Plautius, the roman general of the time was also very instrumental in the invasion, there is speculation as to whether Vespasian was heavily under his influence and perhaps deserves less credit for his actions. Also, the Roman classical sources of Biographers such as Josephus, one of the foremost classical writers on Vespasian during the conquest, could have been heavily bias. An extract from the Roman Biographer Suetonius offers and excellent recollection of the magnitude of Vespasian’s involvement in the conquest of Britain when he writes: “…he fought thirty battles with the enemy. He reduced to subjection two powerful nations, more than twenty towns, and the isle of Vectis” From this we understand that Vespasian was important in conquering a huge amount of areas including a whole island. We also learn that his skill as a military leader was significant as fighting thirty battles is a very considerable figure.
The specifically Roman deities adapted from the Greek original such as Zeus, were the Capitoline triad of Jupiter, Juno and Minerva. Jupiter was the overall protector of the state, Juno was the protector of women, and Minerva was the patroness of workers. The evidence from Pompeii indicates that these gods had become the most important at least on a state level, in Pompeii before the earthquake in recognition of the strong Romanisation of the town after the Sullan colonisation. Venus (adapted from Aphrodite) was also a deity with special Roman connections as she was the protectoress of Sulla who established the Colonia Veneria in honour of her in his conquest of Pompeii. "Vote for me and Venus Pompeiana will bring you
In A.D 527 the Roman Empire which had been severely depleted came under the control of the Emperor Justinian I. One of his main aims was to restore the Empire to the glory it had seen in former days and rebuild trade routes it had once used. This process of restoring the Byzantine/Roman Empire involved the formation and movement of great armies, established a support system to supply these armies, along with plenty of funding. The Emperor forced heavy taxes on the citizens of the empire and re-conquered domains to help pay for the wars he would wager. One of Justinian’s most acclaimed generals a man called Belisarius, who in various military operations lasting for several decades would out wit, out manoeuvre and out fight numerous different antagonists, such as the barbarian hordes of the Goths, Vandals and Avars to the more civilized professional forces of the Persians.
Antinoös- The most arrogant of Penelope’s suitors Iros Argos Be familiar with the following concepts: “Scraps from the Homeric Banquet” , Aeshylus is reported to have said that his own tradedies were “scraps from the Homeric Banquet” Telemakhia- The first four books of The Odyssey are together called the Telemachia because they focus on the problems Telemachus faces while waiting for his father Odysseus to return home When do we see Odysseus, “the great tactician,” strategize? Line 405 When do we see Penelope, wife of the “great tactician,” strategize? Evidence of oral culture, oral storytelling in The Odyssey. Xenia-hospitable Character Frame Narrative Conception of the Underworld according to Homer What parts have scholars proposed were later added to The Odyssey? What is Odysseus’ relationship to his crew?
At the was a leader in republic country where the people are not involved with the decisions. Therefore, Julius Caesar had most for the power in his country and was able to form a large army. “With the help of the army at his command, it was possible to conquer new territories and so gain a triumph and the pleasure of knowing that your name would be remembered forever in statues and inscribed in monuments, paid for by the war” (Summary of Julius Caesar's Life and Death). As time went on Julius Caser began to develop more power over the years. Julius made his way to praetor ship by 62 BC and many of the senate felt he was a dangerous, ambitious man.
What was the status of women during the empire? Roman law vested immense authority in male heads of families. Usually the eldest male ruled the household as pater familias. Roman law gave the pater familias the authority to arrange marriage for his children, determine the work they would perform, and punish them when he saw fit. He had the right to sell them into slavery or execute them.
Patricians: These were the wealthy aristocrats who monopolized political power in the early Roman republic. They were the descendants of the original members of the Senate at the time the Etruscans were overthrown in the late 6th century B.C. Plebeians: These were the middle and lower class commoners of Rome who struggled for more than 200 years to gain politically equality with patricians. They won this conflict because they were important to Rome militarily. Conflict of the Orders: This was the long struggle between the patricians and plebeians in the early Roman republic.
As examples I will use the Medici family in renaissance Italy, how the US government treated the Indians during the 19th century, Macbeth and factory owners during the industrial revolution. Ambition The Medici family was the most influential family in renaissance Florence. While keeping up their façade they indirectly ruled Florence for nearly 200 years. However, the Medici didn’t start out as one of the most powerful families in Italy. But over the years they managed to climb the social layers using bribery, corruption, threats and violence.
Agrippina’s attempted removal of Emperor Gaius which (Ledbetter) considers a failed experiment was to ensure Nero’s ascension as Emperor and to gain influence for herself. This plan led to exile for Agrippina yet her willingness and ambition to interfere with the Judio-Claudian line and gain influence was shown. After the death of Messalina Claudius chose Agrippina as his wife, for the first time Agrippina had political influence in Rome and began her plan to manipulate the line of succession, according to Tacitus she devoted herself to scheming for her son. Agrippina’s influence emerged mainly from her relationships with Seneca and Burrus who enabled her to ascend her power. Agrippina’s influence is clearly shown through her decision to recall the exiled
Julius Caesar was one of the most brilliant figures in all of history, particularly in the long history of Rome. His accomplishments were so significant that “The German ‘kaiser’ and the Russian ‘czar’ [are both] derivatives of Caesar” (Source 1). Caesar was an extraordinary military leader, vastly expanding Rome’s lands. He was a very intelligent man, and when he became dictator, made many important political and social reforms for the good of Rome. Caesar’s military prowess and his reforms crafted him into the extraordinary person that historians all recognize as great.