Since this new ruler would take power from the Senate, a few of the members agreed that an assassination was the best solution to this power struggle (“The Assassination of Julius Caesar, 44 BC”). Another reason Caesar so quickly gained power, and why people hated him is from the belief that he was responsible for Pompey’s death, the previous beloved ruler( "What Were the Motives
Hannibal vowed to be an enemy of Rome and set out to be their life-long enemy. He was described as possessing the same fire and bright look in his eyes as his father. He was described as having the same trick of countenance and features; the same spirit more skillful to meet opposition, to obey, or to command. The older soldiers believe they saw Hannibal as his father in his youth. In the end, when Rome wanted to arrest him, Hannibal fled and took his own life rather than conform to the commands of Rome.
Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
As a result of the agrarian laws, the two brothers were able to take control of the Empire, causing the Senate to fear their intentions and their potential. The Gracchi Brothers used their power and authority to take advantage of the vulnerable Roman government. They often let their selfish nature take control of the power they had, impacting Rome negatively. Gaius made it his goal to get back at the Senate for the death of his brother by replacing them with the Equites. The Gracchi brothers are the first tribunes to take advantage of their power.
The words that decided Rome Have you ever killed your best friend because you thought they were too ambitious? The tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare takes place before the fall of Rome and tells a story about a group of noble senators that despise a monarchy. During this time a honorable senator named Cassius convinces his friend Brutus to form a conspiracy group to rebel Julius Caesar's absolute monarchy. Soon after they form a conspiracy group and assassinate Caesar they are confronted by the Roman people. Brutus’ and Antony’s speeches to the Roman people and how it influenced the rest of the play and characters.
One of the greatest weaknesses that lead to the fall of the Western Roman Empire are the barbarian invasions. When the Roman soldiers were moved from the Rhine-Dhanube frontier to fight on civil wars in Italy, the Roman borders were left open to attacks. Not so long after Constantine moved Rome’s capitol, Germanic barbarians-people Romans considered uncivilized- began to raid and take over Roman lands in Greece and Gaul. Historians believe that the tribes actually started settling along the borders around 200s. Odavacer (a barbarian leader) takes over by overthrowing the last of the Roman emperors and made himself the ruler of Italy.
This research project describes the similarities between Julius Caesar, Brutus, Darth Sidious and Darth Vader. Are they alike read to find out. Julius Caesar has been the ruler of Rome during ancient history and Brutus was Caesar’s friend. But he betrays Caesar and kills him for what he believes is right for Rome. Darth Sidious is Caesar because he is The emperor of the entire Galaxy.
He explains to the people of Rome how Caesar couldn’t have been an ambitious man; he has turned down a crown three times. Brutus and Antony use persuasion throughout the play to explain further on why Brutus helps kill Caesar and how Antony gets the people of Rome to turn against Brutus. First, Brutus tells the people of Rome that he had only killed Caesar so they could finally all be free from his power. For example, when Brutus says,”not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved/ Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and/ die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all/ freemen?”(3.2.23-26).
Antony manipulates the crowd, with their submissiveness in mind. Antony begins to make the crowd to question Brutus and his dialectic behind killing Caesar. The “honourable” men claim to have killed Caesar due to his ambition, however “on the Lupercal / I thrice presented him a kingly crown, / Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?”(3.2, 98-100, 50). Antony uses logos appeal by stating facts, which makes the crowd think for themselves, unlike they normally do.
In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare Rome is struck with utter disorder after certain characters use ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate the people of Rome. One character who uses ethos, pathos and logos is Cassius to manipulate Brutus into joining the conspirators. Brutus also uses ethos, pathos and logo to justify his killing of Caesar. Last, Mark Antony uses ethos, pathos and logo to manipulate the Plebeians against Brutus and the conspirators. Thus, Cassius, Brutus and Mark Antony all use ethos, pathos and logos to manipulate one another and bring the people of Rome to their sides, resulting in total chaos.