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The Last Spoken By Augustus Caesar, The First Emperor Of Rome

- “I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.” These enduring words are the last spoken by Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome. Before he was deemed Princeps Civitatis-translated to mean first citizen of Rome-he was a leading member of the second triumvirate called Octavian. One of the triumvirate’s other members, Antony, caused a break in this three pronged power when he aided his wife and Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. When Rome declared war on Egypt, a series of battles ensued and ended with the death of Antony and Cleopatra, and a great victory for Octavian....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]

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Augustus Caesar and the Roman Empire

- ... Buildings, bridges and public baths all flow from his imagination and the once tired city is brought to life and presents its magnificence to the world. Developing a mighty military force, this imaginative leader is respectful to the hierarchy of senators and others who could be a potential threat to his rule. Aware of his tenuous grip on power, he cleverly gains the loyalty of his armies, whilst rallying them to bring the peace and prosperity that is widespread and joyously received. Stability is brought to his subjects and his own wealth used to bring beauty and advancement....   [tags: emperor, statue, victory, battle, ruin]

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Augustus Caesar: The Greatest Ruler in the Ancient World

- ... [11] In summary, even though Augustus’ predecessors, specifically his own adoptive father Julius Caesar, are often considered better conquerors, Augustus used his military genius to introduce reforms in order to encourage enrollment, create a standing army and the Praetorian Guard to maintain the borders of Rome and expand the Empire. Therefore, it is without doubt that Augustus was one of the greatest man to come to power in ancient history. Politically, Augustus’ long lasting reign as Emperor of Rome was possible due to his defeat of Mark Antony, and more importantly, his ability to manipulate the public’s political perception of him as a leader....   [tags: notorious Roman emperors]

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Augustus Caesar

- Augustus Caesar Works Cited Missing Augustus Caesar, the Rome's first true Emperor was the historical figure who had the greatest impact upon the western world between the dawn of civilization and the end of the middle ages. Augustus Caesar (31B.C. - 14 A.D.) was originally named Gaius Octivian, the name Augustus was granted by the Roman Senate, which means magnificent. The success of Augustus was he developed an honest government, and during his reign, he rebuilt many structures to improve the Roman Empire, which included temples and roads with classical style....   [tags: Classics Rome Emperor Essays]

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Augustus Caesar

- Augustus Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian as he was called until the adoption by Caesar, later called Augustus Caesar) was born 23 September, 63 BC. Augustus was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar and later became his heir after he learned that his grand-uncle had adopted him. Augustus Caesar was with out a doubt the greatest political leader in the Roman Empire. He made Rome what think of it as and what we study today. Octavian’s first public appearance was in 51 BC when he delivered his grandmother’s eulogy....   [tags: Papers]

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Augustus Caesar

- The year 509 BC Rome finally became a Republic and thus started the Roman empire. As Rome rose to power they went through many wars and many conflicts between the plebeians and patricians. The republic was made out of 3 groups, the consuls which were 2 men elected from the senate, the senate which was made of 300 patricians, and the assembly made from plebeians. Many years later Rome started to reject the republic when it went into a series of civil wars. 3 men form the first triumvirate, Julius Caesar, Pompeii, and Crassus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Augustus Caesar - The First Roman Emperor

- Augustus Caesar - The First Roman Emperor In ancient history there have been many great leaders who had saved the Roman Empire from destruction and demise. The leaders and heroes of the Roman Empire are countless, but one leader stands out from all the rest. Augustus Caesar’s contributions to Roman history helped make Rome the dominant empire we know of today. Augustus Caesar was without a question the greatest political leader in the history of the Roman Empire.      As a young adolescent, Octavian demonstrated his leadership ability long before having thoughts of becoming the first emperor of Rome....   [tags: Rome European History]

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The Politics of Caesar Augustus

- The Politics of Caesar Augustus In 31BC Augustus won the battle of Actium against his former colleague in the triumvirate, but now bitter rival, Antony and the queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, after having been in the triumvirate since 43BC. This immediately faced him with a grating predicament; he now sought to fit his own position, as sole remaining member of the triumvirate, with the old republican system. He had several problems, one of which was that all through the civil war with Antony he had portrayed Antony to be a tyrant and a ruthless man who wanted to rule Rome for himself, as a dictator....   [tags: Roman History Roman Empire]

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Julius Caesar : A Pivotal Figure

- Gaius Julius Caesar was a pivotal figure in European and Middle Eastern history. His life led to the fall of the Roman Republic and creation of the empire. He was polarizing in troubled times, leading to strife and conflict. His life can be seen in three distinct sections, his early days, his military days, and his civil war days. These periods in his life are defining to him as man and as a historical person. Caesar came of age during the civil wars between Sulla and Marius. At this time, he was appointed the high priest of Jupiter and married Cornelia, the daughter of an ally of Marius....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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The Contributions Of Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar was one of the most important political and military leaders in the history of Rome, with many major achievements. Caesar is known to have never lost a single war. His most honorable conquests include the capture of Gaul that extended the Rome boundaries to the Atlantic Ocean; and the Roman invasion of Britain. Julius was also a historian and an incredible orator. He authored many comprehensive journals, named Commentaries that provided the details of his military campaign. Caesar is also said to have produced Acta Diurna, which is the first newspaper that let the public know about the actions of the Assembly and the Senate....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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Act Iv Of Julius Caesar

