The Siege Of Jerusalem, Pompeii, Herculaneum, And Jerusalem

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City configuration was a big contributor to the vulnerability of Rome, Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Jerusalem as well as the social importance of class and rule in their leaders. Nero in Rome and Titus during the Siege of Jerusalem cared for themselves and their materialistic values rather than the lives of others. Consequently, their people and cities were torn apart. Similarly in 2011, the Fukushima nuclear disaster effected the city in Japan severely. They withheld important information regarding the nuclear explosions and radiation because they wanted to save face and avoid the consequences. Japan and the company in charge, TEPCO, put themselves above the lives of the people in Japan just like Titus and Nero did in Rome and Jerusalem. In his letters to Atticus, Cicero frequently wrote about the social and political life in Rome. We get a great idea of what the Roman Republic was like with his speeches, books, but specifically his letters. He enjoyed writing to Atticus about the problems he saw with the government and complained to him about the officials and inherited wealth of Roman men. If he was alive during the time of Nero’s rule we would expect to read and see letters to his friends about Nero’s wealth and incapability to rule. Cicero would have been enraged with him about the Great Fire of Rome just as Pliny, Suetonius, and Dio Cassius were. According to one article by Keresztes, “Of the earliest surviving sources, Pliny the Elder, Suetonius and Dio Cassius all,…

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