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Julius Caesar : Life Of A Colossus

- Gaius Julius Caesar was born on July 13, 100 BC to a patrician family, or ruling class family. His family were aristocrats, meaning they were wealthy, noble, elite members of Rome during that time. There was not much information about Caesar’s childhood recorded, however, the average childhood being born into aristocracy is well known. Around the age of seven the children would be allowed and mandated to follow and watch what, how, and why their parents did what they did. The son would learn his responsibilities from his father, and a daughter would learn her responsibilities from her mother....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic]

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Julius Caesar: Not a Great Leader

- The driving forces in the play Julius Caesar are the characters Marcus Brutus, Julius Caesar, and Marc Antony. Julius Caesar is the center of the ordeal of leadership in Rome when the play begins. When Caesar returns to Rome he is looked upon by the fickle plebeians as a glorious and triumphant hero. The authority of his heroism is questioned when the honorable Marcus Brutus speaks to the townspeople during Caesar’s funeral. Brutus proves to be the better leader for Rome rather than Caesar or Antony....   [tags: Julius Caesar, leadership, Shakespeare,]

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The Events of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar’s ambition for power drove the honorable Brutus to think negatively about Julius Caesar’s position of being the King of Rome. Negatively speaking, Julius Caesar’s ways of having most of the power and deciding not to listen to others except the ones that only tell him things he likes to hear, drove the power-hungary conspirators and the honorable Brutus to take his life away. The honorable Brutus shows his love for Rome by committing an act which he seems best fit for his city. Trying everything he can to put Rome in a democracy, the only solution he saw was to join the conspirators to murder Caesar and explain to the people why they committed such an act....   [tags: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, ]

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Was the Murder of Julius Caesar Justifiable?

- September 9th, 2007: Inmate Jerry Martin, a 37 year old white male steals a truck from a Huntsville parking lot. He drives it into a female correctional officer’s horse, ultimately ending in her falling to her death. An innocent woman, killed because of a man’s poor decision. Homicide is a felony widely regarded as one of, if not the, worst offences a human can commit. The act of ending a man or woman’s life, whether intentional, or unintentional, is one that can very rarely be justifiable....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Shakespeare's Misrepresentation of Julius Caesar

- For those who have read the play Julius Caesar, it is easy to speculate that it is an accurate autobiography of Caesar’s last days before he was murdered. Without presented with the historical facts, this assumption remains unchallenged. Yet this is far from the truth, and its playwright William Shakespeare had planned it this way, as we shall view shortly. The many altercations interlinked in this writer’s story include incorrect biological relations between Caesar and the other characters and Caesar’s authentic personality and questionable motives are sugarcoated....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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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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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 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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The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar By William Shakespeare

- Imagine yourself listening to a political debate, undecided as to which leader you agree with. One candidate begins to speak about unjust societal issues, such as the horrifying amount of people in the world that do not have food on their table. The candidate also begins to touch upon the topic of taxes and how he will lower them if he is elected. You find yourself being persuaded in the direction of emotions and morals. The power of language used to appeal others is not only present in the modern world, but also in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by famous English playwright William Shakespeare....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Julius Caesar]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Persepolis ' And ' Julius Caesar '

- Mobile Desires Desires are strong feelings of wanting or wishing for something to happen. When a person desires something or someone, their sense of yearning is excited by the satisfaction or the thought of the item or person. If Freud is correct when he argues that, “desire is essentially mobile” then we should be able to see how the desires of both characters Marji in Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, and Brutus in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare change as a result of those around them (Bennett 207)....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar]

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Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

- Julius Caesar has always been an important, well-known figure in history. His name still lives on, two thousand years after his death. Even the terms "Kaiser" and "Tsar" are renditions of "Caesar." To this day, the name "Caesar" conjures images of ancient Rome, conspiracies, intrigue, and murder. Thanks to William Shakespeare, most people know that he was betrayed and killed by his friends. But what made Caesar so fascinating that Shakespeare would choose to write about Caesar over fifteen hundred years after his death....   [tags: Ancient Rome, The Immortal Julius Caesar]

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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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The Soothsayer 's Warning By Julius Caesar