- In Act IV of Julius Caesar we see some interesting events occur. As for Act II and Act III, we see those who were once very close begin to argue and split apart. We will begin by summarizing what occurs in Act II. In the beginning of Act II we find Brutus outside of his tent, near Sardis, greeting Titinius and Pindarus, who bring him word Cassius is coming. Brutus then emphasizes Cassius has upset him, and that he expects an explanation. It is then Pindarus tells Brutus he will find the explanation very satisfying....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar is a play that is filled with betrayal, disloyalty, and many more tragedies. Caesar is a dynamic man that plans on being king, the only problem is he plans of making the government into a dictatorship. Cassius, and the rest of the senate thinks that he will make a weak king not only physically but in an authoritative perspective by the reason of he would invert the republic and that he is treated more like a God, but is nothing but a man. Cassius is persuading Brutus into realizing that he is highly respected and how venerated he is and in my view it seemed that Cassius was essentially implying that Brutus would make a better king than Caesar would be....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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Julius Caesar : A Pivotal

- Gaius Julius Caesar was a pivotal Caesar came of age during the civil wars between Sulla and Marius. At this time, he was appointed the high priest of Jupiter and married the daughter of an ally of Marius. Inevitably, Sulla won the civil war and Caesar was stripped of his priesthood and inheritance, but the real kicker was that he refused to divorce his wife. This led him to flee Rome for a position in the army. In fact, the loss of his priesthood was a boon for Caesar, due to the fact the high of Jupiter was essentially not allowed to lead an army....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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The Death Of Julius Caesar

- There are a few random facts that most people know about Julius Caesar, including his romance with Cleopatra, his famed rule over the Roman Empire, and some even know that he is the reason we have the month of July. While all of these are facts, there are many things that people do not know for certain, and can only speculate about, especially in regards to the reasons and specifics of his assassination. There are some details that have been confirmed through the assimilation of information, but other portions of his murder are surrounded by theory....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Roman Empire and Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus

- Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus. What kind of name is that. That would just happen to be the name of one of the greatest and most brilliant minds in all of history. Not only was Julius Caesar a superb politician and dictator of Rome, he was also a father, a military leader, and an amazing strategist. There are still some mysteries to Caesar’s life, as to what exact day he was born, his love life and much more. Although Julius is one of the greatest minds in history, he like all people had his flaws which, as it does to every great mind, lead to his very downfall....   [tags: ancient history, military leader, genius]

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Comparing Julius Caesar And Abraham Lincoln

- Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln are undeniably two men who made history through their leadership expeditions on their respective nations. When comparing the two, one key aspect of how they made history comes into mind: their assassination. Hence, comparing the assassination of an American president to that of Julius Caesar reveals both similarities and differences. Ultimately, the major of comparing the two is through the similarity between the two assassinations. In this case, they were carried out by people who disagreed with Lincoln and Caesar’s authority and power, and how they used this power and authority....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- Micah Carpenter Mrs.Padgett English 10C 15 December 2015 Persuasive essay What is “Julius Caesar”. It was a play based on the death of Julius Caesar. This play was written by the playwright William Shakespeare. This play consisted, in my standpoint of writing this, two main characteristic of rulers. The question is what are the two main characteristics of rulers. The two main types of ruling characteristics that are expressed in this play are pragmatism and a man of principle. Now the question is what is better....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Reign Of Julius Caesar

- In 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the river Rubicon and ignited a civil war; which not only preceded his rise to power, but ended the Roman Republic and initiated the ascension of Gaius Octavius (Octavian) and the Roman Empire. Caesar’s reign was the fulcrum that permanently transformed Rome. Julius Caesar was a superb general and a clever politician. However, it was Octavian that became Rome 's first official emperor and gave the ancient world the Pax Romana. Both Men altered Roman society, government and influenced the development and culture of the future western world....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

- Honor: “Honesty fairness, or integrity in one 's beliefs and actions.” Honesty can be a good and bad trait to have, being too honest can affect a person greatly. In William shakespeare 's play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Caesar returns to Rome having defeated Pompey. The Romans wanted to crown him king. later caesar is killed by conspirators due to his ambition. After his murder common people are enraged and a civil war breaks out across Rome. Many characters die along the way. Throughout the historical play Shakespeare points out many personality traits as characters struggle to gain or remain in power....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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Julius Caesar : The Downfall Of The Roman Empire

- Gaius Julius Caesar. This is a name that has held weight throughout the world for over two thousand years. All the way back to the times dated as those before Christ (BC). The name of Julius Caesar is one of the most well-known in all of history for very good reason. Many historians consider him to be one of the greatest commanders of all time, credited with the conquest of Gaul. He is also known for having been a major cause of the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Caesar was born on July 13th of the year 100 BC....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- In Act 1 of Julius Caesar, a lot of information is given to the readers. For example, we find out Caesar killed Pompey to take his spot as the leader of Rome, how the loyalty to Pompey from the people is nowhere to be found, and that plots against Caesar are forming. As well as a bizarre date, March fifteenth, is revealed by a soothsayer. So it will be interesting on how this weird date, that is ignored by Caesar is going to play out. In addition, the people of Rome aren 't thinking of what Caesar has done in the past and what might happen if he becomes the leader, instead they are hopping on the bandwagon with everyone else and the responsibility is being left to people like...   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tribune]

