Likelyhood of Julius Caesar, one of Romes most feared leaders, and Abraham Lincoln, one of Americas greatest presidents having much in common, wasn't much I thought. With more research I realized they had more in common like, they both had statues erected in their honor, there empires say a civil war close to there rain there's more I became fascinated on. In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power as Populares were opposed by the Optimates within Romes Senate, among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero.
Jesus Christ was a religious teacher and prophet, and Julius Caesar was a dictator. Also, Jesus was betrayed by one person but Julius Caesar was killed many people, Brutus and conspirators. Brutus and Judas are different for they betrayed their friends for different reasons. Such as, Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, from avarice, but Brutus killed Julius Caesar for he feared Julius Caesar’s ambition and the possibility of Caesar becoming a dictator.
Vader was like brutes because they both followed their leader until their minds were changed by one person.(Laser Time Contrupter) This shows that many people can be like Brutus. Both Vader and Brutus killed their leader by being persuaded by one person for Vader it was his son, for Brutus it was Cassius. This shows that people can do things they believe are right, even if they are wrong. Both Caesar and Sidious were rulers of a republic and both commanded an army.(Laser Time Contrupter)
However, Caligula’s fall to depravity came from his claim to divinity, where he would put statutes of himself in Jewish temples, put his head on the statues of the Greek god Zeus, and attempted a move to Egypt before his assassination by the Praetorian Guard in 41 A.D.” Considered as Caligula’s greatest flaw where he wanted to be worshipped as a perpetual god by moving to Egypt, thus lead senators to conspire his death when least expected. After four years on the throne, Caligula was assassinated by the Praetorian Guard for revenge, putting an end to a reign filled with homicidal bloodlust, illicit sex, and malice. In a world where a man is exalted a god among his people, Caligula could not fill those shoes even though he had complete control of Rome. None of the world would understand that Caligula was just a pessimistic individual that gave Rome pain because his uncle destroyed his livelihood, innocence, and childhood. Although his thirst for blood and power came with a price, Caligula generated a tapestry of inhumane dictators that ruled by fear, ambition, and proclaimed a god among their people.
However, at that point in time, Caesar was far too successful for the alliance’s failure to affect his ever-thriving political strength. Seeing that he had victoriously completed his conquest of Gaul, “Caesar set up an efficient provincial administration to govern the vast territories,” and went on his way to lead Rome autocratically (McManus, 1). Though he tried to obtain this positon legally, he eventually resorted to military force,
His popularity came from returning to Rome with multiple military victories, and news of the previous ruler’s death. After such achievement, Caesar said that he would be a dictator until his death. Since this new ruler would take power from the Senate, a few of the members agreed that an assassination was the best solution to this power struggle (“The Assassination of Julius Caesar, 44 BC”). Another reason Caesar so quickly gained power, and why people hated him is from the belief that he was responsible for Pompey’s death, the previous beloved ruler( "What Were the Motives
The words that decided Rome Have you ever killed your best friend because you thought they were too ambitious? The tragedy of Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare takes place before the fall of Rome and tells a story about a group of noble senators that despise a monarchy. During this time a honorable senator named Cassius convinces his friend Brutus to form a conspiracy group to rebel Julius Caesar's absolute monarchy. Soon after they form a conspiracy group and assassinate Caesar they are confronted by the Roman people. Brutus’ and Antony’s speeches to the Roman people and how it influenced the rest of the play and characters.
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
” This quote shows that Brutus is considering betraying his best friend. Then later in act two Brutus says “The only way is to kill Caesar. I have no personal reason to strike at him—only the best interest of the people. ”(2.1.10) which shows that he has given in and is agreeing to kill Caesar for Rome.
People who kill other people for really no reason are villains. Alexander killed many people just because they did something little to his civilization. According to TCI “Philip wanted to attack Persia next, but, in 336 B.C.E., he was murdered. His son, Alexander, was the new Macedonian king.” (TCI the last section).
I was asking who killed him and no one answered me, after few minutes Brurts show up with antony. Brutus start his speech by,” we are those ones who killed Caesar because Caesar was gonna make them his slaves.” Then Antony give them a speech, about Caesar, and how he loved
2. What are some of the major issues that Alexander the Great faced when he ascended the throne after his father 's death? How did Alexander handle these issues? Some of the issues Alexander the Great faced when he became a king, was some of the Greek cities did not want him as king and decide to doubt him. He proofed them wrong by setting a harsh example for them, he attacked the accent city of Thebes and then sold more than twenty thousand Thebans to slavery and killed six thousand of them.
Antony confronted Octavius, declaring that Caesarion was Julius’s true son and that Caesarion was the rightful heir to the throne. Octavius fought back and claimed that he’ll seize Antony’s will, and had told the people of Rome that Antony had given Cleopatra Roman possessions and that the couple planned on making Alexandria the new capital of Rome. In 31 B.C. Cleopatra and Antony fought Octavius’s forces in the raging battle of Actium, which was on Greece 's west coast. The battle ended with a costly defeat for the Egyptians, forcing the couple to flee back to Egypt.
Have you ever looked at great presidents in U.S.A, and wondered if that happened before in history? In Ancient Rome, there was a leader named Julius Caesar who was one of the great leaders in history. He reformed the Roman republic and was great military strategist who expanded and strengthened Rome. Soem people though say he was a villain because he had ambitios,and sought for power and glory, which sometimes might be at the expense of the republic. So that is why people wonder, was Julius Caesar a hero or villain?
When Caesar returned to Rome in 50 B.C.E. , the Senate looked to put him on trial for acts he committed while acting as consul. Caesar now had two choices: he could bow to the will of the Senate and be destroyed politically, or he could start a civil war. Caesar chose war. It the beginning the greater power seemed to rest with Pompey and the Senate, as Pompey had powerful resources with which to draw support against Caesar.