Augustus Essay Topics

To what extent

For Romans, religion and politics were inseparable, for example, priests were always senators. Augustus needed to be seen as an emperor if he wanted to be one, he used religion to do this; a religious figure would never have been challenged, they were respected and obeyed. When Augustus became pontifex maximus in 12 BC he… View Article

Augustus’ foreign policy

After the battle of Actium at 31 BC Augustus had the full control over the legions of Rome and there was no one left to oppose him. However, his long absence from Rome made his position subtle and he needed to maintain high public profile within the city in order to ‘restore’ the republic and… View Article

William Shakespeare and Julius Caesar

William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564. Records show that Shakespeare was baptized three days after he was born, on April 26, 1564. He grew up in a town called Stratford upon Avon. During his lifetime, Shakespeare had three jobs. He was a playwright, a businessman, and an actor. Shakespeare not only wrote plays,… View Article

Rome and Han china

1. Roman Republic: The period from 507 to 31 B. C. E. , during which Rome was largely governed by the aristocratic Roman Senate. 2. Roman Senate: A council whose members were the heads of wealthy, landowning families. Originally an advisory body to the early kings, in the era of the Roman Republic the Senate… View Article

Roman Republic and Brutus

Caesar`s saying really helps sum up Brutus’s character in Julius Caesar. Brutus was thought to not be a problem for Caesar and to be his right-hand man due to his dignity and devotion to him; however his qualities are exactly why it is such a disaster. What Brutus did was a huge surprise considering his… View Article

Fall of Rome DBQ

The great Roman Empire expanded across all of Europe and into the Middle East. Its military was one of the finest. With major trading in Africa and Britain, the economy flourished with brining many citizens a healthy income. With amazing advancements in culture and technology, Roman society was at its finest. During the Pax Romana,… View Article

Mark Antony

In the classic Shakespeare play, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony and Brutus make speeches at Caesars funeral. While Mark Antony was trying to justify to the Romans his reasoning behind killing Caesar, while, on the other hand Brutus had basically said he disagreed with the men who murdered Caesar, he said his speech with very intelligent… View Article

Julius Ceasar

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once”. Brutus was a Betrayer and a Patriot in my eyes. When Caesar said this, he knew he would die, and in the hands of Brutus. Brutus loved Rome and didn’t wish to see it crumble and waste away at the… View Article

Julius Caesar

How Betrayal Led to Downfall in Julius Caesar In the play, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare shows how friends often betray each other. Julius Caesar is about to be crowned king of Rome, when some well-known Romans decide that it is not a good idea for this to happenCassius If there were to… View Article

Brutus in the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare

Marcus Brutus is a character in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar which is based on the true story of events in Rome more than 2,000 years ago. Caesar’s loyal friend, Portia’s loving husband, and a noble Roman. However, he leads other conspirators and murders Caesar. People often question, is Brutus a hero or a villain? Brutus… View Article

Julius Caesar: Tragic Hero

A tragic hero is a man of noble stature, not just any ordinary man, but a man with outstanding qualities and greatness about him. This nobleman will also have a serious tragic flaw which leads to his disastrous downfall. In Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar, two characters come to mind who may fit this definition –… View Article

Positive Propaganda

Propaganda is a method of communication that is intended to shape the outlook of a society towards a particular source or situation that benefits an individual or the group as a whole. It also includes information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely as well as the diffusion of information that is used to influence the… View Article

Compare and Contrast Plutarch and Octavian

Compare and contrast the ways in which the passage below attempts to discredit Anthony with the ways this is done in the speech attributed to Octavian by cassias die * Before I start to answer the question above, we need to study the background of the individuals involved. * Cleopatra was a very complicated character…… View Article

Basis of Agrippina’s Power and Influence

Roman society from republican times through to the empire worked on a system of “patronage”. Patron- client relationships existed through all levels of roman society. A patron was expected to assist his clients and their relatives by advancing their careers. In return the client had to support and further the cause of the patron, often… View Article

Brutus in Julius Caesar

In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Brutus is the most heroic character in the play. In the play Caesar is greatly respected in Rome and the citizens want to make him king. Brutus is a respected citizen of Rome and is a strong supporter of the republic. If Caesar became king he would… View Article