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Cicero 's Works Of Julius Caesar

- Cicero Selected Works After the assignation of Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, Marc Antony quickly gathered supporters and rose to power with Lepidus and Octavian. Antony’s rise to power brings Cicero back to Rome and to the Senate. Upon arriving, Cicero learns of Antony’s new proposals to the Senate and decides not to attend the meeting. For this reason, Antony ridicules and disgraces Cicero. Cicero retaliates and defends himself from Marc Antony’s comments through the Second Philippic. In his writing, Cicero argues the accusations made against him and uses rhetoric to show the Senate how imprudent and unwise Antony really is....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Cicero, Augustus]

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The Modern Representations Of Cleopatra

- Choose one of the modern representations of Cleopatra in film or TV presented in the module materials. How far is this consistent with Roman depictions of her in Book 1, Chapter 1. In almost all Roman depictions of Cleopatra, she is defined by her relationships with famous Romans. She is portrayed as being the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, whilst being the enemy of Octavian (later Augustus). During this time she was depicted as a foreign ruler outside the authority of Rome. This is depicted in coin portraits (Fear, 2008, p21)....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Mark Antony]

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A Tale Of Loyalty, Not Tragedy

- A Tale Of Loyalty, Not Tragedy “Not that I loved Caesar less/but that I loved Rome more” (3.2.23-24). The play, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare tells the story about a group of senators that conspire to assassinate Rome’s beloved leader, Julius Caesar. Caesar’s closest friend, Marcus Brutus, joins the senators and leads them as they get ready to attack. Brutus makes an excellent and effective leader because of his great leadership qualities such as patriotism, truthfulness, compassion and nobility....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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How The Political Structure Within The Republic Of Rome

- In the years leading up to Augustus’ rule, Rome had fallen into a state of chaos. Civil war and corrupt leadership had driven the state into turmoil. While Augustus was seen by some as a tyrant who took many of the freedoms that Roman citizens enjoyed, these sacrifices were necessary to secure the safety and endurance of Rome herself. Despite the fact that Roman citizens lost some of their rights, many enjoyed new freedoms. The Gracchi brothers are an example of how the political structure within the republic of Rome had become corrupt and dangerous....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Rise Of The Roman Empire

- The Roman empire will forever hold a legacy as the greatest and longest standing empires in history. The reasons that a powerful empire such as Rome stood for so long holds a direct link towards two men, Julius Caesar and Augustus. Rome was a fierce and intimidating empire for many, and it ironically has similar attributes to the powerful figures who shaped it. Caesar and Augustus both single handedly changed the empire in the ways they knew best, the empire was not always known as an empire though....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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The Establishment Of The Roman Empire

- The establishment of the Roman Empire came to be because of the works of Caius Julius Caesar. Julius played an important role in creating Rome to be a city-state with his numerous alliances within the established empire. Alongside the alliances, Caesar was committed to building a strong military for Rome. Caesar’s short rule was abruptly ended by his assassination, which led to the reign of Augustus Caesar, who was a very strong political figure proceeding Julius Caesar. He used the foundation that Julius Caesar laid before him to strengthen the empire even further during his own rule....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Augustus]

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Use Of Art As A Form Of Political Propaganda

- (P1) The use of art as a form of political propaganda is as old as time. However, some of the most significant uses of art in this form dates all the way back to the times of ancient Rome and specifically to the ruler Augustus. Because Photos did not exist and the common people usually did not actually see their political heads in person. Often time’s statues and busts were the primary way that people saw there rulers. Augustus knew this and exploited it by using what equaled out in today’s standards to airbrushing in order to make himself seem seamless and without flaw....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Roman Forum, Ancient Rome]

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Manipulation, The Skillful Art Of Controlling Someone Or Something

- Julius Caesar What is Manipulation. The dictionary defines manipulation as ‘The skillful art of controlling someone or something.’ Have you ever felt that way before. Manipulation is something that we have all faced at one time or another, and it is very hard to avoid. Manipulation takes many forms, whether it’s your friend convincing you to walk their dog, a doctor surgically manipulating your bones. Being manipulated is something that is almost inevitable because it is human nature to want to have things your way....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Fall Of The Roman Republic

- The fall of the Roman Republic was an event that forever changed the face of the Roman world. It ushered in a new age of dictatorship. Men like Cicero did not want people such as Caesar to become dictators. His letters record the events of the day and his opinions of what was happening, and his thoughts on the events of that era. Cicero felt that the Republic fell because of Caesar’s lust for power, and it was his obligation as a Roman to do his best to challenge his ideas on changing the Republic into dictatorship....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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`` The Arms Of One Of The Most Famous And Stirring Women ``

- Antony was born the son of “a man of no great repute in public life, nor illustrious, but kindly and honest, and particularly a liberal giver.” Some fifty years later, Mark Antony died in the arms of one of the most famous and stirring women in history. He had served at the highest positions attainable in the politically savage world of the Roman Empire after the chaos that ensued with the death of Julius Caesar. Plutarch’s Antony tells the tale of not only one of the most pronounced and controversial figures in Roman history, but delineates Antony’s personality, character, and nature along with his mighty accomplishments, which some may say were achieved in spite of his traits not because...   [tags: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Roman Republic]

