The reasons behind Akehenaten’s failure and Constantine success was a matter of support of the populace. Egyptian culture rejected “Atenism”, because the populace and priesthood were left out of the equation. Constantine eased “Christianity” into society while keeping political balance in check. The Pharaoh upset the people by changing hundreds of years of tradition so suddenly, furthermore he set himself up as the only avenue of contact with the God ”Aten” leaving no one to replace him after his death. Constantine included Christianity along without alienating other religions.
The Buchis bull is the Egyptian god of war which was originally named Montu. She accompanied the new Buchis bull to it’s new temple near the city of Thebes in the Upper Egypt. That’s when her brother finally mastered his plan and had Cleopatra taken of the throne. As Cleopatra was ready to strike at her brother she heard a word going around that the Roman Emperor was in the Palace of Egypt. Which made her think that she can’t barge in with an army or else she might send the wrong message to Caesar.
Body: • The impacts of Caesar’s death on Octavian were the Senate’s arrangement and his inheritance. Following the assassination of his adopting father, Suetonius notes in The Lives of the Caesars that Octavian returned to Rome following military training in Spain and demanded Caesar’s will be ratified claiming his economical and political inheritance. Caesar’s will caused much tension between the new heir and his right-hand-man, Marc Antony. Antony was seen as a threat to the senate as he had spoken out against two of the senatorial murderers. Octavian was given consular powers hoping to contain Antony and fix many of Rome’s problems.
Julius Caesar Summary How It All Goes Down When the play opens, Julius Caesar has just returned to Rome after defeating the sons of Pompey in battle. Before we go any further, let's pause for a brief Roman history lesson. Pompey (a.k.a. "Pompey the Great") was a member of the "first triumvirate," and he and Caesar used to share power over Rome. Then Caesar and Pompey got into a big fight.
“How Constantine rose to Power” When his father was made Caesar, Constantine was left at the court of the emperor Diocletian, where he was under the watchful eye of Galerius, who was Caesar with Constantius. When Diocletian and Maximian resigned in 305, Constantius and Galerius became emperors. Constantius requested that Constantine be sent to him in Britain, and Galerius reluctantly complied. Constantius died at York the next year. There, his soldiers proclaimed Constantine emperor, but much rivalry for the vacated office ensued.
Octavian, the grandnephew and adopted son of Julius Caesar, had made himself a central military figure during the chaotic period following Caesar's assassination. In 43 BC at the age of twenty he became one of the three members of the Second Triumvirate, a political alliance with Marcus Lepidus and Mark Antony.  Octavian and Antony defeated the last of Caesar's assassins in 42 BC at the Battle of Philippi, although after this point, tensions began to rise between the two. The triumvirate ended in 32 BC, torn apart by the competing ambitions of its members: Lepidus was forced into exile and Antony, who had allied himself with his lover Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, committed suicide in 30 BC following his defeat at the Battle of Actium (31
* Publius Hevlius Pertinax was the new caeser Maximus Maximus is a fictional character that is composed up of two or three real historical figures. Kind of like a collage of people to make one picture/person. Avidius Cassius * was a great roman general * was appointed military governor over Asia * got sent to Egypt to put down a rebellion * when Aurelius fell ill, his wife offered the throne to Avidius Cassius * but he proclaimed himself king before Aurelius had died * the senate then declared him a public enemy * Aurelius tried to save him by pardoning him but didn’t reach him in time * Avidius Cassius got killed by his own officers Diocletian * Born in the lower classes like Maximus * “He would have received little education beyond an elementary literacy” (www.roman-emperors.org) * “He eventually became his emperor's trusted favourite and bodyguard, and later became a general”( www.exovedate.com) * He was finally named heir, and became emperor a little while after
Julius Caesar, his great-uncle, took an interest in Augustus. When Julius Caesar was murdered, Augustus discovered that he was Julius's heir to the throne. Before Augustus could gain the throne, however, he was forced to battle the armies of both Cleopatra VII and Marc Antony, who had their own plans for power following Julius Caesar's death. Augustus was victorious, and during his rule as Egypt's first Roman emperor, the country was peaceful and prosperous under his rule. Macbeth compares himself to Mark Antony and Banquo to Octavius Caesar, who defeated Antony in the civil wars.
Beginning with Bassianus, the audience witnesses his decline as the throne is taken from him and given to his brother Saturninus due to primogeniture. In many ways the play is (although not solely), a plea for elective rather than aristocratic succession in Government. Bassianus’ failure to ascend the throne is the first act depicting the decline of Rome (as he is better suited to rule than Saturninus in every way but through heritage), also set in motion the beginning of the implosion of the Andronici. The action taken by Titus cost Bassianus his future wife, Lavinia, as the new Emperor vows to take her as his wife. Martius argues: “Thou art a Roman be not barbarous,” In protest at Saturninus’ decision to make Lavinia his wife and also of Titus’ murder of his own son, Mutius, for
However, Wolsey wasn’t able to maintain his power and a number of factors influenced Henry’s decision to strip Wolsey of his powers in 1529. These factors included Wolsey’s failure to achieve The King’s Great Matter, opposition from The Boleyn Faction and his failure in foreign and domestic policy. Although all of these factors contributed to Wolsey’s downfall, I believe his failure to grant Henry with a divorce was the most important factor. Historians often refer to this as the nail in Wolsey’s coffin. Henry approached government about a divorce as he claimed that his marriage to Catherine of Aragon was a sin as the Leviticus states that marrying your brother’s wife will be punished by remaining childless.