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    Julius Caesar: Hero or Villain

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    http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/plutarch-caesar.asp (Accessed 25 May 2014) “The Assassination of Julius Caesar, 44 BC.” Eyewitness to History. 2004. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/caesar2.htm (accessed 25 May 2014). Tranquillus,Gaius Suetonius. Lives of the 12 Caesars. Translated by Joseph Gavorse. Reproduced by Livus: Article of Ancient History http://www.livius.org/caa-can/caesar/caesar_t09.html (accessed 25 May 2014)

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    The Bad Emperors of Rome

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    essentially determined by the people of Rome. Tiberius Nero Caesar was the first emperor to rule Rome after the death of Augustus. His reign began in 14 AD with a positive start as he was initially well liked by the people and the senate. As Suetonius tells, he put all the power in the hands of the senate; taxes, dealing with soldiers, appointing generals for the management of important wars, were all presented to the senate for review. As well, Tiberius persisted in keeping the peace in Rome

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    World powers are usually created after political turmoil and usually encompass one key leader. In Rome this leader was Julius Caesar, who was appointed dictator for life and greatly changed the direction of Rome from a republic to an empire. In the United States, George Washington was a key military leader in the British Colony’s war for independence and was the first president of the new country. Both Julius Caesar and George Washington had great military experience, and were great leaders in their

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    Julius Caesar, The Selfish Dictator

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    murdered. There are multiple accounts of this incident, while all accounts came after the death of Caesar, the writing on the incident portray Julius Caesar to have been a selfish dictator. The death of Caesar, written by Caesar's biographer, Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c.70-c.135), is believed to be the most famous and accurate account of the death of Julius Caesar. In this account, it was said 3 unmistakable signs foretold Caesar’s approaching murder to him. The first sign came when settlers were

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    Roman dictator Julius Creaser was murdered. There are multiple accounts on what took place that day. However all account came far after the day of the incident. When reading the accounts, “The death of Caesar”, written by Caesar's biographer, Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus (c.70-c.135), “The Assassination of Julius Caesar” from Marcus Brutus, and In “The Assassination of Julius Caesar” by Nicolaus of Damascus, all accounts portray Julius Caesar as a “selfish dictator”. In the student textbook, “The Making

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    come from one of the senate's hired authors, Suetonius, and his book The Twelve Caesars. There is a rumor that Caligula required families to attend the executions of their loved ones. this was mentioned briefly in The Twelve Caesars, by Suetonius who is not a reputable source on caligula’s policies or actions but this does lend to potential motives as Caligula may have requested the presence of some of the family of the guilty. Unfortunately Suetonius as not alive during Caligula’s rule and had his

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    Suetonius does a very good job of capturing what Rome was like. Rome in the early empire was a place of both civility and barbarianism. The citizens of the city were not that good at returning nutrients to the soil, and were more concerned about luxury trade, which identified your status. Although he does a good job with stating facts, Suetonius’ opinions came out from time to time when discussing the behavioral traits of Julius Caesar, Nero, and Vespasian. He believed that the proper and just use

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    Suetonius "The Twelve Caesars" If a friend asked me to tell him if it is worth it to read Suetonius' book "The Twelve Caesars", I would say it is. This book, though old, is still very interesting and informative today. It is important to note however, that the writing style of Suetonius' day was much different from our own. Some readers might be confused and exasperated with Suetonius' diction and syntax. He uses very long expressions and details to describe people and events that may not even

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    be discussed Octavian’s role in the Second Triumvirate in the perception of Suetonius. It will also compare the difference between information from different sources and develop the idea of the portrayal of image of the emperor. Despite some criticisms, Suetonius as no one better presents the character and role of Octavian at that time. Suetonius becomes one of the main ancient primary sources to look at. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus was writing after the reign of Augustus in 121 AD. He was the biographer

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    Boudicca Analysis

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    Boudicca is a not talked about so much in history. She was a female leader from the first century of the British Iceni tribe that lead an uprising against the Roman forces that were occupying that area at the time. Her defining moment was when she led the Iceni tribe in battle against the Romans in the Battle of Watling Street. Most of Boudicca’s early life is mostly a mystery. She was born in to a royal family apparently, around the year 25 AD. When she was young, she was married to Prasutagus,

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