- Beware the Ides of March. (I, ii, 18) This is when the soothsayer 's warning Julius Caesar about the Assassination attempt on him. (Pearl Harbor attack) I feel that in everybody 's lives we all have that one person that warns us about something that is going to happen yet we still don 't listen to them and we continue on. When that moment happens though we wished we would have listened to the person or soothsayer because they were right and we 're trying to help us. An example of this would be Pearl Harbor....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Julius Caesar]

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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 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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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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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- Suggestive comedies along with historical and romantic tragedies have been Shakespeare’s trademark genres among his various world-renowned writings. One such piece, Julius Caesar, concentrates upon the fall of the Roman emperor Caesar and the events following his demise at the hands of his trusted politicians and friends. The play itself does not simply explore the downfall of Caesar, but also of his comrades in light of their actions. As the Ides of March hang above Caesar’s head in a perfect foreshadow, so too do other actions allude to the inevitable death of those who seek Caesar’s fall....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar]

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The Contributions of The Women of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

- In a cast of over 30 characters, there are only two women. This is a statement describing the world renown play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. These two female characters are Calpurnia, the wife of Julius Ceasar, and Portia, the wife of Marcus Brutus. Other than these two women, the cast is composed entirely of male characters. In a work of literature so populated by men, one may ask why Shakespeare takes the time to include any women at all. However, after further reflection, it is clear to see the reason as to why they are included....   [tags: shakespeare, julius caesar, calpurnia]

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Brutus's Reasoning in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Julius Caesar, the protagonist, Brutus, conspires against and successfully kills Caesar; to only find the city he loves in chaos and mutiny from his actions. Brutus in the eyes of many people was a noble and honorable man who loved and adored the city of Rome, and no person thought more of this than Caesar. To Caesar, Brutus was the son he never had, and his love of Brutus was known, therefore the thought of Brutus betraying him was absurd. However, imagine if not only Brutus did not love Caesar, but he hated him....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Character of Marc Antony in Julius Caesar

- Blending into the ground, waiting for the perfect moment to lash out, and then attacking when an opportunity presents itself, snakes hunt the same way some people do politics. In Rome, 44 BC, when one man fell prey, another man, camouflaged, found his opportunity to strike. As William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar progresses, the character of Marc Antony slowly reveals that he is not who he at first seems, a cunning manipulator rather than a blindly obedient lapdog. Antony, when he is introduced in Act 1 is running a traditional race on the Lupercal and is asked to touch Calpurnia by Caesar, who is referring to a superstition at the time that the touch of a runner in the race could cause...   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Machiavellian Element in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Machiavelli's Moral and social philosophy, as expressed in the prince, and the way this is related to in the political philosophy, style, and actions of Julius Caesar of Shakespeare's play For the reason that philosophy including all other branches of knowledge, from head to toe, is meant for the welfare and wellbeing of mankind thus the sacred branch of knowledge such as philosophy is all about discovering and investigating the hidden for the further wellbeing of mankind instead of putting the same human beings into the hands of totally inhuman structure based on Machiavelli's moral and social philosophy....   [tags: Julius Caesar Research paper]

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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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Brutus for Ruler in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"

- In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare there are several people who would be good rulers of Rome. Out of them all Brutus would have been the best choice to lead Rome. Brutus would be the best chosen leader for Rome for several reasons. Brutus was a very smart man and smartness is a very good quality for a leader. Another feature Brutus had, was he had very little or maybe even no emotions, and if he did he did a very good job of hiding them. A further aspect of Brutus is that he was very well respected by everyone....   [tags: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, ]

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Suicide in Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare

- Suicide has always been a common alternative action to get away from one’s problems in human history. Sometimes however, it is at times hard to decipher whether or not one’s suicide may be heroic or weak. In Ancient Rome, suicide was often considered an honorable and praiseworthy way to die, it was not until long after this time period that organized religions started considering suicide as a sin rather than an act of heroism. In the brilliant Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, many characters in the play take their own lives, this throws us into the dark as to whether or not their acts of suicide are heroic or weak....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The History Behind Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Rome has been a republic since 509 B.C. This republic had replaced a monarchy. For this reason Caesar had been murdered; he was thought to have become too powerful. He was pushing for a dictatorship. Some members of the senate had stepped in and prevented his absolute power. This is just one of the reasons why Caesar would not be the best ruler of Rome; he had been too power-hungry. Antony had been just as bad as Caesar. He was his right-hand man and knew what Caesar had been up to at all times....   [tags: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar,]

