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Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar

- Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar was born in Rome on November 16, 42 BC. Four years after his birth his mother divorced his father and married Octavian. Tiberius was a descendant of the Claudian family who moved to Rome shortly after the foundation of the city. The Claudians did not respect others who were not of noble ancestry. After Tiberius was four he was raised to be a loyal servant of Augustus. Tiberius is associated with Augustus for 22 years. Augustus had Tiberius carefully educated....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Tiberius

- Tiberius was born Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar in Rome on November 16, 42BC. Four years later his mother divorced his father and married the triumvir Octavian, later Emperor Augustus, who had Tiberius carefully educated. In 20BC Tiberius commanded an expedition to Armenia, and he subsequently helped subdue the Rhaetians and fought against the Pannonians (12-9BC). In 11BC Tiberius, at his stepfather's command, dissolved his happy marriage to Vipsania Agrippina (died AD20), daughter of the Roman general Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, and married Augustus's daughter Julia, who was Agrippa's widow....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rome's Really 'Bad' Emperors

- ... Some historians believe that his behavior changed due to epilepsy, a brain disorder that causes a person to have persistent seizures over time. This hypothesis is supported by the fact that Julius Caesar, Caligula’s distant cousin, is believed to have suffered from epilepsy. Caligula also suffered from a chronic inability to sleep, a common symptom of epilepsy. Rather than being almost equal to his people, he acted godlike. Senators were forced to kiss his feet, and at dinner parties, he seduced their wives....   [tags: ancient empires, Tiberius, Caligula, Nero]

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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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Augustan Art and Propaganda

- Augustan Art and Propaganda Julius Caesar's reign was an unfavorable and chaotic period for Rome, and after his death, a large portion of the empire was handed down to his adopted son, Gaius Octavian. From the ashes of his father, Octavian was able to build an Empire unparalleled. Later, the name Augustus was given to him by Senate. Augustus ostensibly maintained the form of the Roman Republic while in actuality creating the Roman Empire. He introduced the administrative reforms that led to the Pax Romana with its flourishing of trade and the arts....   [tags: julius caesar, rome, gaius octavian]

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The Era Of The Roman Republic

- Over time, nations change. Different leaders rise to power, politics and policies change, wealth and land is acquired and eventually, one may be left wondering how it all changed. This series of changes is seen in the ancient Roman republic in its last century. After a lot of chaos between unpopular politicians and new laws, certain individuals stepped into the government and swayed its focus to conquest and personal gain. Civil wars and class conflicts broke out in Rome due to aristocratic senators and ambitious generals, only to be met with the end of the republic....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Ancient Rome]

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The Line of Roman Emperors

- "Behold, I found Rome of clay, and leave her to you of marble." This was the Emperor Augustus’s last words. I think these words are very significant because he laid the foundations of the Empire and made Rome great. The reign of Augustus was one of the most important as the model that the other emperors would follow. Augustus helped build Rome into what it is and in turn, changed modern society. Octavius was the first emperor of Rome and was born in 63 B.C. He was originally born in Rome but raised in his parents’ hometown Vilitrae....   [tags: Roman Emperors, Rome, history, Caesar Agustus, Pax]

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The Roman Empire : A Perfect Example Of How Lands Change Over Time

- The Roman Empire is a perfect example of how lands change over time. The last century of the Roman Republic shows how change in politics, lands, and leaders. The Roman Republic is a good example because it shows how sometimes change is needed to make everything right in the country. Corruption is the ruling will not be removed just by time, it takes people to stand up for their beliefs and change focus to what it should be, the people. Rome had to go through many different civil wars, chaos, and leaders until it had the change that it needed....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Roman Empire]

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The Reformer Tiberius Gracchus and His Word on Land Reform and in the RomanSenate

- Tiberius Gracchus was a reformer in attempting to change and improve the situation of Rome through the use of land reform. Yet he can also be observed as a revolutionary through his rapid changes and reforms that challenged the Senate. Tiberius Gracchus was born in 168 B.C along with his brother Gaius Gracchus into a family whose members had reached the highest positions in Rome. Tiberius’ father, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus was an aristocrat and renowned for his honors and was one of the most powerful men in Rome....   [tags: Tiberius Gracchus, Rome, land reform, ]

