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Augustus Caesar and the Roman Empire - ... Buildings, bridges and public baths all flow from his imagination and the once tired city is brought to life and presents its magnificence to the world. Developing a mighty military force, this imaginative leader is respectful to the hierarchy of senators and others who could be a potential threat to his rule. Aware of his tenuous grip on power, he cleverly gains the loyalty of his armies, whilst rallying them to bring the peace and prosperity that is widespread and joyously received. Stability is brought to his subjects and his own wealth used to bring beauty and advancement....   [tags: emperor, statue, victory, battle, ruin] 601 words
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Augustus Caesar: The Greatest Ruler in the Ancient World - ... [11] In summary, even though Augustus’ predecessors, specifically his own adoptive father Julius Caesar, are often considered better conquerors, Augustus used his military genius to introduce reforms in order to encourage enrollment, create a standing army and the Praetorian Guard to maintain the borders of Rome and expand the Empire. Therefore, it is without doubt that Augustus was one of the greatest man to come to power in ancient history. Politically, Augustus’ long lasting reign as Emperor of Rome was possible due to his defeat of Mark Antony, and more importantly, his ability to manipulate the public’s political perception of him as a leader....   [tags: notorious Roman emperors]
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Augustus Caesar - Augustus Caesar Works Cited Missing Augustus Caesar, the Rome's first true Emperor was the historical figure who had the greatest impact upon the western world between the dawn of civilization and the end of the middle ages. Augustus Caesar (31B.C. - 14 A.D.) was originally named Gaius Octivian, the name Augustus was granted by the Roman Senate, which means magnificent. The success of Augustus was he developed an honest government, and during his reign, he rebuilt many structures to improve the Roman Empire, which included temples and roads with classical style....   [tags: Classics Rome Emperor Essays] 1102 words
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Augustus Caesar - Augustus Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus (Octavian as he was called until the adoption by Caesar, later called Augustus Caesar) was born 23 September, 63 BC. Augustus was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar and later became his heir after he learned that his grand-uncle had adopted him. Augustus Caesar was with out a doubt the greatest political leader in the Roman Empire. He made Rome what think of it as and what we study today. Octavian’s first public appearance was in 51 BC when he delivered his grandmother’s eulogy....   [tags: Papers] 869 words
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Augustus Caesar - The year 509 BC Rome finally became a Republic and thus started the Roman empire. As Rome rose to power they went through many wars and many conflicts between the plebeians and patricians. The republic was made out of 3 groups, the consuls which were 2 men elected from the senate, the senate which was made of 300 patricians, and the assembly made from plebeians. Many years later Rome started to reject the republic when it went into a series of civil wars. 3 men form the first triumvirate, Julius Caesar, Pompeii, and Crassus....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Augustus Caesar - The First Roman Emperor - Augustus Caesar - The First Roman Emperor In ancient history there have been many great leaders who had saved the Roman Empire from destruction and demise. The leaders and heroes of the Roman Empire are countless, but one leader stands out from all the rest. Augustus Caesar’s contributions to Roman history helped make Rome the dominant empire we know of today. Augustus Caesar was without a question the greatest political leader in the history of the Roman Empire.      As a young adolescent, Octavian demonstrated his leadership ability long before having thoughts of becoming the first emperor of Rome....   [tags: Rome European History] 777 words
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The Politics of Caesar Augustus - The Politics of Caesar Augustus In 31BC Augustus won the battle of Actium against his former colleague in the triumvirate, but now bitter rival, Antony and the queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, after having been in the triumvirate since 43BC. This immediately faced him with a grating predicament; he now sought to fit his own position, as sole remaining member of the triumvirate, with the old republican system. He had several problems, one of which was that all through the civil war with Antony he had portrayed Antony to be a tyrant and a ruthless man who wanted to rule Rome for himself, as a dictator....   [tags: Roman History Roman Empire] 2632 words
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The Roman Empire and Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus - ... In 85 B.C. Caesar was possibly married to a young woman named Cossutia and was soon divorced, but married again when he was only 18 to a woman named Cornelia, who was the one to bore him his one and only child. Sulla, the current dictator, ordered Caesar to divorce Cornelia, and when Julius refused, he was immediately put on the execution list and was forced to go into hiding until 78 B.C. did Sulla die and Caesar returned to Rome to become a lawyer. Later his aunt Julia and his wife Cornelia died and Caesar spoke at the funerals of both....   [tags: ancient history, military leader, genius]
