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Augustus Caesar And The Roman Culture

- Augustus Caesar, Emperor Constantine, and Pericles were all significant leaders and each of their cultures were very influential. Augustus Caesar led Rome’s transformation from republic to empire, and served as its first emperor until his death. Emperor Constantine on the other hand served as a Roman army officer, as well as emperor of Rome from 306 to 337 CE, generally understood as the first Christian Emperor of the Roman world. Pericles, was a prominent Greek statesman, orator, and general of Athens during the Golden Age....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Rome, Augustus]

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The Effect Of Emperor Augustus Caesar On Western Civilization

- The Effect of Emperor Augustus Caesar on Western Civilization Augustus Caesar was very ambitious leader. He is best known for bringing peace to Rome. Augustus was considered the first great roman emperor, because He didn’t care about wealth and fortune. Augustus cared about the people of Rome. He was a great military leader and was successful in most of his missions. He showed people that being a good ruler requires a lot of hard work and dedication. He was a very generous man. Augustus was greatly admired by the Roman people....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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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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The Contributions Of Augustus Caesar, And Emperor Constantine

- Pericles, Augustus Caesar, and Emperor Constantine were all great influences during their time. So once they were all deceased and were brought together in the afterlife, there were always great stories and discussions of their time on earth and all that was accomplished by not only them, but by their culture as a whole. One time, before their most notable argument, Augustus Caesar briefly stated that it was a “blessing and a curse to be associated with the Roman culture because even as the most important contributor to art and architecture in the Western world”, his time as an emperor was actually very stressful and long winded....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Roman Emperor, Rome]

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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

- Augustus Caesar was the one of the main powers in ancient Rome and a member of the second triumvirate. When one of the other members, Mark Antony, committed suicide along with his lover, Cleopatra, there was a lot of outrage being expressed by the entire general populace about what was going on with the state of their country. Augustus was now the undisputed political and militaristic power in Rome. Now that he had attained such power, he wanted to maintain it at all costs. To do this, he had to be backed by not only the Roman senate and Aristocracy; but also by Rome’s everyday citizen....   [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

- Augustus Essay Octavian, later known as Augustus, is arguably one of the smartest leaders of the Roman Empire, Coming into power after a 13 year civil war caused by the assassination of Julius Caesar. This essay will be discussing to how Augustus was highly successful in maintaining his power. Gaius Suetonius, a Historian that was an equestrian supporter stated that “At the age of twenty he (Augustus) created himself consul, marched on Rome as though it were an enemy city” (Source K). Although this source was very close to the time of Augustus, this source may be unreliable as Suetonius’ sources were based loosely on court gossip, but he did have access to imperial archives which may make i...   [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

- After taking down Julius Caesar’s murderers, the alliance of Octavian (Caesar’s heir), Lepidus and Mark Antony (both were Caesar’s followers) fell apart. Forced Lepidus out of office and Mark Antony to commit suicide, Octavian took the throne, became the first Emperor of Rome under the name of Augustus—meaning “one that is blessed by the gods in rulership over Rome” (Cohen) and evolved Rome from a Republic into an Empire. While ruling Rome, Augustus had achieved a tremendous amount of accomplishments which kept Rome prosperity and peacefulness over 40 years....   [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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The Tragic Hero Of Brutus And Julius Caesar

- Rightfully Regarded Tragic Hero, Brutus Tragedies are more often than not titled after the tragic hero. A piece that its title challenged by its name is Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. Many people contend that the title should 've been named after Brutus and not Julius Caesar. And Brutus should be the title since he is the implicit tragic hero. One of the many reasons why Brutus is the implicit tragic hero was based on his aristocratic personality. Brutus exemplifies this personality by never once deluding anyone....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar]

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The Tragic Hero Of Julius Caesar

- Due to the eponymous title of Shakespeare 's 1599 play, Julius Caesar, readers often consider Julius Caesar to be the protagonist whilst subsequently labelling Cassius, the architect of Caesar 's demise, as the villain. Interpreting the play objectively, however, it is clear that Cassius is a tragic hero of Julius Caesar. In order to determine whether Cassius is a tragic hero of Julius Caesar, it is imperative to establish what a 'tragic hero ' really is. Aristotle defines a tragic hero as "a character who is not eminently good and just, yet whose misfortune is brought about not by vice and depravity, but by some error or frailty." Aristotle adds, "He must be one who is highly renowned and...   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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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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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 Assassination Of Julius Caesar

