The Shakespearean play featuring a man being stabbed 23 times to death, “Julius Caesar,” is quite unique in many perspectives, because unlike most plays, this play has a plot that deals with controversial events, leaving the bulk of the readers in a state of ambiguity and division. The scene where Julius Caesar was stabbed is ambiguous, because it is a good thing for the people, but the way he was murdered is much too brutal. Whether or not Brutus should have joined the conspiracy to kill Caesar divides the audience, since it is unclear if it was beneficial or detrimental to the people of Rome. The audience is also divided on their perception of Caesar, due to his actions that could be interpreted as both arrogance or confidence. These three points demonstrate that the play’s flexible plot line opens itself up for the audiences’ own interpretation.
On March 15, 44 BCE, Julius Caesar was attacked by a group of conspirators and died within minutes due to multiple stab wounds. Before he was murdered, he was an adored consul of Rome, though some people believed he was gaining too much control and had to be stopped. While there were many conspirators and it is difficult to pin the blame on any specific person, the Casca brothers delivered the fatal blow. Therefore, they are responsible for the death of Julius Caesar.
Emperor Augustus was the most influential emperor in the history of the Roman Empire. He was also the first emperor of the Roman Empire. His real name was Octavian, but he was given the name Augustus when he took over as emperor. From early on in his life, he was an established leader. He began wearing a toga at just age sixteen, which is the Roman sign of manhood. He began to take on the responsibilities associated with his family’s connections. His uncle was Julius Caesar, who was leader of Rome before he became emperor. Octavian fought along his uncle in battle. From early on in his life, Octavian had the qualities of an impressive leader, and he showed these qualities later in his life.
In the Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Caesar was a person who would go against his friends not because he hated them, but because he loved his country more. Julius Caesar was a politically adept and popular leader of the Roman Republic who significantly transformed what became know as the Roman Empire by greatly expanding its geographic reach and establishing its imperial system. Caesar later betrayed his country and was stabbed 23 times. Martony volunteered to speak at Caesar's funeral and roused an angry mob with his speech. Brutus and Cassius quickly fled the city. Caesar's nephew Octavius arrived in Rome, where he formed a new triumvirate with Antony and Lepidus. In Greece, Brutus and Cassius with an army declared
To begin, the Roman Republic seemed to have several problems before Octavian or Caesar Augustus entered as the ruler. There were political problems between the classes which caused much of the trouble. There were a few classes, the Nobiles which contained the patricians and the plebeians. There were two types of aristocratic leaders the optimates the populares. There was conflict between the two aristocratic groups, which had caused more political turmoil. (p. 112)
Many people knew Julius Caesar as powerful and popular Roman general and statesman. Julius was born in Rome the year of 100BC, and later died in 44BC. Growing up Julius had a well-rounded family. His father, Gaius Caesar, governed the region of Asia, and his mother, Aurelia Cotta, was the noble birth. At the age of seventeen, Julius married Cornelia, the daughter of an influential politician in Rome. Then just at 31, Julius had fought in wars and become involved in Roman politics. Although some people might view Julius Caesar as a villain, he was considered to be a hero in the Roman world. Julius Caesar is a hero because he improved the Roman Republic, changed the local governments, and protected the reconstruction of the city-states.
In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Mark Antony resembles Joe Biden in many ways. These two powerful, political figures have similarities between them that I would have never guessed would be there. For example, both men were allocated important roles to a leader or president. They were both appointed to be second in command, or a vice president to their chief. This also led to them having almost identical occupations in their later life. Another detail about these men is that they both had great loves of their lives at one point. These women both had an influential impact on one of the men’s lives. Mark Antony and Joe Biden have similar ways they speak and use some of the same methods into their speeches and writings. These
The aim of a dictator is to gain complete control over every aspect of a nation or empire, so it is to be expected that this control would extend to their natural and architectural surroundings. Julius Caesar and Adolf Hitler were two such domineering men, with definitive ideas of how their land should appear and function. This essay will explore how two dictators, living thousands of years apart (100-44 BC and 1889-1945, respectively) controlled the design and building of their landscapes. Specific attention will be paid to how each man’s political principles are represented through one iconic symbol of his architectural choices (in this case, the Forum of Julius Caesar in Rome, Italy and the Reichsparteitagsgelände-Nazi party rally grounds-in
The Romans were led by Camillus and rebounded, eventually overtaking the entire Italian peninsula. After the civil war between Pompey and the senate, Caesar had gained insurmountable power over Rome and became a totalitarian Ruler. Caesar felt he was able to do this because he was born into a family that supposedly descended from the goddess, Venus, which gave him divine blood. However, on the ides of March, Caesar was assassinated, resulting in the creation of the Second Triumvirate, which had Octavian, Lepidus, and Mark Antony as the council. Mark Antony and Octavian’s political differences aspired yet a third civil war among generals. After all the internal conflict, Rome had transitioned into an empire under the rule of
Julius Caesar was assassinated by Brutus, who was one of his best friends and a group of men. They killed him because Julius was going to be crowned king and they didn't think he was fit to be king.
A cartel soldier rises in rank, but when he’s forced to repay his former boss’ debt, his sadistic son becomes the major force in his way.
Julius Caesar is very much a warrior and he thinks that he is above every one else and that he is more than an ordinary man. As a result he is very arrogant and takes very little notice of the people around him. As far as he is concerned, they are meaningless and not worth his time. He believes he is honourable but really is not. In a way he wants to be trusted and to be a trusted leader of the Roman people but he is very unwilling to do anything to gain trust. Ordinary people have a great deal of respect for Caesar and probably believe that he would be a good, powerful leader who has Roman's troubles at heart. Caesar probably believes those things as well but he is ruthless and he craves power. He also believes that everybody likes him
“So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.” This is what Cicero must have thought when Octavian ultimately betrayed him during the purge, Octavian, Lepidus and Antony decided to remove anyone that may pose a threat to their rule. After the purge almost 300 Senators and as many as two thousand lower level aristocrats were killed. Cicero, a supporter of Octavian, was designated for execution by Antony under this arrangement.
A triumph was both a civil and religious ceremony in Imperial Rome; it was used to pay tribute to a military commander, or an imperator, for a successful foreign war campaign and to display the booty captured in the war. The ceremony was a parade showcasing the captured gold and silver and slaves from the war. The triumph followed a precise route through the streets of Rome, culminating in the march up the Via Sacra into the Roman Forum. To better celebrate a triumph, a triumphal arch was often erected to march underneath during the procession or as a commemoration to the triumph itself.
The Things Which are Caesar's Gaius Julius Caesar was a military commander, a Roman consul, and Dictator of Ancient Rome. His military victories, cult of personality, and influence on Roman life brought him respect in Rome. Cicero, an orator of the era, confirmed Cesar’s accounts of his role during the civil war. In representing his own role in the Roman Civil War, Julius Caesar sketches a picture of his influence on his contemporaries that rings true when compared to Cicero's documentation of the same period. Though Caesar praises himself while Cicero scorns him, a consistent picture of Caesar's influence emerges from a close reading of the two authors: he instilled fear in the hearts of Roman Senators and inspired loyalty in Roman Citizens.