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A Good Job Of Capturing What Rome

- Suetonius does a very good job of capturing what Rome was like. Rome in the early empire was a place of both civility and barbarianism. The citizens of the city were not that good at returning nutrients to the soil, and were more concerned about luxury trade, which identified your status. Although he does a good job with stating facts, Suetonius’ opinions came out from time to time when discussing the behavioral traits of Julius Caesar, Nero, and Vespasian. He believed that the proper and just use of the power of the Res publica is to have authority, be concerned with the greatness of Rome, and conduct things in such a manner that will benefit the citizens and generations to come....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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Analysis Of Virgil 's ' The Aeneid '

- Dido and Aeneas were created as fictional characters in Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid. It can be suggested that these characters were based upon true accounts of Cleopatra VII Philopator of Egypt and Mark Antony. In the final years of his life, Roman poet Virgil wrote the epic as Augustan propaganda, recounting the story of the founder of Rome, waylaid in his destiny by a beautiful, politically forward African Queen. In the epic, parallels can be drawn between both Queen Cleopatra and the fictional Dido, and between Mark Antony and Aeneas....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony]

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The First Emperor Of Rome

- The First Emperor of Rome Octavian was a man larger than life. He was a multifaceted man destined to lead from an early age. The most difficult part about studying this man is accepting that he can 't be fully understood. He was complex, and it is often tricky to discern the exact motivations behind his actions. His leadership style was clever and fresh and was integral in the reshaping of Rome to his liking. This method of leadership was unquestionably intertwined with who he was as a person....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]

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Augustus Ceasar of Rome

- ... He later adopted the name of Gaius Julius Caesar, and with it was able to secure an official recognition as the former leader’s adopted son. Although it was he was able add his family’s name, Octavianus, he chose not to do so, and is usually referred to as Octavian, until he took the designation of Augustus. Path to Power “Hasten slowly.” ~Augustus Augustus was 17 years old in Apollonia (the modern day Albania), when the news of Caesar’s death reached him. Many of the former ruler’s allies rallied to Augustus to help defeat their rival, Mark Antony....   [tags: Julius Caesar research project]

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The Is A Perfect Or Ideal Society?

- The perfect societies have been crumbled by the simplest of thing such as people, beliefs, and customs. There has never been as a society that has been able to sustain its self and not had to back up on in way or change their customs because of a foreign power or conquest. But in the ideal society where the leaders care and have the best interest of the country itself. I could see where the society could be better. But there is always a struggle for power or land. There has always been this fight going on through the ages....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Dictator, Augustus]

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Augustus, The Deeds Of The Divine Augustus

- Classics 201: Dr. John Friend Rachel McFall Topic#6: Augustus, The Deeds of the Divine Augustus The Res Gestae was written by Augustus shortly before his death in 14 AD. It gives details about his life and many achievements as the first Roman emperor. The main purpose of the Res Gestae was for Augustus to preserve the memory of himself as a great emperor whose achievements transformed Rome into a great empire. The original was transcribed onto a pair of bronze pillars in Rome following his death but it didn’t survive....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Roman Emperor]

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From Octavian to Augustus: The Death of the Republic and the Rise of the Principate

- Augustus, who was once named C. Octavius, was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar. Due to Caesar’s death from the uprising in 44 B.C., it was stated from his will, that Octavian was to be adopted as Caesar’s son. So his name was changed to C. Julius Caesar Octavianus (Porter, 2010). Later throughout his political and military career, he controlled Rome under the title Augustus (Brand, 2013). This begins a story of a young man to an emperor of the Roman world. According to Morey (1901), following Caesar’s death, the first who took advantage was Marcus Antononus, or Mark Antony for short....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Ancient Rome]

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Octavian Augustus and his Military Success

- “What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease”(Sun Tzu). In every sense of the word, he was a clever fighter. His kingdom stretched for miles, over continents and vast bodies of water. He understood his enemies, he even knew them personally. He entered every battle confident of his victory. He was the cornerstone in the formation of the Roman empire, and arguably the most influential man in the entirety of its history. His name was Octavian Augustus(McManus)....   [tags: kingdom, fighter, Julius Caesar]

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Augustus

- Augustus Octavian, later known as Augustus was thought to be one of the most important leaders in Roman history. He was brought up through tough competition though; being the adopted son of Julius Caesar he had a lot to live up to. Even historians today when compared to his father say he, Augustus, did more for the country than did his father. His father Julius Caesars' rise to power brought forth many disgruntled people who held much resentment toward their leader. This led to the assassination of Caesar by a group of senators led by Brutus and Cassius, on the steps of Roman senate on March 15, 44 b.c....   [tags: Papers, Octavian, Greek, caesar]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- In the timeless play Julius Caesar, playwright William Shakespeare has created a surprisingly interesting narrative which follows the timeline of the ancient Roman Republic. Julius Caesar, a widely loved leader, returns to Rome and attempts to obtain power by manipulating the fickle Roman people. This does not sit well with many Roman leaders, who view Caesar as an enormous threat and raise a small group of conspirators in order to assassinate him. The conflicts that arose between Caesar and the conspirators as well as the understated power struggles between these groups remain ageless examples of the dangers of power....   [tags: Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Augustus]

