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  • The Sea At A Steady Speed

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    THE ROYAL QUINQUEREME cut thru the sea at a steady speed, its ten tiers of oars—five on each side—rowing in perfect harmony, all synchronized with the thudding cadence of the Hortator’s heavy hammers. Its massive square-rigged sail was billowing majestically as the wind blew from the west, aiding the banks of rowers on the benches, pushing the giant warship across the water and ever closer to Alexandria. The skies were sunny and the seas were calm, perfect weather for a long sea voyage. A few days

  • Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar Essay

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    for by the public dole. Lucius Aelius Sejanus was in charge of these troops and that gave him an enormous amount of potential power. He aspired to marry Livia Julia, Tiberius daughter, and worked to increase the emperor's fear and distrust of other members of his Tiberius family. In AD 26 Tiberius left Rome and withdrew to Campania, and the following year went to the island of Capri. Tiberius left Rome under the power of Sejanus. Finally realizing that Sejanus was trying to seize the imperial power

  • Rome's Really 'Bad' Emperors Essay

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    governor of the remote eastern provinces by his uncle. After the sudden death of Germanicus, people believed that Tiberius had poisoned him. He denied this, but the accusations never died. When he was in need of advice, Tiberius sought the assistance of Sejanus, a cavalry officer and town cheat. Tiberius sought the

  • Essay about The Roman Emperor Tiberius

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    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.

  • Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus Was Born 12: 12 A. D.

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    Latin. After Germanicus died in 17 A.D., Caligula’s family fell from favor in the eyes of the emperor Tiberius and Sejanus, who saw the sons as political rivals. He accused Caligula’s mother and brothers with treason and landed them in prison or exiled. Caligula’s grandmother, Antonia, managed to shelter him from these intrigues until in AD 31, by orders of Emperor Tiberius, Sejanus was arrested and put

  • Robert Graves’ I, Claudius - Capturing a Strange Moment in History

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    Robert Graves’ I, Claudius - Capturing a Strange Moment in History Tiberius' reign over the Roman Empire stretched the longest of any emperor during Claudius' lifetime. This may be a good reason why Robert Graves, in his historical novel published in 1934, “I, Claudius” devoted more than a third of it to the reign of Tiberius. “I, Claudius”, told through the eyes of the "half-wit" Claudius, records the history of the first Imperial family at Rome, including the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius

  • Rome and the Roman Empire Essay

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    Rome and the Roman Empire      As the story goes, Rome was founded by a pair of feuding brothers who were allegedly raised by wolves. Romulus and Remus. From that point on, the Roman Empire would play a pivotal role in the development of both Eastern and Western society alike. Its influence can still be noticed. The Empire bought us such inventions as aqueducts, elevators, and innovations like urban planning. This essay will discuss the evolution of the Roman Empire and its impact on the Western

  • Julio-Juliusrdan Emperors : Civil Government And Military Challenges Of The Julio-Claudian Emperors

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    1. The Julio-Claudian Emperors; civil government and military concerns Each Emperor, was required to encompass in his rulings the dealings with the elite, that is senators, wealthy citizens and equites, and with the populace, inside the city of Rome and in the provinces. Julius Caesar assassination was an example how dangerous is when the individual act in a manner of above all, as rex or dictator, he eventually turns the part of people against himself. On other side, Augustus, did the wise move

  • Tiberius- Roman Empire

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    deliberative body.” (Levick, Tiberius, p. 113). This led to Tiberius’s escape from Rome to settle on Capri in AD 26 as he didn’t want the responsibility of emperorship anymore. This had a significant impact on Rome as the centre of government changed, with Sejanus rise in the provinces. Tiberius also assisted individuals to meet the financial qualifications of the senatorial group. The senate offered Tiberius titles and honours, which he refused, due to the failure of senators to uphold their responsibilities

  • The Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ

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    Through Matthew 27:11-66 it is evident that the governor Pontius Pilate plays a crucial role in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Scholars throughout history have provided support to see Pilate as positive, negative, or neutral role in the retelling of the crucifixion. Warren Carter is one of the many scholars who have taken note of Pilate’s role in history and within the source “Pontius Pilate. Portraits of a Roman Governor” Carter argues that Pilate is a negative character. He goes as far to claim