The Colosseum, which is centrally situated in the city of Rome, east of the Roman forum, was built around the A.D. 70 by Vespasian. The Colosseum showcases the renowned but concerning monument of Romans aptitude and wickedness. Although appealing to the eye, its beauty contradicts the cruel activities that happened within it. Standing at a height of around 190m and a width of about 155m the Colosseum had the capacity of over 50 000 making it the largest amphitheatre in the Roman world (Hopkins,K.(2011)). The action that took place within the Colosseum included gladiatorial combats, animal hunts, wild animal fights and recreated naval battles which required the arena to be filled with water.
Gaius Messius Quintus Decius was the Roman Emperor who ruled from 249 AD to 251 AD. Little is known about Decius’s life before becoming a military leader, which ended in his ascension to the throne. However, a few scholars have attempted to piece together what information is known. Geoffrey Nathan is one such author. In his article, "Trajan Decius (249-251 A.D.) and Usurpers during His Reign”, Nathan indicates that Decius was born into an aristocratic senatorial family around 201 AD.
These actions by the general completely disregarding the law, created by the republic, that stated that generals would not lead troops within Italy proper. This of course created civil war in which the senate of other leading generals disagreed with Caesar’s actions. But still the young Julius prevailed, he eventually defeated those who opposed him and with his belief that the republic would be served better with one unified ruler, he was appointed dictator by the state for a period of 10 years, (www.regent.edu. 6.). Julius never got to experience the full extent of those 10 years because, but a few short years later he was assassinated by multiple members of the senate, to include his good friend and confidant Brutus “et tu Brute,” (Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 1).
TITLE The Roman Forum: A Walk Down The Via Sacra In Rome, Italy LEAD PARAGRAPH Many people are familiar with The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, written in 1599. One of the most recognized pieces from this work of art is the speech given my Marc Antony (a famous Roman politician) after Caesar’s death. You know, the one that begins with the famous line “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…”? Well, for those of you who are travelling to Rome, you will be pleased to discover that this speech was given at the Rostra in the Roman Forum (Foro Romano). PARAGRAPHS A glimpse into the past As you walk along the main road, you’ll see many age-old columns lying between the Vittorio Emanuele Monument and the Colosseum, along with numerous
Licinius Crassus. During the civil war he also supported the optimate Sulla and that was actually the beginning of his public career. Thus, following Sulla's assumption of the dictatorship, Crassus amassed an enormous fortune through real estate speculation. Becoming one of the wealthiest men in Rome, and probably one of the richest men in all history, he was an important political and financial figure for the First Triumvirate.Although, Crassus and Pompey were colleagues in the consulship in 70 BC and they legislated the full restoration of the tribunate of the people, they had entertained a considerable dislike towards each other and believed that the other is trying to increase his own reputation at his colleague’s expense. However, Caesar succeeded to reconcile them as he saw that both, Pompey and Crassus had problems with the Senate during that time.Pompey’s problem was directly linked to the Senate.
Octavian’s mother was related to Julius Caesar. So when he became a man he got involved with politics and wanted to join his uncle Caesar in battle. Due to the fact that Julius was impressed with the young Octavian made him his heir to his fortune and name. After Caesar's assassination Octavian found out that he was adopted by Caesar. Soon Octavian was elected as a Consul.
This provides a rigorous proof of Oedipus’ cleverness which can also be likened to the worth he gives to his countrymen’s wellbeing. He is ruled by love, one which makes him ready to face inadequacies and therefore excavate every truth relating to Laius’s death. Consequently, by blending these character traits, it would be hard to qualify Oedipus as the architect of
Roman Theatres and Their Greek Counterpart In such a historically rich city such as Rome there are many spectacles to visit for one’s viewing pleasure. Typical sight-seeing tourists come through Rome expecting to witness monuments and buildings like the Pantheon, Colosseum and the Circus Maximus. However, one spectacle that seems to fly under visitor 's radars are the Roman Theatres. Today there are three theatres still standing in Rome and some are in better conditions than others. When people think of Roman theatres they often tend to forget how grand they really are.
As the play ends Oedipus Has a huge downfall at the end of the book. Oedipus is the perfect Greek tragic hero because he begins his journey with high status his flaw emerges and experiences a crushing downfall. As the play opens Oedipus is of noble birth and shows goodness. Oedipus is of the noble name the king. When the play states “I Oedipus, your world-renowned king”(Sophocles 1).