Dear Committee, Julius Caesar is usually credited for bringing down the Roman Republic, but it was Augustus who proclaimed the republic to be brought down. And although he did rule as an absolute ruler, and may even be considered a tyrant in his final years, he set precedents for other rulers in Rome, as well as expanding the empire to its height in some places, and even used some republican ideals throughout most of his reign. In that, he would deserve a place in the Roman emperor hall of fame. One factor that really set himself a part in the Roman emperor hall of fame is his several conquests that put the Roman empire at it’s greatest extent in some places. “He conquered Egypt during the early years of his reign, kept his armies busy in northern Spain, expanded across the Rhine river, and even conquered land along the banks of the Danube river.
Plautius, the roman general of the time was also very instrumental in the invasion, there is speculation as to whether Vespasian was heavily under his influence and perhaps deserves less credit for his actions. Also, the Roman classical sources of Biographers such as Josephus, one of the foremost classical writers on Vespasian during the conquest, could have been heavily bias. An extract from the Roman Biographer Suetonius offers and excellent recollection of the magnitude of Vespasian’s involvement in the conquest of Britain when he writes: “…he fought thirty battles with the enemy. He reduced to subjection two powerful nations, more than twenty towns, and the isle of Vectis” From this we understand that Vespasian was important in conquering a huge amount of areas including a whole island. We also learn that his skill as a military leader was significant as fighting thirty battles is a very considerable figure.
The Celts In this essay I will describe who the Celts are, why they moved to Scotland and the impact they had on Scottish life many years ago and in Scottish Life today. I chose to do the Celts because I think they are very interesting and they link with other cultures such as the Romans. They have also left a lot of artefacts and history that needs to be shared. Where did the Celts come from? The Celts lived across most of Europe throughout the Iron Age.
This would be his military successes. Between the years 1939 and 1941, Hitler enjoyed many battle victories. From his invasion of Poland in 1939, to the occupation of France in 1940 they were all looked upon as major successes for Hitler. He must have felt unstoppable, but he should of known with infinite successes come enormous failures. He was also successful in brainwashing the German children by rewriting German textbooks.
(Roman-Empire.net). Around 146 B.C. Carthage attracted neighboring nations, like the Roman Empire, and was destroyed in 146 B.C. at the end of the Punic Wars (Google.com Timeline). Rome rose because they had a weapon called ‘enfranchisement.’ Rome was Italy’s capital in the territories of the Roman Empire citizens had rights and privileges, with good government, security and a good justice system (Roman-Empire.net).
The ancient city of Troy was roughly where the city of Truva is now located in Turkey. The first ruins were found in the 1800’s and excavations are still taking place. There is evidence that the ancient city was destroyed by war and rebuilt seven times. The Iliad was first written down about 800 BC. There have been many translations since.
In regards to almost every failure and success incurred by the state of Rome, the deciding factor was almost always the military at the core. To put it short, it was the use of effective and successful doctrines and strategies that made the victories of Roman militaries as pervasive as they were. It is argued by many that the success of the Roman Empire, considered by many to be the greatest empire in history, was due to its military power. This paper will trace the history of the Roman Military from the early periods of Rome to its many reformation with later emphasized the tactics used by the famous Legions of Rome. Beginnings Davis 2 Under the Etruscan Ruler Tarquin, in mid-700 B.C., the Roman army was formed.
Constantine was estimated to be born around AD272 with his father being Constantius, a senior army officer and later Augustus of the Roman Empire. Constantius died in AD306 and Constantine was proclaimed Augustus by his father’s troops. Under Diocletian, there was a divide of East and West with each having a respective leader. When the Battle of the Mivilian Bridge occurred between Maxentius and Constantine in which Constantine was victorious, Licinius, also in AD313 defeated Maximin and Banks informs us that “Licinius was now supreme in the East, as was Constantine in the West”. As Wand believed, “This battle marks an epoch, for it helped to make the first Christian Empire and so affected the history of European civilisation down to the present time”.
Dr. Gwilym Jones divides Virgil’s work into what he calls the Odysseic and Iliadic halves. In the first half, Aeneas and his companions gather what is left of the ruins on Troy, and they sail around the Mediterranean in search of a land that they have been promised. They land, wage war with the inhabitants and triumph. A hero is a mortal who performs deeds remarkable enough to live on after his death and to become a criterion of excellence against which to judge one’s own life. Ancient heroes stand out in the crowd and exhibit characteristics that permit comparison with modern heroes.
The book “The Hidden History” reunites information that links together helping us to understand about the existence of these organized ways of life. Atlantis a civilization mentioned in this book has some stages of discovery throughout the years: primary stage and the revival stage. Lemuria or Mu is another civilization discussed in a chapter that shows researches on the distribution of similar species, cultures, and building remains. Troy and its famous war are also detailed along with some other theories about its discovery. ATLANTIS In the chapter “The Lost Land of Atlantis”, the prime written source about this civilization was registered by the Greek philosopher Plato on Timaeus and Critia; and his source was Solon, a distant relative (Athenian lawmaker and poet).