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Brutus: Tragic Hero in "Julius Caesar"

- The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare centers on Caesar, a Roman dictator, and his demise in 44 B.C. Brutus, along with seven other conspirators, assassinate Caesar to prevent him from becoming king. The Romans then wage war with these conspirators, and all eight are either murdered, or commit suicide. At this point in the play, the audience realizes who the tragic hero is. A tragic hero is a character in a high social standing who causes his/her own downfall. The hero becomes enlightened of his/her mistakes, which causes the reader to feel sympathy for this person....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Julius Caesar : The Dictator Of Rome

- Julius Caesar was the dictator of Rome in his prime. Some say his journey to the top was paved in corruption, other claimed he was a man of the people. His enemies knew to fear him for his ruthlessness. His followers adored him because everything that he had succeeded in was done for them. Unfortunately, his betrayal transpired by his senators who felt he had grown too powerful and stabbed him to death. However, Julius Caesar’s connection to the political world, his innate ability as an army general, and his desire to advocate for the rights of his people made him a great leader....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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Julius Caesar : A Tragic Hero

- Julius Caesar may have been a noble person, but the people of Rome did not think so. In Julius Caesar, Shakespeare shows the Caesar comes to an unhappy end when he is murdered by the people he loved most. Within this play Julius Caesar is portrayed as a tragic hero. A tragic hero is defined as “the main character of a tragedy [who is] usually dignified, courageous, and high ranking” (Novel Study Guide). Also vital to defining a tragic hero is that, “the hero’s downfall is caused by a tragic flaw” (Novel Study Guide)....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Ancient Rome]

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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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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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Julius Caesar And The Roman Republic

- Starting in the mid-second century BCE, the Roman Republic was struggling because the senate continually placated the consul, and patriotic figures like Cicero were hopeful that the republic and its values would triumph over the political strife. Furthermore, new politicians like the Gracchus brothers were trying to reform a republic that heavily favored tradition and its elite. In the midst of this, Julius Caesar rose to power and was assassinated. The century-long culmination of attempted reforms, factions, power-hungry leaders, and ideological divisions justified the killing of Julius Caesar as the Roman Republic was too entrenched in its problems to implement needed political reforms....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Ancient Rome]

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The 's Production Of Julius Caesar

- When walking into Tulane’s production of Julius Caesar you were greeted by a post-apocalyptic multi-level metal stage, the image of a turning Julius Caesar project onto above the stage, and many actors pretending to chug beer. Before the play started the stage seemed like it would be great to watch the actors perform, the three-tier metal frame and the projection screen up above just lent itself to the “1984” vibe that they were attempting to project. Originally I sat in the very front row but quickly realized that if I wanted to have a chance of seeing the majority of the actors on the middle and top metal platforms I would have to move back a couple rows....   [tags: Theatre, Performance, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony]

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The Downfall Of Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar is remembered as one of the greatest military minds in history and credited with arranging the basis for the Roman Empire. Caesar’s military brilliance bought Rome more land and more power, which led into the increase of size and strength of Rome. Caesar’s dictatorship helped the strength in Rome. Julius Caesar was assassinated which lead to a monarchy that was ruled by Octavin. Caesar’s death caused an effect to the collapse of the Roman Empire. Many people today in the 21st century try and follow the greatness of Julius Caesar....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Roman Empire]

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The Downfall Of Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar assassination was so astound that the people of Rome wanted vengeance over his killers. By the time of the Caesar, Rome had long-established the Republic government headed by two consuls with mutual powers A special temporary office, called the dictatorship, was established for use only during times of war. Minutes before Julius’s assassination, Brutus one of his closet peers surprised Julius with a fatal blow in the neck followed by countless jabs by loyal Senate of Rome. However, Julius Caesar was more than a piece to an assassination plot, he was a dictator, politician and a military commander....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Roman Empire]

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The Downfall Of Julius Caesar

