Unlike the common view of leaders, the potential leaders of Julius Caesar are not necessarily nice or giving. However, sometimes that is necessary. In the play Julius Caesar, a long tale of leadership shows the true qualities of the greatest leaders. Where the reader finds themselves started is at the point which Antony and Caesar, the overconfident leader of Rome, are discussing people around them. This discussion boils to a point in which Antony and Caesar discuss the possibility of Cassius being a threat to Caesar. Later, readers find Cassius is indeed a threat, as he and multiple others, including Brutus, stab Caesar to death. Antony then brings Caesar’s body to the multitude, and with a great speech inspires a hatred for those who wrongfully stabbed him. At the next point Antony is seen, he and Octavius are the new rulers of Rome. These two comrades go and finally eliminate the last of the traitors, Cassius and Brutus, in a battle that cements the two as the new leaders of Rome. Throughout all these actions, one man particularly showed that he should control the Roman Empire. Antony was created to be Rome’s leader in Julius Caesar, where William Shakespeare gave him inspirational abilities, persuasiveness, and fearlessness which are unparalleled.
Many people know that Julius Caesar was betrayed and killed by many people who he had thought to be his friends. Some less common knowledge is that he did still have friends and others who stayed loyal to him. One man named Mark Antony was the most loyal of them all, even after Caesar’s death. When he found out Caesar had been killed, he began plotting to get on the traitor’s good sides and make it seem as if he had joined them so that he could convince the citizens to fight against them with him. He deceived the traitors and convinced them to let him speak at Caesar’s funeral, and in this speech he turned the citizens against them using very powerful rhetorical skills. After he had drove the traitors from the city, he took control of the city and led them to victory in a war against the conspirator’s armies. These are three telling examples that prove Antony’s skill and potential as a leader.
Mark Antony appeals to the Romans' sense of ethos to establish himself in their eyes as a noble man, and to surreptitiously separate the conspirators' from their lofty reputations. Specifically, Antony mentions that he has the power to "do Brutus wrong and Cassius wrong, who, you know, are honourable men", but he "will
Agustus, or octavian was a Ceasar’s adopted son who gained power once Ceasar died. When Ceasar was assasinated by the liberators in 44 BC Marc Antony was not very pleased. He, lepidus and Octavian formed the second triumverate to avenge Ceasar’s death. Octavian was an 18-year old boy at that point, and had not been in rome during the asasination. Once they had succesfully defeated the libertors the second triumverate fell apart. Octavian started a war against Antony. Antony had allied with Cleopatra and they were ready to fight at Actium, but Octavian succesfully defeated them, and the battle ended with Cleopatra and Antony fleeing the scene. This win stopped the war between the triumvers. Octavian then became Agustus, and with this new title came new duties. When he came into office he had to rebulid from all the damage the civil wars had done, and reconstruct the constiitution, that way he would restore the roman republic. Agustus also had the challenges of demobilizing the army and spreading the wealth to all of the provinces. Because there was so much o get done, the senate could not agree on many topics, so
Mark Antony, a Roman leader that conquered cities, grew up with the legacy of his grandfather and no influence from his father. Antony came from a Roman family and was influenced by some of the wrong people. Throughout leadership roles in his life, Mark Antony proved to be a leader who made enemies due to his reckless behavior, what Cicero wrote about him, and his love affair with Cleopatra.
Although both men were zealous in pursuit, the way they individually expressed ambition opposed one another. Marc Antony acted out of revenge as well as a power surge from finally being given the chance to usurp Caesar’s sovereignty, where as Cassius functioned simply by wanting what was most beneficial to the Empire. After years of standing second to Caesar, Marc Antony’s yearning to one day become a ruler such as precedent prompted him to co-establish the second triumvirate and siege dominance for himself.
