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The Last Spoken By Augustus Caesar, The First Emperor Of Rome

- “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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Augustus Caesar And The Roman Powers Of Ancient Rome And A Member Of The Second Triumvirate

- ... This entire space is filled with a brief exposition of the story, followed by the dialogue of the true drivers of the story; the Roman gods. This trend of describing the story and then cutting to the gods discussion continues throughout the rest of the piece. This can leads to the question; Is Aeneas really the main character of the piece. The story does follow his personal journey to the shores of Italy and the problems in between very closely. But his character seems to be lacking in every aspect....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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How Augustus Was Highly Successful During His Power After A 13 Year Civil War

- ... Copying Caesar, Augustus showered the military troops with gifts of gold, land, and even citizenship to non-Roman citizens. Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a senator and historian of the Roman Empire; he states that “He (Augustus) seduced the army with bonuses.” (Source D) This clearly shows that much like Caesar, Augustus saw that if the military can be happy with bonuses such as land and gold, they will be loyal to him. This source also corroborates with Res Gestae, which states “Some 500,000 Roman citizens swore the oath of military allegiance to me....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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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]

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Comparing Julius Caesar And Gaius Caesar

- Two Caesars The contrast between Julius Caesar and Gaius Caesar, also known as Caligula, can be distinguished quite easily. Julius Caesar was a powerful dictator, whose name is remembered as one of the great Roman leaders, and the last dictator of the Roman Republic. Caligula, a Roman emperor, is known as the complete opposite and is known to be a crazy cruel vindictive leader. Julius Caesar worked hard gaining the power he had when he was assassinated. Caligula, on the other end of the spectrum, had the power fall into his hands when Tiberius fell ill and the senate named Caligula the sole emperor of Rome....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]

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Julius Caesar : A Pivotal Figure

- Gaius Julius Caesar was a pivotal figure in European and Middle Eastern history. His life led to the fall of the Roman Republic and creation of the empire. He was polarizing in troubled times, leading to strife and conflict. His life can be seen in three distinct sections, his early days, his military days, and his civil war days. These periods in his life are defining to him as man and as a historical person. Caesar came of age during the civil wars between Sulla and Marius. At this time, he was appointed the high priest of Jupiter and married Cornelia, the daughter of an ally of Marius....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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The Contributions Of Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar was one of the most important political and military leaders in the history of Rome, with many major achievements. Caesar is known to have never lost a single war. His most honorable conquests include the capture of Gaul that extended the Rome boundaries to the Atlantic Ocean; and the Roman invasion of Britain. Julius was also a historian and an incredible orator. He authored many comprehensive journals, named Commentaries that provided the details of his military campaign. Caesar is also said to have produced Acta Diurna, which is the first newspaper that let the public know about the actions of the Assembly and the Senate....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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Julius Caesar : A Successful Ruler Of Rome

- ... Although children should not be involved in the adult war, but the difference in this situation is the blood line: Caesarion carries the blood of Caesar—which is a potential threat to Augustus’ power; Mark Antony and Cleopatra’s children do not appear as a threat to Augustus. Augustus is a great ruler no matter what. He was a role model not only for the Roman people back then but also for the others who rule later. “He always felt horrified and insulted when called ‘My Lord’” (Suetonius 3) because he wanted to create equality in Rome: the ruler has “more authority but, ‘nerveless had no more legal power’ (Augustus 9), than anybody else” (Cohen)....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]

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Act Iv Of Julius Caesar

- In Act IV of Julius Caesar we see some interesting events occur. As for Act II and Act III, we see those who were once very close begin to argue and split apart. We will begin by summarizing what occurs in Act II. In the beginning of Act II we find Brutus outside of his tent, near Sardis, greeting Titinius and Pindarus, who bring him word Cassius is coming. Brutus then emphasizes Cassius has upset him, and that he expects an explanation. It is then Pindarus tells Brutus he will find the explanation very satisfying....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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The Roman Empire and Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus

- Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus. What kind of name is that. That would just happen to be the name of one of the greatest and most brilliant minds in all of history. Not only was Julius Caesar a superb politician and dictator of Rome, he was also a father, a military leader, and an amazing strategist. There are still some mysteries to Caesar’s life, as to what exact day he was born, his love life and much more. Although Julius is one of the greatest minds in history, he like all people had his flaws which, as it does to every great mind, lead to his very downfall....   [tags: ancient history, military leader, genius]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar is a play that is filled with betrayal, disloyalty, and many more tragedies. Caesar is a dynamic man that plans on being king, the only problem is he plans of making the government into a dictatorship. Cassius, and the rest of the senate thinks that he will make a weak king not only physically but in an authoritative perspective by the reason of he would invert the republic and that he is treated more like a God, but is nothing but a man. Cassius is persuading Brutus into realizing that he is highly respected and how venerated he is and in my view it seemed that Cassius was essentially implying that Brutus would make a better king than Caesar would be....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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The Tragic Hero Of Julius Caesar

- ... The other fault that readers claim to Cassius ' heroism is the murder of the 'protagonist ' Caesar. As noted previously, however, if you take a neutral standpoint, it is clear that Caesar was threatening Rome 's republic with autocratic monarchical rule. Prior to the events in the play, Caesar attained the title dictator perpetuus or 'dictator for life ' through coup d 'état and civil war. Cassius and his cohort are angered by Caesar 's ruthless actions and see him as a constant threat to the well-being of Rome....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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Julius Caesar : A Pivotal

- Gaius Julius Caesar was a pivotal Caesar came of age during the civil wars between Sulla and Marius. At this time, he was appointed the high priest of Jupiter and married the daughter of an ally of Marius. Inevitably, Sulla won the civil war and Caesar was stripped of his priesthood and inheritance, but the real kicker was that he refused to divorce his wife. This led him to flee Rome for a position in the army. In fact, the loss of his priesthood was a boon for Caesar, due to the fact the high of Jupiter was essentially not allowed to lead an army....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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The Death Of Julius Caesar

- There are a few random facts that most people know about Julius Caesar, including his romance with Cleopatra, his famed rule over the Roman Empire, and some even know that he is the reason we have the month of July. While all of these are facts, there are many things that people do not know for certain, and can only speculate about, especially in regards to the reasons and specifics of his assassination. There are some details that have been confirmed through the assimilation of information, but other portions of his murder are surrounded by theory....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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Comparing Julius Caesar And Abraham Lincoln

- Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln are undeniably two men who made history through their leadership expeditions on their respective nations. When comparing the two, one key aspect of how they made history comes into mind: their assassination. Hence, comparing the assassination of an American president to that of Julius Caesar reveals both similarities and differences. Ultimately, the major of comparing the two is through the similarity between the two assassinations. In this case, they were carried out by people who disagreed with Lincoln and Caesar’s authority and power, and how they used this power and authority....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- Micah Carpenter Mrs.Padgett English 10C 15 December 2015 Persuasive essay What is “Julius Caesar”. It was a play based on the death of Julius Caesar. This play was written by the playwright William Shakespeare. This play consisted, in my standpoint of writing this, two main characteristic of rulers. The question is what are the two main characteristics of rulers. The two main types of ruling characteristics that are expressed in this play are pragmatism and a man of principle. Now the question is what is better....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Reign Of Julius Caesar

- In 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the river Rubicon and ignited a civil war; which not only preceded his rise to power, but ended the Roman Republic and initiated the ascension of Gaius Octavius (Octavian) and the Roman Empire. Caesar’s reign was the fulcrum that permanently transformed Rome. Julius Caesar was a superb general and a clever politician. However, it was Octavian that became Rome 's first official emperor and gave the ancient world the Pax Romana. Both Men altered Roman society, government and influenced the development and culture of the future western world....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

- Honor: “Honesty fairness, or integrity in one 's beliefs and actions.” Honesty can be a good and bad trait to have, being too honest can affect a person greatly. In William shakespeare 's play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Caesar returns to Rome having defeated Pompey. The Romans wanted to crown him king. later caesar is killed by conspirators due to his ambition. After his murder common people are enraged and a civil war breaks out across Rome. Many characters die along the way. Throughout the historical play Shakespeare points out many personality traits as characters struggle to gain or remain in power....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Downfall Of Julius Caesar

- ... Consequently, Caesar found himself in a difficult situation, owing to Pompey’s in absentia law, which meant that he could not run as a candidate for the consulship in Rome even though his Gallic command for 48BC was soon to expire. Stockton points out that Caesar would then have been reliant on the votes of the ten tribunes to “safeguard his alleged right to stay on in Gaul…”. This is important as it reflects how events seemed to be turning against Caesar and that this was a time when Caesar would have been unsure of his future....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Pompey]