- Gaius Julius Caesar a Roman dictator, on the Ides of March 15, 44 BC was assassinated in the Roman Senate by his own senators. Caesar became the most powerful dictator in Rome after defeating Pompey and his legions in a Civil War. The Liberators a group of senators believed Julius Caesar was too strong and devised a plan to have him murdered. One of the conspirators was Marcus Brutus, a close friend of Julius Caesar, who had hatred towards him. The conspirators of Julius Caesar planned to murder him before he was to leave for a military campaign in Parthia....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Roman Republic]

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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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Julius Caesar : The Absolute Dictator Of Rome

- Julius Caesar defeated Pompey to become the absolute dictator of Rome, under his rule the empire of Rome changed tremendously. Caesar even pardoned and promoted two men who fought in Pompeys army, Caesar gave them the title of officers and left them in charge of two major territories, Gaius Cassius Longinus was in charge of Syria and Marcus Junius Brutus was left in charge of Macedonia. Brutus and Cassius returned the favor by assassinating the very man who appointed them to officers. The assassination was a devastating blow to Rome, the republic was left with no one to run its government....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Julius Caesar, Cicero]

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The Life Of Brutus By Julius Caesar

- The Life of Brutus Despite being close to Julius Caesar, Brutus was involved in the conspiracy that led to his death. This was not easy on Brutus, him being the last person to physically stab Julius Caesar. Brutus was a well loved politician amongst the Roman people, and they trusted him. Julius Caesar was proving to be a poor leader, and becoming a dictator while Rome was supposed to be a Republic. Brutus and his friends feared for the future of Rome if Julius Caesar continued to be its leader, causing them to conspire his murder with the intent to properly reinstate the Roman government....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Cicero]

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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

- In this essay I will argue that the ultimate failure of Pompey in his struggle with Julius Caesar was due to Pompey’s lack of risk-taking and his inability to predict Caesar’s strategies. I will then contrast this to Caesar’s riskier strategies which would eventually lead to his triumph over Pompey. I shall cover the major battles, Ilerda, Dyrrhacchium and Pharsalus in order to assess how and why Pompey eventually lost against Caesar. Tensions between Caesar and Pompey had grown more noticeable after the death of Crassus in 53BC....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Pompey]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of Julius Caesar 's ' The Battle Of Philippi '

- Julius Caesar is a play with various roles, but what often is missed is the character who led the plot of the story. Cassius led the plot, and set the conflict and climax for the antagonist(Brutus), and brought the play to its conclusion . In the beginning of Julius Caesar Cassius attempts to persuade Brutus, a much-admired leader, to join him in carrying out the overthrowing of Caesar. He subsequently gained support from the patrician’s as well. By assembling the conspirators meeting in Brutus’ home, It is apparent that Cassius was the one who lead the plot against Caesar....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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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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The Caesar And The Roman Empire

- With those donations of land, she expanded her kingdom and became the most powerful woman of that time. She started to call herself Queen of Kings due to the fact that she was the ruler of various smaller kingdoms and the ruler of her own sons. When they were together, Cleopatra and Antony lived a life rich of festivals, orgies and arts only interrupted when Antony had to leave for his crusades against the Parthians. However his battles ended in more losses than victories which started to displease the Roman Empire and his follow partner Octavian....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Roman Empire]

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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- There is a theory that if we were to see a clone of ourselves we would not be able to recognize them right away. We do not know what we look like in person. We have only seen our faces through reflections and pictures. However, those can be deceiving because our perception of how we look is different from how we appear in reality to other people. Similarly, Shakespeare uses the motif of eyes, mirrors, and reflections in Act 1 Scene 2 of Julius Caesar in the conversation between Brutus and Cassius in order propel the plot forward by using it as a way for Cassius to convince Brutus into murdering Caesar as well as spur the reader to think about good and bad in society and whether an unjust per...   [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