In 43 B.C, the three men, Octavian, Antony, and Marcus Lepidus, established the Second Triumvirate to divide Rome’s territories amongst themselves. Antony was given the east; Marcus was given the African territory, and Augustus getting the west. Two years later however, Antony began an affair with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra, although through Senatorial degree that he was
Octavian Caesar, more commonly known as Augustus Caesar, was born to his adoptive father Julius Caesar as a successor to him in 63 BCE (BBC). Following his father’s assassination, he raised to the demands of Rome under heavy pressure from Lepidus and Marc Antony, as they formed the Second Triumvirate (History Channel), which determined how the power of Rome would be divided among the three. Following the Triumvirate, Marc Antony, a rival to Octavian (PBS), travelled to Egypt, where he was ultimately seduced by the Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra (PBS). Plotting against Rome, this forced Octavian into fighting against both Marc Antony and Cleopatra, openly declared enemies of the Roman State. Both Antony and Cleopatra were defeated in the decisive
Before Julius Caesar is assassinated, Marc Antony only makes a few statements indicating that he is loyal to Caesar as dictator and as a friend. Caesar's confiding to Antony shows he trusts Antony and looks upon him as a friend in return, perhaps even as an ally.
Marc Antony is influenced by the immense feelings of betrayal, grieve, and love he felt because of the death of Caesar. Caesar’s death led him down a war path that eventually leads to the death of the conspirators and the fall of the Roman Republic. Marc Antony loved Caesar above all else. Therefore, his death amplified Antony’s emotions and caused him to wage war against the conspirators with the triumvirate through the eyes of a man seeking vengeance. Most impressive however, is the fact that through these tragic events Marc Antony is still able to clearly exploit his situation for the best outcome. In addition to the actual death of Caesar, Marc Antony was heavily moved by the betrayal of Brutus which form the key events that mold his desire
Julius Caesar, a man born in around 12 to 13, 100 BC, was considered the start of a new legacy in the history of Rome. Participating in several wars, becoming dictator after forming multiple military alliances, to being assassinated on the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was a politically-flexible, popular leader of the Roman Empire. (Julius Caesar Biography, April 23, 2014) Although Caesar’s birth was never confirmed on the exact date, he was born and raised by his mother, Aurelia, and by his father, Gaius Julius Caesar. (Julius Caesar: Historical Background, April 23, 2014)
Antony was a very diverse character in the play Julius Caesar. He starts out as a small character who is only mentioned once or twice an act. Later he is portrayed as a hero for the people. Towards the end he is depicted as a liar and a cheat whose only goal is to attain power. As you look over Antony throughout the play, you slowly start to see the real him which only comes out when he is given the chance to rise up on the political chain.
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” These famous words were spoken by Marc Antony at Julius Caesar’s funeral as if to solidify that Caesar has passed and the Romans should look forward without nostalgia of gone-by emperors. Marc Antony was a leader in the change of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire that spanned thousands of miles in its prime. Born in January of 83 BC to the gens Antonia, which was a prominent family with both patrician and plebeian ties. His father was Marcus Antonius Creticus, and his mother was Julia Antonia, a distant relative to Julius Caesar. (Life of Antonius 4.263). Growing up Antony had many misfortunes with his father dying in Crete in 71 BC, the man
Throughout the play of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony has shown multiple times the sides of him more in history and sometimes more of just a character. Mark Antony has had a very exciting and most interesting life. He has been through the thick and thin; the deaths of friends, loved ones, spouses, and so much more. It is pretty amazing that one person could conquer so much in a single lifetime. The history of Mark Antony is one of the most important parts of the history of Rome. Mark Antony was one of the most important characters of the Roman Empire. Born to Marcus Antonius Creticus and Julia Antonia in 83 BC, Antony was one of the bravest Roman generals who worked under Triumvir and Julius Caesar during 43-30 BC. “In your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good words;/ Witness the hole you made in Caesar's heart,/ Crying “Long live! Hail, Ceasar!”
A baby was just born. The parents of the baby were Marcus Antonius Creticus and Julia. They named their child Marcus Antonius, after his father. He was the second cousin of Julius Caesar, who later became a famous general and roman politician. In the future Julius Caesar and Mark Antony would meet. A few years after Mark was born, his father died, leaving Mark with his mom. Mark was still very young. Let's go further in time. Mark was now 20 years old, and deep in debt. He went to Greece. After that, he traveled to Athens to study. He became a politician. A politician was a senator in the Ancient times. Senators were basically all of the rich people. They made some of the rules. After becoming a senator, Mark joined Caesars army. After a long war, he was finally promoted to “Master of the Horse” which was the title for Caesar's right hand man. In 44 BC, when Antony was 39, Julius Caesar was assassinated. Because of this, Mark Antony went back to Greece. Now, lets see what wars he was in. He was in over thirteen wars in his life! In 58 BC- 51 BC, he was in