"Roman Republic" Essays and Research Papers

Roman Republic

Revisions 1. Insert your entire essay here. Include any revisions your instructor asked you to make. I. Brutus loved Rome and did not want to see it fall and crumple at the hands of Julius Caesar, therefore he was a patriot because of his actions. "Romans, countrymen, and lovers! Hear me for my cause, and be silent that you may hear: Believe me for my honor and have respect for mine honor that you may believe." Brutus is trying to get the townspeople to believe he is a great person and noble being...

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Quiz Roman Republic

Self-Mastery Quiz —The Roman Republic 1. The name of the ancient ancestors of the Romans who settled in 12 self-governing city-state kingdoms, spoke Latin, and introduced the arch in architecture were the _____________________________. 2. The most powerful social class in Rome was the one made up of the large landholding aristocrats who could trace their blood lines back to the original founders of Rome called ________________________. 3. All Roman citizens that were not of aristocratic...

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Roman Republic and Literary Elements

Alex Shakhazizian Type 2 Mr. Gregory English 121 – Period 11 19 March 2012 Honor, ambition, and tragic heroes. These are the literary elements that consist within both, “Antigone”, and, “Julius Caesar”. Both stories have similar conflicts that can relate one way or another. They contrast as well, with there being different conflicts. One where an ambitious ruler attempts to turn Rome into a monarchy, and another where a man who strives to be an overlord refuses to bury a fallen soldier...

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Expansion of the Roman Republic

Expansion of the Roman Republic In the late classical Mediterranean period, the Roman Republic, which later came to be the Roman Empire, had won many conquests. Through these conquests, the Roman Republic started to accumulate large expanses of land and its people were effectively integrated into a larger imperial system. Throughout this period, the people of the republic built a sense of stability and prosperity. The development of stability and prosperity in the Roman Republic remained...

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Portrait Sculpture in Roman Emire and Roman Republic

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROMAN REPUBLIC AND ROMAN EMPIRE: The Roman Republic (500BC to 100BC) was a balanced form of government, based on the rule of law and allowing each citizen to vote. Nobody was above the law. The power was not wholly given to any one person, but was divided, so that no one had absolute power. There were factors of democracy, monarchy and oliography. These three elements were well balanced; preventing tyranny, dictatorship and abuse of power and this is what helped Rome achieve great...

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The Fall of the Roman Republic

The late Roman Republic, from Gracchi through Augustus Rome: almost complete control of Mediterranean Senate: * 300 members * Nobiles: control power in Senate * Novus homo: new member of Senate Senator Ideologies: 1. Optimates: senators in favor of status quo (conservative-keep senate in power) 2. Populares: senators who wanted support of peoplepower is in Council of Plebs/Tribunes Reasons for the Land Problem * The backbone of the Roman state and army was the small...

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Roman Republic

Decline of Roman Republic / Rewrite The Beginnings of the mighty Roman empire as we know it today was actually quite humble. "The Roman heritage can be traced back to an early civilization of settlers from the Indo-European immigrants who between 2000 B.C. and 1000 B.C. had began to settle around the Northern Italian peninsula"(World History: The Human Experience). Of all the settlers the Romans are said to have arose from a mysterious group called the Etruscans, which ruled northern...

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Did Augustus Restore the Roman Republic

Did Augustus restore the Roman Republic in 27BC? Julius Caesar is perhaps the most well known in the history of Roman Emperors, yet there is no denying that his reign was filled with controversy, no reason more so than his devious rise to power and his mischievous ways of suppressing the senate. There is no doubt that in ruling as a Dictator; Caesar lost the support of the Roman people, who had fought for freedom against an Etruscan King, a role in which Caesar was playing. His death in 44BC...

