Immediately after election, Opimius cancelled several of Gracchus’ laws an called into question his actions in Carthage, “omitting nothing that was likely to irritate him.” A rabble-rouser might have used this as ammunition to riot or try and overthrow the government but Gaius “bore these things very patiently,” and only “at the instigation of his friends,” gathered his supporters to oppose the consul’s decisions. At the meeting of both parties one of the consul’s attendants made an obscene gesture and was killed on the spot by Gracchus’ party. As custom of his character, Gaius was very saddened and “severely reprimanded his own party,” for this action that would eventually lead to his death because Opimius was rousing his party into a frenzy at that same moment. When the two parties met, Gaius could not be convinced to bring any arms except a small dagger under his cloak. Gaius wanted to turn himself in to avoid fighting but his loyal supporters would not let this happen and after Opimius denied the proposals of agreement for the second time he sent his troops after Gaius and his party.
When the servant came back he told Caesar that the priests did not want him to to go out. Caesar thought that they just said that to test his bravery, which was not the case. Then Decius came over and got Caesar to change his mind and he went out of the house, only to be killed in the next
In my opinion, Caesar was a dictator because he reforms laws and gives rights to people only to gain popularity, because he caused havoc in the balanced world of the Republic, and, alas, because he caused a civil war between him and the Senate which endangered and/or killed many innocent citizens. How can any person, even the most sincere, gain a leading position in the Roman Republic? By having support from the citizens. Caesar knew this, so to gain popularity and power he supported and helped the citizens, hiding his hypocrite corrupt face behind a mask of generosity and kindness. He, after benefitting of the priviliges of sole consul, restored the ordinary consulship because the constitution required two consuls (even if he enough power to change even the constitution) and because the people would have approved.
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. Torn between his loyalty to Caesar and his allegiance to the state, Brutus becomes the tragic hero of the play. Julius Caesar - A great Roman general and senator recently returned to Rome in triumph after a successful military campaign. While his good friend Brutus worries that Caesar may aspire to dictatorship over the Roman republic, Caesar seems to show no such inclination, declining the crown several times. Yet while Caesar may not be unduly power-hungry, he does possess his share of flaws.
Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey all knew that individually they did not have the power to overrule the Senate, so they came to their senses and realized if they could not beat them individually they should join together and take over. Caesar was in great need of assistance. At that point he consulted the two men, Pompey the powerful and Crassus the millionaire. These two men were also seeking something and Caesar had the capability and the connections to help both of them. The three together created the First Triumvirate.
If he had stated that he was taking control of Rome, he would have been chastised for it. Octavian gambled by offering to give up his power, and he won. In the Senate, even though not every member was a supporter of Octavian, they could not deny that the past two years had been the most peaceful in a century. Those two years promised something not worth passing on, regardless of one’s feelings for Octavian. After the Senate refused to let him resign, Octavian proposed a new plan.
Although Brutus initially was the approval of the Roman citizens Antony’s sarcastic speech made the Romans second guess if the assassination of Caesar was right. In the speech Mark Antony gave in Act 3 Scene 2 he was speaking about Caesar being ambitious and Brutus being an honorable man but keeps repeating it in a sarcastic tone. For instances Antony said “But Brutus says he is ambitious and Brutus is a honorable man”, then again Brutus said “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious and Brutus is an honorable man” because it’s repeated a couple throughout Antony’s speech. As well in Act 3 Scene 2 Brutus said “And for my sake, stay here with Antony Do grace to Caesar’s corpse, and grace his speech. Tending to Caesar’s glories, which Mark Antony By our permission is allowed to make.
"Why, there was a crown offered him: and being offered him, he put it by with the back of his hand" (I,II). Caesar's act was served to satisfy the citizens of Rome but he knew his power and authority was limitless. Rome will always be persuaded by Caesar because Caesar has ultimate authority. Brutus is using logos to convince Rome that the death of Caesar was for their good. Brutus is using an example of anaphora to convince the people
Brutus is an honerable man.... the words chosen by Mark Anthony in William Shakespeare's popular play "Julius Caesar." Anthony starts the speech off speaking how Brutus just explained how Caesar was an ambitious man which is why he was murdered. Anthony argues with that stating how Caesar gave to the needy when they needed, "When the poor has cried, Caesar has wept." Following this statement he mocks Brutus saying, "But Caesar was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man." After that was all stated he reminded the people how Carsar did turn down the kings crown multiple times, "I thrice presented him a kinlgy crown, Which he did thrice refuse."
The Roman Republic influenced democracy by showing that any other way of ruling is very unfair. I think that the Roman Republic was the most influential to the ideas of today’s democracies. Athens had many philosophers to increase the effectiveness of democracy and reform Athens feared a civil war between the aristocrats and the peasants. The peasants far outnumbered the aristocrats, so they needed to come up with a way to protect themselves from the peasants. Draco was appointed in 632 BCE, but failed to do much at all.