Mesopotamia- the land between the rivers- was a region of land in the Middle East between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers that has been dubbed as the “cradle of civilization.” But why does Mesopotamia get the title of a civilization? From the invention of the wheel to the invention of writing, Mesopotamia is responsible for many 'firsts' in human history. As people began to settle down permanently, due to a decrease in the need for farmers, people began to specialize in occupations. The more people that moved into Mesopotamia, the more traditions and beliefs spread throughout the area and soon a state religion became evident. Therefore, Mesopotamia is a civilization because it made major contributions in the fields of Writing and Science, it had people beginning to specialize in occupations and it had a state religion.
The contributions of a variety of cultures shaped the course of Western history. The Mesopotamians and Egyptians are among the first civilizations to make a valuable contribution to Western Civilization. Both Babylonians and Egyptians managed to produce written systems of communicating ideas. The Babylonians created wedge-shaped cuneiform, and the Egyptians made pictographic hieroglyphics. This invention even allowed for Hammurabi’s Code of law to be written and preserved through the ages.
On the other hand, Caesar’s hamartia fostered many enemies for him politically, who ultimately conspired against him, thus causing his death. Hamartia was the driving force behind Caesar’s rise in politics, his first consulship, and the formation of the first triumvirate early in his career. However, he demonstrated many admirable qualities in battle as was evident in his first campaign under Minucius Thermus when he was rewarded the “civic-crown” for saving the life of a fellow-soldier (Encyclopedia Britannica 938). Upon returning to Rome after Sulla’s death, Caesar worked towards gaining the respect of the people in Rome and proving his right to be their leader by exposing both the corruption of two senatorial governors and the senatorial tri... ... middle of paper ... ...ts. He also revised the Roman calendar and formed the 365 day calendar.
Julius Caesar When the name Julius Caesar is heard, it can only trigger the image of a great leader that led Rome into prosperity. Caesar's military excellence brought more power and more land; that lead to the increase of size and strength in Rome. His dictatorship helped the stability and prosperity in Rome. Caesar's assassination lead to a monarchy that was ruled by Octavin. His death lead to a domino effect ending in the ultimate collapse of the Roman Empire.
However, Cicero won the favor of the jury with his charisma and his courageous and controversial courtroom maneuvers. Now that Cicero is on the political board, he marries into an affluent family so that he might advance his status. He then enters the senate by showing that he has the money to hold a seat and from that moment on he has branded himself as a politician, ever aspiring to up his position on the rungs of the Roman political ladder until he has achieved the power of life and death in politics, known to the Romans as imperium. The idea behind this novel is that Rome had a very complex political system that can only be fully understood from an inside source such as this novel. This novel got extremely complicated, especially wi... ... middle of paper ... ...tic system of election such as America?s and how inefficient it is.
Ancient Mesopotamia was one of the first of the ancient civilizations. It formed in present-day northeastern Egypt, in the Fertile Crescent. The Fertile Crescent is a crescent-shaped region of good farmland created by the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The first people to settle in Mesopotamia made important contributions to the world, such as wheeled vehicles, and an early form of writing called Cuneiform. Later, the Phoenicians here developed an alphabet much like the one we use today.
Ancient inventions had a powerful and undisputable impact on the modern world, as they stimulated progress in past civilizations, resulting in technological advancement overtime to become sophisticated and essential to our needs. Argument #1 – Mesopotamia Introduction Ancient Mesopotamia is one of the earliest civilizations to emerge, dating back to 3100 BCE. Its people, the Sumerians, are credited with the invention of some of the most important human creations, such as the first form of writing, the wheel, and various aspects of mathematics. Being such an early civilization, these inventions were fairly basic, and were greatly improved over the next two thousand years, to become indispensable to the people of today. Point #1 - Cuneiform For instance, the first form of writing was invented in Ancient Mesopotamia, which revolutionized the world of communication.
Although Caesar took many ruthless actions to get to power, once he got there he was a good leader who did many good things. “He revised the Roman calendar, made the senate more representative of citizenry, and gave discharged soldiers and even the urban poor the opportunity to own a bit of land”. Caesar did many terrible things to get to power, but when he got there he did many things. It doesn’t mean that his actions were justified; only that he did a few good things when he finally got power. He killed thousands of people, married only for political reasons, feed people twisted stories about what he had actually accomplished, cared only about certain people, and often times had alternative motives for doing something nice.
Citizens had a place in politics, they have lots of entertainment, they had the best army in the world to protect them, and Rome was the place to live and would be that way for many years. Many leaders come and go but it is the great ones that we remember, the ones that make people enjoy life. The emperors that are not approved by the people are the ones that turn a new leaf of evil once they have a military victory. The thrill of so much power gives them the urge to be the best in the world. They move on and conquer other nations and forget about their own people.
By doing that, Julius Caesar showed that he cares enough about his people that he will not only make successful plans for them, but fight wit... ... middle of paper ... ... during his time and even after, he was one of the greatest military minds and leaders in all of history winning almost all battles, and gaining more land for Rome. He was very experienced with politics and saved the Roman economy from corrupting. In addition to that he kept his citizens happy by giving them the respect they deserve and putting what they want first, influencing how leaders in present society run their nations. Julius Caesar was simply different from any other leader the Roman Republic had ever had, and changing Rome for the better. Yes, he became power crazy and that is what got himself murdered, but his mistakes taught his nephew how to deal with the growing power properly, which helped create an outstanding leader for the Roman Empire.