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The Fall of the Roman Republic

Why Did The Roman Republic Fall? Gabriel Feldzamen “The disintegration of the Roman Republic is the first example in European history of the collapse of a constitutional system.” Before the Roman Republic, the Roman Kingdom existed, and in 509 BC the kingdom was replaced by the republican government. At 27 BC, the Roman Republic collapsed, and the Roman Empire was formed on the republic’s foundations. The early Roman Republic was greatly influenced by the Etruscans. “The Roman model for their...

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The Collapse of the Roman Republic

beginning of the collapse of the Roman Republic The Roman Republic, the precursor to the colossal Roman Empire; one that would last (in one form or another) for 1500 years, is the first example in European history of the complete collapse of a constitutional system. The Crises of the Roman Republic is contemporarily used to describe an extended period of time where Rome faced political instability and unrest that ended in the demise of all functions of the Republic, and the beginning of the Empire...

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Moral Decline of the Roman Republic

Foley Class. 111.3 (08) Though there are varied dates as to the time that the Roman Republic stood, it is agreed upon as lasting approximately 500 years. During the last century of its existence (133 BC -27 BC) there were the many violent years of The Civil Wars and much social strife. Though the end result of these final years of the res publica was the adoption of an Emperor and the birth of the Roman Empire, the focus of this paper will be the presentation of the nature of tensions...

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Fall of the Roman Republic

Fall of the Roman Republic Joshua Williamson Professor Waalkes World Civilization I 19 March 2009 Williamson 1 A system where political officials were elected and advised by a wealthy aristocratic senate once prevailed in Rome. This system was known as the Republic of Rome (T&E 262). This passage will consist of information and contrasts made between the republic that once existed in Rome and information in the source passage, Tacitus on Corruption in the Early Roman Empire. Tacitus...

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History Paper Western Civ

ruled heavily by politics was the Romans. As the age of the Greeks was coming to an end, a small kingdom in central Italy was gaining power and growing. During this time, Rome was not yet the Rome as we know it today. In 753 BCE the Kingdom of Rome was founded on a hill top right next to the Tiber River. This kingdom lasted for around 200 years until in 509 BCE when the people of Rome overthrew the king and created a republic. Like the Athenians, the Romans also showed pride in their participation...

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Good vs. Bad Julius Ceasar

In the time of the ruling of Julius Caesar, all of the Romans loved most of Caesar's qualities. He was a good and popular leader and did a lot for the people. But some Romans had a problem with Caesar and plotted to kill him. These people were Brutus and Cassius. This started a civil war between the Romans. This war may have been prevented if Brutus and Cassius had done things a little differently. Cassius would have made a better leader rather than Brutus. Cassius also had more of a passion to kill...

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Conflicting: Roman Republic and Caesar

technical versatility displayed by Shakespeare, Ferlinghetti and Reitman is commendable in their presentation of conflicting perspectives. Julius Caesar and “Two Scavengers …” show the dangers of absolutes and the shades of grey within ideals like republics and democracy. Likewise, the freedom of speech in Thankyou for Smoking is not always used for justice. The composers effectively manipulate their audience’s perspectives against what is considered socially acceptable....

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Julius Caesar

Brutus, assassinate the ruler of Rome, Julius Caesar. They thought that he may have become a tyrant and would make the Roman Republic fall. The aftermath of killing Caesar led to violence and a civil war. As a result, the Republic evolves into an Empire. The whole point of assassinating Caesar is to prevent a dictatorship, but killing him is one of the main events why the Republic is never restored. The conspirators should have not plotted a coup because Julius Caesar is not a corrupt person and did...

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SOC 331 Week 4 Quiz

following was NOT a reason given by Torry-Ann Hansen for returning her adopted son, Artem, to Russia? 3. Which of the following is NOT one of the possible criteria for a valid contract? 4. Which of the following is NOT true of the Ancient Roman Republic 5. How did the World Association for Children and Parents respond to Torry-Ann Hansen when she returned her adopted son, Artem, to Russia? 6. Which of the following is an argument against the possibility of intergenerational contracts...