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Julius Caesar : The Downfall Of The Roman Empire

- Gaius Julius Caesar. This is a name that has held weight throughout the world for over two thousand years. All the way back to the times dated as those before Christ (BC). The name of Julius Caesar is one of the most well-known in all of history for very good reason. Many historians consider him to be one of the greatest commanders of all time, credited with the conquest of Gaul. He is also known for having been a major cause of the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. Caesar was born on July 13th of the year 100 BC....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- ... By alluding to mirrors and the fact that one cannot see himself in person, Shakespeare possibly means to say that there is more to a person than just the surface level. Cassius states that many have wished that “noble Brutus had his eyes” {Julius Caesar I.2. 64). Cassius wishes that Brutus can see what he does in Caesar. This, in turn, allows for Cassius to plant a seed of doubt in Brutus’ mind on Caesar’s validity as ruler. In addition to this, Cassius also provokes Brutus to think deeper about himself....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- In Act 1 of Julius Caesar, a lot of information is given to the readers. For example, we find out Caesar killed Pompey to take his spot as the leader of Rome, how the loyalty to Pompey from the people is nowhere to be found, and that plots against Caesar are forming. As well as a bizarre date, March fifteenth, is revealed by a soothsayer. So it will be interesting on how this weird date, that is ignored by Caesar is going to play out. In addition, the people of Rome aren 't thinking of what Caesar has done in the past and what might happen if he becomes the leader, instead they are hopping on the bandwagon with everyone else and the responsibility is being left to people like...   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tribune]

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Cicero 's Works Of Julius Caesar

- Cicero Selected Works After the assignation of Julius Caesar, dictator of Rome, Marc Antony quickly gathered supporters and rose to power with Lepidus and Octavian. Antony’s rise to power brings Cicero back to Rome and to the Senate. Upon arriving, Cicero learns of Antony’s new proposals to the Senate and decides not to attend the meeting. For this reason, Antony ridicules and disgraces Cicero. Cicero retaliates and defends himself from Marc Antony’s comments through the Second Philippic. In his writing, Cicero argues the accusations made against him and uses rhetoric to show the Senate how imprudent and unwise Antony really is....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Cicero, Augustus]

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What Saved Caesar 's Men And Doomed Pompey

- ... Once again, the initiative of Caesar’s men is displayed, but typical of Caesar’s pseudo-objective narrative, he states the Pompeian troops managed to hold their ground. However, this small victory was short lived, as Caesar’s right had by this point driven off the cavalry, and managed to flank Pompey’s left and eventually attack his rear, effectively trapping those troops in the center between two walls of shields. At this critical juncture, Pompey’s numerically superior cavalry would have been a life saver, for they would have had sufficient numbers to attack both sides of the envelopment, which would then have allowed the men in the center to break free....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Pompey, Augustus]

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The Reign Of The Roman Empire

- ... The Romans were not the only ones to try and claim dominion of this ancient super high-way, they had competition in the form of wealthy Carthaginians to the south-west, and the rich cultures of Greek city-states and colonies to the north-east. “Like frogs around a pond, we have settled down upon the shores of this sea” as Plato put it. Rome would war with each faction, especially its bitter rival Carthage with whom they fought in three major campaigns, many times but would come out on top after each fight....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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The Modern Representations Of Cleopatra

- Choose one of the modern representations of Cleopatra in film or TV presented in the module materials. How far is this consistent with Roman depictions of her in Book 1, Chapter 1. In almost all Roman depictions of Cleopatra, she is defined by her relationships with famous Romans. She is portrayed as being the lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, whilst being the enemy of Octavian (later Augustus). During this time she was depicted as a foreign ruler outside the authority of Rome. This is depicted in coin portraits (Fear, 2008, p21)....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Mark Antony]

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The Era Of The Roman Republic

- ... Augustus’ reign was a holy grail to many people during the time, but there was a few disadvantages that come along with mostly anything, Augustus’s reign was not an exception of this. People were disadvantaged by some of the new reforms Augustus had put in place, as well as forcing people to agree with him or face brutal repercussions. One of the many reforms he put in place was one on marriage laws stating that “Men between the ages of twenty-five and sixty, and women between twenty and fifty had to be married.” In order to promote the birth of more children and discourage adultery....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]

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A Tale Of Loyalty, Not Tragedy

