He also removed disreputable members, and in 18 BC, more than 300 senators were removed. Yet there was an unbalance in power, for Augustus carefully kept in his own control the ultimate sanction of the army by remaining responsible for those provinces needing a military presence, including Syria, Spain and Gaul. Augustus was a manipulative man, and his reforms were often aimed at accumulating more personal power, as Wallace-Hadrill argues, his power base was resignation, and he increased his hold over Rome by deviously manipulating the senate and the people. However, he was successful in establishing new order and contentment amongst members of the government, and according to Scullard, the Senate as a whole was restored to a position of
They fought in some of the bloodiest wars, just to gain power. Some scholars attribute this expansion to the greed and aggressiveness of people who were fond of war. It’s also said that fear drove Romans to expand the territories under their control in order to provide a buffer against attack. With allowing all these new citizens Rome had a bigger army, which was an advantage as they were conquering other territories. Rome also had the most advanced technology in the military department.
Excerpts from Plutarch’s Life of Caesar. However, the Romans gave way before the good fortune of the man and accepted the bit, and regarding the monarchy as a respite from the evils of the civil wars, they appointed him dictator for life. This was confessedly a tyranny, since the monarchy, besides the element of irresponsibility, now took on that of permanence. 2 It was Cicero who proposed the first honours for him in the senate, and their magnitude was, after all, not too great for a man; but others added excessive honours and vied with one another in proposing them, thus rendering Caesar odious and obnoxious even to the mildest citizens because of the pretension and extravagance of what was decreed for him. 3 It is thought, too, that the
He tried to teach the Romans that if they were not at war, there could be growth and prosperity all throughout Rome. However, Augustus had to cover up the damage that his adopted father, Julius Caesar, had done to Rome. At first, people believed that Julius Caesar would be a good leader, but sadly, he used the power for his own personal gain. He had a daughter named Julia, who he married to Pompey, creating an alliance. Once Julia died,
Who Deserves the Title of the Great? Ancient history is full of leaders and conquerors that impacted the world in many ways, but none can compare to the might of Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. Both were two very important and influential men in the history of the world but only one deserves the title of the Great. Alexander was a Greek king and military commander of one of the most successful armies in the world during the ancient times while Julius Caesar was also a military leader and was quintessential in the demise of the Roman Republic but the rise of the Roman Empire. These two men were determined to rule and conquer the world, and both came very close, though using different tactics.
I think the work of the younger pitt was important because he made it possible for trade to expand by reducing smuggling. He also lowered taxes for people who could not afford it and recognised that the financial system was inefficient and money was being wasted. Also I think his work was important because he appreciated the strength of the demand for parliamentary reform and decided to do something about it. He recognised the corruption in the system especially in rotten burroughs and decided to act against it by abolishing the rotten burroughs and transferring these seats to london and the counties. The french Revolution was a significant influence on parliamentary reform because people hoped it's existance would bring about change by force britain to change its laws and allow them the same freedoms as anglicans.
The Great Reform Act of 1832 achieved the majority of the key reformers’ concerns yet largely ignored the aims and in many instances wilfully suppressed the aims of the less important factions within it. The most important faction of the Reformers was the revitalised Whig Party as its’ necessity to regain power in government and the derived need to alienate Peel and the Tories from such a Reform bill was one of the main reason why the Great Reform Act was actually so ‘radical’. By extension of this factor and also the fact that the Great Reform Act was directly passed by the Whig party it is only logical to describe them as the most important faction within that of the Reformers. It was largely due to the factor that the Great Reform Act was directly passed by the Whigs that it achieved so many of their aims. The Great Reform Act also achieved the majority of the middle classes’ aims by giving them the vote and by protecting their property although the benefits to the middle class were certainly less pronounced than those enjoyed by the Whigs.
Clearly this was quite a vigorous act, Cicero undertook this in full knowledge it could perhaps lead to his death as Caesar’s army, though lacking numbers, was full of war veterans. However one could call this acting against the republic, as Cicero spent more time with Pompey and his legions it was clear that the upkeep of the republic was not the motive of war but defeating Caesar was. He quarrelled with several of the more prominent Pompeian commanders over their eagerness to shed Roman blood. In Cicero’s opinion, the Pompeians had lost all sense of perspective in their lust to destroy
The Conservative’s focus when writing a bill was focusing on apprehension and security wall building. The Liberals focus was giving illegal immigrants legal status be it as a temporary worker or with citizenship. Congressmen of both parties at the time were determined to do what they thought was right, even at the expense of alienating themselves from their constituents. For Republican politicians it eroded the interest of most constituents. Even though the bill attempted to be fair by trying to tackle the main concerns, every time a change was anticipated, the other groups threatened to pull away from it.
Julius Caesar corruption may cause Rome’s downfall, which is the biggest empire at the time, due to his hunger for power and the Senate conspirators’ idealistic behaviors. Julius Caesar is seen as someone for the people but too many is corrupt for his hunger for power and dictatorship. Power, by definition, means the ability to act with force. Shakespeare introduces the characters and the situations. He makes us notice how powerful everyone is.