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Significant Political Relationships of Julius Caesar

Caesar’s relationships between prominent Romans and the Senate were a result of the tension between the populares and the optimates: while individuals such as Caesar sought mutually beneficial political alliances to fulfil their own ambitions, the optimates resisted the undermining of the established Republican system of government. Caesar’s political alliances were a method of gain for all involved individuals, however to usurp absolute power, these relationships were necessarily temporary and unstable...

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#10—Crash Course World History The Roman Empire or Republic or...Which Was It? 1. The story of Rome begins when twins, Romulus and Remus, who’d been raised by wolves, founded a city on ___________ hills. 2. What does SPQR stand for? It means Senatus Populusque Romanus (the Senate and the People of Rome), one of the ___________ of the Roman Republic. 3. Rome was divided into two broad classes: the ___________ – the small group of aristocratic families and the ___________, basically everybody else...

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Roman Republic and Empire reflection

 Roman Empire and Republic In the Works of Shakespeare By: Danuta Chlebek Period 4 World Studies In his tragedies by the title of “Julius Cesar” and “Coriolanus” the author William Shakespeare wants to show the audience the life people led back in the Ancient Roman Empire. The characters of his two plays mentioned take on the role of reflecting the ways of the patrician community who were the rich and influential people of Rome and politics during their times. ...

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julies caesar answers

Shakespeare uses the war of words to show that these men of power destroyed the Republic; rhetoric has been replaced by petty insults. Shakespeare uses the war of words to have the opposing armies settle things without going to war; rhetoric is stronger than ever. Shakespeare uses the war of words to have the men eulogize Caesar once again; rhetoric is used to bring focus to the violence. BRUTUS: Think not, thou noble Roman, That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome. He bears too great a mind. Which...

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Transformation of Rome to an Empire

University of Phoenix Transformation of Rome to an Empire How did Rome convert from a Republic to an Empire? The process consisted of a series of instances that brought Rome to what we know it of today. Rome becoming an Empire was a major historical event which included: the transformation from a Republic to an Empire, several events that were significant, and many characteristics that facilitated Romans success as an Empire. Rome’s official date as an Empire was dated at 27 BC. Rome’s first...

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Notes On THe Roman Republic: City-State to World Empire

not the theoretical. Historians divide Roman history into 2 broad periods: the Republic began in 509 B.C., w/ the overthrow of the Etruscan monarchy; the Empire began in 27 B.C., when Octavian (Augustus) became the 1st Roman emperor, ending 500 years of republican self-government. The Republic initiated the trend toward political & legal universalism, which reached fruition in the 2nd period, the Empire. EVOLUTION OF THE ROMAN CONSTITUTION: * The Romans, like the Greeks, came to view law as an...

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Julius Caesar

ultimate power for his life. For whatever reason that was, we cannot tell. However, looking through a dark glass in time we will least able to speculate. The Julian Family was a noble one to say the least. They were patricians, part of the Roman upper class. It was once rumored that they were direct descendants of the goddess Venus. However, modern scholars seem to believe that the Julian Family began this rumor on their own and it has no actual basis in fact. Descendants of the gods...

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"Julius Caesar" by Shakespeare - An Analysis of the Themes of Power, Manipulation, and Ambition

struggle for power. The foundations of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' are power relationships which dominate the liaisons between characters of opposing sex, classes, and ambitions. Even in the historical context, Rome in 44 BC, the height of the Roman Republic, predisposes the play to a complex tangle of power conflicts. As the power of prominent characters builds tension, ambitions develops, and thus manipulation arises. Struggles of authority and dominance are evident between the characters in 'Julius...

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Julius Caesar Speech

tone or more exact pathos to reach the masses and he expertly uses the situation of Caesar’s death to his full advantage. He paints himself as a heartbroken man afflicted by Caesar’s death and the humility that is a simple man and will only tell the Romans what they already know. Antony uses his tears to convince the people of his real emotion, that he loved Caesar as a dear friend and that Caesar loved him and the people of Rome. He says, “And men have lost their reason and I must pause till it comes...

