After Lepidus retired from running for dictator, it left only Octavian and Marc Anthony. As Marc Anthony and Cleopatra set out to take the throne in Rome, they went to western Rome in Asia Minor to win battles. Anthony won the battle of Armenia but soon after returned to Alexandria instead of Rome. When People had wo... ... middle of paper ... ...ptember 13, the senate had made Augustus a god of the Roman state. By now, Tiberius, Augustus' adopted son, became the second emperor of the Roman Empire.
In the eyes of society, every great leader has flaws, but one to many can lead to failure. “I have lived long enough, both in years and in accomplishment.” In the long run, Julius Caesar was a great leader and came extremely close to success but died at the hand of his supporters. The biography “Caesar” by Adrian Goldsworthy accurately explains Caesar's life in the Mediterranean world. This work brings all aspects of Caesar's character into a single novel. Julius, born in July 100 BC, was a Roman general as well as a statesman.
Buying the trust of his people and supplying his country with more money. Julius Caesar was born on July 13, 102 B.C, into one of the oldest patrician families in Rome and was a guaranteed member of the democratic or popular party. His family, being aristocratic, was reserved and rather ordinary in political and military achievement.When he was young he got the advantage of an arranged marriage by his uncle, Caius Marius, and was married to Cornelia (daughter of Cinna) in 84 B.C. Caesar was proscribed and subsequently fled from Rome once he refused to abide by Sulla’s order to divorce Cornelia in 82B.C. In cause to disobey the dictator Sulla, Caesar chose to shun arrest by hiding in the Sabine country.
After the death of Caesar, Rome entered a dark age where in which Mark Antony and Octavian, Caesar allies, sparked a civil war against the senators. Ultimately Julius Caesar was one of the greatest leaders ever, he practically shaped the world he lived in with his great judgement. He was even beloved so much by his people that they named him a Roman god two years after his death. In the future, modern leaders should refer to his principles when a tough decision faces them.
At the age of 15 Caesar became head of his family when his father died in 85bc. His family wanted him to pursue a religious career as the priest of Jupiter but Caesar had other plans. He wanted to dive head long into a political career. He took maters into his own hands when in 84bc he married Cornelia the daughter of one of Rome’s stronger leaders at the time, Cornelius Cinna (Schlesinger 30). Cinna took power in 82bc when Rome’s leader at the time Gaius Marius died.
Ever since he was a young boy, he was destined to become the next great leader. For example, Octavian along with his friend Marcus Agrippa went to visit the Sibyl of Cumae (oracle). When the Sibyl saw him, she bowed at his feet and said that he would be the next great leader. He did not believe her at the time, but just a few years later Julius Caesar would be dead and he would have power. Over the course of his long and spectacular career as “Principate,” he put an end to the collapse of the Republic, and established a system that would stand in the Roman government for three centuries.
Sulla demanded that Caesar divorce Cornelia; he refused, so Sulla stripped him of his priesthood of Jupiter and extracted his dowry from his marriage to Cornelia. This worked out great for Caesar, since he was now allowed to perform his military duties; People in priesthood were not allowed to be associated with the military. He performed his duties for two year until Sulla died in 78 BC. He returned to Rome to begin his legal career. His career started off unsuccessfully, since he lost his first two cases before the Roman Senate.
His uncle by marriage was Gaius Marius, leader of the Populares which supported agrarian reform and was opposed by the reactionary Optimates. Marius saw to it that Julius Caesar was appointed flamen dialis which is a archaic priesthood with no power. Caesar marriage in 84 BC to Cornelia, the daughter of Marius's associate was a political match. When Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Marius's enemy and leader of the Optimates, was made dictator in 82 BC, he issued a list of enemies to be executed. Caesar was not harmed but he was ordered by Sulla to divorce Cornelia.
Julius Caesar, born Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus, was born into a family of patricians. In fact, he was able to trace his lineage back to Romulus, the first king of Rome (Gill, N.S.). His birth of around July 12, 100 B.C., marked a new beginning for Rome (Julius Caesar). Caesar was a talented negotiator, and that fact helped him on his rise to power. Julius Caesar began his career in politics by becoming a prosecuting advocate.
While Britannicus was still a minor, he was Claudius’ original heir. Agrippina’s theory was that because of Britannicus being Claudius’ blood son, Rome would see him as the rightful emperor once he was of legal age. Her theory was never proved correct or incorrect because the day before Britannicus became an adult, he died mysteriously. Nero claimed that his stepbrother died from a seizure, but many people believed that Nero poisoned Britannicus at a dinner party. Octavia, Nero’s wife and Britannicus’ sister became very unhappy as did Agrippina who was ordered out of the royal