After Bassianus and Lavinia run away together and Mutius helps them escape, Titus finds this as a traitorous act because it is treason against the new emperor of Rome, Saturninus. Titus also finds this shameful that his own sons become traitors after all he has done for Rome. After Titus promises to bring Lavinia back to Saturninus, he finds Mutius guarding the door protecting Lavinia and Basianus. Titus says “ Barr’st me my way in Rome?” (1.1.291) then continues to stab his son.
He then has his mother assassinated due to her opposition to his relationship with a married woman (Seneca xii). When Nero discovers the Pisonian Conspiracy to overthrow him, he goes out of his way to have anyone so much as implicated as having a part in the plot executed. Much like Atreus, Nero lets his passions rule his life by unjustly killing those that he felt threatened his power. Since all of Seneca’s plays lack dates, it is unknown when he wrote Thyestes.
Do Not Ignore the Laws of the Gods Loyalty to the state should not undermine a person’s loyalty to their gods. When the king challenges or ignores the authority of the gods, he is headed for failure. Sophocles trumpets this message throughout his tragic play, Antigone. After Polyneices rebelled against Thebes and killed his brother Eteocles in battle, King Creon decreed that a traitor to the state cannot be buried.
Unfortunately, instead of going to Caesar and discussing their concerns with him; they decide to end his life. Therefore, Brutus is a betrayer, for conspiring to kill his own friend. One of Brutus’s motivations for killing Caesar is that he believes it is what is best for Rome: “It must be by his death, and for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general.” The group of conspirators all believes that Caesar’s ambition puts Rome in danger of becoming a monarchy.
(4.5.153-154). To Laertes, it does not matter whether it is a lowly servant or the king who kills his father; he will exact revenge on whomever the culprit. Claudius tells Laertes that Hamlet has killed Laertes’s father, and after learning that the person who killed his father also played a part in driving his sister mad which resulted in her death, Laertes’s determination to take retribution and kill Hamlet strengthens. During the duel, in which Laertes is supposed to pierce Hamlet with a poisoned rapier, Hamlet tells Laertes that “madness is poor Hamlet’s enemy.” (5.2.253) and asks Laertes “Free me so far in your most generous thoughts / That I have shot my arrow o’er the house /
Eighteen year old Octavius left Macedonia immediately and went to Rome when he heard that Caesar was assassinated and responded by announcing that he would avenge Caesar 's death, pay Caesar 's bequest to Roman citizens that Mark Antony ignored and celebrate gladiatorial games in honors of Julius Caesar when. Octavius actions caused him popularity and caused his rivalry, Mark Antony to withdraw and seek support outside of Rome. As Octavian was growing in age, in political skills and also by his actions, he was granted with Julius Caesars veterans and head of the army. Instead of a civil war against Anthony and his supporters in Gaul, Octavius was forced to negotiate with his opponents where he would benefit. Octavius, Lepidus and Anthony formed an alliance called ' 'the second triumvirate ' ' in which they divided the Roman empire into three parts.
According to dictionary.com, a betrayer can be defined as a person who is unfaithful in guarding or fulfilling a promise, or committing treachery, against another person. This is a flawless characterization of Brutus in William Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar”. Brutus was a senator of Rome who assassinated the future monarch, Julius Caesar. However, Brutus killed Caesar out of the love he had for his country’s wellbeing and to prevent the spread of tyranny. Conversely, the senator mislead his king into believing that he could be trusted.
Brutus made justified actions in result of his internal conflicts. He believes that Caesar is not fit to be a king, and will become dictatorial. This problem plagued Brutus for several sleepless nights. He finally came to his conclusion that, for the better of Rome, he must stop Caesar before he gets too powerful (II, i, 34-36). As he joins the Conspiracy to kill Caesar, he believes the rest of the Conspirators have the same view as him.
He then began a battle with them and also defeated them. This doesn’t show an honorable nor noble man, this shows a man who would do anything for power. Why else would he kill Pompey a man who he would have to share power with? He didn’t have evidence nor proof that Pompey would be a bad leader, so if Brutus is going to be punished, so should Caesar. “And do you now strew flowers in his way That comes in triumph over Pompey’s blood?
Cassius influenced Brutus to conspire against Caesar by stating, Caesar “is now become a god… and his name has been sounded more than [Brutus’s]” (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 118-145-6). Cassius’s arguments convinced Brutus in proving Caesar's murder would be just, but Caesar’s death is unjust because he is being murdered out of Brutus and Cassius’s jealousy. Both of the individuals are envious of the power that Caesar is being given by the people of Rome and want to end his life before they will lose their own power in the senate after Caesar becomes king. Brutus’ naive mind was easily convinced by Cassius that Caesar was not the best choice to assume the Roman throne because he would not listen to their political thoughts.
Herod’s throne was given to him by the Romans. Herod the Great suffered greatly from paranoia, which lead him to murder his wife and son, all because of a false accusation that they were planning to overthrow him. Not only did he murder his family, but massacred all the infants age two and under to prevent a heir to the throne. Such was an act against god, because he attempted to kill baby Jesus as soon as he found out that he was the true king of Jews. Unlike other kings, who follow the word and will of God, Herod wanted to replace God.
The absence of thought utilized as a part of demanding the vengeance prompted the passings of both Laertes and Hamlet. Laertes arranged with Claudius to slaughter Hamlet with the harmed tipped sword, yet they had not imagined that the sword may be utilized against them. With Laertes trusting the King 's allegations that Hamlet had killed his dad, he battles Hamlet and wounds him once with the harmed tipped sword. Village continues to twisted Laertes with the same sword, demanding his demise. Villa had numerous opportunities to slaughter his uncle, however his fury exceeded his better judgment; and he held up until the ruler could see no great in Claudius, and afterward strike him down into a universe of unceasing punishment. "
Teiresias conspicuously tells Oedipus reality of what is going on around him, and Oedipus rejects all he says. Oedipus ' pride blinds him to all the proof that focuses to him as the killer of his own dad. At the point when Jocasta tells Oedipus the subtle elements of Laius ' homicide, Oedipus is excessively uninformed, making it impossible to see that he was the person who killed the past lord and put a condemnation upon himself. " Oedipus: I solemnly forbid the people of this country, where power and throne are mine, ever to receive that man or speak to him, no matter who he is, or let him join in sacrifice, lustration, or in prayer.
The name Romulus Augustus references both the first king and the first emperor of Rome, who were beloved in the eyes of their subjects, and with a monumental name to live up to, it was unfeasible for Romulus Augustus to triumph in the Romans's eyes. Romulus Augustus's one year reign was extraordinarily underwhelming and lacking in any tremendous discoveries or conquests, and much of it was not recorded by historians. As one reflects back on the past Roman leaders, it is clear to see Romulus Augustus, although he indubitably affected Rome in its destruction, had no colossal achievement to put his family into a permanent place of nobility as his father had once outlined. Romulus was born in 463 AD and was the son of Orestes, a major general of the Roman army. Orestes was an assistant to Attila the Hun, but once he died Orestes joined the western army and climbed to a high position.
Augustus which was the name of a man that was strong and selfless and created a way of life without a dictating idiot like most colonies of rulers. He had change the way of life in Rome. This is his very own story Augustus was a very successful man. “He created a city police.