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Biography of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus

- Octavian enabled the long, nonviolent time of the Pax Romana, (Latin for Roman peace) by changing Rome from a frail, collapsing republican government to a powerful empire. He is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors. Octavian was born on September 23, 63 BC and died in 14 AD. Born with the name Gaius Octavius Thurinus, he was adopted posthumously by his great-uncle Julius Caesar via his will, and then was named Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. This happened in 44 BC when Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of conspirators....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]

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The Res Gestae Divi Augustus ' The Deeds Of The Divine Augustus

- Introduction The Res Gestae Divi Augustus (‘The Deeds of the Divine Augustus’), also known simply as the Res Gestae was a catalogue of the achievements Augustus had made during his life, specifically those that had an obvious positive impact on the Roman people. It was written in 13-14AD (E.S. Ramage, 1987) and presented to the Vestal Virgins alongside Augustus’ will upon his death in 14AD (M.C. Howatson, 1937). The biography, which was carved into bronze pillars outside of Augustus’ mausoleum (M.C....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Republic]

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Augustus: First Emperor of Rome

- Augustus: First Emperor of Rome “I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.” - Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (cliojournal.wikispaces.com) Augustus, born Gaius Octavius, also known Augustus Caesar or Octavian, or by his adopted name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, is one the Rome’s most iconic emperors. Born on September 23 in the year 63 B.C., and the great-nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus ascended to the throne after Caesar’s assassination, he was only nineteen years old. To secure his rule of Rome, Augustus formed an alliance with the successful and ambitious general Marc Anthony and Lepidus and with them created the Second Triumvirate to hunt down and defeat Brutus and Ca...   [tags: empire, military disasters]

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Aristotle, Alexander the Great, and Augustus

- 1) Introduction The three most important people that have been covered in HIST 1409 so far are Aristotle, Alexander the Great, and Augustus. These three are the most important people that have been covered in the class so far, as they are some of history’s best examples of their respective professions. Aristotle was arguably history’s greatest mind, and had ideas that were far ahead of his time. Alexander the Great was one of the best military commanders in history, as he spread his empire until his own troops tired of fighting....   [tags: History, Leaders]

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Augustus' Reign

- Augustus, during his reign as emperor proved effective in ruling through the ideas he implemented to solidify his country. Tacitus stated “nullo adversante” which translates into English “Wholly unopposed” (http://janusquirinus.org/Quotes/QuotesHome.html) this identifies the effectiveness of his reign and the strength he had politically over Rome. Important actions such as the creation of religious and moral reforms, the constitutional agreement and the implementation of the building programme all succeeded in creating stability within the Roman Empire....   [tags: Roman History ]

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The Character and Achievements of Roman Emperor Augustus

- Augustus was more concerned with self preservation than the advancement of the senate, the armies and his citizens. He rejected absolute power, but had an ulterior motive. With the fate of Julius Caesar in his mind, Augustus was well aware of the dangers of absolute power. So he saw dispersing power as a means to offset those potential threats to his lift. I have used the primary sources such as Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus, The Deeds of the Divine Augustus by Augustus and The Divine Augustus by Suetonius for the examination of my hypothesis and to compare how each of them portrayed Augustus....   [tags: Roman Empire, biography, Biographical Essay]

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Augustus and Alexander

- Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar have proven to be two of the worlds best leaders. These men were brilliant and a great influence on their people, bringing great wealth and prosperity to their nation as well as expanding their empires. Alexander and Augustus each came to power at a very young age and ruled in a totalitarian manner, with their main weapon being their military. However, even though they had similarities, each was very different. The following will prove my thesis. After the death of Prince Philip of Macedon, Alexander, then twenty years old, inherited the sole authority and command of his Macedonia....   [tags: Ancient History]

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Comparing Augustus And Alexander The Great

- Alexander the Great and Augustus, two names that countless people have spoken. Many people have no doubt heard these names; others perhaps have not. Alexander the Great and Augustus were two men who were famous for their accomplishments in ancient times. So, they are similar right. Wrong. The earlier of these two men was Alexander the Great, records indicate that he was born in the summer of 356 B.C. Alexander was the son of Philip II, King of Macedonia, and Olympias. Stories say that on the same day that Alexander was born, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, burned down....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Augustus

- AUGUSTUS Augustus was born in Rome on September 23, 63 B.C. He was originally named Gaius Octavianus, but when his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, was murdered, he took his name. Augustus’ real father died when his son was only four. Augustus was adopted in Julius Caesar’s will and was left to be his heir at the age of eighteen. Caesar was very fond of his grand-nephew and he sent him to the College of Pontifices at the age of sixteen. When Caesar was assassinated, Augustus was in Illyria, where he was sent to serve....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Octavian's Journey to Become Augustus

- Octavian was born in Rome on September 23, 63 BC. He was given the name Gaius Octavius, however, he would not keep this name for long. His father, who shared his name, came from a respectable although undistinguished family and was governor of Macedonia. In terms of his rise to power, Octavian’s most important immediate family member was his mother, Atia, who was the niece of Julius Caesar, who would soon be Rome’s greatest and most successful general and Dictator. When Octavian was four years old, his father died so he spent most of his childhood with his stepfather Lucius Marcius Philippus....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Augustus Ceasar

