In order to gain the full power that Augustus thought he deserved it was a struggle. He had to face some difficult events that lead to him becoming an emperor and being a great leader to the people. When Julius Ceaser was assassinated all of his power and inheritance was left to Augustus. However, Mark Antony, who had been friends with Ceaser, didn’t think it was right to let him have the power. The two fought for a while, in an attempt to fix the problem Augustus joined sides with the Senate. But, when the senate didn’t give him the power he thought he earned he created an alliance with Antony and Lepidus and together they controlled Rome. The next big event occurred when Antony falls in love with Cleopatra. Augustus think Cleopatra is only
Seventeen years later, the final war of the Roman Republic erupted. The war was between Mark Antony and Octavian. With the declaration of war on Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen, Antony made a bold decision. He decided to abandon Rome and join Cleopatra. Octavian took note of the betrayal and defeated Cleopatra and Antony at the battle of Actium, causing them retreat to Alexandria. However, Octavian outsmarted them and seized Alexandria until both Mark Antony and Cleopatra committed suicide. Octavian became highly regarded throughout Rome and would transition the Republic into an Empire.
Cleopatra changed Egypt by adding more and more territories to make Egypt more and more powerful. There are many people that have achieved accomplishments, but Cleopatra advanced Egypt into a one of the most powerful ruling cities by Rome. She formed alliances with the Roman Empire(s) and that is what had helped her with increasing Egypt into a bigger part in Rome and Egypt history. In the 21st century, she impacted society by boosting the cities that are now Egypt’s, and making Egypt bigger and stronger. There was between 1 and 2 million inhabitants in Egypt, and now in 2018 there are 99.38 million. But before we get into that, we have to go back to the beginning of the story.
The Life of Marius, written by Plutarch, is a fascinating ancient source detailing the career of the Roman Gaius Marius, 127-86BC. While there are interpretive and reliability issues, the Life of Marius is a particularly useful and significant source. It is our only extensive primary source on Marius, who was a key political figure of late Republican Rome. Additionally, Plutarch’s work indicates not only many crucial military and political development in Rome in the time period, but also gives a reflection of Plutarch’s own Rome and its values and political climate.
Due to Cleopatra efforts, she made Egypt wealthier and more powerful. Cleopatra was misunderstood, thinking she was an evil temptress, the Romans refused to trust her. They believed she was a bad negative influence on the civilization. Cleopatra is of the ten queens portraits of women of power, Cleopatra is also known the evil woman in history. The evidence that the archeologists have been saying that Cleopatra was a women of powerful achievement. Since the fortune had it that Rome’s imperial regime was born from her defeat, Cleopatra played the role, as a unique as it was involuntary, of link between the Hellenistic and the Roman world. Her relationships with Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony permanently have impacted on Ancient Rome and Egypt. Her being with Caesar and Anthony led to deaths, Cleopatra had been part of Julius Caesar and Marc Anthony deaths. He began to make unwise decisions. Cleopatra was thus heir to a line of determined women who were often the object of sincere devotion on the part of the Egyptian people of inept or discredited. The early Cleopatra’s have not enjoyed the fame of their last ancestor.
When people think of the Hellenistic queen, Cleopatra VII, her name is typically associated with the title royalty. Royalty was always associated with Cleopatra because her family before her (Commire). After Cleopatra’s father passed, new rulers were going to replace them. Shortly after, Cleopatra VII and her brother married, because of the Ptolemic ways and customs (“Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator”). Cleopatra raised an army and made a promise to return to the powers of Egypt in 48 B.C. At one point when Cleopatra and her brother ruled, he tried to ban her from Egypt. His plan to ban her was a success (Bell). Although, her brother should know that would not end that way for long. She knew the royal ways, she had a plan to come back and rule
In William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, Marc Antony appears to be a strong advocate for Julius Caesar’s triumphs and increasing power. However, like Caesar, Antony is extremely manipulative and powerful. After Caesar’s death, Antony manipulated the conspirators into believing he was on their side before requesting to speak at Caesar’s funeral. While Brutus and the conspirators remained fooled by Antony’s innocence, Antony took the initiative to inform the Roman citizens of the conspirator’s horrendous actions towards their beloved leader, Julius Caesar. Caesar’s funeral was a time of reflection for the citizens of Rome, as Marc Antony caused them to question their allegiance to Brutus. Marc Antony’s power has always been a part of him. However, after Caesar’s death, his power only intensified as his passion for vengeance grew.
