This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Roman Empire And Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus

998 words - 4 pages

Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus. What kind of name is that? That would just happen to be the name of one of the greatest and most brilliant minds in all of history. Not only was Julius Caesar a superb politician and dictator of Rome, he was also a father, a military leader, and an amazing strategist. There are still some mysteries to Caesar’s life, as to what exact day he was born, his love life and much more. Although Julius is one of the greatest minds in history, he like all people had his flaws which, as it does to every great mind, lead to his very downfall.
To start where it began for Julius Caesar would to start on the day his very life began, which even though it is ...view middle of the document...

To escape, Julius convinced his captors to raise his ransom, Caesar also warned the pirates that after he was free he would track them down and crucify all of them. After Julius was released, he coordinated a naval force to track them and then fulfilled his promise, with the exception of the pirates that were kind to them, he only slit their throats.
Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus all formed the Triumvirate which much like our very government today, had three branches to rule Rome consisting of Pompey, the politician and married to Caesar’s only daughter Julia which was one of the only things keeping peace between him and Caesar. Crassus, the wealthiest man in Rome, and Julius Caesar himself as a famous general and military hero. When Julia-Caesar’s only child and Pompey’s wife-died in 54 B.C., later followed by Crassus’s death in 53 B.C., Caesar and Pompey and Caesar became enemies and fought over the power of being the sole consul of Rome, which is much like president, the senate supported Pompey out of fear of Caesar and tells Julius to give up his army, in which Caesar writes a letter saying he will give up his army if only Pompey did the same. This very action enraged the senate, and two of Caesar’s loyal friends, who vetoed the proposition to rid Julius of his army, were expelled for doing so. On January 19th, 49 B.C., Caesar crosses the Rubicon into Italy, which began a civil war in Rome. After Pompey’s defeat in Egypt, Caesar claims the title Dictator for life and receives his olive leafed crown which seems to be his trade mark for many people. Now, this is when Julius’s flaws come into play- Caesar was warned many, many times that there was something bad to come on the Ides of March, and although he was warned repeatedly, he ignored the warnings and didn’t pay...

Find Another Essay On The Roman Empire and Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus

Julius Caesar and the Fall of the Roman Republic

3531 words - 14 pages after the death of Caesar. This civil war would be a distinct cause to the end of the republic. The Battle of Actium was singularly a turning point in which the Republic declined. Octavian conquered Mark Antony and his forces stood as an important influence toward the rise of the Empire, renaming himself from Octavian to Augustus. (Sabben-Clare, Caesar and Roman Politics 60-50 B.C.) If Caesar was not treated as a god while alive and created a massive

Why Augustus Caesar was a Better Ruler than Julius Caesar

910 words - 4 pages him because he was growing too powerful as a warlord dictator. Augustus Caesar was not like this, which led to the senate to be fond of him. Augustus Caesar was said to be a great ruler. “Augustus (23 September 63 BC—19 August 14 AD) was the founder of the Roman Empire and its first Emperor, ruling from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD.” (The British Museum) Augustus Caesar was responsible for the founding of the Golden Age of Rome, which was an

Julius Caesar: The Fall of the Roman Republic

1543 words - 6 pages ). Therefore it was thought that Caesar’s death would bring the restoration of the Roman republic; however that was far from the affect it had. Caesar’s reforms were popular with the roman people who were quick to hail his adopted son Octavian and his second in command Antony as a second triumvirate along with Lepidus (Morey, 1901). Works Cited, (2014). BBC - History - Julius Caesar. [online] Available at:

Julius Caesar as the Noblest Roman of Them All

1087 words - 4 pages Antony is an excellent public speaker. When Antony, Octavious and Lepidus were preparing for battle, Antony and Octavious decide to kill Lepidus so that they can share power. Antony and Octavious win the battle and Antony declares that Brutus was the noblest Roman of them all. "And say to all the world 'This was a man' ". As we see all four characters in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" all had character flaws. Cassius acted out of envy, was easily made angry and was clearly scheming. However, his manipulative tactics with Brutus at the beginning of the play were clever and to an extent successful.

