This is shown by the use of the words “I know no personal cause to spurn at him, but for the General.” Brutus says that he is joining the conspiracy only for the people when in fact; Brutus is using this as an excuse to kill Caesar. Ever since Caesar has had a rise in Power, Brutus has gotten less attention from the general public. Brutus feels jealous of Caesar and is making an excuse to kill Brutus. Brutus is also trying to convince himself that he is fighting for a worthy cause. Cassius questions how Caesar will act after he obtains the crown, he goes on to state that by crowning Caesar they are giving him power to cause damage.
He also lets everyone know that Caesar was “ambitious” and he had to “slew” him because of it. He says this because he thought everyone in town thought Caesar was an honorable man. When Anthony came up, he knew that he had to work harder to gain the crowd’s attention, so he begins with saying, “I come to bury Caesar, not praise him.” (Act 3 Scene 2; 72) He says this because he knows people don’t want to hear a speech about how “amazing” Caesar was, so he says he’s not there to praise him. In saying this, he gets people’s attention. Both start off with trying to get their credibility first, Antony wins in doing a better job because he worked harder in trying to get it.
Cassius is all bent out of shape because he thinks Caesar is running around acting like a king. Without coming right out and saying so directly, Cassius (who has been plotting against Caesar with a group of conspirators) suggests that maybe Brutus should lead Rome. Brutus says he gets what Cassius is saying, but he is also good friends with Caesar, so he needs a little time to think about
Caesar’s military prowess and his reforms crafted him into the extraordinary person that historians all recognize as great. When Caesar created the First Triumvirate alongside Pompey and Crassus, he was allotted the Roman lands of Cisalpine Gaul, Narbonese Gaul, and Illyricum in addition to four legions of about five thousand soldiers each (Source 1). Caesar immediately put his army to use by invading, and eventually conquering all of Gaul. Although his army was physically smaller and often outnumbered, his superior fighting tactics allowed his army to defeat the Celts. Another beneficial factor towards Caesar’s conquest was the disunity of the Gallic tribes, which was reminiscent of the Greek city-states.
Even if he publicly refused the crown three times, everybody was convinced that he would eventually accept it (and the cheers of the crowd certainly didn’t help the conspirator’s worried minds). But in a tradition firmly rooted in the Republic, a dictator appeared unacceptable to the senators. So began the struggle for power. Nobody doubted Caesar’s greatness, or his monumental contributions to Rome. But after that was said and done, Cassius and the rest of the conspirators fell prey to fear, and probably envy.
Gaius Cassius Longinus, the main conspirator in the assassination of Caesar voted to kill Lepidus V as well, but was prevented from doing so by Marcus Junius Brutus, who argued that two killings could no longer be justified as a political coup. After the assassination, the remaining members of the senate worked to keep the peace in Rome. The death of Caesar had greatly upset the middle and lower classes, to the extent of riots and public violence. In a thirst for power, Mark Antony and Lepidus V worked together in secret to turn the Plebeians
Was Augustus a consummate politician? In the eyes of the average Roman citizen, Augustus was a consummate politician and excellent administrator. He achieved this reputation through his manipulative propaganda and administrative changes that benefited the people of Rome, such as his political and social reforms. However, Augustus faced opposition from both outside and within the family, including threats from Cornelius Gallus and his daughter Julia, which gives evidence of defective aspects of his principate and flaws in his administration. However, while Augustus was not consummate, he is still considered by many as Rome's greatest emperor.
Lastly due to his strong and rough ruling tactics when in control of the empire, he was exiled. In Napoleons eyes, his empire was always incomplete and his constant goal was to take over more land at all costs. This goal lead to one of his costly mistakes of the Continental System. The Continental System was Napoleons attempt to blockade Britain and stop all communication between them and other countries. In turn this would destroy Britain commercially and their industrial economy allowing Napoleon to take over Britain however did not work and left Napoleon worse off then he was before.
This is a perfect example of the mindset these cruel slaveholders embodied. If a slaveholder felt as though he was not in control for but a minute’s time, he was willing to do anything in order to re gain his supreme power. I believe this is why so many slaves were murdered at times. In response to this event, Douglass states, “One of the bloodiest and most foul murders goes un-whipped of justice and uncensored by the community in which he lived” (Douglass 39). Not only were the murdered unpunished, but also the communities were “uncensored”.
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. A quote by Thomas Mann refers to complexity of decision-making process. The problem of war and peace has always haunted the minds of intelligent people. Truly said, that by unleashing the war some leaders manage to conceal inner problems of the country, nevertheless most of the times they not only fail to obtain people’s favour, but also ruin their lives and national economy. Judging by the conflicts, which took place in the world’s history it is clear that leader’s self-centered ideas will lead to nothing great.