- Caesar Augustus, Rome's first true great emperor. He is known to modern historians as the historical figure that had the greatest impact on the ancient world. Augustus became Caesar after the assassination of Julius Caesar and united the split roman empire after over 100 years of civil war. He is the single most important person in roman history, and he conquered more territories than anyone other roman ruler. This is why Augustus Caesar had such a long and brilliant career. Augustus was born in Rome, in 63 B.C....   [tags: Rome Ceasar History]

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The Rise and Reign of Emperor Augustus

- On the 23rd of September 63BC a baby boy was born. Little did his family know that this amazing child was going to be one of the greatest politicians in Rome, he was also going to touch the lives of many Roman Citizens and to be remembered by thousands of people many years after his death. He was to rule an empire that stretched from Spain to Judea. Turn the Mediterranean Sea into a peaceful Roman Lake and was eventually to be worshipped as a god. The future Emperor of Rome was called Gaius Julius Octavious, whom we all know now as Augustus....   [tags: Roman History ]

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Augustus, John the Baptist and Jesus

- The post Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization was the Roman Empire. It was characterized by a large area of territory such as the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Also, the Roman Empire was known for having an autocratic form of government. There are three important people in the history of the Roman Empire. The three people are Augustus, John the Baptist, and Jesus. The first person is Augustus. On September 23, 63 BC, August was born as Gaius Octavius, also known as Octavian....   [tags: important people in Roman Empire history]

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Rome in The Age of Augustus

- 30 BC ~ Octavian was given the title of Imperator, which was used in the Eastern provinces. Imperium suggests unlimited imperium (or power) (Antiquity 2 Interpreting The Past) This was the first of many titles that were to be given to Octavian after his defeat of Mark Antony in 31 BC at the Battle of Actium. It indicates that the provinces thought Octavian was worthy of being honoured, and that the power he possessed at the time should remain his. Therefore this was the first factor that initiated the rise of Octavian....   [tags: Roman History ]

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Biography of Julius Caesar

- Biography of Julius Caesar A baby was born on July 12 or 13 of 100 BC in Rome. Little did the proud parents of this baby know that he would rule most of the known world. This baby was born to the name of Gaius, his personal name, Julius was the name of his family's clan and the name of his family was Caesar meaning hairy. Caesar was such an amazing man that many people couldn't believe that he was born the same way as them. Over time stories have arisen about Caesar's birth. One story says that Caesar was pulled from an incision in his mother's stomach....   [tags: Julius Caesar Roman Empire Essays]

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A Brief Biography of Julius Caesar

- A legacy lives on. Principate Imperator Augustus Gaius Julius Caesar Octavius, the adopted son of Julius Caesar, took the Roman Empire by force in 44 BC when Julius was brutally murdered. Thrown into the harsh world of politics at only the age of 19 (12), Augustus took Rome by storm and ruled as emperor from about 27 BC to 14 AD (Britannica). Emperor Augustus, a beloved father figure of Rome, influenced the Roman Empire positively. He did this by bringing Rome in to the age of Pax Romana, rebuilding it into an empire of marble and reforming the Roman government....   [tags: notorious emperors of Rome]

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Julius Caesar: A Brief Biography

- Julius Caesar is the one of the famous Roman generals. Many may recognize this name from the great works of Shakespeare. Before the great works of Shakespeare, Julius Caesar was famous in his Roman city which. Julius Caesar was a dictator that turned the Roman republic to the Roman Empire. Even though the life time of Julius Caesar took place in 100 BC – 44 BC, people everywhere will mention Caesar’s name and legacy. For starters, Julius Caesar’s time was very different from today life. People did not get married because they were in love with the each other most of the time....   [tags: famous Roman generals]

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Roman Empire and Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar was born on July 12th, 100 BCE in Rome, Italy. He died on March 15th, 44 BCE in Rome, Italy. Caesar joined the army in 81 BC and was the first Roman army commander. He invaded England twice during his reign of power, once in 55 BC and once again in 54 BC. Julius Caesar came from an aristocratic family. He started his education at the age of 6 and was taught by a private tutor named Marcus Antonius Gnipho. He learned to read and write, learned about the Roman law and also how to speak in front of large crowds....   [tags: rome, italy, commander]

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Life of Julius Caesar

- Life of Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus was born on July 12th, 100 B.C. He was born in Rome to Gaius and Aurelia Caesar. His family was Roman aristocrats but they were far from rich. Julius Caesar’s birth marked the beginning of a new chapter in Roman history. When Caesar was sixteen years old, his father, Gaius Caesar, passed away. After his father’s death, Julius Caesar became very close to his mother, Aurelia. Julius then married Cornelia, the daughter of a noble. Sulla, Rome’s leader, ordered Caesar to divorce Cornelia, but he refused and escaped to the military (Television)....   [tags: military leader, rome, aristocrats]

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Caesar Agustus

- Back in the day of Ancient Rome, in 63 B.C, was the reign of the Emperor Caesar ("Caesar Augustus." 2013. The Biography Channel website. ND Nov 24 2013, 12:57 ). He made a huge impact on this world by finding out different ways to be a stable ruler. He invented many things that make our society better today because of him. Caesar Augustus was different then other people because he was stated as the first emperor, and stood out in history because of his many accomplishments that he succeeded in....   [tags: ancient history, ancient rome]