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Reign of Tiberius

- Tiberius never wanted to be a part of the public life, let alone the official emperor of Rome. Tiberius was politically challenged because he had no motivation, because he had no desire to be the in charge. He was born on November 16, 42 BC. At the age of three his mother, Livia, divorced his father and married Octavian, the future emperor, Augustus. (BBC) His birth father despised Augustus, yet his mother divorced his father just to marry his worst enemy. It seems as if Livia had a slight hatred toward Augustus; it wasn’t just Nero....   [tags: Biography, Leadership, Roman Empire]

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Julius Caesar : Life Of A Colossus

- ... He eventually received a pardon, but joined the army anyway, and began his ascent to supremacy. There are three key factors that lead to Julius Caesar’s rise to power: his military success, the favors and patronage he was a part of, and his political involvement. (Barbara McManus, Julius Caesar: Historical Background. Irwin Isenberg, The Way of Caesar, pg. 9-12). Caesar’s success in the Roman military and his own courage and strategy played a large role in his ascension up the ladder of Roman authority....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic]

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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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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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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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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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Julius Caesar : A Pivotal Figure

- ... As Quaestor, he gave the funeral oration for his aunt Julia, and included images of Marius in the funeral procession, not seen publicly since Sulla’s victory, years earlier. In 69 BC his wife, Cornelia, died and so he served as Quaestor in Hispania. During this time, he married Pompia, the granddaughter of Sulla. His next step in public life was to run for win the position of Pontifex Maximus, the high priest of Rome. However, unlike the high priest of Jupiter, the Pontifex Maximus was able to lead an army....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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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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Julius Caesar : A Pivotal

- ... However, unlike the high priest of Jupiter, the Pontifex Maximus was able to lead an army. Next, he became Praetor and divorced his wife on the grounds of an affair. He then helped Pompey with his political agenda and formed an alliance. Along with his previous alliance to Crassus, they formed the First Triumvirate. The first thing Caesar did with his new alliances was to become consul. During his time as consul, he made enemies of many senators. As Proconsul, Caesar served in Gaul as the governor....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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Caesar: Gone but not Forgotten

- Julius Caesar was written by Shakespeare in the Elizabethan Era. Julius Caesar relates the story of the conspiracies against the new dictator of Rome, Julius Caesar. In the play, a group of conspirators against Caesar’s recent rise to power plot to assassinate him. The conspirators eventually kill Caesar, and his mentee/confidant, Antony, wishes to say a funeral speech in his honor. The conspirators agree to let him speak and they let one their own, Brutus, speak as well. The funeral speeches are a major turning point in the play, because their speeches moved the play in a new direction....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Elizabethan Era, Shakespeare]

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Julius Caesar: Who is the Better Tragic Hero, Caesar or Brutus?

- The Search for the Perfect Hero In the world today people consider a hero to be someone like Superman or Spider-Man. In the dictionary a hero is considered or defined as a person of distinguished courage or ability, admired for their brave deeds and noble qualities. Though a hero is thought to be free of mistakes they all have tragic flaws like everyone else. A tragic flaw is explained by Aristotle’s definition, which says that: a tragic hero as a character of great reputation and prosperity whose misfortune is not due to depravity or vice, for the hero is a virtuous man or woman but to an error in judgment resulting from a tragic flaw....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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The Death Of Julius Caesar

- ... 2012, 155). Although the Senate supported Pompey, they recognized Caesar and began to appoint him a variety of titles before ultimately declaring him the dictator (Hunt et al. 2012, 155). The book continues to explain some of the great things that Julius did during his rule, and how he was greatly loved by his people (Hunt et al. 2012, 155). It wraps up all of this information with a small blip of information, stating that he was assassinated by a group of conspirators (Hunt et al. 2012, 155)....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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The Courage of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchi

