Emperor Essays

  • Are Roman Emperors Good Or Bad

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    1500 years. Over the course of those years the Roman Empire had many emperors. Again, some emperors were good, and even great, but some were bad, very bad. Some of the worst emperors in Ancient Rome’s history were Commodus, Nero, and Caligula. These rulers are considered as some of the worst emperors Ancient Rome had to offer. However, Caligula is the worst emperor in all of Ancient

  • Emperor Nero's Role In History

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    Introduction: Nearing the end of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, an emperor by the name of Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, or Nero for short was inaugurated amid much controversy. Nero is notorious for his vices. His relentless tyranny, fraudulence and corruption were only a few of the latter mentioned; all of which lead to his demise after 13 years in power. This essay will briefly, yet critically analyse the life of Emperor Nero from a historical account. The aforementioned will be achieved

  • Emperor Norton's Argument Essay

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    power and rank. Also known as an Emperor. If someone proclaimed themeselves as a ruler of an empire, you 'd think them crazy! Absolutely uncanny! But if you travel back to the 1800

  • Kangxi Emperor And Manjushri Analysis

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    We can also observe the incorporation of religion and politics on this map through number 2 (The Rubin Museum of Art). It shows that Kangxi emperor killed a ferocious tiger in Wutai Shan in 1683, thus liberating indigenous people from suffering. According to the website, Kangxi is the first Manchu emperor who was officially recognized as the emanation of Manjushri (The Rubin Museum of Art). The inclusion of Kangxi in this map confirms the importance of Kangxi himself as the emanation of Manjushri

  • Constantine The Great: Western Emperor Of Rome

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    Constantine the Great Constantine I was born in 280 in Naissus, Moesia. His father became the Western Roman emperor in 305. After his father's death Constantine fought to take power. He became the Western emperor in 312 and the sole Roman emperor in 324. Constantine was also the first emperor to convert to Christianity. He issued an law that protected Christians in the empire and converted to Christianity on his deathbed in 337. During a period of civil war, Constantine defended his position against

  • Emperor K Ang-Hsi In Ancient China

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    K’ang-hsi was an extremely successful emperor during his reign. Coming to power at the age of eight, K’ang-hsi has one of the longest reigns to date. This notable Manchu emperor of the Qing Dynasty ruled for sixty-one years from 1661-1722. K’ang-hsi was the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty and helped restore China’s wealth. In addition to upholding the traditions of China, K’ang-hsi was also the reason for many positive social and economic changes for China. K’ang-hsi was an expert in many different

  • Flavius Honorius Augustus: The West Roman Emperor

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    Arcadius divided the Roman Empire. Honorius was the West Roman Emperor from 393 to 423. Flavius Honorius held the consulate at the age of 2 and was made co ruler on the 23rd of January 393 after the death of the roman emperor Valentinian II. Honorius died at the age of 38 in 15 August 423 in Ravenna, Italy. The Roman Empire was divided into east and west. The West was ruled by Emperor Honorius and the east was ruled by his brother Emperor Arcadius. For the first part of his reign he depended on the

  • Gaius Quintus Decius, The Roman Emperor In The King

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    Gaius Messius Quintus Decius was the Roman Emperor who ruled from 249 AD to 251 AD. Little is known about Decius’s life before becoming a military leader, which ended in his ascension to the throne. However, a few scholars have attempted to piece together what information is known. Geoffrey Nathan is one such author. In his article, "Trajan Decius (249-251 A.D.) and Usurpers during His Reign”, Nathan indicates that Decius was born into an aristocratic senatorial family around 201 AD. According to

  • The Kangxi Emperor Portrait: Forbidden City In Beijing, China

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    The Kangxi Emperor Portrait, done with color on silk around the 18th century by anonymous court artists, was currently held in the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. Kangxi was one of the most prominent emperors, whose reign lasted 61 years, the longest in Chinese history. Besides his successful campaigns, he also understood the importance of art and how he could use it to his benefit. Kangxi believed that by keeping his image secret from the people would add an extra layer of

  • Anna Comnena Research Paper

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    I would prefer to first discuss the Alexiad, as it is unique from other historical documents I’ve read in the sense that it is a biography written by a princess about her father. Anna Comnena, the author of the Alexiad, was the daughter of Emperor Alexius and Empress Irene. Anna Comnena considered herself to be a rightful princess, and a well-educated woman. She was educated particularly well in Greek literature, the philosophy of Aristotle and Plato, as well as what were then considered to be the

  • Augustus's Mistakes

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    and laws than help the people or watch the army. However, there were a few emperors who were able to rise above these issues and bring about a seemingly peaceful time in Rome. I have chosen the three, in my opinion, best emperors of Rome, who were able to take command of Rome and make a huge impact. The three emperors that I chose were Trajan, Hadrian, and last but not least Augustus. Augustus was one of the best emperors due to the fact that he learned well from the mistakes of those

  • Is Emperor Wu: A Good Or A Bad Emperor?

