In ancient history Romans have always been the dominant force that would build itself back up and strengthen into a major civilization for hundreds of years to come. Although, what a lot of people don’t know is how the Romans initially began or perceived to be created as a people that was born from mythological stories that tied into their own culture at the time. Titus Livius (Livy) was an historian that wrote many books on the history of Rome, but today we will only go through an English translation from 1919 of Livy’ first book. We will be discussing what happened (what was written down as the origin of Rome), some interesting points in the text, and analyze the way Livy wrote/structured his work. Let’s start with a summary of what the book is about.
“No less than the people of Varennes and Sainte-Menehould, they suspected that the flight had been coordinated with a planned foreign invasion to end the Revolution by force. Thus the Assembly took steps to prepare the nation for war.” (p. 128) According to Tackett there were different opinions among the Assembly’s members on decision of the future of the King. “In their first reactions of shock and betrayal, a surprising number of deputies had been prepared to eject Louis from the government altogether and replace him with a regency or even a republic.” (P.131) in other hand aristocratic and conservatives asked to let the King be rehired based on a parliamentary decision. At the same time, there was a group who asked for trailing the King. Most importantly, the people’s deep feeling attachment for the King now was changed into the feeling of being betrayed by their “father”.
This is because he uses her to both display the roles of woman and how Hermia simultaneously opposes and displays the expectations at the time. Hermia neglects the notion that women should obey the men in their lives because she refuses to follow the wishes of her father, Egeus. As mentioned previously Egeus wishes for Hermia to marry Demetrius, but seeing as Hermia does not love him, she refuses to marry him. Ironically, Shakespeare also uses Hermia’s character to display the ways in
The real reason that Alexander wanted to conquer the Persian Empire was not only retaliation or revenge, but also as a test of his true abilities. In addition to this, Alexander also wanted to commence the invasion because it was what his father had been planning to do for quite a while. Arrian shows that Alexander thought of his invasion not as a personal grudge but purely business as usual. This act doesn’t fit with the motto of revenge especially since it’s shown that Alexander has extremely little respect for Darius. Arrian said “They think Darius is dead and they are mourning him.’ On hearing this Alexander sent Leonnatus, one of his Companions, to them, telling him to explain that Darius was alive, that he had left his arms and robe in the
People who kill other people for really no reason are villains. Alexander killed many people just because they did something little to his civilization. According to TCI “Philip wanted to attack Persia next, but, in 336 B.C.E., he was murdered. His son, Alexander, was the new Macedonian king.” (TCI the last section). A website states that Alexander murdered his dad (Cite in Bibliography).
David fails as a king when he abuses his power in order to harm the people he is responsible for protecting. David’s misuse of power is demonstrated when he secretly orders the death of his own subject to protect his own reputation. After impregnating Bathsheba, the wife of one of David’s loyal soldiers, David orders Joab, “Set Uriah in the force-front of the hardest fighting, and draw back from him, so that he may be struck down and die” (2 Samuel 11:14). By sleeping with Bathsheba, David directly violate the Seventh Commandments, which states not to commit adultery. Furthermore, David knows he did was wrong, but he plays tricks to
Also, in the Original version of the story, Hercules was challenged with 12 tasks, known as the “Challenges of Hercules”. Hercules was sent to complete these tasks by the antagonist, Hera, or the Girl of Zeus, Hercules’ father. Hera was angry with Zeus for cheating on her, so she sent Hercules, his son, to go through challenges which she thought would most certainly kill him. In the Disney version, Hercules was met with the main antagonist, Hades, or the guardian of the underworld, who is suggested to be evil, almost taking the role of the Devil. He wanted to kill Hercules so he could get revenge on Zeus, for sending him into the underworld.
Emotional Consequences The primary leader of India’s Independence, Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.” Supporting Gandhi, if someone lets their anger and intolerance control how they perceive things, they won’t understand the correct point of view. In the Theban play Antigone, written by the Greek philosopher, Sophocles, the King of Thebes, Creon, refuses to properly bury the dead body of his nephew, thus he cannot pass on to his after life. Creon’s niece, Antigone, challenges Creon to bury her brother, but when he doesn’t, she buries him herself and gets punished. Creon continues to make irrational decisions, leading to his son and wife’s death. As a result of Creon’s intense emotions
As the Montague and Capulet families have an ongoing feud, and Romeo and Juliet belong to opposite sides, it is inevitable that Juliet will have to choose between her family and husband at some point. Thus, when a situation such as this one occurs, her loyalty has proven to be more towards Romeo than her parents. To begin, one instance in which Juliet shows her loyalty to Romeo is when her parents want her to marry Count Paris, but she defies them and marries Romeo instead. She blatantly goes against their wishes and stays loyal to Romeo. While arguing with her parents on the issue, Juliet says, “‘I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam, I will not marry yet; and, when I do, I swear, It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, Rather than Paris.
In Antigone, there was two brothers who shared being the King and one of the brothers, Polynices, wanted to start a war with the kingdom because he wanted to be the main ruler. Polynices and his brother Eteocles fight and they both end up killing each other. Their Uncle Creon, who takes position as King when they are both killed, decides that only Eteocles will have a proper burial and Polynices will be left to rot. Antigone, Polynices and Eteocles sister, thinks that Creon’s decision is unfair and takes upon herself to give Polynices a proper burial. When their other sister Ismene finds out, she is stuck between helping her sister bury their brother and following Creon’s demands.
He discovered that she was married to Uriah the Hittite, but this did not stop him from sending for her and getting her pregnant. He then recalled Uriah from battle and pretended that Uriah was the father of Bathsheba’s baby. Uriah refused to go home to his wife, so David sent Uriah to the front lines of battle, where he was killed. David then married Bathsheba. When confronted by Nathan the prophet, David admitted his sin.