First Triumvirate Essays

  • First Triumvirate Analysis

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    The First Triumvirate was formed in the middle of Rome’s Civil War to combat Sulla’s overgrowing power. “In 88 BCE, Sulla, one of Marius’ officers, revealed the danger at the heart of the new power politics by raising an army and marching on Rome. He forced the Senate to legitimize his command, campaigned successfully in Asia Minor, retook Rome, assumed dictatorial powers, and executed Romans.” (Frankforter and Spellman). Sulla then restored the Senate to its original dominance, however the Senate

  • How Did Pompey Change Rome

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    Empire and had some of the biggest impacts on Rome. They were three of the most powerful leaders, and when their power and forces combined, the First Triumvirate started. Going from Republic to Empire, Rome went through many changes starting from individual influences, cultural and group influences, to taking on a whole new religion. “A triumvirate is a government by three people, all with equal power” (McGraw Hill 135). With these three individuals’ wealth and power combined together, it helped

  • The First Triumvirate In Ancient Rome

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    The First Triumvirate is a term in the current Roman history of the first century BC. It is a convenient definition which is assumed to entitle the union of three men who control the government. “Triumvir” or “tresvir” means a member of a college of three members. It is known that there were duumviri, triumviri, decemviri, etc. groups of men appointed or elected to perform certain offices in relation to the state. However, the so-called First Triumvirate is comparable with these neither in origin

  • Marcus Antonius Research Paper

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    two (Mason). Their love affair was disrupted because Antony's brother and wife defied Octavian way back in Italy. Thus, Antony returned to the west to iron things out. Later on, Antony married Octavia, the sister of Octavian, after the death of his first wife. In 36 B.C.E., Antony returned to the east to beat back the Parthians (Encyclopedia of World Biography). As a result, his love affair with Cleopatra was rekindled. This time around, their affair was romantically and politically motivated. Mason

  • Essay On Caesar's Breakure Of The First Triumvirate

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    expedition in Gaul was to some extent the cause of the breakup of the First Triumvirate. While Caesar’s expedition in Gaul brought him unrivaled glory and status, which might have upset the First Triumvirate balance of power and turned the senate against him, due to instability in Roman politics, the alliance between Caesar and Pompey was already on uneasy grounds. Crassus’ death during his campaign in Parthia unsettled the First Triumvirate, resulting in a faceoff for power between Caesar and Pompey and

  • Hannibal Background Essay

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    and merchants, while Hannibal was born into a military family. Hannibal’s father, Hamilcar Barca, had the biggest impact on Hannibal’s life. His father was a Carthaginian general and devoted himself to improving Carthage after their defeat in the first Punic War. When Hannibal was still a young boy, Hamilcar took him and created a new colony called ‘New Carthage’ located in Spain. There, he trained Hannibal to hate the Romans and made him promise to always despise them. Sadly, when Hannibal was 19

  • Alexander The Great Leader Analysis

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    The tendency of the mind is described as follows: "For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy." This goes on to explain that the greatest strategists are who they are because of their controlled mind, since strategies have existed ever since the human mind was known. The word “strategy” originates from the Greek word “strategos” which means “a general”, “army”, “lead” or “plan of destruction of

  • The Tragic Hero In Julius Caesar

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    In the play Julius Caesar, there is more than one tragic hero. Some believe that Brutus is the tragic hero while some believe that Caesar is the tragic hero in the play. While both demonstrate qualities that a tragic hero possesses, only one is the true tragic hero in the play Julius Caesar, Brutus. There are many reasons why Brutus is the tragic hero in the play instead of Caesar. Brutus shows to be the tragic hero of the play since he has a tragic flaw that killed him, he is too gullible. Brutus

  • Morality In The Odyssey

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    What is the definition of a good person? The view of a good person changes as time goes on. However, the Odyssey is still the foundation of human morality. The Odyssey, created by Homer, is an ancient telling of a man named Odysseus and his journey home from the Trojan War. The morals found in the Odyssey show readers the benefit of being able to view situations from multiple points of view. Also, the text shows the beneficial outcome of resisting from temptations that distract people from completing

  • Mark Antony's Speech Analysis

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    NAME – AKUL KHANNA PROFESSOR – KANIKA DANG ENGLISH THESIS PAPER DATE -2ND NOVEMBER 2015 MARK ANTONY’S DEVELOPMENT IN JULIUS CEASAR In the year 44 BC the powerful empire of Rome had lost its ruler due to the assassination led by the senators and Julius Caesar’s brother Brutus. Caesar’s death was a huge setback for Rome and its people and the whole empire was in utter chaos. Mark Antony a very noble, loyal and affectionate friend of Caesar. Following Caesar’s demise, Antony sought out to avenge