- The Gracchi brothers Tiberius and Gaius were tragic figures in Roman History. They were genuine reformers who made the fatal flaw of going against the smothering Roman Senate. Both were able to climb to the tribune position however, both fell shortly after to the tyrants above. One might ask, were they cursed due to the fate that bestowed them both. Or were they blessed with the gift of courage to try and make a difference. According to Dictonary.com, courage is: “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear.” The Gracchi brothers exemplify courage with their revolutionary Roman reform attempts during the time of the republic....   [tags: Roman History]

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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 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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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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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 Contributions Of Julius Caesar

- ... It was his efforts and determination that led to the final transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. His skill as a general also allowed him to beat his ultimate enemy in the final civil war against Pompeius. Despite minor modifications we still use the calendar he fixed thousands of years ago, which is something everyone will use in future generations. Today, Caesar is still known for being the peak of accomplishments in political and military history. I believe that this is justified because he continued to carry out many successes with little failures....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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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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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 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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The Downfall Of Julius Caesar

- ... Due to Caesar family background, he was well known to the populares who were known Roman political leaders for the people. Julius Caesar was a very popular politician who represented the crowd of the people of Rome. Little in the Republic could match his strength and ambition to achieve consulship. Since Caesar did come from a patrician family, he wasn’t able to become a tribune for the plebs so he set his sights on the office of the aedile. As one of the co-aediles, in 65 BC, Caesar handled everything from temple maintenance, road repairs, distribution of grain and water and urban crime but one of his best service for Rome, when Caesar thought of the staging of public games....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Roman Empire]

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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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The Roman Emperor Tiberius

- In the early first century AD, the Roman Empire was subject to autocratic rule and the old Republic was long dead. Augustus had been ruling for forty years and most of that time he was loved and praised by the Senate and the people of Rome. Throughout his reign, Augustus had the one lingering problem of finding a successor to take over the role of Emperor. He had chosen 3 different heirs in his time of rule; however, they all passed before they had the chance to inherit Augustus’ esteemed power....   [tags: Roman Empire, Biography]

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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 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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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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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

- ... The documentation supports the direction of Wiseman who stands with Syme that claims “Caesar was accused of opening the Senate to wrongdoing of all sort” (8). The records demonstrate that Julius’s activities would have been disliked by the Senate, particularly the legislators who gambled surrendering their positions. Julius Caesar empathy and mercy is shown in “The Civil War”. “He encourage them, told them to get up, and spoke shortly to them about his own leniency…He spared them all” (Gardener 98)....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Roman Empire]

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The 's Production Of Julius Caesar

- ... A few of the actors even had their phones out and were filming the party they were having. A major problem that the play had was its intermission. Right before intermission Caesar is killed, for those of the audience members who had never seen the play or looked into the pamphlet handed out with the scenes laid out it seemed as if the play was over. The house lights came on and the music died down, everyone but the actor portraying the now-dead Caesar had left the stage. It was really sad to see almost half the members of the audience leave after intermission because they didn’t realize that the play wasn’t truly over....   [tags: Theatre, Performance, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony]

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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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Julius Caesar : The Downfall Of The Roman Empire

- ... While on his staff during the storming of Mitylene Caesar was awarded with a civic crown for saving the life of another soldier. After his serving under Praetor Minucius he served for a few months under proconsul Servilius Isauricus in Cicilia. He served him until, in 78 BC, he learned of the death of the dictator Sulla. After being in Italy for three years he left again in 75 BC to study rhetoric in Rhodes as the pupil of Apollonius Molon, the same celebrated master who taught Marcus Tullius Cicero....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Augustus]

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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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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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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 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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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- ... This definition is inherently stated in this play. Brutus has many flaws that he carries and one of them is that he very easily persuaded into things that he may second thoughts about in the initial beginning, but In my opinion this was not the situation for him to be so easily persuaded. Though he states that he does it for the greater good of the people and for Rome there are certain things you do to handle situations that’s appropriate for what is taking place, which makes me question Brutus loyalty toward Caesar....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, 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 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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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 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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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- ... One last quality that is shown is that his pragmatic view causes war and corruption. His conspiracy meets its goals of killing Julius Caesar, but causes a civil war and a lot of the conspirators’ deaths including his own. As we have just seen from the previous sentences, the ruler that is pragmatic has a tragic ending. On the other hand you have a ruler that is a man of principle. One quality that this ruler would have as a man of principle would be idealism. Someone that is idealistic is someone that pursues a high moral standard....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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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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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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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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Julius Caesar : Raise And Fall Of A Leader