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Julius Caesar and The Late Roman Republic

- ... Clodius disguised himself so he could enter the rites, but he forgot to disguise his voice. Caesar’s mother had no problem discovering the imposter. There were rumors that Pompeia had helped Clodius sneak in. Caesar then divorced her because of the rumors on the grounds that – as we still say today- “Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” Later, in 59 BC, Caesar married Calpurnia, the daughter of Pisa. She was the one who dreamed of Caesar’s imminent death right before the fateful Ides of March....   [tags: reform, empire, senate]

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George Washington and Julius Caesar Comparison

- When someone hears the name George Washington, they instantly think of the one dollar bill, the first president, or the quarter. Some people might even think of Mount Vernon, Virginia, his favorite place because his name is associated with Mount Vernon. But, someone would never consider the fact that George Washington and his friends rebelled against their current world power and beat them in odds that were extremely poor to create one of the greatest world powers in history. Furthermore, when someone hears the name Julius Caesar, they would most likely think of the Shakespearean play, or the famous saying, “E tu Brute” which was said by Caesar when he saw Brutus stabbing him....   [tags: first king, first president, leaders]

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Comparing George Washington and Julius Caesar

- When someone hears the name George Washington, they instantly think of the one dollar bill, the first president, or the quarter. Some people might even think of Mount Vernon, Virginia, his favorite place because his name is associated with Mount Vernon. But, someone would never consider the fact that George Washington and his friends rebelled against their current world power and beat them in odds that were extremely poor to create one of the greatest world powers in history. Furthermore, when someone hears the name Julius Caesar, they would most likely think of the Shakespearean play, or the famous saying, “E tu Brute” which was said by Caesar when he saw Brutus stabbing him....   [tags: pompey, greatest rulers, revolutionary war]

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Octavian’s role in the Second Triumvirate in the Perception of Suetonius

- Augustus becomes the main figure in Roman Repulic by forming the golden age of Rome. The Second Triumvirate between Mark Antony, Lepidus and Octavian, becomes the turning point of Augustus’s rule in 43-33 BC. The most reliable source on Augustus is ‘De Vita Ceasarium’(‘The Lives of Caesars’), by Suetonious, as it was written by someone who was close enough to politics of Rome and was able to show us the true image of Roman emperor, as he was not under the influence of Augustus’s propaganda and rule....   [tags: augustus, roman republic, suetonius]

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Octavian, the Greatest Roman Leader

- Octavian enabled the long, nonviolent time of the Pax Romana, (Latin for Roman peace) by changing Rome from a frail, collapsing republican government to a powerful empire. He is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors ever. Octavian was born on September 23, 63 BC, and died in 14 AD. Born with the name Gaius Octavius Thurinus, he was adopted posthumously by his great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar via his will, and then was named Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. This happened in 44 BC when his great uncle, Julius Caesar, was assassinated by a group of conspirators....   [tags: Emperors, Pax Romana, Augustus]

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Julius Caesar: Conqueror, General, Builder, Dictator for Life

- ... (Julius Caesar -- Britannica School) Then, later, when he was in the senate house, he was stabbed 23 times in the chest. (Julius Caesar: roman-empire.net) The people that stabbed him were the senators, including Caesar’s friend Brutus. (Julius Caesar -- Britannica School) This action stole away one of the most influential Romans that ever lived. The fact that Caesar grew the Roman Empire in size is significant because the Roman Empire became this huge empire circling the Mediterranean Sea. Caesar conquered areas because he wanted to rule the whole world....   [tags: empire, republic, status, dictator]

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The Image Of Roman Leadership Through Art And Architecture

- Augustus changed the image of Roman leadership through art and architecture. Prior to Augustus gaining power, his great-uncle and adopted father, Julius Caesar was killed. Caesar’s death marked great change for the history of the Roman Republic. Augustus, then named Octavian went to Rome to avenge Caesar’s death and soon became a great warrior involved in the Second Triumvirate. Not long after forming alliances with Mark Antony and Lepidus, Augustus gained full control of all Roman territories. When he gained power of Rome, the influence of art was used differently....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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Julius Caesar is a Political Play

- Julius Caesar is a Political Play Have you noticed that all political plays backgrounds are nearly always the same. They all always have a mischievous plot to them. Shakespeare has fitted two years of Julius Caesar's life into just two hours. Julius Caesar is a political and a historical play, so I aim to look at both of the aspects of the play. In my piece of writing I intend to write about the historical background of the play, the main characters, the conspirators and the purpose of the plot....   [tags: Papers]

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How Did Julius Caesar Affect Rome?