- A Tale Of Loyalty, Not Tragedy “Not that I loved Caesar less/but that I loved Rome more” (3.2.23-24). The play, Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare tells the story about a group of senators that conspire to assassinate Rome’s beloved leader, Julius Caesar. Caesar’s closest friend, Marcus Brutus, joins the senators and leads them as they get ready to attack. Brutus makes an excellent and effective leader because of his great leadership qualities such as patriotism, truthfulness, compassion and nobility....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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Not All Heroes Wear Capes

- ... This turned the crowd at the ampitheatre against Brutus and his fellow conspirators. The fact most often overlooked when discussing Marc Antony was his talent as a master politician. He felt a vacuum of power in Rome and he took advantage of it. In the absence of Caesar he grabbed the opportunity to become the ruler of Rome. First, he tricked Cassius into trusting him by manipulating Brutus, and then he banished the conspirators through the court of public appeal. He accomplished this by reading the will to the crowd which in turn swayed their opinion....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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How The Political Structure Within The Republic Of Rome

- In the years leading up to Augustus’ rule, Rome had fallen into a state of chaos. Civil war and corrupt leadership had driven the state into turmoil. While Augustus was seen by some as a tyrant who took many of the freedoms that Roman citizens enjoyed, these sacrifices were necessary to secure the safety and endurance of Rome herself. Despite the fact that Roman citizens lost some of their rights, many enjoyed new freedoms. The Gracchi brothers are an example of how the political structure within the republic of Rome had become corrupt and dangerous....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Rise Of The Roman Empire

- The Roman empire will forever hold a legacy as the greatest and longest standing empires in history. The reasons that a powerful empire such as Rome stood for so long holds a direct link towards two men, Julius Caesar and Augustus. Rome was a fierce and intimidating empire for many, and it ironically has similar attributes to the powerful figures who shaped it. Caesar and Augustus both single handedly changed the empire in the ways they knew best, the empire was not always known as an empire though....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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The Establishment Of The Roman Empire

- The establishment of the Roman Empire came to be because of the works of Caius Julius Caesar. Julius played an important role in creating Rome to be a city-state with his numerous alliances within the established empire. Alongside the alliances, Caesar was committed to building a strong military for Rome. Caesar’s short rule was abruptly ended by his assassination, which led to the reign of Augustus Caesar, who was a very strong political figure proceeding Julius Caesar. He used the foundation that Julius Caesar laid before him to strengthen the empire even further during his own rule....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Augustus]

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Use Of Art As A Form Of Political Propaganda

- (P1) The use of art as a form of political propaganda is as old as time. However, some of the most significant uses of art in this form dates all the way back to the times of ancient Rome and specifically to the ruler Augustus. Because Photos did not exist and the common people usually did not actually see their political heads in person. Often time’s statues and busts were the primary way that people saw there rulers. Augustus knew this and exploited it by using what equaled out in today’s standards to airbrushing in order to make himself seem seamless and without flaw....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Roman Forum, Ancient Rome]

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The Fall Of The Republic

- ... In 49 BC Caesar crossed the Rubicon, the demarcation line between his province and Italy. He marched on Rome at the head of his battle-hardened army, where he met little resistance. But by taking control of Rome by force, Caesar had destroyed the very system within which he had wanted to succeed. And although Caesar was essentially finish fighting these in 45 BC, these civil wars never truly ended until 30 BC, when Augustus beat his enemies and began to establish a new political system, which we call the principate....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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Manipulation, The Skillful Art Of Controlling Someone Or Something

- Julius Caesar What is Manipulation. The dictionary defines manipulation as ‘The skillful art of controlling someone or something.’ Have you ever felt that way before. Manipulation is something that we have all faced at one time or another, and it is very hard to avoid. Manipulation takes many forms, whether it’s your friend convincing you to walk their dog, a doctor surgically manipulating your bones. Being manipulated is something that is almost inevitable because it is human nature to want to have things your way....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Fall Of The Roman Republic

- The fall of the Roman Republic was an event that forever changed the face of the Roman world. It ushered in a new age of dictatorship. Men like Cicero did not want people such as Caesar to become dictators. His letters record the events of the day and his opinions of what was happening, and his thoughts on the events of that era. Cicero felt that the Republic fell because of Caesar’s lust for power, and it was his obligation as a Roman to do his best to challenge his ideas on changing the Republic into dictatorship....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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`` The Arms Of One Of The Most Famous And Stirring Women ``

