The transition from republic to empire was due to the colossal feats of both Julius Caesar and Octavian also known as Caesar Augustus. Julius Caesar was a pragmatic military commander and politician that eventually rose up and became the first emperor of Rome. His accomplishments for Rome were vast due to his military expertise but eventually lead to his betrayal and demise. Octavian lived a similar but different life than Julius Caesar. While Julius Caesar’s life ended in tragedy, Octavian was able to live out his life and be an emperor.
Pericles was an Athenian Statesman born in 495 BC in a small town named Holoros, north of Athens. He came from a family of rich Aristocrats, and was deeply involved with changing the structure of Greek government. In 461 BC, Pericles was pronounced the leader of Athens. He created laws that allowed every citizen to be a part of the government, and laws that balanced the rich and the poor. Pericles strengthened Athens by creating and introducing direct democracy to them, and also by valuing their arts and literature.
After his death, Caesar distributed his wealth back to the Roman people. It is evident that Caesar was a true man of the people, who gave his life to the glory of Rome. Though his reign was somewhat tumultuous, he ultimately was able to restore the Republic. Caesar was a stern, yet generous leader, who only had in mind the best interest of his city. Therefore, I feel that Caesar’s reign had the largest impact upon Roman history, and world history, and earned Rome its spot in the history
He did his education in Rome to establish a career in public speaking and became a leading barrister in Rome. In 66 BC he was elected as a praetor and later elected as consul in 63 BC. Cicero was very much attached to Pompey because he contributed his political life to Pompey. Cicero was the greatest of the Roman
as the emperor of Rome. Marcus was a well-known person due to his intellectual pursuits. He was known for his philosophical interests, Aurelius was one of the most respected emperors through out the whole Roman history. Marcus was born with a wealthy and politically family member. When Aurelius becoming a grown up emperor, he has becoming a very outstanding and dedicated student. He even learns a language known as Latin and Greek.
Political assassinations play a major role in history and are important to learn from. Although each situation has its own motives and outcomes, one can observe many similarities between these cases. A well-known assassination in history is Julius Caesar, but few people know about Alan Berg’s. Even though these assassinations occurred years apart, they prove to be similar in quite a few aspects. Most political figures gain power over a long time, but some become popular quickly and controversial views arise. This can lead to a series of problems including assassination and is relevant in Caesar’s murder.
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). Brutus says this shows the
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. Marc Anthony and Octavian, with the help of Lepidus, formed the second Triumvirate.
In return, these candidates did everything they could do to advance Caesar's power. The most influential and powerful men visited Caesar and decided that Caesar should receive more money, and most importantly, that Caesar's power should be renewed for an additional five years (Plutarch, 1915). Caesar's advertisement of his defeat of Gaul was paying off handsomely in money and extended leadership. This was helpful to Caesar because it allowed him to further influence men that would later help him back in Rome. Meaning, Caesar was getting closer to his goal of moving up the political ladder in
By the end of Caesar’s leadership he had conquered a lot of people and places, which meant all that land belonged to the Roman Empire. All in all, Caesar may have been egotistical, but he was truly the greatest military leader in European history due to his astounding military IQ, the way he cared for and fought with his men, and how he expanded the Roman Empire to its great lengths that we know today. His success gained the Roman Empire its wealth, provided a stable economy so there could be specialization, which allowed them to invent things such as roads, highways, plumbing and sewage, concrete, and even the calender. Julius Caesar’s legacy lives on through these innovations that are used in everyday life to this
Julius Caesar was a tyrant after he defeated Pompey, but then some of his closest friends, including Brutus, Cassius, Casca, and Cinna, brutally murdered him. The only one there who had real motive was none other than Cassius. He was the one who convinced Brutus to join the conspiracy, he came up with the whole plan on how to kill Caesar, and he just generally didn’t like how Caesar was godlike in the Roman’s eyes. Cassius knew that for the mutiny to work, they needed Brutus. Brutus had a lot of influence among the Romans because he was Caesar’s right hand man.
Marcus Porcius Cato who was also known as Cato the Elder, was a military tribune in the Second Punic War. He is called "The Elder" to not be confused with his great grandson, Cato the Younger. Cato was born as a Plebian, but had a drive to climb up to the top of Rome's highest offices (McKay, John P.) His main goal was to restore old virtues of Rome that had been lost and forgotten. Cato grew up to be a brilliant leader because of his war skills, humbleness, and political skills.
The myth of Romulus and Remus chronicles a story of two twin brothers saved and reared by a she wolf. The brothers later founded Rome, and Romulus killed his brother in a struggle for power. Violent in nature, Romulus was a harsh tyrant whose successors were equally as tyrannous. Romans favored Romulus and the story because it taught them “Mars loved [Rome] so dearly he sent a wild animal to nurse its founders”(Hunt 139). Although the story showed Romans how much the gods loved the city, it also taught them that their state was started out of violence.
Roman Research: Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was a Roman Dictator and general. He was involved in helping with the rise of the Roman Republic. He was famous for conquering many places, including Gaul. He also had many military achievements. Through these many military achievements, Caesar was able to expand Rome and make it better.