- ... Another official was the praetor (plural praetors or praetores). These officers were responsible for judicial cases of equity, and they were also responsible for the production and upkeep of the public games. When the consuls were absent, praetors were to exercise authority in the government. Before 337 B.C., the position was limited to the patricians of Rome, but after then, it was open to plebeians. Originally, there was a single praetor in charge of matters of equity. Then a second praetor was added to handle matters where either one or both parties were foreign....   [tags: roman history, influential figure]

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The Imperial Cult Of The Roman Empire

- Within the Ancient world, political leaders manipulated the balance between religion and politics to further their own power. In particular, Gaius Octavius (63 BC – 14 AD) later known as Imperator Caesar Divi Filius Augustus, exploited the ‘imperial cult’ as a political tool within the Roman Empire. Termed by modern historians, the imperial cult was a combination of local religious cults where people worshipped the emperor as a deity who received divine honours exceeding all other living entities....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Augustus]

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Octavian Augustus

- Octavian Augustus is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors ever. Octavian enabled the long, peaceful time of the Pax Romana by changing Rome from a fragile, crumbling republican government to a mighty empire. Octavian’s government was strong enough to withstand weak emperors who mismanaged the Empire as well. His changes proved to be the cornerstone of the greatest empire the world has ever seen. The Pax Romana, or Roman Peace, was a time of great prosperity for all people under Rome’s rule....   [tags: Biography]

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The Res Gestae Divi Augusti

- The Res Gestae Divi Augusti is Caesar Augustus’ autobiography in which he describes his life in a way that portrays him in exactly the way he wants to be seen. It exemplifies all of the traits that were admired and desired about the old republic. This non accidental portrayal of himself that made him into the perfect example of what the old roman republic was, and what people wanted to replicate about it, actually turned him into one of the most empiric figures of all time, moving the Romans away from a republic and towards an empire....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]

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How Jesus Became God By Bart Ehrman

- While the belief in Jesus Christ as a divine being, God himself come to earth, is a core belief of Christianity, in his book, How Jesus Became God, author Bart Ehrman seeks to disprove this. Focusing on answering the question of who Jesus thought he was, Ehrman argues that Jesus himself did not believe he was a divine being, and he illustrates his point by discussing how divine beings were common around Jesus’s time, and by exploring biblical texts to back up his claim that Jesus saw himself as a messiah rather than God....   [tags: Christianity, Roman Empire, Augustus, Jesus]

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Nero : The King Of The Emperor

- Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, more commonly known as Nero, ruled all of Rome from 54 A.D. to 68 A.D. Born in 37 A.D., Nero was born the nephew of the emperor, this changed when his father died and his mother married the emperor, Claudius, himself. Claudius adopted Nero and made him his successor, giving Nero the right to rule after the emperor’s death. Nero ruled for fourteen years, much to the people of Rome’s displeasure. Eventually, Rome rebelled against Nero and he committed suicide, ending the “Julio-Claudian” dynasty....   [tags: Nero, Claudius, Agrippina the Younger, Augustus]

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The Decline Of The Roman Empire

- To many people, the mention of the Roman Empire invokes thoughts of gladiators, debauchery, and the abuse of power. To others, it brings visualizations of classical statues, beautiful temples, and mythological gods. The Roman Empire was all of that and more. The saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” is true and its fall and decline happened gradually as well. Ancient Rome has inspired volumes of historical works, theatrical plays, and even movies in more recent times. More specifically, its fall and decline have fascinated people for centuries and there are harbingers who warn of current political trends that mimic Rome’s mistakes....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]

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Julius Caesar in the Roman Empire

- Gaius Cassius Longinus, Marcus Junius Brutus, and Marcus Antonius were three key factors during the time of Julius Caesar in the Roman Empire. Cassius and Brutus were the two main conspirators against Caesar, and Brutus was even the one who assassinated him. Unlike the two of them, Marcus Antonius, Mark Antony, was one of Caesar’s right hand men and won many battles for him, including one against Cassius. While Brutus and Cassius were at the head of the freight train that was headed for Caesar, Antony stood firm, however helpless it seemed, with Caesar until they failed on March 15, 44 BC when Caesar was killed....   [tags: Gaius Longinus, Marcus Brutus, Marcus Antonius]

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Analysis Of The Article ' When Art Loses Its Sting '

- What is art and how is it used as a tool for communication. These multifaceted questions are answered by analyzing ancient and modern art. In the article “When Art Loses Its Sting: The evolution of Protest Art in Authoritarian Contexts” Jacqueline Adams explains how art captures the interest of sociologists. Art executes a unique duality in society. In both recent and ancient history, art has been used as propaganda. Now, contemporary art works to challenge or protest ideologies. Analyzing art provides an interesting insight: the art of today holds as much influence as it did in history....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus, Rome]

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The Aeneid Of The Iliad

- Virgil lived in a time that went through many changes. He was born in 70 BCE to a peasant family in Northern Italy. After the civil war, Augustus became Emperor of the Roman Emperor and wanted to preserve Roman values and tradition. Virgil also wanted to see Rome rebuild after the civil war and to be a thriving city again. Virgil had always wanted to write a great epic like The Odyssey or The Iliad. He wanted to write a national epic similar to what The Odyssey had become for the Greeks. Since Virgil was a client of Caesar Augustus, he had sworn loyalty to him, both in day to day life and in all political aspects....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus, Virgil]

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Julius Caesar in Ancient Rome

- In the beginning, approximately from 753BC to 338BC, Rome was simply a city-state founded by Italic tribes in central Italy (Consolidation of Italy, April 23rd, 2014). Around 338BC however, the Roman Republic began to take control. There are various reasons for the rise of Rome that include naval dominance, appeasement, improved stability, protection, commerce and government, standardization, infrastructural advance, food allocation, military prowess, and geopolitical (Reasons for Rise of Rome, April 23rd, 2014)....   [tags: Rise of Rome, Roman Empire, Italy]

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