- “If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it,” said Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar). Ironically, this motto led Caesar to both his rise, and fall. Caesar gained power and popularity through his military might and tactics, making him a dangerous foe. He defeated everyone he faced on the battlefield. Including winning a brutal civil war between him and his once ally, Pompey. As a result, he was thrust into the position of king in Rome in all but title as Rome was still a Republic and only had temporary dictators in time of crisis (Ushistory.org)....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Roman Empire]

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The Assassination Of Julius Caesar

- The assassination of Julius Caesar Dictatorship is a critical issue that led to the formation of rivals under the leadership of Julius Caesar. There are contentions between the United States policies in Roman Empire and the struggle for the maintenance of Roman culture. Such motions stimulated mixed reactions in the empire during 1544 B.C.Dr. Parenti seeks to explicate the real idea that propelled the death of Julius Caesar during his era. Most of the supportive people were astonished by the death of Julius Caesar since he was a famous person who had conquered Egypt....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Julius Caesar]

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How Ruthless Was Julius Caesar?

- How ruthless was Julius Caesar. Well, first, who was Julius Caesar. Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesmen, Consul, and Emperor born in 100 B.C. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He did many appalling things for power, and many would consider him to be very ruthless, while others would say that he was not ruthless. Well, what does it mean to be ruthless. To be ruthless means having or showing no pity or compassion for others....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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The Downfall Of Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar was a very ambitions man, had he not been he would have never become the most powerful man in those days. He was ambitious of fame, fortune, power and control. Caesar was a man with cleverness in politics, generalship; he was a great orator and writing in such extend that he was called a genius. (Flattery) Caesar ambition of power began when he join forces with Pompey and Lacinius which “they became the most powerful senators in Rome in 60 B.C” (Literature and its times: Joyce Moss and George Wilson)....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Ancient Rome]

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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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The Assassination Of Julius Caesar

- Roman citizens agreed with the assassination of Julius Caesar because he became defiant towards Roman political structure as well as values and possessed a threat to Romans freedom. The standard of Rome was honour, integrity and the familia. Being Roman meant being a part of something greater than oneself. Everything a Roman did was based on whether or not it brought honour to the family and Rome. These were all the values and characteristics that Caesar initially displayed. Although Caesar came from Roman patrician of lineage which could be traced back to Ulysses he did not hold these same social political values....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Roman Republic]

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Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- William Shakespeare is known as one of the best writers in history. He has had many plays that have been read and produced worldwide. William Shakespeare was delivered in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare was married to Anne Hathaway and he had three children. He had a daughter with the name of Susanna Hall and he had twins named Hamnet and Judith. All of his plays have been translated into a lot of languages all over the world. Julius Caesar is a famous play that he wrote which pretty much teaches people not to trust anybody....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Role Of Roman History : Julius Caesar

- When looking at his importance and influence Roman history, few would argue Julius Caesar is one of the most powerful and successful leaders in the history of the world. At the time of Caesar’s birth, Rome was still a republic and the empire was only at its beginning. Senators ruled the republic, and were motivated by the desire of power in the hope of someday becoming either a consul or a praetor. A consul was an official appointed by a government to live in a foreign city and protect and promote the government 's citizens and interests there....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, 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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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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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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Rhetorical Devices Used By Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar is a Shakespeare play that is famous for its use of rhetorical devices which are used to persuade. In the play, Julius Caesar has just been assassinated and the crowd is confused and very scared. His so-called "friends" have just betrayed him including his long-term friend Brutus who took place in the assassination. Mark Antony was another friend of Caesar 's that didn 't take place in the assassination and was also shocked, scared, and confused on why people would do such a thing....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Rhetoric]

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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

- 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

- William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is centralized on the debate of whether or not man is bound to a fate predestined by some divine force hidden within the stars or a fate controlled by one’s own actions. Based on Sir Thomas North’s Plutarch’s historical accounts, Shakespeare depicts the characters within the play to believe that fate is either controlled by the divine, as indicated through portents or omens, Roman values, or human decision alone. However, Shakespeare ultimately makes the argument that the decisive actions of humans, both good and bad, are what ultimately shape history and therefore fate....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Plutarch]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Julius Caesar '