- However, what saved Caesar’s men and doomed Pompey’s in this situation was that gap of skill. Caesar writes that his men, whether by skill or luck, managed to hold their position as the charge connected, and managed to deploy their 4th line to repel and eventually rout Pompey’s horses. Additional commentary on the engagement as detailed by Plutarch states that the men men threw their pila at the faces of the incoming cavalry, who were easily beaten by such a move, as “…young, and pluming themselves on their youthful beauty, would dread such wounds especially, and would not stand their ground…” ....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Pompey, Augustus]

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The Reign Of The Roman Empire

- As broken ships sink to the bottom of the sea near Actium, the power of one man over the Roman Empire is consolidated. Augustus, adopted son and nephew of Julius Caesar, will soon be the last remaining triumvirate. In the following months Mark Anthony will die, blundering his suicide attempt like he blundered through his entire career, Cleopatra will embrace an Asp rather than be paraded through the streets of Rome and the bastard son of Julius Caesar will be murdered. For his victory he gains the title Imperator, “Victorious General”....   [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 Cult Within Rome

- Alternatively, Augustus had to use extreme caution in his exercise of the cult within Rome. Despite holding immense political power, Roman biographer Suetonius argues, “…under the triumvirate, many of Augustus’ acts won him the hatred of the people” (Suetonius, 1931). Suetonius, who wrote from 69 – 122 AD, must be considered critically for his overly romantic and anecdote based accounts. However through his clear and impartial style that lacks the moralisations typically accompanying ancient historians, Suetonius presents a reliable perspective: suggesting Augustus had to err carefully in his use of power....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Era Of The Roman Republic

- Gaius Octavius Thurinus (better known as Augustus) was the man who would turn the Roman Republic into an Autocracy, ruled by one man: Himself. It is true that Augustus built the Roman Empire around himself, and refurbished Rome for the better however, he achieved his title Imperator through rather questionable means. He emerged as emperor by defeating people who were once allies, he forced Marc Antony to be exiled to Gaul successfully defeating him as a rival, and he also had many supporters and was extremely popular....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]

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The End Of The Third And Final Punic War

- The end of the third and final Punic War in 146 BCE, marked Rome’s successful conquest of the Mediterranean world. Although Rome’s victory expanded the Roman Empire, the victory most certainly came at a cost. The postwar political and social landscape was filled with chaos that required government response to solve. The Gracchi Reforms resulted directly from the unrest of the common people and weakening roman military power, the rise of Julius Caesar correlated with aftermath of Gracchi reforms and distrust with government, and the second triumvirate was a temporary solution to the unrest after Caesars’ assassination....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, 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

- Not all heroes wear capes, but in this play’s case, the hero did. Julius Caesar was a character that seemed to believe that he did not need any help in accomplishing his goals, but that was simply simply not true. Even he needed someone on his side, even if it is after his death in order to preserve his reputation. And Marc Antony came to his rescue, even if it was a little late. Marc Antony was a fantastic politician as well as a loyal as a servant of Caesar. Marc Antony was the best friend that Caesar could ever have had....   [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

- The Fall of the Republic was more than a single man, but Julius Caesar was definitely to blame for being a large part of the destruction of the Roman Republic. Caesar was responsible for the fall of the Republic for several reasons, the the civil war from which the Republic never really recovered in January of 49 BC, Caesar 's appointment as dictator for life in 44 BC, and bringing into power the many of the men who would be important in the next set of civil wars. What helped start the civil war was the death of Caesar 's daughter, Julia, in 54 BC....   [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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Cleopatr A Myth Of Political Intrigues Conflicts, And Power

- It is the most powerful love triangle ever to be captured on film and continues to inspire play wrights, romantics, and movie producers in Hollywood. The lavish spectacle that is epic in scale, surrounded by sets of riveting and brilliant beauty, is viewed by millions as a multitalented cast is transformed into 26,000 gorgeous and breathtaking costumes. According to play wright and director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, it is the depth of the characters that is overcome in "a realm of political intrigues conflicts, and power" that made the 1963 movie Cleopatra successful....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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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