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Julio Caesar

force in the play from the beginning to the very end. He changed throughout the play, before he served a king he was very loyal to, he noted that Caesar was a dear friends of his. But because dedication to their country was of higher priority to the Romans than their relationships, he immediately joined the horrible act of killing king Caesar. He was made out to be a great leader and hero, but was driven to commit the worst crime of all. After this action had been done, he began to wonder if he did...

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What Was the Main Reason for Italian Unification

retreated to the Quadrilateral from the growing Nationalist army made up of Soldiers and peasants led by Garibaldi pushed down towards Rome. The trouble got so bad that the Pope fled from Rome and the Nationalist forces under Garibaldi set up a Roman Republic. Mazzini joined Garibaldi and wrote up a constitution. However the Pope begged for help from France and French troops were sent to recapture Rome. After several days fighting the French defeated the Nationalist forces and recaptured Rome, reinstating...

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Misperception in Julius Caesar

beginning of the book when Cassius and Cinna set a letter on the window of Brutus’s house. Brutus misperceives the letter and assumes an anonymous citizen of Rome wrote it. This letter convinces Brutus that Caesar’s “ambition” will destroy the Roman Republic, and consequently he joins the conspiracy to kill Caesar (Act III Scene ii, Page 117, Line 30). His reasoning that he is doing his country good, because “he loves Rome more” is completely false and based off the misperception that the people believed...

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Biography of Cicero

return to Rome, Cicero married Terentia, whose family were members of the ruling class. The following year, perhaps as a result of his new family, Cicero held the office of Quaestor in Sicily, which brought him membership in the highest council in the Roman Empire, the Senate. As Cicero completed his term as Quaestor, the Sicilian people approached him to take on another politically sensitive case, the prosecution of their former Governor, Verres, for the charge of extortion. Verres, a corrupt politician...

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Stoicism in Julius Caesar

In Roman times, suicide was not the shameful, taboo act that it is today, but was once viewed as honorable and praiseworthy. The ultimate sacrifice was being able to take one's own life. Brutus, in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, is a man driven by will, virtue, and disillusionment all in the name of the Republic. On the eve of his defeat by Antony, Brutus runs upon his own sword to preserve his honor as a Roman man. Brutus "embraces a Stoic attitude towards suicide, seeing it as the supreme...

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Analysis of Caius Cassius' Character

Analysis of Caius Cassius Character Caius Cassius plays one of the most important roles in William Shakespeare’s play, “Julius Caesar”, which is centred round the assassination of the Roman dictator. The driving force behind the conspiracy is Cassius though there are others who are unhappy with the state of affairs under the prevailing system. Yet, they do not take an active part in the design to get rid of powerful Caesar. So, it is not incorrect to state that the chief protagonist of the assassination...

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Punic Wars

suffered a large loss at the battle of Agrigentum in 262 BC, which was a land battle. To avoid this happening again, the Carthaginians tried to avoid land battle and focus on fighting on the Mediterranean. They did this by defeating the Romans at the Battle of the Lipari Islands. Because of this Rome wanted to grow its Navy as quickly as possible and did so by adding ships, which gave them over one hundred total in a very quick amount of time. This allowed them continually beat...

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Character Revelation Through Uses of Rhetoric in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

enough to be crowned the leader of Rome, “His coward lips did from their colour fly, and that same eye whose bend doth awe the world did lose his lustre”. (1.2.122-124) The message is that Caesar is weak, and is no stronger than the average mortal Roman. If Caesar is weak and frail, how will he be able to lead an entire nation? This use of syllogism appeals to Brutus’ Logos, and convinces him that it is only logically fit to have a strong and capable man as leader, if there were to be a leader, through...