- I, Cinna (The Poet) is based on a small character in William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. This modern twist and tragedy is written and directed by Tim Crouch. Tim Crouch wrote this play in hopes to bring to light the importance of being able to express one’s self as well as to encourage the audience to write their own poems about Cinna the Poet. Jude Owusu plays Cinna and does an amazing job during his solo performance. This was exclusively streamed to schools around the UK on July 2, 2012....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Julius Caesar]

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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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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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Examining Whether or not Brutus is a Hero or Villain in Shakespeare's Play Julius Caesar

- “You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight. This quote can be assimilates to Brutus in Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. In a way he died as a hero but he did live long enough and saw himself becoming the villain. Throughout the play, Brutus had been consumed in a lot of drama and deaths. The readers can tell the internal arguments he has with himself about it too. In William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, there are many tragic deaths, drama, and heroes and villains....   [tags: Julius Caesar]

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Marcus Brutus, The Most Noble Roman in Shakespeare's Play Julius Caesar

- Being ethical, patriotic, reasonable, and showing selflessness are just a few characteristics of a noble man. After the death of respected Julius Caesar, the speedy fight for power exposed the veracious side of Roman figures. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, examines the struggles for the title of the noblest Roman between ethical Marcus Brutus and other power thirsty Romans to reveal the most honorable man. Marcus Brutus shows qualities of a noble roman through patriotism. He makes many tough decisions that result in questioning his character, but the actions he takes are for the betterment and out of the love for Rome....   [tags: Julius Caesar]

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Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince and Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- The Bible teaches love, compassion and generosity. Niccolo Machiavelli found the Bible’s lessons idealistic and unrealistic for leaders. Machiavelli wrote his book, The Prince, to show the ruling Meddici family that the world is not a fairy tale. Prior to Machiavelli writing The Prince, the majority of books depicted people as virtuous and ethical. However, The Prince is not the only work of literature that manifests Machiavellian techniques. William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar utilizes similar methods....   [tags: Julius Caesar, The Prince]

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Brutus’ Love for Rome in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- Brutus was a well-known person who loved Rome. His love for Rome led to him helping someone murder Julius Caesar, his leader. As a person do you love and care about your state or country so much that you would kill your leader to protect the people in it. Brutus cared so much about Rome and his people that he did just that. He lost his life for Rome, and it truly showed how much he cared for the people, which showed his level of honor. An honorable person is someone who is of high rank, has dignity, and highly respected....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Shakespeare: A Master of Tragedy, As Seen in Julius Caesar

- Some of the world’s greatest and most recognized writers were and are masters of the tragedy. Though everybody enjoys a nice tragedy in a book or play once and again. One overwhelming in deaths and disasters would defiantly be a turnoff to many. However, a classic trait for many Shakespearian pieces would be rather high in these. One perfect example being his infamous play Julius Caesar. Jealousy, power and war, all of which being huge bullets in the plot of the play. What to say it’s main scheme of it would have to be the conspiracy to murder the Caesar, and the conspirators that helped complete this bloody task....   [tags: tragedy, shakespeare, Julius Caesar, ]

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Brutus is the Tragic Hero in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- The tragedy “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare should be renamed “Brutus” because Caesar is not the tragic hero. He is only in a small portion of the play and does not possess a major tragic flaw; however Marcus Brutus fits the description of tragic hero much better than Julius Caesar. Typically, tragedies are named after the tragic hero, which Aristotle describes as: a person of noble birth with a tragic flaw that leads to his or her downfall because of that flaw. Brutus exhibits all of these qualities, therefore rightfully naming him a tragic hero....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Analysis of Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare

- In William Shakespeare’s tragic play Julius Caesar, the protagonist, Brutus, conspires against and successfully kills Caesar; to only find the city he loves in chaos and mutiny from his actions. Brutus in the eyes of many people was a noble and honorable man who loved and adored the city of Rome, and no person thought more of this than Caesar. To Caesar, Brutus was the son he never had, and his love of Brutus was known, therefore the thought of Brutus betraying him was absurd. However, imagine if not only Brutus did not love Caesar, but he hated him....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Marcus Brutus: The Tragic Hero in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

