The Roman aristocrats were totally consumed with the need to retain the legacy of their family’s name. The nobles of Rome would have been under extreme pressure to achieve military prowess and political status. The young nobles felt that their families and their own reputation was at stake, so they devote their lives in service to Rome. They felt like they had to live up to and or overcome they're predecessor's accomplishments, but if they accomplished more with each passing generation then that would make it harder and put more pressure on the later generations.The key of the ancient Roman aristocracy are virtus, gloria, nobilitas and auctoritas. We can see with these four terms the Roman noble’s strengths, weaknesses, aspirations and motivation .
Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, however, what gives someone the title of a good or bad is decided by the decisions they make and how those decisions affect others. Odysseus led the squadron of soldiers in the trojan horse and is a hero of the Trojan War and the king of Ithaca. Consequently, this gives him experience when it comes acting in difficult situations. This experience should guide him to choose correctly when being put in a tight spot. However, in the Odyssey, Odysseus makes choices that both his crew and the reader find questionable. Although Odysseus has some positive attributes he is a bad leader for the following reasons he keeps secrets from his crew, he falls asleep at inappropriate times and is arrogant to a fault.
Once in a while leaders can get occupied, even the considerable ones, however they must understand that they committed an error and must endure the outcomes. Various leaders lead for the recognition. Odysseus from The Odyssey and Everett from O Brother Where Art Thou were both astonishing leaders and their men admired them. In spite of their likenesses there are a few things that set them apart. Despite the fact that Everett and Odysseus are similar, Everett has better initiative abilities, which at last causes him and his group get to where they have to go.
A powerful leader shows the strength of a lion and the wisdom of an owl. One gets their men out of any predicament they may find themselves in while staying mostly intact. It’s difficult, but the main character Odysseus often makes the correct and moral decision. Intelligence is greatly valued in the world of ancient Greece and Odysseus is fortuitous enough to have it. In The Odyssey, intelligence is seen as an important trait to the Greeks because quick thinking and careful decisions shows a great likelihood of becoming a strong leader.
Oedipus exhibits great leadership qualities at the beginning and end of the play. Oedipus is strong at leading by accepting the first challenge of trying to solve the city 's plague. Oedipus is not a strong leader in the middle of the play because he focuses only on himself and his destiny. At the end of the play oedipus redeems himself as king.
A great leader views the world like he is looking through 3D glasses, always seeing the depth and vibrancy of the possibilities around him. A bad leader is like a cyclops wearing an eyepatch, never able to see his mighty hand in front of his own face. In The Odyssey, Homer illustrates the journey home to Ithaca taken by Odysseus and his men. Unfortunately, Odysseus makes poor choices throughout his travels and his actions often do more harm than good. Two character traits define Odysseus and shape his poor leadership style. The first trait is that he is a very arrogant person and this often puts him and his men in danger. Secondly, Odysseus can be deceitful and not fully communicate the facts of each situation. Odysseus was a weak leader and his lack of vision in not seeing the strength and possibilities in his men combined with his inability to effectively communicate to those around him ultimately led to his failure of not being able to safely deliver his men back to Ithaca.
In any country, kingdom, or household there is usually the one that seems to overrule all in that specified area. Leaders are strong, courageous, and skilled in combat and wits. Leaders are either looked at as an ally or an enemy. They are confident, bold, and respected. In the poem, The Odyssey, Homer gives us insight of how a tough, cunning, and wise man is brought through twenty years of suffering to reach is home that he weeps for so much. Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, is a man that is looked at as a celebrity by humans because of his skillful fighting, and by the gods because of his intelligence and wits. The king went through numerous tasks and obstacles to get back to his homeland. One task in particular proves his power and the love he has for his loyal and wise wife, Penelope. Looking at lines four hundred fifty-one through four hundred seventy-one, the moment Odysseus, while disguised by the God Athena, proves to the suitors and workers that he is the rightful husband, king, and lord by stringing his own bow and shooting it through twelve axes; the task was quick and perfect for Odysseus.