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Conquest of Gaul

Gaius Julius Caesar lived from 100- 44 BC and was a prominent person in the last few decades of the Roman Empire. He was skilled as a speaker and writer, an intelligent politician and fantastic general, but he was also very brutal in his chase of selfish goals. These goals were not only having complete power over the Roman republic, but also credit as being a god. Caesar was born in 102 or 100 BCE into the ancient patrician family of the Iulii who claimed ancestry from Aeneas of Troy, one of the...

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The Four Ancient Civilizations

religion they followed. For example, the Pali was spoken by the Buddhists, and the Prakrit was spoken by the Jains. TO THE ROMANS!!!!!! Now in comparison to the previous three civilizations Rome isn’t that old and they were nowhere near as peaceful. To follow the history of war is to follow the history of Rome. Rome was founded around 753 BC. In 509 BC the first republic was established. Ok, here we go with the wars, in 406 BC Rome attacks the city of Veii and wins. Next in 390 BC Gaul takes Rome...

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The History of Italy

or Celtic people, ruled the north and the Po Valley. But the most important group to settle in Italy was the Etruscans. Because of their advanced civilization, the Etruscans were the only ones to establish political and cultural ideas before the Roman Empire (Windows on Italy- History). At the end of the Etruscans rule, Rome began a unification of Italy and established Latin to be the general language (Defusco). By 6th century BC, the city of Rome came into power. During this growing power, Rome...

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The Five Wives of Pompey the Great

society and the way politics functioned, because clearly from Pompey’s experience, marriage alliances were an integral part of his political climbing. I think this article does a good job in describing marriages and what they stood for during the Roman Republic. It sheds light on how marriage was used and how it affected politics and alliances between those seeking power and authority. I think Pompey was a little arrogant in the fact that he just kept divorcing and seeking new wives, simply because...

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Julius Caesar Antony Speech Essay

people are out for blood. In this manipulative speech, Antony appeals to the crowd to defend Caesar’s virtue, not to praise him, as he says so himself. Antony begins his speech with a list of three words: “Friends, Romans, Countrymen.” This is comparable to Brutus’ beginning of “Romans, Countrymen and lovers.” Antony imitated Brutus’ introduction, but rearranged the order and changed “lovers” to “friends.” He attempts to side himself with the people by using the word “Friends” to gain more support...

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To What Extent Was Rome Responsible for the Punic Wars?

This exhausting conflict was, according to Caven, a ‘contest in three rounds’ in which the Romans fought first for control of Sicily, then for the leadership of the western Mediterranean and finally to determine the survival or extinction of Carthage. By 270 Rome had conquered Italy and organised it into a confederation of Roman citizens and Latin and Italian allies. Polybius says that the Romans ‘Once having made themselves masters of Italy applied themselves to the conquest of countries further...

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Dbq Han China and Rome

DBQ Han and Roman Attitudes toward Technology From the around second century B.C.E. to the third century C.E. the Han and Roman attitudes toward technology were different in how they took pride in some of their inventions with the Han accepting the role of the craftsmen and their technology they created showed in documents 1-4. However, the Romans did not do as much of this and did not care as much about the technology and how it could be utilized. This was shown in documents 5-8. Both Han China...

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Final Exam Study Guide (Roman Republic to Augustus)

and the story of The Rape of the Sabine Women * res publica- “people’s business”; Republican Period- 509 – 44/31 BCE Location of Rome: perfectly placed between the Etruscans, the Latins, and the Greeks * gave access to cultural advancement; Romans borrowed many things from the 3 groups * Rome was far enough inland to avoid direct assault from the sea but had access to water and its port city Ostia from the Tiber River Struggle of the Orders: the plebeians (commoner) rebelled against the...

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Brutus as a Tragic Hero

stems from sacrificing his private self to public concerns” (Julius Caesar 1). Marcus Brutus plays the protagonist and tragic hero in this play. A friend to Julius Caesar and a powerful public figure, Brutus was well respected by everyone in Rome. The Romans looked up to him, wanting to be like him as well “...he sits high in all the people’s hearts” (Shakespeare I.iii). Brutus was married to Portia and had a brother Cassius who was one of the members of the eight conspirators. Brutus was also a very...

