Zeno Of Citium Analysis

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History of Ancient Rome Midterm
Zeno of Citium
Zeno of Citium was a Greek thinker who argued that the universe was in a vacuum with particles passing through it. Therefore nothing lasted forever, even gods. There is also no afterlife. Zeno argued that there were still virtues to be had.
Battle of Cannae
In the second Punic war Hannibal marched his army from Spain through the Alps and into the Italian peninsula. Though he lost around a third of his men Hannibal’s forces were revitalized by galls who opposed Rome’s conquest of their land in northern Italy.
Hannibal brought around 40000 infantry and 10000 cavalry while the romans brought around 80000 men and 6000 cavalry to the battle of Cannae. When Hannibal arrived at Cannae he took his position
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Gaius created a divide between the equestrians and the senatorial class by creating legislation that favored the equestrians. This included making the equestrians judges in bribery and corruption courts; Senators were no longer allowed to serve in these courts. This was very important to the equestrians because they were often guilty of bribery and corruption in their roles as tax collectors. They committed these crimes during tax collection and in order to obtain contracts to be tax collectors. To further the divide Gaius also gave the equestrians the right to tax the province of Asia. He also used these funds …show more content…
Finding no allies Antiochus’ army was flanked by Rome at Thermopylae and had to leave Greece. As he retreated most of his fleet was wiped out by a combined roman and Greek naval force. Sobered by his defeat Antiochus requested terms but refused when it was demanded that he roll his empire back to the Taurus Mountains; essentially giving up almost all of Asia Minor. He was soon defeated again at the battle of Magnesia. Antiochus had 70000 men and the romans had 30000. When Antiochus passed the romans and attacked their camp the romans routed him. Antiochus then signed the treaty of Apamea giving up his holdings west of the Taurus Mountains, paying 15000 talents to the romans over 12 years and surrender his elephants and fleet. On top of all that Antiochus had to supply his son as a

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