The City Of Rome And The Assassination Of Julius Caesar Essay

1314 Words Nov 13th, 2016 6 Pages
The city of Rome was founded in 753 B.C.E and blossomed into a successful Republic, covering the entire Italian peninsula, stretching to cover North Africa, Spain and what is now Southern France. The Republic ended in 27 B.C.E and established an Empire with the assassination of Julius Caesar. From here, Rome had many emperors, leading Rome to expand even further than the Republic. Many of these great emperors were just that; great. Others were corrupt or entirely insane. Ruling between 54 C.E and 68 C.E, Emperor Nero was a compulsive and corrupt leader during the early years of the Roman Empire. Nero was born on December 15, 37 C.E to his father Domitius. At the age of two, Emperor Caligula exiled his own sister and Nero 's mother Agrippina the Younger because of a plot she was involved in to assassinate the Emperor. A year later, Nero 's father died and his inheritance was seized by the state. Caligula was assassinated in 41 C.E, and was succeeded by Claudius, who called Agrippina back from her exile. Eight years later she married Claudius, and a year after that convinced him to adopt Nero as his own son. In the year 54 C.E, Emperor Claudius passed away, most likely poisoned by his wife, and Nero was chosen as the new emperor. According to Roman historian Tacitus during the beginning of Nero 's reign, "The first death under the new emperor," implying there would be many more, was the governor of Asia, Marcus Junius Silanus Torquatus. Tacitus was more than correct…

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