  • Who Is Emperor Augustus's Greatest Accomplishments

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    Emperor Augustus was the first Roman emperor (Augustus, n.d.). He gained this title after the assassination of his great-uncle Julius Caesar, and a series of events political and military that followed. He was the Roman ruler that transformed Rome from a republic to an empire. Originally born Gaius Julius Octavius, he was bestowed the name Augustus by the Roman Senate when they entitled him as the supreme ruler of Rome. The Deeds of the Divine Augustus is a first person written events of Augustus

  • Analysis Of Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War

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    Latin by Gaius Sallustius Crispus. This translated piece of literature is unique because it is written in the perspective of someone during this particular time in history and, also, because it is separated into three topical parts or sections. The first part of the book is dedicated to the notes, history, and events leading up to the wars. Sallust’s second part is about Catiline’s War, thus, leaving the third section to the Jugurthine War. All three parts combine to create a piece of historical documentation

  • Brutus Funeral Speech Analysis

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    The Funeral Speech of Julius Caesar In Williams Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Antony has a more successful speech than Brutus because Antony appeals to the desire of the Romans. Antony uses sarcasm and verbal irony but Brutus decides to use rhetorical devices. Brutus uses gravitas and his honor but Antony does not. Also, Antony decides to use pathos to appeal to the Romans emotions, but Brutus chooses to use logos. Antony uses sarcasm, pathos, and verbal irony because those appeal to the Romans greed

  • Julius Caesar Manipulation Analysis

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    The art of manipulation itself is a tactic used by skillfully managing or influencing another, and is especially used in an unfair manner. Throughout the entirety of William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, one can find manipulation weaved within the majority of the actions carried out by the characters within the tragedy. A multitude of characters within The Tragedy of Julius Caesar utilize the tool of manipulation in order to achieve a desired goal. Proceeding the stabbing of

  • King Ken Arok Analysis

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    Pararaton according to Joseph Campbell’s outline of Hero’s Journey. The epic hero of Kitab Pararaton is Ken Arok, an incarnation of Wisnu who was born of a poor widow. Through ups and downs and a lot of crime-committing, Ken Arok succeeded in becoming the first king who built the Singasari Kingdom. Unfortunately, his past of hurting people to achieve what he was ‘destined’to do finally caught up to him and made him pay the price. Ken Arok was stabbed to death by his stepson, Anusapati, using a magical blade

  • Compare And Contrast: My Day With King Tut

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    My Day with King Tut King Tut had a very short life, but is well known by many. Born in 1341 B.C.E. , he became the twelfth king and reigned from 1332 to 1324 B.C.E. King Tut’s full name, Tutankhamen, means “the living image of Aten”. King Tut is known to be one of the greatest Egyptian pharaohs around his time period. His father, Akhenaten was a very powerful many, and when King Tut came into reign he changed things for the better. He became pharaoh at the early age of 9, but that did not stop

  • Pliny The Elder's Life

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    also could be regarded as a historian and a naturalist (McCarthy). This aspect of his life is what makes Pliny important to modern-day science. He wrote many books, but the one that lasted through the ages is called Naturalis Historia, which is the first encyclopedia type book covering the physical universe, geography, anthropology, biology, mineralogy,

  • Trust And Deception In Othello Analysis

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    Deception and suspicion are powerful tools that can use trust and mistrust as weapons. Many think that the most powerful weapon is trust and honesty in a relationship but unfortunately suspense and deception over power it in most cases. This can be seen in the play Othello by William Shakespeare, when Othello gets tricked by Iago into thinking his wife is cheating on him and many more cases. In the article How Iago Explains the World, by Lee Siegel it highlights the fact that Iago’s deception and

  • Prayer In Confessions Analysis

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    the deity "Lord my God" throughout the book, contrasting with Sappho's one mention of Aphrodite's name in the beginning of her poem. God's repeated title serves as a way to ground Constantine and remind himself that his audience of the novel is God first then the mortal readers. On the other hand, Sappho's prayer switches her point of view, sometimes even putting Aphrodite herself as the speaker in the

  • The Supernatural In Shakespeare's King Lear And Macbeth

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    conversation before their encounter with Macbeth clearly expresses their wickedness, as the first witch threats a sailor’s wife of a storm when she refused to give her chestnuts. This directly contrasts the supernatural realm of King Lear, which does not influence the character’s behavior for their own amusement. In the same scene with the witches, however, Shakespeare hints of a limit to the supernatural’s powers. The first witch state that, “Though his bark cannot be lost / Yet it shall be tempest-tossed