“I love the name of honor more than I fear death” (“Gaius”, Illustrated). I said this because I believe that it is important to do something honorable even if you have to die. It is considered honorable to die bravely in war instead of running away like a coward. This related to my purpose because it shows how courageous I was and how I was willing to die for my republic in war, making me a honorable leader in Rome’s history. I believe I was the greatest ruler of Rome in history because I ran my government to succeed. I feel no one is worthy of any power except myself, the best ruler of Rome, and this was only achievable with my political relationships, military experience, and government tactics.
A large contribution to my success was my political relationships with other senators and other leaders of Rome, along with neighboring countries but the most help I got was from the First Triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus. The two men were senators, and rivals for a long time, but with my excellent negotiating skills I was able to earn the trust of both men and assured them we would be better as allies rather than enemies(“Julius”). “Crassus proved to be instrumental in my rise to power. A leader himself, and cited as the wealthiest man in Roman history, Crassus offered financial and political support to me”(“Julius”). Pompey was beneficial to me because he gave me his soldiers to start up the First Triumvirate faction. The three of us together then effectively ruled Rome with me as consul and with Pompey and Crassus in the senate. I proposed legislation for reform of government, opposing Optimate sentiment, and a redistribution of land to the poor, both long-held popular goals. I ...
... middle of paper ...
... so much to make Rome a much better republic, and all my senators were just jealous of my achievements and they got rid of me for it.
Because I was such a strong influence in Rome, I feel no one is worthy of any power except myself. This is achievable with great political relationships, excellent military experience, and noble government tactics. Hopefully you remember some of my examples of leadership and will carry these tactics out in your own reign. Through many qualities like ruthlessness, honor, amiability, courage, reliability, and determination, anything is possible to conquer, but you should always know who your enemies are. “I love the name of honor more than I fear death” (“Gaius”, Illustrated). You truly have to submerge yourself into this mindset to achieve the highest power and ultimate success you are fit for, just as I, Julius Caesar, have.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- The empire of Rome started about 509 B.C. and ended in about c. 500 A.D. The Republican government in Rome lasted from 509-287 B.C. The government was bicameral which means there’s two houses or assemblies. In Rome’s case these two houses were the Senate and the Tribal Assembly. Also the government contained two consuls which would basically be two presidents today. The government also composed of the centuriate and tribal assemblies, who were groups of Roman citizens who elected the leaders. Republican society in Rome was composed of patricians and plebeians.... [tags: Ancient Greece, Democracy, Ancient Rome]
1053 words (3 pages)
- ...  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]
1351 words (3.9 pages)
- When one thinks of Ancient Rome, many images may come to mind. Perhaps gladiators fighting for the glory of their emperor, or the impressive Colosseum. For many others it is simply an image of a great and powerful city. Throughout the centuries it has maintained this legacy, still thought of as one of the greatest empires to ever rule. Rome was able to go from the small Italian city to the conquering empire that it is known for today through strong leadership and consistent warfare. Rome first began to expand once they had challenged the nearby Etruscans.... [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus, Rome]
719 words (2.1 pages)
- The Fall of Rome The Roman Empire dominated much of Europe, Asia Minor, and parts of Northern Africa for nearly five hundred years. The Roman Empire lasted from 27 BC to 476 AD and is credited with being the world’s greatest superpower. The Roman Empire was known for their wealth, which was gained from conquest, their citizens, who lived in luxury, and their military, which was extensive and well trained. There was not an outside force strong enough to bring down an Empire so large and so powerful.... [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus, Roman army]
1186 words (3.4 pages)
- INTRODUCTION: Rome, added/gave to major cultural (times of moving ahead or up) that change cultural histories and (something given to future people) through major attributes. Romans influenced groups and (communities of people) that historically happened to generations that came after the Roman time in history. Speaking of Rome has a (basic, built-in, important qualities/scent) in its own right when speaking the name "Rome" my mind automatically thinks of rich and fancy, royalty, power, and leadership.... [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Republic, Latin]
1094 words (3.1 pages)
- Rome, considered by most the greatest empire of the ancient world, stretched from modern day England to Palestine and was more successful than all previous Empires. Rome's government, military, economic and civic structures were all superior to those of their predecessors. The Sumerians were the first people to build civilization and attempt empire in the western world. Like Rome, they had a governmental structure, conducted military operations to expand and ensure trade, and build a lasting civic structure.... [tags: History Rome]
1054 words (3 pages)
- “I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.” These enduring words are the last spoken by Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome. Before he was deemed Princeps Civitatis-translated to mean first citizen of Rome-he was a leading member of the second triumvirate called Octavian. One of the triumvirate’s other members, Antony, caused a break in this three pronged power when he aided his wife and Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra. When Rome declared war on Egypt, a series of battles ensued and ended with the death of Antony and Cleopatra, and a great victory for Octavian.... [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]
1362 words (3.9 pages)
- Claudius was a significant ruler of the early Roman imperial era. He reigned from AD 41-54. He was easily influenced by those with questionable agendas, such as his last two wives and his freedmen, yet his principate was deemed successful. His expansion of the empire, his new reforms and his control over the senate were all beneficial to the state and and his rule was one which paved the way for those who ruled after him. Claudius was a member of the equestrian class and became a consul in AD 37 (Emperor Claudius Timeline, N Gill).... [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Nero, Claudius]
1532 words (4.4 pages)
- The cultures of Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome were fundamental in building a foundation of civilization that would carry on for thousands of years. During the height of these civilizations, they each made important discoveries and developments that were as revolutionary at the time as they remain today, and without them, the culture of the Modern Western world would be as primitive and disjointed as early civilizations. The examples provided include the development of political thought and structure, the authority of law as well as the progression of medical and scientific discovery.... [tags: Ancient Rome, Western culture, Western world]
1832 words (5.2 pages)
- Imperial Rome was an era that had drastic political benefits and deficits. There were a variety of different dynasties that ruled during this period. All of the dynasties ruled after the assassination of Julius Caesar. He was thought to be a conspirator of corruption, but his death was to promote corruption. Among the leaders of Rome, corruption was widespread. Augustus was one of many leaders that supported corruption. Julius Caesar was executed for supporting corruption. Coincidentally, Julius Caesar’s successors were more corrupted than he supposedly was.... [tags: history, politics]
1099 words (3.1 pages)