Assess the achievements and impact of Tiberius as princeps Suetonius states that ‘it is my belief that Augustus scale’ weighed Tiberius good qualities against the bad and decided that the good tipped the scale’. This reveals the nature of Tiberius’ succession as one of necessity. Tiberius had huge feats to live up to from Augustus’ rule; however he endeavored to continually improve the Roman Empire. His most significant achievements were based around his military reforms, foreign and civil policies, increasing involvement of the senate and his successful civil administration that had a lasting impact on Rome. Therefore, it can be stated that Tiberius, despite given power with reluctance, continued to build Rome to new a level of greatness.
The authors portray them in two different manners, Macbeth as the main character and Kurtz as a sort of demi-god that is only learned about by word of mouth rather than first hand events. Through studying both of these characters, we can learn who is the greater of the two evils. Macbeth started out in Macbeth as the Thane of Glamis, fighting in battle for his homeland, Scotland. At the very beginning of the play, the reader gets a very positively lit view of Macbeth. He has become victorious in battle and is going to be rewarded with a promotion by King Duncan.
Antigone expects Creon to bury her brother just because they are family. " " Antigone has different beliefs then her uncle, Creon. She does this, to some extent, to defy Creon but also to allow Polynices to have a good after-life. “A higher law exists than that of of man’s, and that is the law of God.” (Woods 73). Antigone believes that without burying her brother he will not have a good after-life.
Lastly, the Roman Republic was simply greater than Carthage, and was largely the reason Hannibal lost the Second Punic War. This war demonstrates a story that the populace loves to hear. Carthage was clearly dominant throughout the war, until the final years where Rome emerged victorious. It was such a simple transformation; however, modern historians can still debate for hours about it. Was it Carthage that made a mistake, or did Rome renew itself and fight back against the mighty Carthaginians?
In retaliation of abuse and deception, McCandless fled to find truth. McCandless could have been convicted of holding a grudge, but not selfishness. Nevertheless, when children grow old, there is a mutual urge to leave the flock. Many long to find out what the world has to offer, beyond the harboring arms of overseers. Also, opposing views may argue that, since society relies on people, Chris McCandless’ divorce from social order was selfish.
Incredibly he has to fill these shoes of glory and honor which makes his goal a very challenging one. He still lives in his boyish phase in which he is questioning his next actions and whether or not his father is actually dead. However, Athena visits and speaks to him about the possibility of his father’s survival, and gives him guidance to his next move. From this action I can conclude that Telemachus still needs much advice on how to become a leader. What stands out as well is his position against his mother’s resentment of the bard’s song which entails of the heroes who fought in the battle of Troy.
Not all of his attempts may be successful. However, he is never doing anything for self gain. “If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more”(3.2.20-22). Brutus was very close to Caesar, but Caesar grew mad with power. Brutus knew that he had to put an end to Caesar's rain, but in order to do so, he had to take the life of the man he was once so close to.
Hadrian, Roman Emperor Hadrian was one of the greatest Roman emperors in ancient history because of his success at young age, as well as in his adulthood, his contribution to the arts and his architectural influences in ancient Rome. He gave Rome the breakthrough it needed to succeed as an empire. At the age of ten, young Hadrian lost his father, after the loss he was placed under guardianship by Emperor Trajan, a family relative. Trajan’s initial thought of Hadrian was to create a military career for him. His high skill set of defense and honor toward Trajan allowed him to be recognized.
Epitaphs from the tombs of many Roman’s were adorned with details of one’s military and political glories. The tomb of Lucius Cornelius Scipio Barbatus, first discovered in sixteen fourteen, is one such example. The following epitaph clearly demonstrates the Roman custom of reiterating one’s own achievements even when no longer among the living. ‘Lucius Cornelius Scipio Long-Beard, Gnaeus’begotten son, a valiant gentleman and wise, whose fine form matched his bravery surpassing well, was aedile, consul and censor among you; he took Taurasia and Cisauna from Samnium; he overcame all the Lucanian land and brought hostages there from.’ With such an emphasis placed upon war and politics it would appear that these were two crucial characteristics of success in Roman society. It must be noted however that some of the tombs of the Roman elite failed to make mention of any successes and instead reiterated one’s personal attitibutes.
In Act 1 Scene 2, Shakespeare chose to introduce Macbeth through the words of others before bringing him on the stage to build a level of shock and awe in the audience. Macbeth is highly praised and is referred to as valiant, loyal and brave. King Duncan exclaimed “worthy gentleman” the use of the word ‘worthy’ shows that Macbeth was worthy of the compliment being showered on him. In the 17th century the king was seen as sent from God. This is because of the Divine Right of Kings for that reason Duncan’s words regarding Macbeth were simply unquestionable.