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  • The Importance Of Caligula In Ancient Rome

    Caligula During the Roman era it was a time of innovation, brutality and with a great dynasty flourishing the emperor would take credit for their success. However, not all emperors of Rome were the essence of a great leader, like Augustus, but instead ruled with fear, and corruption. Furthermore, Around 30 AD there was an emperor named Tiberius who was putting the stability of Rome in question; for example, his judging was questionable, he raised taxes, pocked the profits, cut back on festivals and games for the people. The senate and the people of Rome were getting tired of Tiberius and were ready for a new emperor. One man who was gaining a lot of popularity was a General named Germanicus the husband of Augustus’s granddaughter. Germanicus was in Syria with his beloved wife and youngest son, Gaius who was also know was Caligula which means “little boots”. Gaius was given his nickname by his father’s soldiers as his mother would dress him up like a little solider; hence little boots. One night while they were in Syria, the father fell ill then later died and as it turns out he was poisoned by his own soldiers because Tiberius gave the order to have Germanicus killed. Tiberius had him killed because he felt that he could possibly overthrow him as emperor, and Tiberius did not stop there. Once Gaius and his mother returned back to Rome Tiberius had the mother arrested and casted away on an island that she later…

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  • Biography Of Gaius Julius Caesar

    Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (referred to hereafter as ‘Caligula’), was born on August 31st, 12 in Antium, Italy. He became the 4th Emperor of the Roman Empire in 37, and was killed in 41. He reigned for just 3 years and 10 months ( ). He came to power when his predecessor Tiberius died, mainly because the primary heir was to young. Caligula’s father, Germanicus’ reputation gave Caligula excellent public approval at first, and was unanimously appointed to Emperor by the Senate.…

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  • Suetonius Character And Leadership In Shakespeare's The Twelve Caesar

    According to him a good leader is not only distinguished through his military victories but also through his governing, personality and character. Suetonius seems to favour the leadership of Augustus above the leadership of the other Caesars. In his writing on Augustus he prefers to stay somewhat neutral and form a conclusion on his leadership as he analyses the emperor’s life. In extreme contrast to this stand his depiction of Caligula and Nero. In his accounts of them he strongly expresses his…

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  • How Did Nero Build An Empire

    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…

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  • Claudius And Rome's Crazy Emperors

    many examples such as Nero, Tiberius , Augustus etc. Caligula and Claudius are just two of the many examples of crazy weird emperors that has been on the throne surprisingly they are related. Let 's go in chronological order and talk about Caligula first. He ruled Rome from 37-41 AD. He was liked by not only the people but the senators as well. I mean I would like someone who freed me from prison too. He was liked also because of his father who was a high ranking official in the army. Those…

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  • Characteristics Of Alexander The Great

    Embodiment of a True Leader Exceptional leaders have come from many different backgrounds and have existed in many different time periods, but they always share a few traits that distinguish them from the rest. The same goes for not so great leaders while they may share some of the traits mentioned before by not possessing as little as one of the aforementioned traits they earn their place among the most notorious leaders of all time. The leaders I will discuss, in chronological order are…

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  • Julio-Claudian Religion Analysis

    this is a case of an emperor stopping religious worship from being directed towards himself as a safeguard against his political enemies who would seek to use such worship as the basis for criticising his reign. In contrast, Caligula wanted to be worshipped as a living god in the provinces and in Rome. If Dio is to be believed, then this may have contributed to the growing ire against Caligula, which eventually led to his assassination as it was improper to worship a man as if he were a living…

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  • Nero: The Julio-Claudian Emperors Of Rome

    many world leaders who often have the possibility of “messing things up” on a much bigger scale. A good example of this is Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian emperors of Rome. Nero’s legend was truly a product of his mother. Telling Nero’s story would be impossible without including his mother’s doings. Nero and his mother changed Rome both physically and mentally as well as in good ways and bad. In order to properly understand Nero, his history must first be understood. Nero, or Lucius…

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  • Essay On The Imperial Family

    first lady, Livia 's life was vey much in the public domain, everything she did was scrutinised by the public. She was a dutiful wife who. She even became a foster mother to Augustus ' grand and great-grand children. She served this man as she dearly loved him but o get what she wanted, she wanted to still have a huge influence on Rome and political decisions so she was able to make her son Tiberius the heir to Augustus. Livia died at the age of 86 years old, and when she died she was given a…

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  • Compare And Contrast Agrippina And Nefertiti

    Essay Question 1 Response The power instilled in women in the ancient world varies by context and ambition. Women achieve power through different means depending on the historical situation, and exercise that power on behalf of themselves or others. Nefertiti, an Ancient Egyptian Queen, received her power and exercised her power similarly to Agrippina the Younger, the Roman Empress, even though they existed and ruled in very different contexts. Nefertiti was the wife of Akhenaten, and…

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