Yes, she served politically as well, but there was no other motive. She only wanted to make Egypt an eminence amongst the other countries, and to follow her family’s legacy as the dynasty of Egypt’s rulers. Her main goals were to unify her country by stabilizing it and to enlarge her territories. She also managed to take all the power from her brother(s) and become the sole ruler of Egypt. This is important because it proves that she really was an ambitious leader. Cleopatra was in it for the fame and glory, as well as for the power that came along with it.This made her a fierce and respected leader of her time.
Even though Caesar ruled as an absolute ruler he had created many reforms and did a lot to help the poor (McDougal 161) but in the end he was killed because he was seen as having too much power for ruling a republic. It was Antony who fought for the fate of Rome with Octavian. Antony, as Caesar's successor, would have strived to rule just like him, but it was because of Antony’s loss of power in the end that led to Octavian becoming Rome’s first emperor. It was also Antony’s actions of having an affair with Cleopatra the led to the end of the Second Triumvirate and a Roman civil
The author states “Cleopatra devised a plan to meet Julius Caesar on her own terms seeking a political alliance and a return to the throne” (Grochowski 1). By linking up with one of Rome’s powerful leaders it gave her a major power move, but it also gave her a part of Rome that she could control. The author states “Cleopatra and Mark Antony became allies and lovers and he returned with her to Alexandria in 40 B.C.E.” (Haughton 1). Since Cleopatra would do anything to keep Egypt successful, that also meant making new allies, especially if they were tied to Rome. Strong alliances helped Cleopatra gain the control of Egypt and its people. Although her alliances had a hand in her personal life it still gave her the dominance most ruler
A recent article by Rebecca Burgess and Hugh Liebert from the Wall Street Journal argues that Americans would benefit from reading Plutarch. The authors give very little evidence to support their case. Plutarch’s Roman Lives could be beneficial for not only Americans, but most of the population to read. The collections of stories share many ways that one of the most famous civilizations shaped their lives.
Plutarch’s opportune depiction of the statue of Julius Caesar’s enemy presiding over his death in a picture of fitting retribution is a bit too conveniently symbolic to fully believe the accuracy of his biography. Pompey and Caesar were bound to be rivals eventually due to their positions in the political schema of the time, and this was delayed only by their coalition with Crassus to form the First Triumvirate as well as Pompey’s marriage to Caesar’s daughter, Julia. However, after the deaths of both Julia and Crassus, nothing was left to veil the inevitable friction between the two men. With the masquerade now over, a civil war broke out, ultimately causing Pompey to flee to Egypt, and it was there that he was murdered. It is because
The reason for this near exposition is to highlight two wonderful female rulers from Ancient circumstances. Pharaoh Cleopatra and Wu Zetian. I will think about their techniques for govern, cleverness, and general accomplishments. I will likewise recognize a few likenesses and contrasts between Wu Zetian and Pharaoh Cleopatra. Pharaoh Cleopatra was conceived in Egypt in 69 BC. Her dad was Egypt's pharaoh. She originated from a group of Greek Kings and Queens who ruled Egypt for roughly 300 years. Wu Zetian was conceived in the time of 625 AD in China. Wu Zetian originated from a politically very much associated family in the early years of Tang Dynasty. She was instructed at home; Wu Zetian was educated to play music, compose, and read the
Malcolm’s mother went through a permanent shock and grief over her husband’s death, she was instated into a mental institution where she was to remain for recovery for the next 26 years. At this point Malcolm and his siblings were sent to foster homes. Malcolm X was out of control in school and was sent to a detention home in Mason, Michigan. The people who owned the home treated him well. He attended Mason High School being only one of the few black students at the High School, His academic achievements were very much liked by his classmates and elected him as class president. During his time in school an English teacher asked Malcolm what he wanted to be when he grew up he replied “I want to be a lawyer’ his teacher didn’t take kind to his
Mark Antony a very noble, loyal and affectionate friend of Caesar. Following Caesar’s demise, Antony sought out to avenge his fallen friend; to defeat Brutus and the other conspirators. However, his endeavour made him the ultimate ruler at the end.