- What started as a dim and rocky reign, Cleopatra’s tenure spent ruling Egypt turned out to be extremely beneficial for the dying kingdom—at least until her death in 30BC. Cleopatra kept her kingdom from falling to the ruins it was destined for by using her undeniable wit and charm to create allies in all the right places. Though history likes to remember Egypt’s last great leader as nothing more than a teasing temptress, Cleopatra’s power ultimately stemmed from her clever leadership and smart networking....   [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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Augustus Of The Roman Republic

- Augustus Caesars success Before there was an Augustus Caesar or even Julius Caesar in charge of Rome, there was the Senate, which held most of the power in the Roman Republic. Around the time of 60 B.C.E. Rome was growing and so was the military and the senate was not able to control them, thus leading to a civil war which consisted of three generals: Julius Cesar, Pompey, and Crassus. Needless to say Crassus died in battle and the senate sided with the general Pompey then told Julius Caesar to leave and disband his army....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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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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The Collapse Of The Roman Republic

- “He is said to have been tall of stature… except that towards the end.” What was it that really led to the fall of the Roman Republic. There are a lot of different factors to consider when trying to determine what caused the collapse. By examining The Rubicon, The Life of Julius Caesar, and some accompanying handouts from class, this paper will discuss how the Roman Republic did not collapse because of one factor. The collapse of the Roman Republic was like that of a game of Jenga. Factors were pulled out of the Republican system just like a game of Jenga until the Republic could not stand anymore....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus, Cicero]

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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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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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The Assassination Of Julius Caesar

- After the assassination of Julius Caesar, his named heir Octavius rose into power, to become Augustus Caesar. While Julius Caesar may have began the Julio-Claudian succession, it was Augustus that created the long lasting precedent that the future emperors would follow. Though, Augustus managed to make improvements within the Roman empire, he was unsuccessful in any attempts to develop the foundation for a prosperous imperial lineage. From failures to create an official succession structure, reforms that took power from the Paterfamilia, unsustainable expansion, and the cementing the authoritative role of Princeps, Augustus left a legacy that would create endless hardship for the rest of the...   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Ancient Rome]

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The Legacy Of Gaius Caesar Germanicus

- Gaius Caesar Germanicus is the name given to the Roman Emperor who so quickly went from being loved, to being hated by many. Gaius was a man of leadership that unfortunately, due to health issues, caused him to lose all his love from his people. He grew up having role models that taught him how to rule at such a young age. His yearning to lead showed to many allowing him to be put into a high position of leadership so early in life. Many items were changed in his power that brought the people a great deal of joy....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Caligula, Tiberius]

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The Case Of Galius Caesar

- How would you feel if the man you thought could fix the wrong doings of your past leader turned out to be even worse. Well that is what happened in the case of Galius Caesar, or more commonly known as Caligula. He was a tortured man and after reviewing the symptoms of Galius Caesar I diagnose him with a Narcissistic Antisocial Personality Disorder because of his sudden obsession with himself as a god, murderous ways, and sexual desires. This reign of terror of course has a story to it. On August 31st 12 A.D....   [tags: Roman Empire, Augustus, Tiberius, Tacitus]

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Julius Caesar : The Game Of Roman Politics

- Julius Caesar remains one of history’s best generals and propagandists. However, Caesar rein cam to an end only a few years after its start with his assassination. In contrast his inexperienced nephew, Augustus, succeeded where Caesar failed by establishing his long and successful rule of Rome. While Augustus’ comparative success might appear to result from historical contingencies, a closer examination reveals Augustus as a much shrewder politician than Caesar. Specifically, Augustus dealt more effectively with his enemies than Caesar while at the same presented his assumption of absolute power as consistent with, rather than in opposition of, both the laws and values of the Republic....   [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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The Reign Of Augustus And The Roman Empire

- THE REIGN OF AUGUSTUS (B.C. 31-A.D. 14) After years of civil war a young Octavian, finally restored order and stability on an exhausted Roman state. After his victory over Actium in 31 BC, Octavian found himself in control of the Roman Empire. The answer came in the first meeting of the senate when Octavian theatrically relinquished all his powers to the Roman Senate. In exchange for these powers Octavian received a new name, Augustus. In Discourses (III. Xiii. 9) Epictetus tells us, "For you see that Caesar appears to furnish us with great peace....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Augustus]

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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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