After twenty two years of trying to keep Egypt out of Rome’s grasp, Cleopatra had miscalculated Octavian. Octavian wanted Cleopatra’s Egyptian wealth. Octavian had Cleopatra be his Roman Triumph to demonstrate to the Romans his superior power. But instead, with the assistance of her loyal servants, Iras and Charmion, Cleopatra was able to commit suicide and avoid being murdered by Octavian. She did not want to show people that she had lost against Octavian.
(Act 2, Sc 1 line 272-273) On the other side, Brutus, contrasting Caesar, is presented to ultimately have a profound, devoted respect for his wife. He knows she is "true and honorable." He exclaims "O he gods, render me worthy of this noble wife!" (Act 2, Sc 1 line 303-304) Although Brutus does not disclose his secrets to his wife during the scene, he promises that soon he will. He gives Portia more credit than Caesar of Calphurnia.
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.
Octavian had declared war on Cleopatra in late 32 B.C.. Octavian had done this because after the defeat in Parthia, instead of of accepting Octavia’s wanting to rejoin Mark Antony, he went back to Egypt to Cleopatra and Octavian felt that Mark Antony was under Cleopatra’s control. Also in that time the Roman Senate had taken away Mark Antony’s titles. In September 2, 31 B.C., Mark Antony and Cleopatra’s forces were defeated by Octavian’s. The End of
Amir was a right-winged extremist. Julius Caesar did not escape a fateful assassination either. Unfortunately Caesar's introduction of former political enemies into the government led to his eventual downfall and assassination. Caesar was assassinated by Roman Senate members Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus who were both former enemies of Caesar's. They led Caesar's assassination dubbing themselves “the liberators”(A&E Television Networks
Hannibal Barca, most widely known as the Carthaginian general during the Punic wars, was born in 247 B.C. His childhood was spent raised with his military family in Carthage, and therefore, he was raised knowing Carthage’s hatred of the Romans. Hannibal’s father, the Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca, was defeated by the Romans during the First Punic War in 247 B.C. In an effort to restore Carthage’s position, Hamilcar swore both him and his son into an eternal allegiance against Rome in Spain. Hamilcar was an extremely influential figure in the First and Second Punic Wars.
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.
The crowd are on board until Marc Anthony speaks out in defense of Caesar, revealing Caesar’s will that granted part of his wealth to the Roman people. The crowd rallies against the conspirators and drive them out of Rome. Brutus and Cassius retreat to Sardis and plan to fight together against a newly formed triumvirate between Marc Anthony, Octavius, and Lepidus. Brutus and Cassius have a personal quarrel after finding out that Cassius has been taking bribes. Brutus and Cassius reconcile, after Brutus tells Cassius that his wife Portia committed suicide following their retreat from Rome.
Right after this, the country erupted into civil war and his father was poisoned and died. Augustus Caesar reacted quickly. He appointed Herod king of Judea and he returned to Judea with a large Roman army. Antigonus, who was the reigning client king of Judea, was removed from the throne. Herod, knowing that his Judaism was in question and wanting to strengthen his power, married Miriam who was a Hasmonean princess.
Contrarily, parents wanted more sons and as a result would not injure them, as they provided pride to their families Men were provided with additional respect and a high status as they were perceived to be better than women. They were granted with rights and further importance, as they were accountable for the financial state of their family through their works. “Only freeborn men could exercise political rights in Athens. Aristotle thought that women brought disorder, evil, and were ‘utterly useless and caused more confusion than the enemy’” (O’Pry 7). Therefore, proving the stance that it is no mere fluke that two individuals underwent with the same harm, rather a fact that Oedipus, and Jocasta’s son are the same person.