Through Livy’s literary work, the reader is able to grasp the importance of Rome as a rising nation and use the provided information to judge the present and plan ahead for the future. Livy describes Romulus, the first legendary king of Rome, as the king and military leader “who fostered Rome’s well-being” by a means of war (Livy 1.20-23, pg. 27). Although Romulus committed a few immoral acts, Livy continues to praise the king for his many contributions to Rome’s strength and prosperity many of which came from the killing of Amulius, the founding of Rome, the organization of counsel and guidance, the rape and war of the Sabines and battles with other cities around Rome all within his thirty-seven year reign. Romulus became the prominent figure of the beginnings of Roman history when he killed the tyrant Amulius, and with the help of his brother, Remus, allowed his grandfather Numitor to seize the throne of the ancient kingdom of Alba once again.
Power in Rome during the time of Antony and Cleopatra was highly military in nature. This is not surprising due to the amazing gains achieved by the Roman Empire through military conquest. Rome, or as described in the text as '"'the ranged empire'"' (1.1.36) was certainly very prosperous at this time with most of the known world under its control. The phrase "'"all roads lead to Rome"'", still recognized in this day and age stands testament to the amazing power of Rome in it hay-day. Rome, however, still remained a democratic state, so while military had a huge presence and sway in the roman political sphere it was the senate which ultimately decided what and what not was to be done.
Julius Caesar was one of the most brilliant figures in all of history, particularly in the long history of Rome. His accomplishments were so significant that “The German ‘kaiser’ and the Russian ‘czar’ [are both] derivatives of Caesar” (Source 1). Caesar was an extraordinary military leader, vastly expanding Rome’s lands. He was a very intelligent man, and when he became dictator, made many important political and social reforms for the good of Rome. Caesar’s military prowess and his reforms crafted him into the extraordinary person that historians all recognize as great.
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.
Julius Caesar was one of the most influential and memorable leaders in all of recorded history; he may have been the greatest man of all time. Caesars self-promotion style enabled him to have a swift rise to power; Caesar didn’t always follow the rules, and there's no denying that he left a trail of enemies in his past, but his rise to power was spectacular at that. Unlike many Roman Leaders, Caesar proved to his people that he was the best that could have been; fighting in the front lines with his army showed that he was confident as well as a great tactician. His urge for such a quick rise to power brings forth the question of whether his intentions were all for the good of Rome. It was no coincidence that Caesar ended up with the power and position, with him planning and constructing his future using his nature of a tactician for creating a tactical pathway.
He always had a special charm, which resulted in him climbing the “military ladder” so quickly, so to speak. He was also a very manipulative person, but not in the horrendous way. He was able to use his persuasive abilities to gain trust and support of the citizens of France and the military. Out of all the positive traits that made Napoleon successful, I truly believe that it was his overall intelligence that provided him such great accomplishments. He always loved to read, especially through his teen years, which
The Ancient Roman Military’s Keys to Success Mitt Romney, a very influential politician of our time, once said that one must “insist on a military so powerful no one would ever think of challenging it.” Although Romney is a modern politician, the idea of military dominance is ancient, dating back to the time of Ancient Rome. The Romans knew that their empire would only be successful with an intimidating and powerful army, and upon being threatened, decided to reform their military so it would become one of the greatest in history. Ancient Rome was successful militarily because of the size, organization and discipline, and tactics and strategy of their infantry forces. Like every other great empire, Rome didn’t simply become great overnight. From 650 BC to 509 BC, an Italian tribe referred to as the Etruscans dominated the Northern Italy, including Rome.
In 509 BCE, a group of Roman nobles drove the Etruscan king, Tarquin, from power. Rome had no king, causing the nation to become a republic. Power was passed to Rome’s aristocratic council of elders, the Senate. The term “Roman Empire” was coined as the city of Rome grew. Rome gained absolute power over those they had conquered.
There are several reasons as to why Lloyd George won the general election in 1918 such as his personal popularity, the success of the wartime coalition government in winning the war, the increased number of votes from the public and David Lloyd Georges decisions and promises made during the election campaign. Lloyd Georges personal popularity was mainly based on his achievements of leading the country successfully through the Great War after the collapse of Asquith's government. Although Lloyd George was a liberal himself, he became head of the coalition government, mainly of unionists or conservatives with Liberals and Labours support. He was increasingly seen as having the necessary energy to drive and achieve victory becoming the 'man who won the war'. The 1918 election subsequently became known as the coupon election in reference to the signed letter of endorsement that selected coalition candidates received from Lloyd George and the conservative leader Andrew Bonar Law.
Why was the Roman Army so successful? The Roman Army was hugely successful. Emperors relied on the army to help defend the empire but also to conquer other countries. As a result, the Roman Empire was vast, covering two thirds of the world at one time. There were lots of different reasons why the army was so good and when we look at them all together, it is clear to see why the army was so successful.