However, Caligula’s fall to depravity came from his claim to divinity, where he would put statutes of himself in Jewish temples, put his head on the statues of the Greek god Zeus, and attempted a move to Egypt before his assassination by the Praetorian Guard in 41 A.D.” Considered as Caligula’s greatest flaw where he wanted to be worshipped as a perpetual god by moving to Egypt, thus lead senators to conspire his death when least expected. After four years on the throne, Caligula was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard for revenge, putting an end to a reign filled with homicidal bloodlust, illicit sex, and malice. In a world where a man is exalted a god among his people, Caligula could not fill those shoes even though he had complete control of Rome. None of the world would understand that Caligula was just a pessimistic individual that gave Rome pain because his uncle destroyed his livelihood, innocence, and childhood. Although his thirst for blood and power came with a price, Caligula generated a tapestry of inhumane dictators that ruled by fear, ambition, and proclaimed a god among their people.
Darth Sidious is Caesar because he is The emperor of the entire Galaxy. Darth Vader is The Modern Brutus because he was the emperor’s apprentice, but killed him to save his son’s life at the cost of his own. Julius Caesar has been a Roman Ruler that just a few days before he had defeated Pompey in a battle and returned to Rome as a hero was assassinated, he was killed by a bunch of his friends a few days later. Darth Sidious was the chancellor of the
Finally, create or make something very important for humanity, and be recognized for your great achievement, by the “MYTH”. The two famous myth “Romulus and Remus” and “Dido from Carthage” Rome A famous myth is the one of Rome foundation; Aeneas the king of Alba Longa dies and left the kingdom for his oldest son Numitor. But, one day Amulius ( Aeneas¨s little son ) decide to take the kingdom. To take it, he killed the two sons of numitor and made Numitor¨s daughter a priestess. Why?
At the age of seventeen, Nero became emperor of Rome. For the first five years of his rule, he gained reputation by promoting sharing power with the Senate, he ended closed-door political trials. Nero didn’t care much for politics, so he appointed three key advisers (Seneca, Burrus and Agrippina). Seneca suggested that Nero come out from his mother’s “domineering” shadow. Nero’s mother immediately turned against him.
All his brothers and sisters thanked Zeus and made him their leader. (Evslin4). From there, the young gods took over Olympus and took the throne from their father and fought a war against him and his titans. No one knows exactly what happened to Cronos and his titans but myths say they are banished in Tartarus. (Evslin5).
This story indicates a conflict between fathers and sons and the downfall of the father from within his own house very much like Sutpen’s legend of rise and fall (Sundquist, 2003, 144). Likewise, Charles Bon in Absalom rebels against his father Sutpen and ruins his "design" but ultimately he dies like King David 's son
However, an oracle from the Greek god, Apollo, reveals that the plague will only be lifted once the murder of the deceased king, Jocasta’s first husband, Laius, is solved. As more information is uncovered, Oedipus’ legacy is exponentially diminished as a childhood prophecy revolving around Oedipus, murdering his father and marrying his mother, is brought to light. Knowledge possesses the power to catalyse devastation in stages as demonstrated through Oedipus’ ignorance, his overwhelming curiosity, and his psychological anguish. From the beginning, Oedipus was raised in a legion of lies, believing Merope and Polybus to be his true parents. This cloak of ignorance not only shielded Oedipus from the knowledge of his biological parents, but allowed the prophecy to act as a catalyst for his fleeing of Corinth.
The Huns forced barbarian tribes to move east, and many settled in Rome. They created chaos in Rome, and forced many Romans to leave their homes. Romulus Augustulus, who many historians consider to be the last Roman Emperor, was deposed in 476 AD. Many historians believe that there were multiple events that led to the fall of Rome, and the deposition of Romulus Augustus is considered one of the key events that contributed
A few months ago Proserpina the daughter of Ceres, goddess of grain, was kidnapped by Pluto, god of the underworld. Ceres is too sad to even grow plants on earth. People wonder if Zeus will step in and stop this. The Greeks say that Proserpina wanted to go to the underworld. The Romans say that Proserpina was kidnapped by Pluto and that Pluto is forcing Proserpina to be his wife.
Even though some say that Perseus accidentally killed his grandfather in a discus competition as an oracle's prophecy said, Perseus did many heroic deeds to make up for that unfortunate event. One heroic feat that Perseus performed was slaying the dreaded gorgon Medusa. According to an article entitled Perseus, the text states, “He famously slew the dreaded Gorgon Medusa whose gaze could turn men to stone…” Perseus slayed Medusa with the help of Athena’s mirror shield and the winged shoes of Hermes. Also Perseus received a helmet of invisibility and a special bag from the Naiads that helped him to escape from the other two gorgon sisters of Medusa. Next, Perseus saved Andromeda from the dreaded sea monster sent by Poseidon to terrorize the kingdom of Ethiopia, which is another extreme feat he accomplished.
The gods chose to send ravens, and whoever saw the most birds would win. The winner would name the city Rome or Reme. Romulus won the quarrel; he claimed to have seen 12 ravens. Finally, Romulus started to build the city of Rome. He watched Remus jumping over his newly-constructed city wall, and watched him mocking his work.
The prince then killed himself in shame, persuading his brother Lykos to avenge his dishonour. http://www.theoi.com/Heroine/Antiope.html Lykos (brother of the one who got her pregnant) had since been appointed regent of the powerful Boiotian city of Thebes, for its king Labdakos had died young leaving a mere child on the throne. With the cities forces he laid
Antony confronted Octavius, declaring that Caesarion was Julius’s true son and that Caesarion was the rightful heir to the throne. Octavius fought back and claimed that he’ll seize Antony’s will, and had told the people of Rome that Antony had given Cleopatra Roman possessions and that the couple planned on making Alexandria the new capital of Rome. In 31 B.C. Cleopatra and Antony fought Octavius’s forces in the raging battle of Actium, which was on Greece 's west coast. The battle ended with a costly defeat for the Egyptians, forcing the couple to flee back to Egypt.
Sulla instituted terror that surpassed the violence dealt by Marius. Sulla also marked his opponents for death, seized their property, and declared their children ineligible for public office during his reign of Rome. Before retiring, Sulla increased the memberships of the Senate to six hundred in the attempt to reduce