- Antony was born the son of “a man of no great repute in public life, nor illustrious, but kindly and honest, and particularly a liberal giver.” Some fifty years later, Mark Antony died in the arms of one of the most famous and stirring women in history. He had served at the highest positions attainable in the politically savage world of the Roman Empire after the chaos that ensued with the death of Julius Caesar. Plutarch’s Antony tells the tale of not only one of the most pronounced and controversial figures in Roman history, but delineates Antony’s personality, character, and nature along with his mighty accomplishments, which some may say were achieved in spite of his traits not because...   [tags: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Roman Republic]

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A Good Job Of Capturing What Rome

- Suetonius does a very good job of capturing what Rome was like. Rome in the early empire was a place of both civility and barbarianism. The citizens of the city were not that good at returning nutrients to the soil, and were more concerned about luxury trade, which identified your status. Although he does a good job with stating facts, Suetonius’ opinions came out from time to time when discussing the behavioral traits of Julius Caesar, Nero, and Vespasian. He believed that the proper and just use of the power of the Res publica is to have authority, be concerned with the greatness of Rome, and conduct things in such a manner that will benefit the citizens and generations to come....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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Analysis Of Virgil 's ' The Aeneid '

- Dido and Aeneas were created as fictional characters in Virgil’s epic poem The Aeneid. It can be suggested that these characters were based upon true accounts of Cleopatra VII Philopator of Egypt and Mark Antony. In the final years of his life, Roman poet Virgil wrote the epic as Augustan propaganda, recounting the story of the founder of Rome, waylaid in his destiny by a beautiful, politically forward African Queen. In the epic, parallels can be drawn between both Queen Cleopatra and the fictional Dido, and between Mark Antony and Aeneas....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony]

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The First Emperor Of Rome

- The First Emperor of Rome Octavian was a man larger than life. He was a multifaceted man destined to lead from an early age. The most difficult part about studying this man is accepting that he can 't be fully understood. He was complex, and it is often tricky to discern the exact motivations behind his actions. His leadership style was clever and fresh and was integral in the reshaping of Rome to his liking. This method of leadership was unquestionably intertwined with who he was as a person....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]

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Cleopatra Vii Thea Philopater And Queen Of The Iceni Tribe

- History is told by the victors, thereby in many instances the sources and evidence surrounding significant figures are biased or incorrect by omission. Two examples of such misrepresentation are the last Egyptian pharaoh, Cleopatra VII Thea Philopater and Queen of the Iceni tribe, Boudicca. Prejudice is obvious in various Roman sources surrounding these women. This is due to the texts being written by men whose view of women was tainted by their culture; as a result, these women were represented with lies and misogyny....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, Augustus]

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The Reign Of Cleopatra 's Reign

- ... Again, Cleopatra knew she had to find another ally in the Roman leaders. As we discussed in class, Cleopatra offered herself to Marc Antony and ultimately the two fell in love. We spoke briefly about Cleopatra trying to attract Octavian as well, however he denied her, which seems like an anomaly in the lore surrounding the queen. The epic romance between Cleopatra and Antony is immortalized in history and told again and again resulting in Cleopatra being commonly known as the woman who seduced Rome’s most powerful men (Caesar and Antony, alike)....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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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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The Is A Perfect Or Ideal Society?

- The perfect societies have been crumbled by the simplest of thing such as people, beliefs, and customs. There has never been as a society that has been able to sustain its self and not had to back up on in way or change their customs because of a foreign power or conquest. But in the ideal society where the leaders care and have the best interest of the country itself. I could see where the society could be better. But there is always a struggle for power or land. There has always been this fight going on through the ages....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Dictator, Augustus]

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Augustus, The Deeds Of The Divine Augustus

- Classics 201: Dr. John Friend Rachel McFall Topic#6: Augustus, The Deeds of the Divine Augustus The Res Gestae was written by Augustus shortly before his death in 14 AD. It gives details about his life and many achievements as the first Roman emperor. The main purpose of the Res Gestae was for Augustus to preserve the memory of himself as a great emperor whose achievements transformed Rome into a great empire. The original was transcribed onto a pair of bronze pillars in Rome following his death but it didn’t survive....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Roman Emperor]

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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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The Legacy Of Gaius Caesar Germanicus

