In his first book he talked of Orgetorix and the Helvetii. These Gaulish people had planned a massive migration, lead by Orgetorix. Along with the massive migration it is said that Orgetorix also conspired with other tribal leaders to make it so that he would be an extremely powerful figure in Gaul, ruling most of it. This arrangement was done in secret and Caesar capitalized on that. With another case of his well thought out pathos, he described the sinister nature of the deal.
Owen Connelly’s book “Blundering to Glory” is about a brilliant man without limits, having a gift from God never seen before, the greatest commander of all time…Napoleon Bonaparte. “Blundering to Glory” goes into great details covering Napoleon’s childhood to his quick rise to fame. Napoleon Bonaparte had a great impact on most of Europe. He was a “scrambler” with no sense of when to stop. The author also puts a lot of emphasis on Napoleon’s mistakes or “blunders.” He had many victories because he never stopped attacking his enemies by using the ignorance of his enemy’s commanders.
The Deep Impact of Octavian For forty years Octavian, post 27 B.C. known as Augustus Caesar, held power in Rome and he was able to establish a firm foundation for emperors to come by changing laws and enabling others to act. He believed that the Roman laws had proven to be weak under the Roman Republic and they needed a strong leader. The senate approved and appointed him consul, tribune and commander in chief for life. Augustus is remarkable because unlike the other politicians that came before him once he gained power he was able to keep it.
Alexander The Great took over the kingdom and raised it to become one of the most powerful empires which wasn’t easy. He did all he could with all his power and effort to show that he was worth being called the great. Many people such as Plutarch and Arrian, said how alexander was a hard worker and how he put endless effort to win and become the greatest. He fought for his empire and won and was so overpowered compared to other governments who
It began small, with a dictatorship lasting only 11 days, until in 44 BC he was given this position for life. …Not only did he accept excessive honours, such as life-consulship, a life dictatorship, a perpetual censorship, the title ” Imperator‘ put before his name and the title of ” Father of his country‘ appended to it’ but took other honours, which as a mere mortal, he should have refused.$ Caesar was in complete control of the Roman world, finally in the powerful seat he had always dreamed of. The nobility realised that after the civil war ended, Caesar had
As each new era ushers in change, there is always one individual that can be associated with facilitating these reforms, Lorenzo Medici and the Renaissance, Galileo and the Scientific Revolution, Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Predeceasing these infamous men is Caesar Augustus. Many argue that Augustus was reformer, others a revolutionary. Augustus was both; he took prior roman laws and tradition and reformed them in revolutionary ways. He kept the traditions and ideals that made Rome strong and used them to reshape a government that would dominate over the Mediterranean arena for the next 400 years.
Julius Caesar, a Roman general and statesman, served on the First Triumvirate that ruled the Roman Republic during 60 B.C. Although he was popular among the common people and also a great and outstanding military commander, he wasn’t a good leader to govern Rome due to his ambition and inner-weakness. One of the main reasons that Julius Caesar was not a good leader was his ambition. He was a corrupted tyrant, lusting for power. Becoming a governor in his region of Rome wasn’t good enough, he wanted to be crowned king and serve as a dictator for life, something that Rome didn’t have for five hundred years.
Western Civilization leads in categories of politics, economics, science and technology and in each category the West gained efficiency and effectiveness. It is seen by many people that Columbus used his power to conquer the people of the new world and commit genocide and slavery but at the same time Columbus brought knowledge to these people and enabled them to become as powerful as Western Civilization. Over time, Western Civilization has faced adversity but like Columbus, they have done whatever was necessary to keep expanding Western influence. The article also clarifies the debate over Columbus because it shows that Columbus cannot be looked at as good or bad; Columbus has to be looked at as an admiral, who took necessary action in the new world to keep Western Civilization on top. If Columbus had not taken the actions that he did, the people of the new world may have overthrown him and the western influence and that could have changed the world as we know it forever.
Another reason why the Spanish peoples are important is because, according to Livy, they are the reason Hannibal lost the war. He writes that Hannibal’s inability to keep a grasp on the Spanish people is what cost him the war. There were many alliances within the Spanish people, and some of them did change during the war, and even more than once. Livy thinks that this wavering of loyalty lost Hannibal the war. Scipio may be a great general, kind, noble etc., but the Carthaginian
Et tu, Bruté?” Should Caesar have been so surprised to see Brutus among the conspirators? Brutus was merely a humble man who wished for the betterment of Rome. He was justified in killing Caesar, one man, to save and help the lives of thousands. This was a selfless act of kindness. Caesar was not a strong enough leader for Rome, a booming city that was quickly accumulating knowledge and wealth.