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The reason why roman republic collapsed

The reason why roman republic collapsed Roman republic began with the over throw of the roman monarchy and its replacement by a government headed by two consuls, elect annually by the citizens and advised by senate. During the first two centuries of its existence the Roman republic expanded rapidly through a combination of conquest and alliance, from central Italy to the entire Italian peninsula. Then republic continues to conquest new land such as North Africa, Greece, Southern France and Spain...

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Conflicting Perspectives: Julius Caesar V. Good Night and Good Luck

is demonstrated when he discusses with Brutus that people can manifest their own destiny. “Men at some times are masters of their fates: the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Shakespeare uses the Roman Republic as a platform to comment on Elizabethan society. Superstition was a very serious topic in that era and people genuinely believed their fate was in the hands of the Gods. Cassius’ argument to Brutus disregards this concept and as a result a conflicting...

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Conflicting Perspectives

the beginning Shakespeare encourages us to question the republican cause. In the opening scene of act one, Flavius and Marullus, who are the administrative officers display their disdain for the common people of Rome. Flavius refers to the common Romans as ‘idle creatures’ and Marullus, outraged by the plebs when they turn their backs on Pompey, calls them ‘You blocks, you stones, you worse than senseless things!’ ‘O you hard hearts, you cruel men of Rome, Knew you not Pompey?’ The use of insulting...

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give Octavian propraetorian powers in order to assist the two consul Hiritius and Pansa against Antony. * Cicero attempts to use Octavian to keep the traditions of the republic, even overlooking Octavian’s illegal actions. * Brutus was upset by Cicero’s actions even though they were in the interests of the republic. As Octavian would later comment in his Res Gestae, he announced that the imperium he would get by Cicero would change his life, as he was to never give it up till his death...

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Julius Caesar Analysis

Brutus and maliciously plays upon it as he plants the seed of doubt in the mid of Brutus. Brutus SHALL provide the conspirators with the face of honour. Brutus is wealthy, powerful, a loving husband and Caesar’s best friend, but is he the ‘noblest Roman of them all’ (5, v, 73)? Manipulated by Cassius, Brutus easily persuades himself of the necessity to kill Caesar for the ‘good of Rome’ (3, ii, 45). Elizabethan values are demonstrated through the idealist, Brutus, who does everything he can to...

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To What Extent Do You Think Cicero Deserved to Be Exiled in 58bc

benefit of hindsight, that he should never have done it as it is what gives Cloudius the excuse to exile him. Cicero should have realised when putting the proposal forward that to put someone to death without trial is completely against what the republic is based around, which is fairness for the people. He also knew that power under the SCU was unclear and should have thought very seriously before he utilized its power as this is one of the reasons the Senate could later abandon him. During his...

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Julius Caesar- Honor of Brutus

The Honor of an Important Roman Man In Roman history, some elite men held certain values that they felt strong enough to take their life in order to defend it. In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, there are certain characters portrayed to show how a person’s values or ideas can change their behavior and influence some significant decisions. The protagonist of the play, Marcus Brutus, supports this thought by having an idealistic view on the world and by showing his patriotism toward Rome. In...

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Hannibal’s Life and Conquest

Research Paper Hannibal’s Life and Conquest Hannibal is one of the greatest generals of his time. To better understand Hannibal and his crusades against the Romans you must know a bit about his family history. Hannibal was only 25 years old when he was put in command of the Carthaginian armies and the Carthaginian government in Spain. Even at a young age he knew his responsibilities, so he kept his father's plan of military conquest and his brother-in-law`s policy of strengthening Carthaginian...

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Hannibal Barca

greatest military commanders in history to date. The first controversy Hannibal caused was the besieging of Saguntum. With Saguntum being a Roman ally this caused discussion whether his proceedings were a violation of the Ebro Treaty. This treaty denied Carthage the ability to neither conquer nor cross north of Spain’s Ebro River. This event caused the Romans to feel offended and in return request that the Carthaginian government extradite Hannibal. This unprovoked attack was what leads to the declaring...

