Within the The Norton Book of Classical Literature, there are numerous heroes who have accomplished many great tasks of whom deserves to be honored. However, of them all, the greatest hero must possess true Roman virtues and values, including valor, courage, manliness and worth. This hero must show that he possesses the ability to do what is necessary in order to achieve his goals. Therefore, only one hero qualifies to be the most honorable, Romulus, the founder of Rome. Before receiving kingship of Rome, Romulus helped to restore Numitor’s authority after unjustly getting his kingship taken away from him, thus exemplifying Romulus’ possession of the two most important Roman virtues, courage, and manliness (Livius, 704).
Many people found his performance in government to be important and truly valuable. According to Document C, he had nobility and warlike achievements. However Suetonius expressed his opinion that Caesar “did not surpass, the greatest of men.” While Caesar lead, mostly everyone gladly followed and
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. This statement by the Founding Fathers is the core disagreement between the 13 Colonies and Great Britain. Throughout this historical document, there are multiple arguments made to get the authors’ point across. The authors’ effectively use logos, ethos, and pathos to contribute to the formation of the concluding argument. Logos is used because the thesis is straight to the point and it is supported throughout the entire document.
/ I was born as free as Caesar. So were you” (I.ii.96-99). Because Cassius views Caesar as so ordinary, he is jealous of the power he holds. If Caesar were to be truly more powerful and capable of ruling Rome than Cassius, he would not be as offended. More than just once does Cassius express his ill will towards Caesar’s position of influence over Rome and its people.
"The Deeds of the Divine Augustus" was written in AD 14 by the ancient Roman Emperor Augustus. It was an autobiographical piece of literary work that lists the various deeds that Augustus performed throughout his reign as Emperor, but it was merely written so that the people of Rome would remember Augustus as a great leader who went out of his way in order to create a better society for Rome. Within the text Augustus utilizes the first person singular in which "I" mostly occurs at the beginning of every paragraph. He is making a clear analysis of his own accomplishments ranging from, raising an army, waged war, spared citizens, and first rejected an oppurtunity at dictatorship (paragraphs 1,3,5). Although it may seem that Augustus
“Brutus and Caesar: What should be in that ‘Caesar’?/ Why should that name be sounded more than yours?/ Write them together, yours is as fair a name;” (I.ii.235-237) Cassius’ says because he wants to get Brutus to question why Caesar has become so popular and powerful, and why he deserves it more than anyone else. He wishes to build Brutus up, convincing Brutus that he is just as beloved and trusted by the people, and has the same influence Caesar does. Ultimately, he wants to persuade Brutus that he deserves as much power as Caesar has. Cassius uses another metaphor while speculating about how Caesar gained so much power and influence, just after he has finished talking about Brutus’ equality to Caesar. “Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed,/ That he is grown so great?” (I.ii.240-241) He does this to make Brutus question why Caesar is so powerful and if he has something special that makes him a better ruler than Brutus.
In Act 1, the reader is introduced to the characters and their attributes. Julius Caesar is a victorious, God-like being anticipated for the role of Rome’s leader. Brutus is a significant nobleman with authority and an admirable senate member. Cassius is an opinionated nobleman, who believes that the nobility of Rome should be responsible for governing their city. Cassius alters information to manipulate Brutus’ noble nature and views.
These character traits are clearly seen within his senate speech above, and throughout the course of his presidency as well. The final sentence of Coolidge’s speech shows the kind of public servant he wanted to be: “We need a broader, firmer, deeper faith in the people; A faith that men desire to do right, that the Commonwealth is founded upon a righteousness which will endure, a reconstructed faith that the final approval of the people is given not to demagogues, slavishly pandering to their selfishness, merchandising with the clamor of the hour, but to statesmen, ministering to their welfare, representing their deep, silent, abiding convictions.” The integrity that Coolidge displayed throughout his life is unmatched by any other, and is the epitome of what leaders living in the 21st century should strive to
In Shakespeare’s famous play, Julius Caesar, there's an essential theme of characters and their portrayal/actions in public versus private life. Julius Caesar himself led two very different lives with his family and close friends in contrast to how he presented himself to the public eye. In both settings, Caesar makes himself out to be invincible; however in private he is more vulnerable and superstitious whereas in public, he is immortal and the great leader Rome makes him out to be. Publicly, Julius Caesar is invincible and tries to portray himself as a great leader who is able to do all things in greatness and nobility for Rome. Caesar is always careful to present himself as steadfast even in front of his close friends but even more so to the public.