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    negative thoughts towards Emperor Wu, however one of the main reasons that really made people grew hate and consider her as a bad emperor was definitely the evil deed she did to her family members. In order to achieve her goals and obtain the power she desires, she decides to kill and murder. You can clearly see how many people she murdered from the book Mysteries about Chinese History, where it states “According to the historical book of China you are the closest to yourself. Emperor Wu Ze Tian, killed

  • How Did Napoleon Bonaparte Prevent The French Revolution

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    Napoleon Bonaparte, a French military leader who took to power after the French Revolution was ready to conquer Europe. One major country was standing in Napoleon’s way, Russia. Russia is the largest country in Europe, and would have provided Napoleon with extreme advantages in military conquest. Napoleon’s defeat in Russia is significant because it prevented his reign from conquering Europe. Napoleon Bonaparte rose through the ranks of his military school the College of Brienne. There is a big

  • Caligula, The Mad Emperor?

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    Caligula, The ‘Mad’ Emperor? Throughout the period of Rome’s history there have been many leaders that have been everlastingly glorified because of their major contributions to the Empire of Rome. Names like Julius and Augustus Caesar for instance stick out in the minds of most people still today. However, some who have lead the Roman Empire, have not been so lucky in this deity-like glorification after their deaths. Emperor Caligula, for instance is pegged as being the “Mad” Emperor of Rome. There

  • Emperor Penguin Biome

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    An Emperor Penguin has only one biome. The biome the Emperor Penguin is Arctic Tundra. The Emperor Penguin also lives in the water for hunting animals. The Emperor Penguins can slow down their metabolism down when necessary so they don 't get cold. They do not migrate to warmer places in the winter. The Arctic Tundra is cold and windy. The Arctic Tundra has low precipitation. It only gets less than 10 inches of rain a year. The winds are dry. Having the winds dry and the weather

  • Was Charlemagne A Good Husband

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    Charlemagne was a great emperor and father. Some would say that he was a great husband but he had a few wives so I disagree a little bit. I feel like if he was a great husband he would not have been married so many times. Once and twice you can blame on the wife but the on the fourth wife it becomes obvious that you 're the problem. One of his closest friends Einhard wrote a biography about Charlemagne and covered multiple question such as what policies made him a great effective emperor, was Einhard biased

  • Essay On Symbolism In Life Of Pi

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    Life of Pi is a movie about Pi, a shipwreck survivor, and his epic journey of discovery and faith. It is based on Yann Martel’s novel with the same name, and the movie, directed by Ang Lee, makes use of magical realism to convey many themes related to life and spirituality. Many significant symbols are also used to showcase the characteristics of magical realism. In particular, water and the carnivorous island were two important symbols that represented the theme of spirituality in Life of Pi.

  • The Emperor Penguin's Argument

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    Of all the species of penguin, the emperor penguin is the... I don't even know where I am going with this, I don’t know a thing about penguins. Is this pencil fit to write this argument? In my professional opinion it is. While some may argue that it is not, due to lack of eraser which, as a side note, is the reason the penguin argument remains at the top. However I believe that it is not necessary to have an eraser as I can write over misspelled words. In addition I believe that the top is still

  • Claudius: The Best Roman Emperor

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    Claudius was a strange, but an amazing emperor. He did many great things and is sometimes considered one of the best Roman Emperor ever. He was the first emperor not be born in Italy, he reformed the military and financial affairs, and he was terrible at finding love. One incident resulted in his death. He was also the first emperor to be made emperor by the praetorian guard. He was ridiculed by his family and everyone in town because of what he was born with. Even though, Claudius had many deforms

  • Henry Puyi: The Last Emperor

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    Confucian belief, he was a recognized emperor longer than most he realized that he spent in most of his life while he spent his life as a powerless prisoner because of the designs and expectations of people surrounding him. The name Henry that Pu-‘I was also known was taken from his siblings. He was reigned as the emperor Hsuan-tung and later as emperor Kang The but due to the film made showing his life, it earns many awards that cause him to be known as “The Last Emperor”.   2.) The biography, inclusive