The Jews were also expelled from Rome by the Roman emperor Tiberius in 19 CE. A Roman historian said that Tiberius restricted all foreign religions and sent Jewish young men, under the pretence of military service, to provinces noted for their unhealthy climate. He got rid of all other Jews from the city, under the threat of life slavery. Another sign of Anti-Semitism was in the middle Ages. For example in the 12th century, there were a lot of Christians who believed that the Jews possessed magical powers and had gained the magic powers from making a pact with the devil.
Even through doing all of this the rumors continued. Desperately looking for someone else to take the blame Nero found the Christians who were, at the time a quite obscure religious group. Nero decided to persecute the Christians. He arrested a few and tortured them until they abused others. Suddenly, Christians that could be found were rounded up and killed in many horrible ways, one being thrown at lions in coliseums for the entertainment of the public.
Diocletian 1 Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus, who reigned between 284 and 305CE, is perhaps most well known as the emperor who launched the last empire wide persecution of the Christians, The Great Persecution of 303.Diocletians rise to power meant that the crisis stage known as ‘crisis of the third century’ which was characterised by constant civil wars, catastrophic foreign invasions, economic turmoil, and even devastating plagues, ended because of the significant changes he made to society. [a] 2 Diocletian was known for his cruel persecution of Christianity during his reign as roman emperor. However he made significant changes to the government that helped establish the empires economy and military. The larger the army
This essay will examine these questions and illustrate the justification of Marcus Brutus betraying and killing Julius Caesar. Marcus Brutus is sometimes considered to be a “tragic hero” because of the role he played in the assassination of Caesar, the tragedy of his father’s death and the outcome of his choices in life. Looking into the underlying flaws within the tragic hero reviles a trustworthy nature which inhibits his ability to judge the character of others. Plutarch described Brutus as a marvelous lowly and gentle person, noble minded, and would never be in any rage, nor carried away with pleasure and covetousness; but had an upright mind and would never yield to any wrong or injustice. Brutus' tragic flaw is that he is nationalistic, very gullible, and is too honest.
Brutus did as he promised by killing himself with the very dagger he had used to kill Caesar. Even though he saved his people, some people were not fond of Brutus. Furthermore, Brutus was very sympathetic and honorable. Brutus’ honor can be observed from when he told the conspirators that they must not be butchers and that they should “slice as a meal fit for the
Specifically, the Romans began to take the Jews rights to practice their religion. For example, the Romans prohibited the Jews from circumcising babies and reading Torah. As a result of these restrictions the Jews revolted against the Romans in the Great Jewish Revolt. The war lasted from 66-73 CE when the Romans defeated the remaining Jewish fighters. During this war the Jewish Temple was destroyed which created spiritual havoc throughout the Jewish world.
He uses a sorrowful tone to bring out the anger within the plebeians. Antony’s speech was obviously the most effective one because he managed to bring the crowd into a mutinous frenzy. Brutus was able to effectively calm the crowd and provide them with reasonable explanations as to why Caesar was killed. Brutus begins his explanation of the assassination by asking the audience to listen and respect what he has to say. He uses his high ranking status to gain his credibility as an honorable man.
In Ancient Rome we also saw the massacre of many Jews, the destruction of Synagogues, and the outlaw of marriages between Jews and Christians. Instances such as in Egypt and Rome were seen throughout the ancient world and were not uncommon. In medieval times there are also numerous accounts of Anti- Semitism. Must of Europe during the medieval times denied Jews from gaining citizenship. There are also accounts of pogroms during the Holy Wars.
Following the death of Von Rath Citizens of Germany were angered and Hitler had used this to his full advantage and stated that if any violence were to be taken out against the Jews as a result of the shooting he would not intervene. Some Nazi leaders stood back and watched incidents happen and some even took it as an order to attack the Jews; SA and SS forces were sent out to go cause trouble with the Jews and were ordered to organise demonstrations and arrest as many Jews as they can. On the 9th and 10th of November, gangs smashed up Jewish property and attacked Jews. A listed 814 shops, 171 homes and 191 synagogues were destroyed, about 100 Jews were killed. The damage of this left the night being called “The Night of Broken Glass” or Kristallnacht (Crystal Night).
The Holocaust was one of the most inhumane eras for not only the Jews but also other groups such as the Russians. In 1933 the Nazis came into power and believed threat the Germans were superior to everyone else. They also believed that the Jews were far inferior to them and were a threat to their German Community. As a result the Nazis started to persecute the Jews by burning them; they were put into gas chambers. There were over six million Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust.