He attempted to resolidify the allegiance by appointing Pompey and Crassus as consuls of Spain and Syria respectively. By doing so, Caesar established himself as a strong military leader in the Gallic Wars. He also had the reputation of being an "idol" general who was not above suffering alongside his troops in the plain of battle. After all, however, the death of Caesar's daughter Julia during childbirth in 54 B.C. (she had been married to Pompey for five years) and the death of Crassus in 53 B.C.
Gaius Marius was significant with his life and career helping the evolution of Rome from a Republic to an Empire. Through him challenging the Senate, his role as a successful general, revealing Senatorial incompetence and his proposal of military reforms, Marius was well known for his improvements to the structure and organisation of the Roman legion. Marius was elected consul in 107BC during the war with the African ruler Jugurtha, King of Numidia. According to Southern “Marius was the first man in his family to reach the consulship so he was a Novus homo”. He was elected consul for a second time in absentia for 104BC as well.
His book was largely one-sided and biased, and was used more for propaganda and justification for the three million deaths the nine-year war caused than for a light read or entertainment. In the book he tried to paint a picture of barbarian tribes who needed to be forcefully civilized, and he took this route to further his political career. "The Conquest of Gaul" by Julius Caesar was a great literary work of its time and had a large impact on ancient culture, although it was a very biased view of the conquest of Gaul it showed that Caesar was far more than a bloodthirsty leader, he was an intelligent, resourceful
His first public appearance was in BC 51 at the funeral of his grandmother Julia when he delivered the eulogy (Fagan). The familial relationship between Julius Caesar and Augustus is not clear but Dio claims (45.1.2), he was taken by Julius Caeser to be trained as his successor in his youthful stage as quoted by Fagan. Young Octavius was elected to the pontifical college in 48 BC; he received military honors in 46 BC when he took part of the procession of the multiple
There were many reasons why he had choose Nero to be the next roman emperor in the first place. Claudius had died so his son couldn’t become emperor so Nero had to become emperor after him. After his death he was acclaimed emperor in a fast and carefully way. Nero had inherited his rules from Claudius even though Nero was his adopted son. The long term affect on the Rome was when Rome was ravaged by a great fire that had burned over 3-4ths of the city.
This union insured all three men great standing and power within Rome, and granted them complete authority in Senate. The avarice of the trio would prove limiting, however, as their egos destroyed their standing with one another. Crassus' death in 53 BC at the hands of the Parthians effectively undermined the alliance. Shortly thereafter, Pompey aligned himself with an archconservative faction of the Senate, diametrically opposed to Caesar. This shift in alliance resulted in what is known as Caesar's civil war, obviously leading to a Caesarian victory.
Alexander came to be ruler not by vote, but by the assassination of his father, King Philip II, who had been bringing Greece under his control little by little. Alexander the great was born in the ancient capital of Macedonia, Pella, in 356 B.C. Alexander was born into royalty, his father was King Philip II, while his mother was Olympias, the princess of Epirus. During his childhood he was surrounded by military training and battle. He watched his dad battle and win, victory after victory throughout the Balkans.
Antony states if Caesar would have been ambitious he would have not cared for those people being held captive. Antony proved that Caesar himself appealed to the censorship of the people when he said “When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept;” (99). Antony showed that Caesar was sympathetic towards the people, because they believed he was ambitious. His rhetorical technique emphasized the fact that the people were oblivious to his acts of sympathy precisely because they did not truly know him. He also states that Caesar was not ambitious because “[He] thrice presented him with a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse.
Alan Ganesh Mr. Beams Period 6 12 November 2012 Caesar:Rebuilding a Declining Empire Julius Caesar took a declining Rome and molded it into an empire that would help the Roman civilization thrive for a great period of time after his death. His entire life was dedicated to this cause and that is why his plan worked out so smoothly. His ability to lead the Roman people was set up by his childhood because of being born into a patrician family and the jobs that he was involved with in his early career. After his early career, Caesar was elected into consul where he would be able to further his political career and make small changes in Roman society. Using his consulship he gained control over small areas of land and eventually led great military
Another example was when Charlemagne was talking to his daughter bertha. The king said a day will come when every son and daughter will go to school. Another example, when Charlemagne decided to become the emperor of Rome, he did it because the pope asked and the people of Rome wanted him to be their king so he became emperor. Charlemagne was willing to make great sacrifices to bring Christianity to the pagan lands he ruled. Charlemagne did for the good of Christian Europe, and to do that good, he and his family would have to make personal sacrifices, such as when he put his two youngest sons in separate kingdoms from each other and from the rest of the family.