On the other side of things this movie does embellish on history and does have its obvious inaccuracies. The main character of this film, played by Russell Crowe is a leader of the Roman army known as General Maximus Decimus Meridius. In the opening scene General Maximus leads his mighty Roman army to a victory against the Germanic barbarians thus ending a war and earning favor the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. As a result of this the Emperor Marcus Aurelius confides in Maximus and appoints him to a position of leadership. This angers the son of Marcus Aurelius, known as Commodus who then kills his own father and becomes the Emperor of Rome.
Without Hitler’s massive personal popularity, the high level of ‘plebiscitary acclamation which the regime could repeatedly call upon’ (Kershaw), would have been unattainable. To ensure Hitler had enough popularity he enlisted the help of Joseph Goebbels, to promote the Fuhrer as the heroic leader of the German people. Using mass medium Goebbels projected Hitler as the leader chosen by fate to save the German people, he connected Hitler with the old key figures of Germany such as; Frederick the Great and Bismarck. With the defeat of World War I still looming and the instability and division that followed, the situation became perfect for a new strong leader to come and save the German people. Hitler became favoured by the German people, especially the strong nationalistic middle-class, who believed Hitler would finally unite the nation with his strong leadership.
After Julius Caesar was murdered, Augustus became his heir and raised an army to challenge Mark Antony who had taken control after Julius Caesars death. In 43 B.C. Antony was defeated and Augustus seized military power over Rome. For the following thirteen years Antony and Augustus had battles until 30 B.C. when Antony killed himself.
Attila the Hun Logan White In this term paper you will be reading about the life and legacy of Attila the Hun. Attila was the absolute ruler of the Hunnic Tribe who united all of the Huns together, making an unstoppable force. The time period in which he was in command took place between the years of 445 to 453 A.D. Attila played a dramatic role in the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. He had an abiding hostility towards the Germanic Ostrogoths. The diary entry will focus on the successes of Attila, major battles, large impacts made on other civilizations, and his keen strategies for battle (Dyson 282-283).
How did Augustus establish and maintain his power? After the assassination of Julius Caesar in March 44BC, Augustus went to Rome to claim his inheritance and to avenge the death of his great uncle Julius. After liaising with Marc Antony and Lepidus to form an alliance called the triumvirate, they gained revenge over the murderers of Julius and divided the empire between themselves. However, Octavian was set to gain undivided power over Rome, in doing so; he gradually stripped his triumvirate of power and gained the favor of Rome. Octavian placed Lepidus in Pontius Maximus, which provided him with little power in politics; however Marc Antony would be more of an obstacle, as he had now equal rule of Egypt with his wife Cleopatra.
It was composed of Octavian, Marc Antony, and Lepidus. The Republic was divided into two with Octavian governing the west and Anthony the east. Lepidus was pushed out of the picture as the two of leaders made this agreement of a split Rome. Eventually breaking out into civil war, Octavian defeated Antony at the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Octavian was in total control of Rome after Antony and Cleopatra both committed suicide.
Caesar was so ambitious that it wasn’t good for high power. Brutus said, “If then that a friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is the answer: not that I loved Caesar less, but I loved Rome more… as Caesar loved me, I weep for him” (3.2.21-26). This shows that Brutus did it for the people and not for himself. Brutus was saddened to see his friend fall dead, but there was no other choice; Caesar was the ambitious person. He would only try to win the crowd and use them for his own good.
The reign of Tiberius (b. 42 B.C., d. A.D. 37, emperor A.D. 14-37) is a particularly important one for the Principate, since it was the first occasion when the powers designed for Augustus alone were exercised by somebody else. In contrast to the approachable and tactful Augustus, Tiberius emerges from the sources as an enigmatic and darkly complex figure, intelligent and cunning, but given to bouts of severe depression and dark moods that had a great impact on his political career as well as his personal relationships. His reign abounds in contradictions. Despite his keen intelligence, he allowed himself to come under the influence of unscrupulous men who, as much as any actions of his own, ensured that Tiberius's posthumous reputation would be unfavourable; despite his vast military experience, he oversaw the conquest of no new region for the empire; and despite his administrative abilities he showed such reluctance in running the state as to retire entirely from Rome and live out his last years in isolation on the island of Capri.
e The Roman Empire is one the worlds great ancient civilization ,and a lot there ideas and ways of thinking are still being use today .Also there where many great leaders however none more famous than Julius Caesar . In February 44BC he declared himself dictator for life , because of this ,and his lust for all the trappings of power , this turned most of the senate members against him. So the question at hand is , was his murder justified under Roman traditions? To answer this question in the best way possible , first we must look at Roman traditions concerning kings , the Roman senate , and final Julius Caesar’s actions and see if it was
Caesar emerged victorious, and was made dictator for life. In 44 BC, Caesar was assassinated by senators who opposed Caesar's assumption of absolute power and wanted to restore constitutional government, but in the aftermath a Second Triumvirate, consisting of Caesar's designated heir, Octavian, and his former supporters, Mark Antony and Lepidus, took power. However, this alliance soon descended into a struggle for dominance. Lepidus was exiled, and when Octavian defeated Antony and Cleopatra of Egypt at the Battle of Actium in 31 BC, he became the undisputed ruler of Rome. With his enemies defeated, Octavian took the name Augustus and assumed almost absolute power, retaining only a pretense of the Republican form of government.