The Conquest of Gaul Gaius Julius Caesar was born 100 B.C. in Rome to the impoverished patrician Julian Clan, and know knew controversy early age. Through this conflicts he slowly but surely throughout his lifetime worked his way up the political ladder, becoming Consul and finally Dictator Perpeteus, or Dictator for life. He is deemed as one of the most influential political and military leaders of all time, a highly intelligent man and an exceptional orator. Acquiring this absolute power however, was no easy feat, and Caesar had well equipped himself through previous expeditions of Europe and the ancient world with all the resources necessary to gain power in Ancient Rome.
The military strength and wealth he gained through his conquests in Gaul would pave his way to a successful career. He was so successful in his campaign that he became famous for his phrase “I came, I saw, I conquered” and the modern historian H.H Scullard even describes him as a man with “outstanding abilities”. Thus the Gallic Wars played a significant role in Julius Caesar’s Career, both politically and militarily. Caesar’s reputation as a General, who is considered to be more prominent than Pompey the great, was not comprehended until the Gallic Wars. Instead he was known to be one of the ablest orators and “most adroit politicians of the day”[F.B Marsh] and his military skills were most likely not rated very highly.
From gathered sources and facts ramses the second is suggested to be the greatest builder as well as ruler of all Egyptian history. His works remain unsurpassed when compared to other works of the same era. The rule of Ramses the second commenced in 1304 BC, becoming the 3rd pharaoh of the 19 dynasty. There are many faults in his reign, but also very notable positive things. Ramses fought in many battles during his rule over Egypt.
By the time he arrived in France, the French had had some victories in Egypt and this boosted Napoleon’s popularity. The Directory tried to punish him for desertion but they were too weak and Napoleon proceeded to work against them and seized power from them. Napoleon then engineered his election as First Consul in 1800 which made him the most powerful person in France. This created the platform for him to appoint himself as Emperor. Conclusion In conclusion, whilst the Campaigns were pivotal opportunities for Napoleon to make his name and increase his popularity and heroism, this by itself was not enough to make him the most powerful person in France by 1800.
In 300 A.D. most of the roman army were barbarian trained soldiers. This is why the battles with the enemies was so hard. Rome didn’t have complete control over the military and the situations. Romans got tired and irritated by the army not wanting to defend then that they hired citzens from unemployment. But they knew that they couldn’t rely on that army so the emperors raised all of the taxes because hiring the army was expensive.
Years later, Phillip Freeman translated the text from Latin to English and titled it How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians. At the time Quintus wrote the letter, Marcus was running for consul of the Roman Republic, which is generally equivalent to America’s presidency. Marcus was a well known orator from a wealthy family but lacked the nobility necessary to successfully persuade voters to vote for him (Freeman). Quintus’ letter to Marcus was simply a rulebook on how to successfully go about his campaign. Marcus eventually won his election by a landslide, “gaining more votes than any other candidate,” (Freeman 87) primarily due to the guidance of Quintus’
It is believed he only won the election because he looked like a great leader, rather than having the qualities of one. After his death in 1923 the corruption in the presidential cabinet became evident. He is in most opinions one of the worst presidents this country ever had. Thin slicing was a bad thing in this situation because Daughtery’s immediate assumption of Harding was not thought through and Harding ended up being a very terrible candidate. Sometimes a snap judgment is incorrect and you needed to have more education on the topic before making a decision.
Rome Empire was so successful and strong because no civilization has contributed more to Western thought, expanded so much, and spread so much influence. The Roman Empire became the most advanced empire during its time and was supported by its massive and undefeatable army, which provided security and peace for its people and conquered lands. Roman highways and roads were among the most stable roads ever constructed until the modern ear. Roman Empire also had a stable free-market economy with a robust currency and an enormous, complicated system of public works. The Roman Empire, which existed from 100 BC-50 AD, was a great civilization.
Ancient Egypt is one of my favorite topics to read about because it intrigues me great amounts about how successful they were even though the climate they live in would even today be considered dangerous or “deadly”. Comparing today’s Egypt to ancient Egypt is impossible because of technology but the way ancient Egypt was able to stay afloat, stable, and successful is very interesting. There are many factors in play that helped ancient Egypt’s story pan out so well. For example here are just a few factors that led to Egypt’s massive success: location, bodies of water, climate, number of people, and willpower. These are only a few of the many factors in ancient Egypt’s success story, these I feel are the most prevalent.
The Ottoman Empire, which is part of Turkey, was changing the fastest around the world because of its military power and great economy. These two things were not the sole reasons that made them superior, it was also their way of living: everyone tried to be the best to raise their rank. As it says in stayer “Among the Turks, therefore, honors, high posts, and judgeships are the rewards of great ability and good service. If a man be dishonest, or lazy, or careless, he remains at the bottom of the ladder, an object of contempt; for such qualities there are no honors in turkey! (Strayer, page 656).” This portrays how everyone strives to get on top of the ladder and achieve success.