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Augustus Ceasar of Rome - ... He later adopted the name of Gaius Julius Caesar, and with it was able to secure an official recognition as the former leader’s adopted son. Although it was he was able add his family’s name, Octavianus, he chose not to do so, and is usually referred to as Octavian, until he took the designation of Augustus. Path to Power “Hasten slowly.” ~Augustus Augustus was 17 years old in Apollonia (the modern day Albania), when the news of Caesar’s death reached him. Many of the former ruler’s allies rallied to Augustus to help defeat their rival, Mark Antony....   [tags: Julius Caesar research project]
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From Octavian to Augustus: The Death of the Republic and the Rise of the Principate - Augustus, who was once named C. Octavius, was the grand-nephew of Julius Caesar. Due to Caesar’s death from the uprising in 44 B.C., it was stated from his will, that Octavian was to be adopted as Caesar’s son. So his name was changed to C. Julius Caesar Octavianus (Porter, 2010). Later throughout his political and military career, he controlled Rome under the title Augustus (Brand, 2013). This begins a story of a young man to an emperor of the Roman world. According to Morey (1901), following Caesar’s death, the first who took advantage was Marcus Antononus, or Mark Antony for short....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Ancient Rome]
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Octavian Augustus and his Military Success - ... Due to his new adoptive father, Octavius took a new name, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. However, many of the people that he was surrounded by simply called him Caesar, and nearly all historians call him Octavian from this point onward, to avoid confusion. Octavian began to move towards Rome from Apollonia, and as he travelled, he slowly gathered a small army of warriors, many of whom had supported Caesar in his previous attempts at expanding his empire. Octavian raised this army with the intention of defending his name from Antony, who was attempting to take over Julius Caesar’s vacant spot at the head of the empire....   [tags: kingdom, fighter, Julius Caesar] 1199 words
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Augustus - Augustus Octavian, later known as Augustus was thought to be one of the most important leaders in Roman history. He was brought up through tough competition though; being the adopted son of Julius Caesar he had a lot to live up to. Even historians today when compared to his father say he, Augustus, did more for the country than did his father. His father Julius Caesars' rise to power brought forth many disgruntled people who held much resentment toward their leader. This led to the assassination of Caesar by a group of senators led by Brutus and Cassius, on the steps of Roman senate on March 15, 44 b.c....   [tags: Papers, Octavian, Greek, caesar] 315 words
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Biography of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus - Octavian enabled the long, nonviolent time of the Pax Romana, (Latin for Roman peace) by changing Rome from a frail, collapsing republican government to a powerful empire. He is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors. Octavian was born on September 23, 63 BC and died in 14 AD. Born with the name Gaius Octavius Thurinus, he was adopted posthumously by his great-uncle Julius Caesar via his will, and then was named Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. This happened in 44 BC when Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of conspirators....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]
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Augustus: First Emperor of Rome - Augustus: First Emperor of Rome “I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.” - Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (cliojournal.wikispaces.com) Augustus, born Gaius Octavius, also known Augustus Caesar or Octavian, or by his adopted name Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, is one the Rome’s most iconic emperors. Born on September 23 in the year 63 B.C., and the great-nephew of Julius Caesar, Augustus ascended to the throne after Caesar’s assassination, he was only nineteen years old. To secure his rule of Rome, Augustus formed an alliance with the successful and ambitious general Marc Anthony and Lepidus and with them created the Second Triumvirate to hunt down and defeat Brutus and Ca...   [tags: empire, military disasters]
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Aristotle, Alexander the Great, and Augustus - 1) Introduction The three most important people that have been covered in HIST 1409 so far are Aristotle, Alexander the Great, and Augustus. These three are the most important people that have been covered in the class so far, as they are some of history’s best examples of their respective professions. Aristotle was arguably history’s greatest mind, and had ideas that were far ahead of his time. Alexander the Great was one of the best military commanders in history, as he spread his empire until his own troops tired of fighting....   [tags: History, Leaders]
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Augustus' Reign - Augustus, during his reign as emperor proved effective in ruling through the ideas he implemented to solidify his country. Tacitus stated “nullo adversante” which translates into English “Wholly unopposed” (http://janusquirinus.org/Quotes/QuotesHome.html) this identifies the effectiveness of his reign and the strength he had politically over Rome. Important actions such as the creation of religious and moral reforms, the constitutional agreement and the implementation of the building programme all succeeded in creating stability within the Roman Empire....   [tags: Roman History ]