- In Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, the title leads the mind to believe that Caesar is the tragic hero; however, this is not the case. The noble Brutus is a much more accurate fit for the role of tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character with a tragic flaw that goes from good fortune to complete misfortune in a fairly quick downfall. Although some may argue that Caesar fits this depiction, Brutus is a better choice. He goes from the top of the social standings to international scumbag when he joins the conspirators and murders Caesar, his friend....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The True Nobleman in Julius Caesar's Rome: Brutus

- “A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires” -Marcus Aurelius. In the novel Julius Caesar there are many people who claimed nobility. However there is only one noble man. There are many test that will show who is truly noble because, anyone in Rome could claim to be noble. Brutus was the only noble roman in Julius Caesar....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Shakespeare, ]

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Betrayal in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar

- "Et tu – Brute?" “Yet each man kills the thing he loves By each let this be heard,Some do it with a bitter look,Some with a flattering word,The coward does it with a kiss,The brave man with a sword,” by Oscar Wilde. In the tragedies of Shakespeare we encounter betrayal upon his plays and how it leads to catastrophic consequences. In this case Macbeth, hamlet and Julius Caesar are no exceptions. In the Shakespearean tragedies Macbeth Hamlet, and Julius Caesar betrayal will lead to the downfall of a tragic hero....   [tags: Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar]

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Madness and Ambition in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- “Even the noblest men can be seduced by power; it has the power to kill, to distort, and to corrupt” Through this passage, Matthew Sims captures in essence how individuals often turn to betrayal and deception in order to gain their heart’s desires. This characteristic is not only present in life, but can also be seen in modern and classical literature, including the well known work of Julius Caesar. In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the lust for power transcends any one individual and ultimately leads to death and corruption of not only Caesar, but also of Brutus and Cassius....   [tags: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]

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The Nature of Man Explored in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- Much speculation has arisen over why Shakespeare wrote Julius Caesar. Some say he was he was predicting what would happen should civil war break out in England. Shakespeare lived from 1564 to 1616 in the Elizabethan era. Julius Caesar was written in 1599, near the end of the Queen’s reign. Elizabeth was growing old and still had no heir; the future ruler of England lay in question. Undoubtedly, multiple candidates would strive for the throne, but the people would ultimately choose who would succeed through their support....   [tags: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]

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Julius Caesar : The Dictator Or Model Politician?

- Julius Caesar was unquestionable a cunning Politian as portrayed within historical documents, even though the events were documented after the accounts of his rule materialized there are still numerous theories about his political ability’s and how he was viewed by the people he governed. This paper is intended to present the reader clear vision on how Julius Caesar was viewed during his dictatorship of Rome. Was Julius Caesar a selfish dictator or model politician. There will be five diverse source accounts of the events which will be examined for similarities and differences based on the historical evidences....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Roman Empire]

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Rhetoric in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

- Cassius, Brutus, and Antony use rhetoric successfully in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, albeit each differently and for different causes. Each of these men uses his skills in rhetoric to convince each other and at some points the entire population of Rome to follow his beliefs. However, each of these men has different motivations to do so, as well as different characteristics and general worldviews. Cassius uses rhetoric successfully to persuade Brutus to come over to his cause—killing Julius Caesar....   [tags: Rhetoric, Julius Caesar]

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Julius Caesar : Raise And Fall Of A Leader

- Julius Caesar: Raise and Fall of A Leader In 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was assassinated in the chamber of the Roman Senate. With his death,a glorious chapter of the Roman empire’s history--a history created by Caesar himself-- ended. Fifty-eight years earlier, Julius Caesar began a purposeful journey designed to place him in a position of ultimate power. Caesar was successful because he had a clear goal of what Rome could be, obstinate in his belief , and applied his insight into the political realm....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Roman Empire]

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Julius Caesar : The Era Of Roman Empire

- In the first century BC, Roman military commander Julius Caesar, engendered by his obsession with complete supremacy and glory, rose to prominence in the Roman political scene by manipulating those who surrounded him, ultimately reorientating the structure of Roman governance permanently. Born into Roman nobility, Caesar initially gained power by taking advantage of the Roman political climate with both his military and oratory skills. Gradually, by way of a series of calculative political moves, Caesar not only furthered his status but also ensured the longevity of his final position of dictator in Rome....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Ancient Rome]

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Love is Beautiful in Julius Caesar