- ... Fortunately, Calugula was of an age young enough that he was spared and forced to live with his great-grandmother, Livia Tiberius fell ill and his death caused rumors that Caligula had smothered him. The rumors however, were not cared about due to the people not being a fan of Tiberius. Great joy was brought to the mind of many now that Caligula was appointed Emperor. The Citizens were thrilled that someone was in power that had the same qualities as his esteemed late father and previous leader....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Caligula, Tiberius]

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The Case Of Galius Caesar

- ... Caligula is saved because he is just a small boy at this time. His sisters are saved as well (Biography). After only being a boy when his family was murdered his teenage years were fraught with more horrors. After being sent to live with one Great Grandma to another Grandma who has no time for Caligula or his sisters they have a lack of attention. Suspicions stir of Caligula having sexual interest and intercourse with his younger sister on multiple occasions (Biography). Yet as these rumors come around Caligula is called upon by Tiberius....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Tiberius, Tacitus]

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Julius Caesar : The Game Of Roman Politics

- ... Obviously this began to intimidate the senate who felt he was ignoring the old ways and had plans to introduce a monarchy system to Rome. The final mistake that Caesar made was when he pronounced himself ‘dictator for life’. The senate, fearing that Caesar was uncontrollable and wanted their old powers backed, organised the execution of Caesar. “Our tyrant deserved to die. Here was a man who wanted to be king of the Roman people.” (Cicero). (See appendix 1) This quote is a key reflection of were Caesar went wrong, he was so desperate for power and felt it with in his reach, that he ignored threats that should have been obvious to a man of his political prowess....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Roman Republic]

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Octavian Augustus and his Military Success

- “What the ancients called a clever fighter is one who not only wins, but excels in winning with ease”(Sun Tzu). In every sense of the word, he was a clever fighter. His kingdom stretched for miles, over continents and vast bodies of water. He understood his enemies, he even knew them personally. He entered every battle confident of his victory. He was the cornerstone in the formation of the Roman empire, and arguably the most influential man in the entirety of its history. His name was Octavian Augustus(McManus)....   [tags: kingdom, fighter, Julius Caesar]

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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]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- In the timeless play Julius Caesar, playwright William Shakespeare has created a surprisingly interesting narrative which follows the timeline of the ancient Roman Republic. Julius Caesar, a widely loved leader, returns to Rome and attempts to obtain power by manipulating the fickle Roman people. This does not sit well with many Roman leaders, who view Caesar as an enormous threat and raise a small group of conspirators in order to assassinate him. The conflicts that arose between Caesar and the conspirators as well as the understated power struggles between these groups remain ageless examples of the dangers of power....   [tags: Roman Republic, Roman Empire, Augustus]

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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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The Res Gestae Divi Augustus ' The Deeds Of The Divine Augustus

- Introduction The Res Gestae Divi Augustus (‘The Deeds of the Divine Augustus’), also known simply as the Res Gestae was a catalogue of the achievements Augustus had made during his life, specifically those that had an obvious positive impact on the Roman people. It was written in 13-14AD (E.S. Ramage, 1987) and presented to the Vestal Virgins alongside Augustus’ will upon his death in 14AD (M.C. Howatson, 1937). The biography, which was carved into bronze pillars outside of Augustus’ mausoleum (M.C....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Republic]

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Julius Caesar From The Sole Responsibility Of Causing The Collapse Of The Roman Republic

- This essay is intended to exonerate Gaius Julius Caesar from the sole responsibility of causing the collapse of the Roman Republic. This essay will explore the compounded actions of notable figures including Tiberus Gracchus, Gaius Gracchus, Lucius Cornelius Sulla and Augustus Caesar. By exploring both the actions of, and the means by which the prominent actors of this time period influenced it, this essay will illustrate how the destruction of the Republic was a gradual process encompassing the faults of generations, not only those of a single man....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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

- Life of Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus was born on July 12th, 100 B.C. He was born in Rome to Gaius and Aurelia Caesar. His family was Roman aristocrats but they were far from rich. Julius Caesar’s birth marked the beginning of a new chapter in Roman history. When Caesar was sixteen years old, his father, Gaius Caesar, passed away. After his father’s death, Julius Caesar became very close to his mother, Aurelia. Julius then married Cornelia, the daughter of a noble. Sulla, Rome’s leader, ordered Caesar to divorce Cornelia, but he refused and escaped to the military (Television)....   [tags: military leader, rome, aristocrats]

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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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