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The Character and Achievements of Roman Emperor Augustus - Augustus was more concerned with self preservation than the advancement of the senate, the armies and his citizens. He rejected absolute power, but had an ulterior motive. With the fate of Julius Caesar in his mind, Augustus was well aware of the dangers of absolute power. So he saw dispersing power as a means to offset those potential threats to his lift. I have used the primary sources such as Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome by Tacitus, The Deeds of the Divine Augustus by Augustus and The Divine Augustus by Suetonius for the examination of my hypothesis and to compare how each of them portrayed Augustus....   [tags: Roman Empire, biography, Biographical Essay] 844 words
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Augustus and Alexander - Alexander the Great and Augustus Caesar have proven to be two of the worlds best leaders. These men were brilliant and a great influence on their people, bringing great wealth and prosperity to their nation as well as expanding their empires. Alexander and Augustus each came to power at a very young age and ruled in a totalitarian manner, with their main weapon being their military. However, even though they had similarities, each was very different. The following will prove my thesis. After the death of Prince Philip of Macedon, Alexander, then twenty years old, inherited the sole authority and command of his Macedonia....   [tags: Ancient History] 1192 words
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Octavian’s role in the Second Triumvirate in the Perception of Suetonius - Augustus becomes the main figure in Roman Repulic by forming the golden age of Rome. The Second Triumvirate between Mark Antony, Lepidus and Octavian, becomes the turning point of Augustus’s rule in 43-33 BC. The most reliable source on Augustus is ‘De Vita Ceasarium’(‘The Lives of Caesars’), by Suetonious, as it was written by someone who was close enough to politics of Rome and was able to show us the true image of Roman emperor, as he was not under the influence of Augustus’s propaganda and rule....   [tags: augustus, roman republic, suetonius] 748 words
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Comparing Augustus And Alexander The Great - Alexander the Great and Augustus, two names that countless people have spoken. Many people have no doubt heard these names; others perhaps have not. Alexander the Great and Augustus were two men who were famous for their accomplishments in ancient times. So, they are similar right. Wrong. The earlier of these two men was Alexander the Great, records indicate that he was born in the summer of 356 B.C. Alexander was the son of Philip II, King of Macedonia, and Olympias. Stories say that on the same day that Alexander was born, the Temple of Diana at Ephesus, which was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, burned down....   [tags: essays research papers] 891 words
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Augustus - AUGUSTUS Augustus was born in Rome on September 23, 63 B.C. He was originally named Gaius Octavianus, but when his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, was murdered, he took his name. Augustus’ real father died when his son was only four. Augustus was adopted in Julius Caesar’s will and was left to be his heir at the age of eighteen. Caesar was very fond of his grand-nephew and he sent him to the College of Pontifices at the age of sixteen. When Caesar was assassinated, Augustus was in Illyria, where he was sent to serve....   [tags: essays research papers] 753 words
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Octavian's Journey to Become Augustus - Octavian was born in Rome on September 23, 63 BC. He was given the name Gaius Octavius, however, he would not keep this name for long. His father, who shared his name, came from a respectable although undistinguished family and was governor of Macedonia. In terms of his rise to power, Octavian’s most important immediate family member was his mother, Atia, who was the niece of Julius Caesar, who would soon be Rome’s greatest and most successful general and Dictator. When Octavian was four years old, his father died so he spent most of his childhood with his stepfather Lucius Marcius Philippus....   [tags: essays research papers] 603 words
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Octavian, the Greatest Roman Leader - Octavian enabled the long, nonviolent time of the Pax Romana, (Latin for Roman peace) by changing Rome from a frail, collapsing republican government to a powerful empire. He is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors ever. Octavian was born on September 23, 63 BC, and died in 14 AD. Born with the name Gaius Octavius Thurinus, he was adopted posthumously by his great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar via his will, and then was named Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus. This happened in 44 BC when his great uncle, Julius Caesar, was assassinated by a group of conspirators....   [tags: Emperors, Pax Romana, Augustus]
