The Role of Caesar in the transition of the Roman Republic to a Military empire can easily be argued as much larger than Cleopatra’s. Caesar was known to have had a history of affairs with royal women and this alone shows him to perhaps be a weak character that was easily persuaded by women as long as he could get what he needed from them as well. A personality trait such as this could have allowed a woman like Cleopatra to take advantage of Caesar especially due to her known charm and allure to the men around her and if this was the case then it could be said that if Cleopatra did cause a lot of damage to the Roman Republic, it was only because Caesar had allowed her to passing a lot of
Julius Caesar achieved such a great amount of influence after he vanquished Gaul and brought back much riches, most of the Romans loved and cherished him, yet some didn 't. He made more employments and numerous changes that helped poor ranchers, merchants, artisans. On the other hand he was the most recent in a long line of officers and tribunes who had misused their authority and harmed the republican foundations which were vital to the Roman government. He made himself out to be a king, something discredited by most romans since the fifth century BC when it turned into a full republic kept running by the senate rather than rulers. "Friends" of Caesar and other people 's issues with him was that they were jealous of him, their own
The Han Dynasty in China and the Roman Empire shared many similarities and differences when it came to political rule and the nature of their political authority. The most significant difference between the two is how the Han dynasty enacted policies that were shaped to counter the wrongdoings of the previous Qin dynasty, whereas the Roman Empire enacted policies shaped to create and promote peace and stability. The difference in the two empire’s coming to power was to account for their variance in political rule.
In the Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the people of Rome have opinions that are very easily swayed. However, there is one man who does this best in comparison to the rest. This man is Marc Antony. He sways the crowd in favor of his ideas through his use of the will, his speaking techniques of ethos and logos, and by speaking directly to the hearts of the people of Rome.
Julius Caesar was a powerful military general with a powerful army. Rome needed his help so the Roman government gave a lot of power to him and they ended up winning the war but after that Julius Caesar did not want to step down from ruling so he ended up ruling Rome for a while.
Mark Antony is trying to win over the people of Rome by his very effective use of rhetoric. In his speech, his overall point is to persuade the Roman citizens that Brutus’s claim of Caesar being ambitious is not true. Antony’s use of rhetorical devices such as a rhetorical question give the people a good message. When he is telling them that Caesar brought many captives to Rome, he asks, “Did this in Caesar seem ambitious” (3.2.18). Antony’s rhetorical question was very effective since he is making the people question Brutus’s claim. At the same time, Antony uses rhetoric to persuade the Romans. While Antony is questioning the citizens why they do not love Caesar anymore, he uses pathos. He asks, “what cause withholds you then, to mourn
Julius Caesar was a Powerful Roman politician and general, who served as a god to the Romans. He played a key role in the events that led to the downfall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman empire. His reign from 49 B.C to 44 B.C illustrated his dominance in controlling a commanding army and ruling a nation. Many historians have different opinions on Caesar's command. Some saw him as a leader for the people, whereas others saw him as a man searching for power and power alone. This paper will show you how Julius Caesar became the man he was and the pros and cons of his leadership.
The death of Julius Caesar- renowned military dictator and statesman will be forever remembered. He was brutally murdered by his best friend, Brutus and fellow congressmen. The conspiracy follows out through his funeral where Brutus and his adoptive son, Antony speak upon his death. After carefully analyzing the speeches, one may say Antony did a better job due to his message, use of rhetoric, a rhetorical fallacies.
Julius Caesar left an everlasting impact on the world during his short time on earth. Julius Caesar started his reign in Spain when he became governor in 61 BCE, then only one year later he created the first triumvirate with his allies Crassus, and Pompey. As Julius Caesar continued his road to success, he became consul in 59 BCE. After becoming Consul for one year he spread his power to Gaul and became governor there in 58 BCE serving two four year terms. For the eight years Caesar expanded his power by winning every single battle he fought. Then in 49 BCE Julius Caesar led his troops across the Rubicon River to regain control over Rome. One year later in 48 BCE Julius Caesar served as consul again for four years until in 44 BCE Julius
Julius Caesar was a politician, general, and dictator. He once said, “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” He was an incredible speaker of the time and was very well liked by most citizens. He brought a lot of change to Rome and was a very strong leader.
Cleopatra’s story was told in many ways, but the best found was written by a historian named Plutarch, who lived about a century after Cleopatra. Cleopatra was born in 69 B.C. Although her family ruled Egypt, Cleopatra was Macedonian Greek. She became queen of Egypt at eighteen years old in 61B.C. She led Egypt with her younger brother Ptolemy XIII, who was ten. She did not get along well with her brother, and they started a civil war in Egypt. Cleopatra feared losing her power, so she decided to sneak into Caesar’s palace by having Apollodorus wrap her up in a piece of bedding. She wanted to make allies with Caesar because he was such a powerful man. When Cleopatra and Caesar met, they decided to get married for political reasons. Egypt had
In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Marc Antony appears to be a strong advocate for Julius Caesar’s triumphs and increasing power. However, like Caesar, Antony is extremely manipulative and powerful. After Caesar’s death, Antony manipulated the conspirators into believing he was on their side before requesting to speak at Caesar’s funeral. While Brutus and the conspirators remained fooled by Antony’s innocence, Antony took the initiative to inform the Roman citizens of the conspirator’s horrendous actions towards their beloved leader, Julius Caesar. Caesar’s funeral was a time of reflection for the citizens of Rome, as Marc Antony caused them to question their allegiance to Brutus. Marc Antony’s power has always been a part of him. However, after Caesar’s death, his power only intensified as his passion for vengeance grew.
To begin with, Julius Caesar was a was a glory hound and put his needs before the republic. Caesar used his power as dictator more towards his advantage instead of helping the people in Rome. An account written by Suetonius says that “ Caesar urged them rather to propose to the people that he be permitted to stand for a second consulship
Antony as a character is run by a single cause, which is loyalty to Julius Caesar. An example of this is when he gave his soliloquy about Caesar’s death and the men that killed him. His words were self-controlled until the conspirators left, and when they did, he shouted: “Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice / Cry “Havoc!” and let slip the dogs of war, / That this foul deed shall smell above the earth / With carrion men, groaning for war.” (III.i.254-276). This
Mark Antony a very noble, loyal and affectionate friend of Caesar. Following Caesar’s demise, Antony sought out to avenge his fallen friend; to defeat Brutus and the other conspirators. However, his endeavour made him the ultimate ruler at the end.