The author uses these many facts to support their claim so as to create a scholarly and accurate argument. The History Staff explains Julius Caesar’s life before his many achievements and the beginning of the First Triumvirate. Julius Caesar was born into a patrician, noble family “and was the nephew of another famous Roman general, Marius” (History.com Staff). After his Uncle Marius died, his life was in danger.
Augustus Caesar, often referred to as the creator of the Roman Empire, was Rome’s first emperor, and arguably its greatest one. Although his relationship with each varied, he understood the importance of gaining the support of the military, the senate, and the people. He rose to power and maintained his power as a result of this ability. During his lengthy reign, he oversaw the transformation of the political and religious institutions, economy, administration, and army of the fragile Roman Republic into those of the Roman Empire (Mellor 6). In addition to a sense of humor, Augustus possessed intelligence, ruthlessness, and political savvy— traits which enabled him to craftily legitimize his autocratic rule under the forms of traditional republican law, and establish the legal, political, and cultural foundations for an empire that would persist for the next 1500 years.
Profiles In Eloquence Politicians have often been credited with being eloquent speakers, from the earliest times to the present day. Marcus Antonius (a Roman Politician and soldier) made one of the most memorable speeches in history. Shakespeare dramatized this in the play Julius Caesar when he used Antonius’s famous opening words “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears”. These words have become immortalized in the minds of literature students and the countless numbers who have used this speech in elocution contests.
Caesar was loved by the majority thus, almost worshiped because of the light and greatness he has brought to the beloved city of Rome. Every decision and every move that was made by him was considered the right path. "My heart laments that virtue cannot live out of the teeth of emulation" is a quote said by one of Caesar's admirers; this quote creates a wedge between the two views people had about him. The minority, or the dangerously bright group, marked this Roman as unjust, evil, corrupt and a tyrant to be. Also, a man of lies that uses his people's love for his own benefit; this group had these thoughts for the sake of not wanting a greedy and dreadful dictator or simply being jealous.
The famous manual “The Prince” by Machiavelli is still to this day the main resource that explains and gives advice on how to be a good politician. In 26 chapters it holds powerful rules that Machiavelli believed were key points that one must follow to become a successful politician. Machiavelli was a politician, historian, philosopher, humanist, and writer and lived in Florence during the Renaissance and changed the world with his political philosophies. Like Machiavelli, Adolf Hitler was also a powerful politician and the chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945. He was also the dictator of Nazi Germany from 1939 to 1945.
Alexander the Great was the King of the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon. This book investigates Alexander’s relationship between, not only his people of Macedon, but with all of Ancient Greece. This reference is useful because it looks at the link between his relationships and his role as leader. This will aid in discovering his motives and
. It is no secret that Virgil, who wrote The Aeneid, and Ovid, the author of “Pyramus and Thisbe,” are two of the most famous and renowned storytellers of ancient history. So, why did the ruler of Rome, Caesar Augustus, choose to endorse the work of Virgil while he banned Ovid from Rome? The answer lies in the moral message and the values of each myth, and the cultural differences that form their foundations. In The Aeneid, readers are immediately introduced to Aeneas, a warrior from Troy who is leading his men in a quest to found what will eventually become Rome.
Julius Caesar proved that he was one of the greatest Romans to be apart of Rome and with his military strategies that led him to conquer most of Gaul and parks of England, this shows that he was a true genius. The way that he was able to manipulate the government so he would win his election is just so elegant. He got the richest man in Rome and one of the most respected and joined them three together, and together they could have done anything. Julius Caesar used his greatness in battle as a way for him to gain popularity within the Roman population. Julius Caesar was a Roman
Gordon King in his book The Rise of Rome explained how Julius Caesar knew what he was doing and how to lead successfully. This quote is a good example of what the people of Rome thought about Julius Caesar and why they really liked him,“Thus died the greatest man that the Roman world had yet produced” (Gordon 141). In this quote Gordon King says that Caesar was one of the
Caesar had many victories and soon became the dictator of Rome. Not only did Caesar eliminate all his enemies and conquer places but he was kind to his defeated rivals. Without a son of his own, he needed an heir. Caesar then adopted Augustus. He reformed the Roman calendar and made the Senate more representative.
Sheraz ZafarParlatoShort Paper #214 March 2016Meanings behind a Midsummer NightThe play A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Willian Shakespeare, has many elements. Many quotes that drive the plot forward. The characters develop over the course of the play. Thisplay shares many elements that make up fiction and poetry.
In Rome, personal virtues contributed towards each individual’s dedication towards their empire. They directly gave the Roman republic the moral strength and ideology to conquer the world. In some ways, the Romans assimilated their beliefs from the Greeks, which they had conquered. In fact they had created such a lasting impression with successful ideology, that George Washington wore a toga, to demonstrate how the old Roman values still had an affect on what was then modern day America. Nearly all of George Washington's actions while leading America took into account the history of Rome.