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Augustus Ceasar - Caesar Augustus, Rome's first true great emperor. He is known to modern historians as the historical figure that had the greatest impact on the ancient world. Augustus became Caesar after the assassination of Julius Caesar and united the split roman empire after over 100 years of civil war. He is the single most important person in roman history, and he conquered more territories than anyone other roman ruler. This is why Augustus Caesar had such a long and brilliant career. Augustus was born in Rome, in 63 B.C....   [tags: Rome Ceasar History] 991 words
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The Rise and Reign of Emperor Augustus - On the 23rd of September 63BC a baby boy was born. Little did his family know that this amazing child was going to be one of the greatest politicians in Rome, he was also going to touch the lives of many Roman Citizens and to be remembered by thousands of people many years after his death. He was to rule an empire that stretched from Spain to Judea. Turn the Mediterranean Sea into a peaceful Roman Lake and was eventually to be worshipped as a god. The future Emperor of Rome was called Gaius Julius Octavious, whom we all know now as Augustus....   [tags: Roman History ]
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Augustus, John the Baptist and Jesus - The post Republican period of the ancient Roman civilization was the Roman Empire. It was characterized by a large area of territory such as the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Also, the Roman Empire was known for having an autocratic form of government. There are three important people in the history of the Roman Empire. The three people are Augustus, John the Baptist, and Jesus. The first person is Augustus. On September 23, 63 BC, August was born as Gaius Octavius, also known as Octavian....   [tags: important people in Roman Empire history] 594 words
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Biography of Julius Caesar - Biography of Julius Caesar A baby was born on July 12 or 13 of 100 BC in Rome. Little did the proud parents of this baby know that he would rule most of the known world. This baby was born to the name of Gaius, his personal name, Julius was the name of his family's clan and the name of his family was Caesar meaning hairy. Caesar was such an amazing man that many people couldn't believe that he was born the same way as them. Over time stories have arisen about Caesar's birth. One story says that Caesar was pulled from an incision in his mother's stomach....   [tags: Julius Caesar Roman Empire Essays] 3519 words
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Rome in The Age of Augustus - 30 BC ~ Octavian was given the title of Imperator, which was used in the Eastern provinces. Imperium suggests unlimited imperium (or power) (Antiquity 2 Interpreting The Past) This was the first of many titles that were to be given to Octavian after his defeat of Mark Antony in 31 BC at the Battle of Actium. It indicates that the provinces thought Octavian was worthy of being honoured, and that the power he possessed at the time should remain his. Therefore this was the first factor that initiated the rise of Octavian....   [tags: Roman History ]
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A Brief Biography of Julius Caesar - A legacy lives on. Principate Imperator Augustus Gaius Julius Caesar Octavius, the adopted son of Julius Caesar, took the Roman Empire by force in 44 BC when Julius was brutally murdered. Thrown into the harsh world of politics at only the age of 19 (12), Augustus took Rome by storm and ruled as emperor from about 27 BC to 14 AD (Britannica). Emperor Augustus, a beloved father figure of Rome, influenced the Roman Empire positively. He did this by bringing Rome in to the age of Pax Romana, rebuilding it into an empire of marble and reforming the Roman government....   [tags: notorious emperors of Rome] 1800 words
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Julius Caesar: A Brief Biography - Julius Caesar is the one of the famous Roman generals. Many may recognize this name from the great works of Shakespeare. Before the great works of Shakespeare, Julius Caesar was famous in his Roman city which. Julius Caesar was a dictator that turned the Roman republic to the Roman Empire. Even though the life time of Julius Caesar took place in 100 BC – 44 BC, people everywhere will mention Caesar’s name and legacy. For starters, Julius Caesar’s time was very different from today life. People did not get married because they were in love with the each other most of the time....   [tags: famous Roman generals]
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Roman Empire and Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar was born on July 12th, 100 BCE in Rome, Italy. He died on March 15th, 44 BCE in Rome, Italy. Caesar joined the army in 81 BC and was the first Roman army commander. He invaded England twice during his reign of power, once in 55 BC and once again in 54 BC. Julius Caesar came from an aristocratic family. He started his education at the age of 6 and was taught by a private tutor named Marcus Antonius Gnipho. He learned to read and write, learned about the Roman law and also how to speak in front of large crowds....   [tags: rome, italy, commander]
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Life of Julius Caesar - ... After he became praetor, Caesar set his sights on Spain. He sailed for Spain in 61 B.C. as Governor of Spain. In Spain, Caesar defeated the rival tribes, secured the region, and impressed his troops through his skill on the battlefield. He was awarded a consulship by the Senate. Returning to Rome with high honors, Caesar formed the First Triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus in 60 B.C. (Twelve Caesars). During his time in the triumvirate, Caesar was elected to Consul, the highest office in Rome....   [tags: military leader, rome, aristocrats] 960 words