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Hannibal's Legacy

greatest asset and effective killing weapons. They were well-trained and easy to maneuver. By the time of Hannibal’s invasion of Italy, the Carthaginians had a well-disciplined, wide-ranging, and talented army which had plenty of experience fighting the Romans. The first cavalries came into battle around 600 BC and were much better and more agile than chariots. The horses, both armored and unarmored, served tactical and psychological roles. Soldiers could use a variety of different weapons on horseback...

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The First Triumvirate

magistrates could stop public business by the use of auspices or observing ill-omens. Clodius pulcher as tribune in 58BC also exiled Cicero because of the threat he imposed on the triumvirs. Clodius introduced to rid any magistrate who had put to death a Roman citizen without trial- this was obiously aimed at Cicero, because he had put to death the Catilinarian conspirators in 63VC, against Julius Caesar’s wishes (warnings on the law). After Cicero’s exile, according to Plutarch, it was obvious to others...

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The Admirer's of Cleopatra

advisors found out, they conspired against her and removed Cleopatra from her power and finally exiled her to Syria. However, being the stubborn queen she was, Cleopatra would do everything possible to regain her power. She decided to talk to the Roman General, Julius Caesar to seek a political alliance. Although Cleopatra knew it would be very difficult to speak to Julius Caesar, she devised a plan by smuggling into Alexandria wrapped inside a rolled rug in which she rolled out in front of Caesar...

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Conflicting Perspectives Julius Caesar

speaking with Antony, Caesar speaks of his fear of Cassius. Antony shows his loving nature of Caesar to show comfort and support. “Fear him not, Caesar, he’s not dangerous, He is a noble Roman and well given.” The dramatic irony is uncovered throughout the play as Cassius is plotting to kill Caesar. The epithet of “noble Roman” becomes irony as Cassius’ plot is exposed and his “nobleness” is lost. The extensive use of emotive language throughout Antony’s funeral orotaion displays his caring nature and depicts...

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Julius Caesar

happened. Pride played major parts in the play for both Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus, as does friendship. The men, particularly Caesar and Brutus, in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar must decide between their friendships and their loyalty to the Roman Republic. Brutus is the first to fall victim to the manipulation and violent betrayal when he joins the conspiracy act once it appears that he, Caesar, is headed for absolute power. Cassius, Be not deceived: if I have veil'd my look, I turn the...

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Cassius Domino Effect

his trust. Caesar could handle the betrayal of the other senators, because that is politics, but the betrayal of someone he viewed as a friend, someone he loved, destroyed him. Antony’s speech, causing the most wide spread wave of despair, leads the Romans to exclaim, “O noble Caesar! / O woeful day! . . . We will be revenged,” (3.2, 211-214). Their anger then leads to the suffering of many, even the innocent, as is exampled with the Poet Cinna’s death. The pristine control Cassius prides himself...

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Julius Caesar vs. Abe Lincoln

of nobility. But Abraham Lincoln on the other hand earned every bit of his popularity and power through hard work, dedication, and intelligence. Caesar’s father came from the Julii. The Julii could be traced all the way back to the first king of Roman. The marriage life of the two men is not much alike in any way. Abraham Lincoln stayed married to the same woman and was very faithful. On the other hand Julius Caesar was married twice. He was first married to a woman named Cossutia. She...

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Julius Caesar Essay

conspirators, whom they kill. Brutus and Cassius, kept alive but forced to leave Rome. William Shakespeare creates Brutus as an idealistic tragic hero in the play of Julius Caesar to show people that a tragic flaw can grow to a downfall. An honorable Roman man Brutus have done many idealistic mistakes throughout his life. He refused to swear an oath, was against killing Antony, and finally let Antony speak on Caesar’s funeral. Brutus’s idealistic thinking and these situations make his life a tragic flaw...

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