A quality all humans possess is questioning leadership. The reasons why we challenge or rebel against our leaders describe what kind of individual we are. Cassius and Brutus have different reasons for questioning Caesars power. Both characters have a common goal but exceedingly different values, thought process, and motives for killing Caesar.
The pathos and ethos of cultures is often discernable in literary narratives as expressions of the sentiment of approval or disapproval. Thus, the impact of literary narratives on cultures cannot be understated; the arts do impact and influence culture in both positive and negative ways. This is not a new phenomenon and can be observed in cultures as early as 6 Century B.C. and can be traced throughout human history. An example of this can be seen in Homer’s Odyssey, in which there are certain characters within the narrative that portray what is known as “arete.” Arete is viewed as a desirable character trait which some define as the display of perseverance, quick-wittedness, prowess, valor, etc. The term arete was very prominent and influential in
In one of the oldest pieces of literature, The Odyssey written by Homer, Odysseus is a heroic and admirable commander that goes beyond his own duties to protect his men and return home to his beloved Ithaca. Although some readers think Odysseus is ignorant and a braggart, I believe he is a strong leader and an admirable wartime hero. Even though he is not flawless, Odysseus preservers through many obstacles and remains determined throughout the book. Odysseus has clearly shown both leadership and tactical thinking for instance when he devised a plan to escape the Cyclopes’ cave, respecting Elpenor’s dying wish, and slaying a stag to feed his men.
Since civilization, leadership has changed but one thing remains constant; leaders have always sought to gain favor with their subjects and they do so they need insight from adviser. Machiavelli understood this and for that reason, he wrote to the prince in a bid to advise him on what he ought to have done in order to be a successful leader. From the ideologies of Machiavelli, Machiavellian leader was coined. According to Machiavelli, a successful leader should to exhibit a certain character which is key to their success. He highlights five key qualities that a leader should possess
Annotated BibliographyMark, J. J. (2011, April 28). Julius Caesar.Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/Julius_Caesar/The author represents Julius Caesar as having excessive pride, when he was captured and insisted he was worth more than what they had requested. He also demonstrated the type of character he had, as he declared what he would do once he was released from captivity. This is a helpful source to identify what Julius Caesar would be capable of and his expectations.Ferrill, A., F., A., & A. (1986, January 01). The fall of the Roman Empire: The military explanation. Retrieved from https://www.biblio.com/9780500250952 The author in this website shows that Julius Caesar was doomed from the start, but he conveys no responsibility for dominating his flaws. From the beginning he was a leader and he was going to prove it and demonstrate it in action. This article
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how bad someone may be, they just have to be better than their competition. In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, the central conflict lies with Julius Caesar. People like Cassius viewed Julius as an up and coming tyrant so he wanted him dead. He convinced Brutus and few other to people help him kill Caesar. Antony, one of Caesar's closest friends then enacts revenge on the Conspirators. All of these characters had very unique qualities. Cassius was very manipulative and persuasive. Caesar was drunk on his own power and showed no fear. Antony showed loyalty, but it was blind loyalty. Brutus was the best choice for a leader because he was very smart, and showed great generosity.He also showed that he had great rhetorical skills. Brutus used these skills in order to persuade the audience to his cause.
Odysseus was a great leader. The first example that Odysseus was a great leader is he was determined to get back to Ithaca.This is helpful in a good leader because if he was not determined his crew would not want him to lead anymore and might find a new leader. Another way it is helpful, it gave hope to the crew that they were going to make it back home so they would fight to get back home. The second example is Odysseus is loyal to Penelope. This a good trait for a leader because no one would want a man who is not loyal to their wife to be their leader. Another way this is helpful,it give the men someone to trust and not leave them in the sea while Odysseus finds a way back home without his crew. The last reason is
Julius Caesar was an extraordinary ruler. He was able to dominate Rome and declared himself dictator for life. The empire was on the verge of collapsing, but he was able to expand the empire, and even secure its