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Caesar Agustus - Back in the day of Ancient Rome, in 63 B.C, was the reign of the Emperor Caesar ("Caesar Augustus." 2013. The Biography Channel website. ND Nov 24 2013, 12:57 ). He made a huge impact on this world by finding out different ways to be a stable ruler. He invented many things that make our society better today because of him. Caesar Augustus was different then other people because he was stated as the first emperor, and stood out in history because of his many accomplishments that he succeeded in....   [tags: ancient history, ancient rome]
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Julius Caesar and The Late Roman Republic - ... Clodius disguised himself so he could enter the rites, but he forgot to disguise his voice. Caesar’s mother had no problem discovering the imposter. There were rumors that Pompeia had helped Clodius sneak in. Caesar then divorced her because of the rumors on the grounds that – as we still say today- “Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” Later, in 59 BC, Caesar married Calpurnia, the daughter of Pisa. She was the one who dreamed of Caesar’s imminent death right before the fateful Ides of March....   [tags: reform, empire, senate]
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George Washington and Julius Caesar Comparison - When someone hears the name George Washington, they instantly think of the one dollar bill, the first president, or the quarter. Some people might even think of Mount Vernon, Virginia, his favorite place because his name is associated with Mount Vernon. But, someone would never consider the fact that George Washington and his friends rebelled against their current world power and beat them in odds that were extremely poor to create one of the greatest world powers in history. Furthermore, when someone hears the name Julius Caesar, they would most likely think of the Shakespearean play, or the famous saying, “E tu Brute” which was said by Caesar when he saw Brutus stabbing him....   [tags: first king, first president, leaders]
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Comparing George Washington and Julius Caesar - When someone hears the name George Washington, they instantly think of the one dollar bill, the first president, or the quarter. Some people might even think of Mount Vernon, Virginia, his favorite place because his name is associated with Mount Vernon. But, someone would never consider the fact that George Washington and his friends rebelled against their current world power and beat them in odds that were extremely poor to create one of the greatest world powers in history. Furthermore, when someone hears the name Julius Caesar, they would most likely think of the Shakespearean play, or the famous saying, “E tu Brute” which was said by Caesar when he saw Brutus stabbing him....   [tags: pompey, greatest rulers, revolutionary war]
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Gaius Octavius - Gaius Octavius, or later known as Octavian, was the adopted son of Julius Caesar. He took over after Julius died and the republic fell. He belonged to a successful family. His father was the first of his family to become a senator, his mother was the niece of Julius Caesar. They lived in Velitrae. This shows how little of a political background he came from. He traveled with his uncle/ adopted father and learned the ropes of government. He was 18 when he came to Rome to claim his dictatorship. Mark Antony was chief lieutenant at the time (Grant)....   [tags: Octavian, Rome, Augustus, Mark Antony]
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Julius Caesar: Conqueror, General, Builder, Dictator for Life - ... (Julius Caesar -- Britannica School) Then, later, when he was in the senate house, he was stabbed 23 times in the chest. (Julius Caesar: roman-empire.net) The people that stabbed him were the senators, including Caesar’s friend Brutus. (Julius Caesar -- Britannica School) This action stole away one of the most influential Romans that ever lived. The fact that Caesar grew the Roman Empire in size is significant because the Roman Empire became this huge empire circling the Mediterranean Sea. Caesar conquered areas because he wanted to rule the whole world....   [tags: empire, republic, status, dictator]
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Julius Caesar is a Political Play - Julius Caesar is a Political Play Have you noticed that all political plays backgrounds are nearly always the same. They all always have a mischievous plot to them. Shakespeare has fitted two years of Julius Caesar's life into just two hours. Julius Caesar is a political and a historical play, so I aim to look at both of the aspects of the play. In my piece of writing I intend to write about the historical background of the play, the main characters, the conspirators and the purpose of the plot....   [tags: Papers] 2101 words
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How Did Julius Caesar Affect Rome? - ... Another official was the praetor (plural praetors or praetores). These officers were responsible for judicial cases of equity, and they were also responsible for the production and upkeep of the public games. When the consuls were absent, praetors were to exercise authority in the government. Before 337 B.C., the position was limited to the patricians of Rome, but after then, it was open to plebeians. Originally, there was a single praetor in charge of matters of equity. Then a second praetor was added to handle matters where either one or both parties were foreign....   [tags: roman history, influential figure]
