Nevertheless, Caligula was a man who gained too much power and let it slip out of his hands by death. Although no one will ever truly understand Caligula, only Caligula knows the answer. However, if Suetonius was alive, no one would ever believe his claims on Caligula that he was crazy. One thing’s for certain, Caligula triumphs as a groundbreaking Emperor who did everything his own way without question. Also, Caligula’s baffling Uncle Claudius became Emperor by the Praetorian Guard.
All great leaders need to have the confidence and determination to speak their minds and effectively guide a group. However, many confident leaders allow their confidence and determination to become arrogance and an inability to compromise. This kind of mental inflexibility can ruin an otherwise great leader, because communication, compromise, and team work are essential to a good leadership. President Gerald Ford once said, “Compromise is the oil that makes governments go,” and mental inflexibility, or stubbornness, prevent the possibility of compromise. One of the best examples of the effects of an inflexible mind set is Julius Caesar.
This has shown that if one can be manipulated too easily, it can cause for some serious problems and consequences. Brutus is such an easy example because his devout loyalty to Rome and the simple fact that he would do anything for Rome leaves him open to numerous chances of manipulation. Shakespeare then proceeds to use Caesar to show that someone high and mighty can sometimes get so caught up in everything, and themselves, that they do not see the consequences of their actions and choose to believe and not believe what they want. The Romans are then the epitome of being easily manipulated. Manipulation is everywhere; it is a part of everyone 's lives and always will
The First Triumvirate eventually fell due to Caesar’s extensive governorship in Gaul and Pompey’s eagerness to join the Optimate Faction. 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,
If you balance this ratio, it is common sense to see who would’ve won the argument. However, I was strangely proud of losing. Losing meant that there was no way our evidence could be considered the truth. Thus, proving to me that the side I am on is correct. At every argument, the villain side had cold hard claims to back up what they supported.
Some people argue that Julius Caesar was the greatest military general and politician of all time; however, I disagree. In my opinion, Caesar was a forceful dictator who only cared about his own wealth and power, punished innocent citizens, and was greedy for supporters. Julius Caesar just wanted himself to be satisfied, even if it was at the expense of the Roman republic. He also punished all of the innocent citizens that just wanted to sustain the old laws and traditions of the Roman republic. Another reason he is not an astonishing leader is that he increased the number of senators so that more people would support him.
My dear, honorable senators, we live in a most opportune age. The great Caesar, as he was in fact great in many ways than just one, has fallen. It is only a matter of time before Rome faces retribution from enemies and citizens alike. The great people of Rome must either pick up the pieces of our broken government or face anarchy. My associate and i stand before you today to propose a new leader, one who will restore the glory of our beloved Rome.
Titus may not have been emperor for very long but in what little time he had he proved himself in many ways. Vespasian was a great emperor, he fixed and accomplished so much with Rome. Domitian was a very good emperor as well, although he did let his paranoia get the best of him and it was his demise. These emperors all helped Rome to become something better than what it was before. This is how the Flavian Dynasty was significant in shaping
Many say that there was an alternate path that could have been taken to avoid the war, and they are correct, there were multiple ways to avoid both World War ll and the Holocaust, but humanity and society were blinded by fear and bloodthirst, they really are not to blame, it was the most brutal events in human history(Vail 9). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in
But they suffered a major loss, almost 100 British officers lie dead or wounded. The British definitely couldn’t afford to suffer another heavy loss like this. The British really underestimated the American Colonists, they thought that they would easily beat the americans. But they have finally met their match. The British had a total of 1,154 casualties, to the 441 American casualties.