- ... Because of his strong power in Gaul, the Senate gradually regarded Caesar as a highly potential threatening to the stability of Senate itself, so the Senate demanded Caesar to give up his enfranchises in Gaul , return to Rome and dismiss his army. The warning from the Senate senator offered Caesar two options: losing lose all his power to not against the senate or place himself in a position against Rome, the whole nation. Changing the flawed republican system had has long since been Caesar’s goal, and he had made all effort to achieve this goal; such warning which required Caesar to give up his ambitions to exchange safety from Senate challenged Caesar’s bottom line....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Roman Empire]

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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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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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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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William Shakespeare 's Julius Caesar

- ... Brutus feels conflicted before joining the conspiracy, he begins with the conclusion that the killing of Caesar is necessary, yet his monologue is one of a man trying to justify his thoughts or actions. Brutus explains that he has no personal reason to take action against Caesar’s rule but must keep in mind the needs of the public. Later in this speech Brutus states “And since the quarrel / Will bear no color for the thing he is,” (2.1.30-31) demonstrating the evident lack of reason for the conclusion previously reached....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony]

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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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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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Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Julius Caesar '

- ... The plebeian’s act of killing Cinna demonstrates the chaotic and debased society of Rome that Cinna is desperately trying to change through poetry. I interpreted this chaos arising after Antony’s eulogy, but in the film, the film cuts to the world outside of Cinna’s home before and after the death of Caesar, implying that the citizens were not happy with the republic. Unlike Caesar, the common people are not able to express their feelings, therefore, these feelings turn into rage. Literally, Cinna becomes a symbol for rage and violence; citizens are able to take out their rage on Cinna because Cinna is able to understand this rage and translate their feelings into poetry....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Ancient Rome]

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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: 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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William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

- ... Just like caesar, Brutus suffered a tragic flaw, his being trusting everyone. After Caesar is dead Antony wants to say a speech at Caesar 's funeral, after making the crowd violent says “Now let it work. Mischief, thou art afoot, take thou the course thou wilt.”(shakespeare3.2.266-264). Brutus trusted Antony to say some nice words about Caesar, instead he turn the crowd violent. Caesar and Brutus love the roman people and would sacrifice anything for them. after Caesar dies Antony reads “ to every roman citizen he gives, to every several man, seventy-five drachmas”( page lines title)....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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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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Julius Caesar Essay: Gender Transformation of Caesar

- Julius Caesar: Gender Transformation of Caesar     Shakespeare's Julius Caesar opens with the concurrent celebrations of Caesar's defeat of Pompey and the annual fertility festival of Lupercal. The coupling of the two historically separate events each celebrating distinct gender roles dramatically highlights the importance of gender characterization. Rome's patriarchal society demands a leader who embodies the virile spirit of the state with leadership marked by strength, courage, and constancy....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Rhetorical strategies are perhaps one of the oldest corrective rules introduced on the human race. Rhetoric is the study of impressive writing or speaking as a means of communication or persuasion. In William Shakespeare's very famous play "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar," Marcus Brutus and Mark Antony give a speech at Julius Caesar's funeral. Both speakers introduce themselves to the crowd in their own unique way with the usage of the three different rhetorical strategies; logos, ethos, and pathos, therefore arousing in the Roman crowd greatly distinct emotions and reactions....   [tags: Caesar Shakespeare]

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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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The Qualities of Brutus in Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar"

- In Shakespeare’s play “Julius Caesar”, Brutus is a main character and conspirator of the assassination plot of Caesar. Unfortunately for Rome, Brutus does not wish to become the next ruler. If Brutus had chosen to do so, he undoubtedly would have been one of Rome’s greatest rulers, due to his many virtuous qualities. One of those qualities is that Brutus is an honorable man. He does not have a single iota of corruption “ But for supporting robbers, shall we now contaminate our fingers with base bribes, and sell the mighty space of our large honors for so much trash as may be grasped thus....   [tags: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, theatre, characters,]

