tie to the throne. William had conquered through surpurb purpose and generalship it had obtained him dukedom and now kingdom. William decided he would seize the thrown by force. He disposed his rival king. William advanced towards London to south and west of city his men burned and slaughtered everything in their path.
“O, you and I have heard our fathers say, there was a Brutus once that would have brooked Th’ eternal devil to keep his state in Rome as easily as a king” (I.ii.158-161). The second element of a tragic hero is that they are suffering or will suffer a catastrophe during the course of the play. Brutus’s catastrophe is that formed an alliance with the conspirators and agreed to assassinate Caesar since he believed he would be doing it for the right reasons like to protect the freedom of Rome but the other conspirators assassinated Caesar for their own personal gain. “…Countrymen, my heart doth joy that yet in all my life I found no man that was true to me” (V.V. 34-35).
In the reign of Attila, the Huns became the terror of the world, and invaded the East and West, and urged the rapid downfall of the Roman empire.xix Recognizing the great wealth of the Eastern Empire, Attila the Hun directed most his attention in that direction, devastating the Balkans up to the very walls of Constantinople in 447 AD.xx The Eastern court then bought off Attila the Hun with a payment of tribute and with the promise of annual subsidies.xxi When the payments stopped, Attila reacted to this by invading the territory of Gaul. The threat from the Huns was finally stopped at the Battle of Chalons, by the Roman commander Aelius, this was an important win for the Romans. After being forced to withdraw from Gaul in 451 AD, Attila was and then proceeded to invade Italy in 452 AD. xxii “Rather than an army, Rome dispatched Pope Leo I and two senators to attempt to negotiate with Attila.”xxiii The Hun threat ended a year later when Attila died, causing the Hunnic empire to
While the barbarians, as the Romans called them, proved to be helpful in battle, they had little loyalty towards Rome and would often turn against their Roman officers. The weakening of legions and Rome’s reliance on outside mercenaries would ultimately be the final straw in the crumbling of the once great Roman Empire. The last breath of the Roman Empire was taken on 476 A.D. as another Germanic Tribe, the Goths, sacked Rome for the second time in less than 100
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” said historian Lord Acton. In Sophocles’ Antigone, Oedipus the King of Thebes newly departs after disgracing his people, and his successors to the throne, Polynices and Eteocles die in battle, thus leaving his brother Creon to inherit his throne. From the beginning, Creon uses his newfound power to impose excessive punishments against not only the people of Thebes, but also his family. As a result, the Thebans recognize his abuse of power, and express their fears through not only the chorus, but also his son. To finalize his play, Sophocles exposes how Creon uses his power to manipulate the hierarchy in Greek society; consequently offending the gods.
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.” This is a quote from Lord Acton and is a perfect example of what happened to a young fourteen year old boy known as Heliogabalus or Elagabalus, who owned the title of Roman Emperor. To this day, Emperor Heliogabalus is known to be one of the most unusual characters to ever sit on the Roman throne. Emperor Heliogabalus abused his power by disrespecting the Roman Culture and doing whatever he wanted, which caused him to become hated by a large group of people who ultimately killed him. Emperor Heliogabalus was a very, very interesting person. Some of the views that he had on life and the things that he did are some of the weirdest and most absurd things that have ever
The Roman Republic defeated Carthage when the great Carthaginian general Hannibal was counterattacked. Carthage surrendered to Rome after they were completely destroyed this made the Rome become a naval power as it threatened the whole world. The Romans ere then known as the mistress of western mistress of western Mediterranean. Conclusion: As the Carthage and Romans both were the super powers they had been into the war thrice. These wars were the most brutal wars in the history.
They had, in effect, spread themselves too thin. So, Emperor Diocletian split it in two, with one capital in Constantinople, and one in Rome. By this time as well, several Germanic barbarian groups, such as the Vandals and the Goths, were advancing through the weakened Empire 's borders in the area that is now Germany. Eventually, a former Roman commander and leader of the Germanic tribe of Siri, Odovacar entered the city without resistance and dethroned sixteen year-old Emperor Romanus Rogustalus. The Eastern Empire was renamed the Byzantine Empire.
An element of disorder ruled the Republic, which had discredited its nobility and seemed unable to handle its considerable size and influence. Order was tossed away for anarchy and only force was right. The only man capable of becoming the leader needed was Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar initiated the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman empire through his leadership, military expertise, and innovations.
Helen’s husband, Menelaus, was outraged and went to help Agamemnon assemble a huge army. Agamemnon and Menelaus gathered the Greek army and attempted to lay siege on the city of Troy but failed. Then Ulysses, the most cunning of the Greeks, devised the a plan to capture Troy. It would involve a famously clever trick that would catch the Trojans completely off-guard. It was called the Trojan Horse.