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Octavian Augustus - Octavian Augustus is known as the first, and one of the greatest, Roman Emperors ever. Octavian enabled the long, peaceful time of the Pax Romana by changing Rome from a fragile, crumbling republican government to a mighty empire. Octavian’s government was strong enough to withstand weak emperors who mismanaged the Empire as well. His changes proved to be the cornerstone of the greatest empire the world has ever seen. The Pax Romana, or Roman Peace, was a time of great prosperity for all people under Rome’s rule....   [tags: Biography] 1303 words
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Julius Caesar in the Roman Empire - Gaius Cassius Longinus, Marcus Junius Brutus, and Marcus Antonius were three key factors during the time of Julius Caesar in the Roman Empire. Cassius and Brutus were the two main conspirators against Caesar, and Brutus was even the one who assassinated him. Unlike the two of them, Marcus Antonius, Mark Antony, was one of Caesar’s right hand men and won many battles for him, including one against Cassius. While Brutus and Cassius were at the head of the freight train that was headed for Caesar, Antony stood firm, however helpless it seemed, with Caesar until they failed on March 15, 44 BC when Caesar was killed....   [tags: Gaius Longinus, Marcus Brutus, Marcus Antonius]
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Julius Caesar in Ancient Rome - In the beginning, approximately from 753BC to 338BC, Rome was simply a city-state founded by Italic tribes in central Italy (Consolidation of Italy, April 23rd, 2014). Around 338BC however, the Roman Republic began to take control. There are various reasons for the rise of Rome that include naval dominance, appeasement, improved stability, protection, commerce and government, standardization, infrastructural advance, food allocation, military prowess, and geopolitical (Reasons for Rise of Rome, April 23rd, 2014)....   [tags: Rise of Rome, Roman Empire, Italy]
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Were the Conspirators Right to Murder Julius Caesar? - Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) was one of the most outstanding leaders in history. He was the first ruler of the Romano-Hellenic civilization and achieved his goals with great success throughout his life of 56 years. He was assassinated by the conspirators, who accused him for practicing tyranny. This essay will discuss whether it was right for the conspirators to murder Caesar and what its consequences were. The conspirators were wrong to kill Julius Caesar because he contributed to the upturn and reformation of Rome into an orderly state....   [tags: Ancient History] 1069 words
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Augustan Art and Propaganda - Augustan Art and Propaganda Julius Caesar's reign was an unfavorable and chaotic period for Rome, and after his death, a large portion of the empire was handed down to his adopted son, Gaius Octavian. From the ashes of his father, Octavian was able to build an Empire unparalleled. Later, the name Augustus was given to him by Senate. Augustus ostensibly maintained the form of the Roman Republic while in actuality creating the Roman Empire. He introduced the administrative reforms that led to the Pax Romana with its flourishing of trade and the arts....   [tags: julius caesar, rome, gaius octavian]
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Ambition Produces Animosity - When one rises in power and prestige, that individual evokes envy and loathing by others. In the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (JC) by playwright William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar’s fellow senators collude to kill Caesar as his profoundly increasing dominance over Rome becomes apparent. Decades ago, Mahatma Gandhi, a non-violent political and spiritual leader, was detested by many and was eventually assassinated by Nathuram Godse for his reforms and influence. Hence, great political ambition breeds great political enmity is a theme seen in the play The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar as well as historically in the life and assassination of Mohandas Gandhi....   [tags: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Mohandas Gandhi]
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Roman Coinage - As distinct historical documents, Ancient Roman coins undeniably provide key insights into the culture and government of the time. Designed by rulers and the government, these coins do have limitations in the breadth of their historical representation: they do not necessarily reflect the goals and values of the people ruled. Yet herein lies their value as relevant governmental artifacts. Coins functioned similarly to political ads; they communicated values and intentions and were small, widely disseminated representations of how rulers wished to appear to the populace....   [tags: Culture, Govenrment, Julius Caesar] 1504 words
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The Line of Roman Emperors - "Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble." This was the Emperor Augustus’s last words. I think these words are very significant because he laid the foundations of the Empire and made Rome great. The reign of Augustus was one of the most important as the model that the other emperors would follow. Augustus helped build Rome into what it is and in turn, changed modern society. Octavius was the first emperor of Rome and was born in 63 B.C. He was originally born in Rome but raised in his parents’ hometown Vilitrae....   [tags: Roman Emperors, Rome, history, Caesar Agustus, Pax] 522 words
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