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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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Use of Ethos, Logos, and Pathos in Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare

- Persuasion is a natural method many people use to influence a person's beliefs, attitudes, intentions, motivations, or behaviors in a situation. Many include, bribing parents to buy clothes to even lending someone money. Either way, people all over the world use words or phrases to convince or sway a person into believing them. Just as many people have used rhetorical appeals to persuade someone, Anthony also uses the rhetorical appeals; heartfelt pathos, questionable logos and evident ethos in William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar to convince his audience that Caesar was not ambitious and that Caesar was innocent Initially, emotional appeal also known as pathos represents...   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Use of Rhetorical Appeals in Julius Caesar: Brutus vs Antony

- In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus and Antony attempt to persuade the audience of their position on the death of Caesar. While Brutus explains that his death was necessary, Antony claims that Caesar was not deserving of his demise. However, though Brutus does have ample credibility and taps into the emotional link with his audience to some extent, he does not convey as powerful of an argument as Antony, as he fails to provide sufficient factual evidence. Antony, on the other hand, utilizes logical argumentation with solid evidence, creates an emotional connection with his audience, and maintains credibility in order to support his own argument....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Excess in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

- Excess in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Excess makes for a very relevant theme in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Being excessively large compared to his followers is a trait that credits Julius Caesar's character. Excessiveness encompasses the leading conspirators. Excessiveness also marks Antony and Octavius in several ways.   Caesar's descriptions as well as his attitude contain excessiveness. Cassius describes Caesar as excessively large in relationship to his followers....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Julius Caesar 's Motive For Launching The Gallic Wars

- ... Caesar justified invading Gaul primarily through what he claimed were plots by peoples such as the Helvetii and the Germans to control the territory from the Romans. His motive was to bring justice to the peoples of Gaul who he claimed had been of threat to Italy. Caesar even claimed that “Rome was a victim of unprovoked aggression” as a result of the Helvetii’s actions. Where he said that Rome was obliged to punish them for their crimes. Caesar’s rhetoric continues to view the Germans as hostiles for crossing the Rhine River into Gaul....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Empire, Roman Republic, Gaul]

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Marcus Brutus: Shakespeare's Tragic Hero in "The Tragedy of Julius Caesar"

- William Shakespeare illustrates Marcus Brutus as a tragic hero in the play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Shakespeare defines tragic hero as a flawed character who has good fortune, and then loses all he has prized, leading to his misfortune, but a tragic hero must have that moment of enlightenment, that moment where a character can see that he caused his own downfall and receives the blame for his own tragedy. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is based on an historical event- the assassination of Julius Caesar; however, the story revolves around the conspirators, not Caesar....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]

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Cassius' Manipulation of Brutus, the Noblest Roman of Them All, in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

- Brutus is a good man who is easily turned evil by men filled with abhorrence and jealousy. In the play, Julius Caesar, Brutus is a Roman who is easily manipulated, decisive, and proud. These contradicting traits of Brutus show us why the reader does not want to believe that Brutus is an antagonist in the story. Brutus is shown as being easily manipulated in the play. This trait is shown a few times in the play. At the beginning, Brutus is tricked by Cassius into believing that killing Julius Caesar would be for the better of Rome (1, 2, ll....   [tags: Brutus, Shakespeare, Julius Caesar]

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William Shakespeare 's The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar

- ... Now, little time has passed and they praise Caesar. Then, once Caesar is slain the Romans immediately cling to the next highest power, which is Brutus after his speech at Caesar’s funeral. The third plebeian shouts, “Let him go up into the public chair./ We’ll hear him.-Noble Antony, go up” (3.2.61-62). The plebeians raise Brutus up and offer him the position of dictator for life without the apparent slightest mourn for Caesar. The common citizens of Rome have no concrete loyalty for a single person....   [tags: Roman Republic, Julius Caesar, Ancient Rome]

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