Nero was the most infamous emperor of Rome. Nero was very brutal he had his mother (Agrippina), his first wife (Octavia) and his second wife (Poppaea Sabina) murdered. Nero also had senators murdered if they question his actions. One of the most infamous events of his reign was the fire of Rome in 64 AD Nero was in Antium when the fire started in the Circus Maximus. The fire spread and raged furiously over Rome for nine days. When Nero returned he started to rebuild the city, which caused some to suspect Nero of planning the fire in order to make room for a new city built in his honor. Nero put the blame on the Christians, so he wouldn’t get caught. His brutality was exhibited through the persecution of these early Christians. This makes Nero the most infamous emperor of Rome.
There are really two sides of Nero, because he poisoned Britannicus for doing him wrong, he killed Christians in many ways, he beheaded them, burned them at the stake, crucifixion, Christian victims were even dressed to reenact the deaths of mythical beings, like Hercules burned on a pyre and Icarus fell from the sky, also he had loins and wild beast come and eat them alive, some were put upon a stake and covered in pitch and set on fire to light his garden at night, and he put a stake in some Christians recdum and let them slowly slide down the stake to eventually kill them and not to mention he did while he was eating(Funtriva, Nero; MyInterestingFacts 10 Interesting Nero
He set Rome ablaze and used the Christians as scapegoats. He accused them of arson and persecuted many by burning them alive or allowing dogs to tear them to pieces (Lunn-Rockliffe). Emperor Diocletian (284-305) was also notorious for the persecution of Christians. A fire broke out in his palace which caused him great anger. Like the Romans did to the Christians when Nero was in rule, they blamed them for the fire.
In Tacitus account of Roman history, Christians were burnt, eaten by animals, and crucified. Document C details why the Romans were persecuting the Christians. According to the Theologian professor, the reason for Christian persecution in Rome was because the Romans did not understand Christian rituals.
Even though Christians were persecuted on and off during the Roman Empire, Christianity flourished. In the early Roman Empire, when Claudius, Nero, Domitian, and Trajan were emperors, Christianity was banned and Christians were persecuted. Nevertheless, Christians found ways to spread Christianity, and many people converted. As trials occurred and the Empire lost good leaders, the people took security in Christianity and other religions. Christianity grew during the Roman Empire because Constantine helped create the Edict of Milan, Constantine had imperial favor toward The Church, and there was trade routes to spread Christianity to different areas.
The Roman Republic was an ancient Roman civilization that was created after the overthrow of the Roman Kingdom in 509 BC, and ending in 27 BC with the creation of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was created in order for the rich men named aristocrats to gain even more power by removing kings from the Roman government. Soon after, the Roman upper class turned politics into a violent competition in their strive for power. Gaius Marius’ creation of “client armies” led soldiers to become more loyal towards their commander than the republic. This resulted in a commander named Lucius Cornelius Sulla overtaking Rome with his client army and establishing himself as a dictator. Finally, the civil war between Julius Caesar and Gnaeus Pompey ended
Constantina Anadranistakis 7832179 References Moss, C. (2013). How persecuted were early Christians? In C. R. Moss (Author), The myth of persecution: How early Christians invented a Story of Martyrdom (pp. 127-162). New York: HarperOne. Before reading “Chapter Four: How Persecuted Were the Early Christians?”
Following the precedent of past Roman emperors, Diocletian presented himself as divine, thus invoking the reverence and loyalty of his subjects (Brownworth 6). However, although pagan citizens readily adapted to this declaration, Christians, due to their monotheistic beliefs, were unable to acknowledge and give sacrifices to Diocletian. Consequently, Diocletian, in what would become one of the most monumental blunders of his career, issued an edict to force Christians to sacrifice to him at the threat of death (6-7). From here, his policy only became more extreme. Christians were persecuted, temples were desecrated, and holy texts were burnt.
The Romans and and Jewish leaders felt threatened by Jesus because he thought he was the messiah. Jesus would then be crucified by the Romans. Christianity was able to take hold in the ancient world and flourish because of Christianity 's belief in equality, Rome’s biased
Which Roman Legacy Has Had The Greatest Impact On Today's Society? Many parts of today's society have been affected by the legacy of Rome. More importantly, today's laws and philosophies have been influenced by Ancient Rome. Roman law, citizenship, and philosophies have affected the way we live today.
Rome was a city that inspired people in more ways that not. "Rome fell but its legacy lived on." After the Eastern Roman Empire fell in 1453 A.D., people wanted to mimic their legacies because it gave them dignity and nobility. A legacy is "the mark that that you leave that you're remembered for." ("Roman Legacies"). In other words, it is a motivation or inspiration. The reason people loved Rome was because of what the Romans gave them. There is the legacy of Roman Art, Roman Architecture and Engineering, Roman Language and Writing, and last but definitely not least, the legacy of Roman Philosophy, Law, and Citizenship. The Roman legacy that has the greatest impact on society today is a clear choice: Roman Philosophy, Law, and Citizenship. I strongly believe this because without their philosophy, law, and citizenship were would we be today?
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.
The year is 1302, Dante Alighieri is absent from his role as one of the six supreme magistrates. Prior to that he had an extremely successful political career who had no problem exerting his power. Dante considered himself “a moderate White, he found it necessary during the two-month term to join in banishing his brother-in-law, Corso Donati, and his "first friend," Guido Cavalcanti, as ringleaders respectively of the Blacks and Whites.” Blacks and Whites were faction groups who had ongoing fights in the streets of Florence. This is an extremely admirable trait of a great ruler and/or ruler, the ability to at any moment turn on friends or family in order to uphold the city or government. This is comparable to the pride Greeks had in their respective