The Roman Empire, from Caesar's reign through Augustus, and finally the infiltration of the Germanic barbarians. 7-8 pages, double spaced, 10pt Times New Roman, with 'quick references'

3094 words - 12 pages the third century, the Roman Empire under Hadrian continued its expansion of the Augustus emplaced defense of the Empire, rather than continual expansion. Thus, the Roman grand strategy became a passive one, based upon the simple concept of perimeter defense. This perimeter defense consisted of legions stationed within fortresses on the Roman frontier, and some were even accompanied by large stone walls (the most famous being that of Hadrian's Wall

Marcus Brutus, The Most Noble Roman in Shakespeare's Play Julius Caesar

785 words - 3 pages Being ethical, patriotic, reasonable, and showing selflessness are just a few characteristics of a noble man. After the death of respected Julius Caesar, the speedy fight for power exposed the veracious side of Roman figures. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, examines the struggles for the title of the noblest Roman between ethical Marcus Brutus and other power thirsty Romans to reveal the most honorable man. Marcus Brutus shows

How Women Were Treated in Roman Times in Julius Caesar versus Modern Times

2071 words - 8 pages The way in which women were treated in Roman times is an interesting issue which arises in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. We can look at modern society to see what similarities or differences may exist between the two. How has the treatment of women changed in certain parts of society? We all know that in western civilization the way that women are treated has been altered significantly, but this demographic isn’t the only society in which

Rome and the Roman Empire

2580 words - 10 pages in the overall revolution of the Roman Empire, played a pivotal role in establishing, and keeping stable, a centralized system of government. Cicero was truly, a man of the people. Tiberius and Sejanus      After the death of Augustus, the emperor Tiberius came into power. Not too long ago, a military unit charged with the protection of the Emperor was created. It was called the Praetorian Guard. Unfortunately, these highly corruptible

Machiavelli and the Roman Empire

2009 words - 8 pages unique and worthy of repeating in terms of its existence as a republic. In fact, the Roman Republic serves as Machiavelli's central example in the work. In The Prince, however, since Machiavelli was more concerned with the behavior of an individual who wields absolute power over a principality, he looks more to the Roman Empire, since there are few examples one can find from the history of the Republic where one man was thrust into a situation where

Christiany and The Roman Empire

642 words - 3 pages was banned religion in Rome until AD 313, when Emperor Constantine made Christianity official religion. Christianity played more than important role in fall of an empire; it was reason that destroyed Roman Empire, because people started to ignore emperor. People say that Rome fell because of pervasion which isn’t true because there was a corruption in economy, no middle class and that they always had a war with someone. The reason why

The Roman Empire and Ireland

1873 words - 7 pages to improve themselves. This essay will outline the contacts between Ireland and the Roman Empire (and its legacy) and discuss the effects of these contacts on the island.The first links between Ireland and the Roman Empire would have been through trading. The apparent isolation of Ireland by the sea is, in fact, misleading, as the seas linked rather than divided people. In "A History of the Irish Church 400-700 AD it is suggested that the seas

Similar Essays

Roman Empire And Julius Caesar Essay

758 words - 4 pages Julius Caesar was born on July 12th, 100 BCE in Rome, Italy. He died on March 15th, 44 BCE in Rome, Italy. Caesar joined the army in 81 BC and was the first Roman army commander. He invaded England twice during his reign of power, once in 55 BC and once again in 54 BC. Julius Caesar came from an aristocratic family. He started his education at the age of 6 and was taught by a private tutor named Marcus Antonius Gnipho. He learned to read

Augustus Caesar: The Rise Of The Roman Empire

654 words - 3 pages mark on history by creating the most fearsome empire in human history, all while setting the course for its inevitable destruction. The statue is of Augustus Caesar, the founder and first emperor of the Roman Empire. A man who, with an incredible lust for power, became the world’s most formidable ruler during his reign… During his early years, Augustus (then called Octavian), was nothing more than a citizen within the Roman Republic, born into a

Julius Caesar And The Late Roman Republic

1069 words - 5 pages Julius Caesar was a general and a politician of the late Roman Republic. He greatly influenced the size of the Roman Empire before seizing power and making himself dictator of Rome, which paved the way for the Imperial system. (Julius Caesar 100BC-44BC, April 29th, 2014) Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus was born on July 12th or 13th, 100BC into the prestigious Julius clan. He and his family were closely related to the Marion faction in

Augustus Caesar The First Roman Emperor

779 words - 3 pages Augustus Caesar - The First Roman Emperor In ancient history there have been many great leaders who had saved the Roman Empire from destruction and demise. The leaders and heroes of the Roman Empire are countless, but one leader stands out from all the rest. Augustus Caesar’s contributions to Roman history helped make Rome the dominant empire we know of today. Augustus Caesar was without a question the greatest political leader in the