- The word love has thousands of meaning but in the end it can mean only one thing. Now over the years the word love had totally lost it’s meaning, but that’s not important to this essay. We are looking back at a time when love was a word that you didn’t throw around. When love still had meaning. When togas were still in style. The word love is repeated in many forms throughout the play Julius Caesar. Unlike the way that we use it today, this word had different meanings. Someone saying it did not usually mean sexual feelings towards another, but it meant friendship in its own sick and twisted way....   [tags: Julius Caesar]

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The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar, By William Shakespeare

- Fidel Castro dominated Cuba with an iron fist and lack of mercy, but pushed for the removal of their corrupt government administration. Saddam Hussein turned an entire nation into a war- like state and killed thousands of people, but when he was in the hospital, he would save the crust from his bread to feed the birds. Joseph Stalin ruled Russia and had as many deaths on his hands as Hitler, but he wrote romantic poetry. All three of these leaders have two things in common: they were all brutal dictators that everyone knew about and they all had a soft side to them that nobody knew about....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Bill Clinton]

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Julius Caesar : The Political Process At Rome

- Question 3 (g) whether Gaius Julius Caesar intended to transform the political process at Rome Alea iacta est e (let the die be cast) ; is an appropriate way to begin the journey of the life of as Gaius Julius Caesar (“Caesar”). Caesar one of the greatest men known in the Roman Republic, he brought Rome to its knees, some might say in worship of him others say in Civil war, but did he want peace and for the people of Rome to have a better life, or was it all about power for Caesar. It is submitted, that Caesar did want peace for the people and a united Rome, but alas, his undoing was that he ultimately wanted to hold all the power himself....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Gaius Marius]

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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Julius Caesar '

- In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Caesar’s potential to rise to dictatorship threatens the Roman Republic, therefore people from the Senate conspire against Caesar and kill him to save Rome. But Rome cascades into chaos, and Brutus and Antony go to war, which ends with the death of more people. The plot of the play sparked a discussion question that was asked in class; the question is: who is innocent and who is to blame. I thought about this question while watching I, Cinna (The Poet). Caesar, Brutus, and Cassius were the three predominant characters the class argued about, but none of them are innocent and they all bear some responsibility in Caesar’s murder....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Ancient Rome]

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Julius Caesar: The Fall of the Roman Republic

- The Roman Republic can be explained as the period from 509 – 27 BCE, which the ancient Roman civilization exemplified a republican form of government; where the supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives. During the Roman Republic, the 2 most powerful, and main branches of government included the Consuls and the Senate. It was the Consuls who held supreme civil and military control over Rome; however the republic had precautions in place to avoid one of the consuls from exercising too much power, such as short one year terms, veto and the notion of 2 consuls to divide authority....   [tags: Ancient Rome, World History, Julius Caesar]

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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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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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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar tells of the factions and battles high in the government of the Roman republic. The conflict centers around the aftermath of the coup of a conspiracy overthrowing their leader, and the fractionalization of the remaining leaders scrambling for power. Cassius, a senator, convinces several others to join him in removing Caesar from power through assassination. The final member in need of convincing is Brutus, another government figure loved and held in high esteem by the Roman people....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony]

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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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Julius Caesar Essay: Decision Making in Julius Caesar

- Decision Making in Julius Caesar Making the right decisions is an ongoing struggle for man, because making decisions is never easy, and the wrong decision can lead to endless perils. Decisions must be made when dealing with power, loyalty, and trust. Yet, unlike other decisions, ones that are about these three fields are the most important, due to the risk involved, and because of the consequences that might follow. Power- power is the complete domination of others, and since all men want to dominate those around them, power is valued as one of the most important possessions....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Julius Caesar Essay: Loyalty and Justice in Julius Caesar

- Loyalty and Justice in Julius Caesar In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, one must read the text closely to track the shifting motivations and loyalties of each character as the play progresses. An important factor that must be kept in mind while reading is the degree of loyalty, in other words, the degree to which characters act out of a motivation to help others. Throughout the play, each character's current degree of loyalty to others is clearly exhibited by words or behavior – this holds true for the characters of Brutus, Cassius, Antony, Portia, and Calpurnia....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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