Another beneficial factor towards Caesar’s conquest was the disunity of the Gallic tribes, which was reminiscent of the Greek city-states. When the Celt’s hatred finally drove them together under the leader Vercingetorix, Caesar’s army was almost defeated (Source 2). However, he remained hopeful and fought alongside his troops, speaking words of encouragement. This provided the necessary motivation to win this battle among many others. Some historians may argue that the Caesar’s expansion of Rome was dangerous, but the lands he gained actually served as defensive buffer zones (Source 1).
The Buchis bull is the Egyptian god of war which was originally named Montu. She accompanied the new Buchis bull to it’s new temple near the city of Thebes in the Upper Egypt. That’s when her brother finally mastered his plan and had Cleopatra taken of the throne. As Cleopatra was ready to strike at her brother she heard a word going around that the Roman Emperor was in the Palace of Egypt. Which made her think that she can’t barge in with an army or else she might send the wrong message to Caesar.
In 49 B.C. Ptolemy XII drove his sister and wife from the throne. Thirsty to win it back, Cleopatra used her charm to get the help of Julius Caesar who was in Egypt at the time. With his help, they removed her brother from the throne and had him killed. Cleopatra was then restored to her Egyptian throne as a joint ruler with her youngest brother Ptolemy XIII.
He restored confidence in the government, replenished the treasury, and introduced an efficient public works department, and promoted peace and prosperity. Tiberius At the death of Augustus his adopted son Tiberius was chosen to succeed him. The imperium or power that Augustus had received under constitutional regulations and for a limited period was conferred on Tiberius for life. He was fifty six years old at the time of his succession and had been engaged during most of his life in the service of the state, so that he was novice in politics. Augustus insisted that he divorce the wife whom he loved and that he marry Julia, Augustus daughter, a woman of openly profligate life.
He thought that the veteran mercenaries were a potential threat, so he had them go to the city of Messana to attack the Campanians. While they advanced he had the rest of the army withdraw while they were slaughtered. He led the army to defeat the enemy in the plain of Mylae, capturing their leaders and ending the aggressive behavior of the Mamertines. Hiero went back to Syracruse and was seen by the allies as king. Mamertimes were defeated on their territory, so they appealed to Rome and to the Carthaginians.
The Evolution of Roman Engineering Engineering Management 302 Abstract “It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.”- Julius Caesar. This quote by Julius Caesar adequately sums up the ideals of the Roman Empire and explains the mindset of the powerful during the time of Rome’s reign. Julius Caesar was one of the most successful and power emperors of Rome and was considered not only a power speaker and avenger for the people but and intellect and masterful conqueror. Behind his artful yet vivid years in power Caesar held firmly to the belief that honor and legacy were more important than death itself.
After the triumvirs mutually decided to divide the Roman Empire, Antony took charge of the eastern provinces, where he fell in love with and later married the charming Queen Cleopatra of Egypt. He was finally defeated and killed by Octavian in the last civil war that led to the final collapse of the Roman
Beginning with Bassianus, the audience witnesses his decline as the throne is taken from him and given to his brother Saturninus due to primogeniture. In many ways the play is (although not solely), a plea for elective rather than aristocratic succession in Government. Bassianus’ failure to ascend the throne is the first act depicting the decline of Rome (as he is better suited to rule than Saturninus in every way but through heritage), also set in motion the beginning of the implosion of the Andronici. The action taken by Titus cost Bassianus his future wife, Lavinia, as the new Emperor vows to take her as his wife. Martius argues: “Thou art a Roman be not barbarous,” In protest at Saturninus’ decision to make Lavinia his wife and also of Titus’ murder of his own son, Mutius, for
After the defeat of Antony in Parthia, he rejected Octavia, his wife and Octavian’s half sister, and returned to Cleopatra and Egypt. In 34 B.C, during a pubic celebration, Mark Antony declared Caesarion Caesar’s rightful heir and gave land to each of his children with Cleopatra. Octavian was furious and claimed that Antony was under Cleopatra’s control and would abandon Rome. The Roman Senate stripped Antony of all his titles in 32 B. C. and Octavian declared war on
List of characters in Julius Caesar Play Brutus - A supporter of the republic who believes strongly in a government guided by the votes of senators. While Brutus loves Caesar as a friend, he opposes the ascension of any single man to the position of dictator, and he fears that Caesar aspires to such power. Brutus’s inflexible sense of honor makes it easy for Caesar’s enemies to manipulate him into believing that Caesar must die in order to preserve the republic. While the other conspirators act out of envy and rivalry, only Brutus truly believes that Caesar’s death will benefit Rome. Unlike Caesar, Brutus is able to separate completely his public life from his private life; by giving priority to matters of state, he epitomizes Roman virtue.