Augustus Caesar assumed power as the first Roman Emperor in 31 B.C. and remained the sole ruler of the Roman Empire until his death in 14 A.D. While in power, Augustus did a great many things that improved Rome, and he would always be remembered because of it. Augustus Caesar was born on September 23, 63 B.C. and was raised about twenty-five miles outside of Rome.
In 73BC Caesar returned to Rome after his assistance in military activities in Asia Minor and attack on the pirates who held him ransom. On his return he became a member of the College of Pontiffs, a pontifex, and shortly after, became a military tribune. After the death of his aunt Julia and wife Cornelia in 69BC, Caesar was elected as a quaestor at the appropriate age, and served in Further Spain. By 65BC, he served as curile aedile and it was around this time his public popularity increased. “He ran for pontifex maximus… Caesar won by a comfortable margin.
4/22/09 History 103 Prof. Elliot The rise and fall of the Roman Empire Many have heard the history of one of the greatest empires of all time. The Roman Empire had paved the path that the American founding fathers looked to for inspiration and wisdom from learning from the mistakes of historical leaders to create the government we are today. In researching, many wonder how exactly did the empire fail? It looked like the perfect and strongest form of government to the outside nations, and yet it failed still and became a lesson to others and just another page in a history book. Many historians have researched the military and the government of the Roman Empire and it is yet still difficult to find if there was an exact moment that the roman
He tried to teach the Romans that if they were not at war, there could be growth and prosperity all throughout Rome. However, Augustus had to cover up the damage that his adopted father, Julius Caesar, had done to Rome. At first, people believed that Julius Caesar would be a good leader, but sadly, he used the power for his own personal gain. He had a daughter named Julia, who he married to Pompey, creating an alliance. Once Julia died,
The Roman Republic was facing internal problems that would cause it to ultimately collapse into the Roman Empire. Including social unrest between the classes and military entering into politics, among other reasons, the Roman Republic crumbled under itself and gave way to the beginning of new government. A second triumvirate ended with civil war and the Republic was over; however, Octavian created the Roman Empire in its place. Because of the stabilizing government, strong legal system and increasing trade, the Pax Romana was able to remain tied together for about 210 years. The Roman Republic was struggling to remain in power but the social unrest was a not a helping factor in helping the Republic to last for a while longer.
Chaos was created following the assassination of Julius Caesar. a struggle for power stood between Caesar’s first lieutenant Mark Anthony, and his grandnephew and adopted son Octavian. The struggles between the two were solved at Actium in 31 BCE. Here, Octavian’s navy routed the combined forces between Anthony and Queen Cleopatra. She desired the power to govern Rome’s empire, and to govern a vast Roman world-state.
(Baker, 1998) Octavius did as he was commanded, spending his free time studying Greek literature and military strategy. However all this was shattered after find out that his great uncle had been assassinated. (Baker, 1998) Now he returned back to Rome at 18 yrs. old despite what his mother and stepfather said he went on taking the inheritance. So now that they honored that fact that Julius adopted him he took on the name Gaius Julius Caesar.
His job in the book is, “a great Roman general who has recently returned home to Rome after a military victory in Spain” (Shakespeare 1) and now he is the emperor of Rome. But “ is Caesar were to be king, it would mean the end of Rome’s republication system of government”(Shakespear1). He lived most his life in Rome but fought battles in Gaul (France, Greece, Asia, Spain, and Egypt). “ None the less, virtually every other character is preoccupied
The story of Romans founding is truly a remarkable legend of two young boys being raised by a shewolf, they were named Romulus and Remus . Romulus gave in greed and killed his brother and became of this he is now the sole aire to the city of Rome, this the begin of the Roman monarchical government . The first centuries of Roman history where ruled by a succession of seven kings .The Gauls destroy all of the history document when thy sacked the city after the Battle of Allia ,so no contemporary records of the kingdom exist therefore all the accounts of the kings must be questioned .This leads us to the story “The Rape of Lucretia “. The story is about a noble woman who was rape ,hence the title of the story ,Tarquinius the proud and how his son Sextus rapes her , she was so broken hearted that she killed herself .Her husband makes as vow “I swear with sword , fire and whatever will lend my arm strength , I will purse Tarquinius the proud , his wicked wife ,and his children , an no one will ever be