Assess the achievements and impact of Tiberius as princeps Suetonius states that ‘it is my belief that Augustus scale’ weighed Tiberius good qualities against the bad and decided that the good tipped the scale’. This reveals the nature of Tiberius’ succession as one of necessity. Tiberius had huge feats to live up to from Augustus’ rule; however he endeavored to continually improve the Roman Empire. His most significant achievements were based around his military reforms, foreign and civil policies, increasing involvement of the senate and his successful civil administration that had a lasting impact on Rome. Therefore, it can be stated that Tiberius, despite given power with reluctance, continued to build Rome to new a level of greatness.
Shakespeare states, “Till then, noble friend, chew upon this; Brutus had rather be a villager than to repute himself a son of Rome…” (I.ii.171-173). Brutus wants the best for all of Rome but does not to be the center of attention through the hard times right now. Just the same, everyone admires Brutus. Cassius explains to Brutus what he and the romans think
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
Playing off of this ethos is the first persuasive appeal Brutus uses. When first addressing the commoners of Rome, they are unaware of the reasoning behind killing Caesar. Keeping this in mind, Brutus knew he had to seem like a credible source so that the people would believe him and any sort of outbreak would be avoided. By simply intimidating the audience by telling them to quiet down and listen to his reasoned words, they are more susceptible to Brutus’ persuasive efforts. The audience is initially memorized by the Brutus they love, and are grateful for the ‘honorable acts’ he committed.
Romans were unsure exactly what year was year 1 until Livy determined it as 753. Political theory: simply put “our way is the best.” Romans follow Polybius on the mixed constitution theory that Rome blended the best of all three systems. Eventually they had to admit by AD 30 they had returned to monarchy. But during the Republic Romans saw monarchy as inherently corrupt and harmful. Alliances with kings had to be tolerated to achieve Roman goals (Machiavellian diplomacy).
I could also use ethos by correlating it with Jefferson's statement that congress is cautious and reasonable men. Thomas Jefferson effectively used ethical appeal in the beginning of his manuscript, by asserting the statesmen that make up the Continental Congress are “men of good sense, good character, and good will.”(Jefferson) Ethos appeal needed to be used because Jefferson knew it was necessary the citizens and representatives understood the Continental Congress are competent and ethical in their actions. The writer also recognized the civilian populous would not support the Continental Congress if they believed them to be unethical and incompetent. How can this be used in future classes? Though out the rest college, I will have
Hitler chose his army to be his own rather than be mercenaries or auxiliaries. He also wanted two kinds of principalities, “new” and “mixed”. Machiavelli also described how to hold on to the lands a prince gained, which Hitler took into account. Machiavelli stated “it would be best to be both loved and feared…the two rarely come together…” Hitler had rare qualities that made him both loved and feared by people. This is one of the reasons he was so successful in building such a loyal following in Germany.
Even though, he is driven by fate to lead the people, he acts with piety nonetheless. He reveals his reverence towards the gods, by following the orders to guide the people, although it is not his will or desire to do so. Even Juno "[forces him], a man of faultless devotion, to endure so much hardship" (1. 14-15). Aeneas once again proves his piety prevails, as he does not let Juno's efforts to destroy his fleet discourage him.
This is emphasised in the funeral eulogies of Brutus and Antony. Brutus in his funeral eulogy is aiming at the reason and the logic of the Roman public in order to justify his actions. This is evident in his use of Locus read throughout his speech; the use of rhetorical questions is aimed solely so that no one can disagree in fear of being seen as a traitor of Rome. In his opening line “Romans, countrymen and lovers” the facing of Romans as the first word highlights what Brutus believes in – the democracy and the republic of Rome. This is deliberately aimed at showing the public his honour and that he will do anything for Rome “I loved Caesar but I love Rome more” the use of the emotive language and the repetition of love further highlight this.
Thesis statement- Brutus is the protagonist in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. He is the protagonist because Brutus is noble, gullible, and moral. Brutus is a noble person throughout the course of the story. He was trying to hide his true emotion, thus being noble and stoic. Even throughout the plot of killing Caesar he tries to be noble about what he does.