Marcus Aurelius’ time as an emperor, Ancient Rome was living in harmony and the empire was very rich and big and the military forces was strong and united as well as the senate. With many nations under their command, Ancient Rome was at their top of the history during his reign. After his death, the country became destabilized because his son was not a strong leader and he was corrupted. During the time of Aurelius’s son reign, corruption started to be seem more than ever. Another event that showed the decline of Ancient Rome was when the empire was split into two nations with two emperors.
The Conquest of Gaul Gaius Julius Caesar was born 100 B.C. in Rome to the impoverished patrician Julian Clan, and know knew controversy early age. Through this conflicts he slowly but surely throughout his lifetime worked his way up the political ladder, becoming Consul and finally Dictator Perpeteus, or Dictator for life. He is deemed as one of the most influential political and military leaders of all time, a highly intelligent man and an exceptional orator. Acquiring this absolute power however, was no easy feat, and Caesar had well equipped himself through previous expeditions of Europe and the ancient world with all the resources necessary to gain power in Ancient Rome.
Henry had done this so he could abolish the Council Learned in Law, meaning that he could cancel 175 bonds his father had put in place with his Nobles. This made Henry extremely popular; a big difference from his father, and also meant that he could have rich Nobles, leading to a powerful army and glorious court. This first aim set the trend that showed how Henry would have a very different reign from his father. In June 1509 Henry married
Byzantine Empire Under Justinian During the Emperor Justinian’s reign, from 527 until 565, the Byzantine Empire expanded in wealth, power and prestige. Much of this was due to Justinian’s skilful rule. Stated in Document 3, Justinian’s rule was that of God, because he had absolute rule over his empire. There were also periods of retrenchment and plague which often makes the period seem an unsuccessful one, although these times showed his quality as an Emperor. His attempt to revive the Roman Empire was a successful one, both in terms of power and longevity.
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.
Now the prophecy was beginning to take shape and Caesars’ descendant, Augustus was destined to be the king of Rome. Augustus takes advantage of this opportunity and uses the stories of the Aeneid to help his cause for becoming the new emperor or Rome. Soon he dethrones Marc Anthony and uses the Aeneid as political propaganda to convince the senate and the citizens of Rome that he was that ruler that they had all been waiting for. Virgil describes the line of kings as follows: “Now turn your eyes this way, and behold these people, your own Roman people. Here is Caesar and all the line of Iulus soon to venture under the sky’s great arch.
Name: kartik Patel Subject: history 101 Professor: Dr. Gilbert stack Essay: Hannibal Hannibal Hannibal, a Carthaginian general and one of the greatest generals that ever lived was renown for his strategies and courageousness, such as crossing the Alps and using the bottleneck strategy at Lake Tradesmen. He used strategies that a lot of generals at this time, especially Roman generals, would never think of and in doing this he almost destroyed the Roman republic. From the middle of the 3rd century to the middle of the 2nd century BC, Carthage was engaged in a series of wars with Rome (Dorey, P 57). These wars, known as the Punic Wars, ended
The military strength and wealth he gained through his conquests in Gaul would pave his way to a successful career. He was so successful in his campaign that he became famous for his phrase “I came, I saw, I conquered” and the modern historian H.H Scullard even describes him as a man with “outstanding abilities”. Thus the Gallic Wars played a significant role in Julius Caesar’s Career, both politically and militarily. Caesar’s reputation as a General, who is considered to be more prominent than Pompey the great, was not comprehended until the Gallic Wars. Instead he was known to be one of the ablest orators and “most adroit politicians of the day”[F.B Marsh] and his military skills were most likely not rated very highly.
Cyrus the Greatest Ruler Cyrus the Great was one of the most powerful and influential rulers of his time. Cyrus was determined to accomplish his goals and actually be remembered as someone. Cyrus wanted to be remembered as a ruler that was serious about making his empire the greatest. Therefore, he made many contributions to make Persia the great empire it was. Although Cyrus conquered many nations, organized governments and gained respect from others, one of his best achievements was freeing the Jews from Babylon, there by then earning their respect.
However, Rome is no longer the center power of the world, and the bloody trials of the gladiators are a long event of the past. Conversely, what we can see in this modern world is the immense influence of ancient Roman architecture in many of today’s structures. The Romans were considered to be pioneers of structural design. They built upon ideas and techniques of their predecessors, mainly the Greeks and the Egyptians. However, the purpose of the Roman Empire was significantly different than that of the Greeks and Egyptians, due to the swift increase in population and also to display their power to the world.