The helots had revolted following an earthquake and had taken up position in the strategic stronghold of mount Ithome. Epilates saw Sparta as a rival and enemy and Cimon managed to persuade the assembly to send a force to help. On arrival the Spartans regretted asking the Athenians and sent them home. Thucydides said this was because of the bold and evolutionary ideas of the Athenians that led to this idea. Thucydides said that the Athenians returning home were deeply offended with this treatment by the Spartans and said it is not what they deserved.
Julius Caesar Characters fatal flaws In shakepear “Julius Caesar” uses examples within the play to show that that plays fatal flaws existed among all the conspirators but 3 of them had major fatal flaws which led to their own downfall. The three of them made a similar but different mistake in the death of Caesar. This included getting involved in the stabbing of Caesar. Brutus, Cassius and Cinna in the play “Julius Caesar” had fatal flaws all because of jealousy and passion. The first conspirator Brutus who was one of Caesars friend who joined in on the murder that let to hid downfall by allowing Anthony to speak in the funeral..
(b) Why were the Athenians defeated in the Sicilian expedition? THE Athenians were defeated in the Sicilian expedition due to a number of factors. Foremost among them was the incompetence of the commanders, also, the over-ambitious nature of the expedition, and the impact of Peloponnesian aid. A combination of each of these was needed to bring about the final total destruction of Athenians. The choice of commander held great influence over the course the expedition would take, and as such is a major cause of its failure.
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.
Aayush Verma Professor Denis COLI 11/5/2011 PALINURUS: AN UNJUSTIFIED HELSMAN I believe that the helmsman of Aeneas fleet has been wronged by being sacrificed to the gods for his fleet to reach safely to Italy. He was sacrificed to god Neptune when Venus, urges Neptune to safeguard Aeneas and his fleet to reach Italy safely, to which Neptune demands a sacrifice and sends the god of sleep (Somnus) to kill Palinurus. When they, set out from Carthage, there is storm and huge ways obstructing their course, so palinurus suggests that they set out for the nearest shore. This was an indication of a bad omen on the narrators part, as to something horrible was about to occur. As soon enough, after the storm had passed and the fleet had set cource for Sicily, the god of sleep goes to Palinurus and offers him to take rest off his duty , but Palinurus being a good Helmsman, refuses.
The Popes learned their lesson and realized that they needed to keep the King of Sicily and the Emperor separate so that Rome did not find itself surrounded by a common enemy. So they ended up offering Sicily to France but that backfired quickly when the Sicilians massacred the French who were living on the island. the massacre is referred to as the Sicilian Vespers and the whole situation was a total fiasco which led to more hits toward how people viewed the papal office. In 1292 another important event occurred. Pope Nicholas IV died and the church held a conclave to decide on the new pope.
He says that Haemon’s life will be the payment to Creon’s debts to the Gods and that Creon has now gone beyond forgiveness. When Teiresias is led away by his acolyte the chorus reminds Creon that no one has ever known Teiresias’ prophecies to be false and Creon finally realizes he needs to undo what he has done but it is too late. Creon’s failure does not go unnoticed by the Gods and he is punished for the bad decisions he has made. Throughout the play, Creon’s failures cause much calamity. Though at the time of the bad decisions, Creon believes he was doing what is best for Thebes, his stubbornness and pride prevents him from being a good leader.
His killing was the result of a love triangle. Over time Darius became frustrated with the indecision of the Greeks. He could not get the Greeks to decide which way they wanted to go. This caused him to, at times, be determined to struggle against the Macedonians with his own forces. Later on, Darius would change his mind again, even sending letters to the Greek soldiers to kill Alexander.
In Book I, Aeneas is trying to fulfill his fate by establishing a new home in Italy. While on his journey to Italy, Aeneas and his people are forced to suffer even more at the hands of Juno. Juno resents Aeneas because there is a prophecy that claims the ancestors of Troy will one day destroy her favorite city, Carthage. She also abhors the Trojans because Paris, a mortal Trojan, did not pick her to win a beauty contest between three Goddesses. Consequently, Juno will do whatever it takes to change the promising fates of Aeneas and his people.
Or else we’ll kill them all!” (Hunt 398) The cardinals decided upon an Italian, who became known as Urban VI. The Cardinals primary reason for choosing him was because of the expected gains in papal government. Urban VI had zero intentions of boosting the cardinal’s power in papal government and in fact did the opposite. He cut the cardinals wealth, privileges, and exalted the power of the pope. Realizing the mistake in which they had made, the cardinals met in Anagni.