Cato the Elder

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  • Brutus And Antony's Speech Analysis

    The play “Julius Caesar” explained two men named Brutus and Antony who both presented speeches in front of their town with different meanings about the assassination of Caesar. Antony had to ask Brutus for permission to speak at Caesar’s funeral. His despairing emotion and speech drawed the crowds special attention. Antony speech does not show any praise of caesar but does show sympathy and memorable memories that caesar did for his town. This whole situation sums a complete catastrophe. If Caesar was still living he would not allow the citizens of his village have freedom and be enslaved. Antony’s speech was more effective because it gave a positive meaning to the citizens. He begin to express his emotions about Caesar and his thoughts about the killing. Antony somehow had a positive impact on himself and others. That is why in my opinion, Antony is more of a leader than Brutus. Brutus is one of the defendants who assassinated Caesar with no regret. Brutus wants to be a ruler so terribley bad that he is willing to kill Caesar for the job. How this statement is true he begins to say”Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, then that Caesar were dead, to live all free men?” What Brutus said does have a huge point to it, if Caesar were still alive all of the citizens would be slaves. Antony’s speech draws a lot of attention from its repetition. In Antony’s speech he compliments Brutus and Caesar practically every time he begins a sentence. Brutus of course…

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  • Comparing Cato The Elder And Gaius Marius

    Cato the Elder and Gaius Marius stand as two of the most remarkable leaders of the Roman Republic. Each rose from humble beginnings and become new men (novus homo) of the Roman Republic, each rising to the political rank of consul. Both men advanced their way up the political order with an audacity that perplexed and impressed their rivals at a time when the Republic was under serious threat of internal destruction. Their success was achieved mainly due to their simplicity and hardiness, however…

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  • Feinility Vs. Masculinity In Chinua's Things Fall Apart

    Onkonkwo states clearly that he wants to distance himself as much as possible from his father. He believes his father is weak and lacking any quality of a strong warrior or contributor to the clan, he is effeminate. Therefore, Okonkwo endeavors to be a strong warrior and a powerful elder with many titles. It is then understandable that the Umuofia, and in particular Onkonkwo, would distain the whites for making their young lazy and reliant on the whites. When Okonkwo's own son joins the…

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  • Four Reasons Not To Raising The Minimum Wage

    A highly debated topic is what the minimum wage should be for workers in America. This is the bare minimum that a person needs to live or that is its intent. Some people feel that it is too low, and that we should raise it. The United States Department of Labor says the raising the minimum wage will be good for the economy and also good for business (Minimum Wage Mythbusters). However some people think raising the minimum wage will be bad. The CATO Institute, in their Four Reasons Not to Raise…

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  • Rome's Last Citizen Summary

    Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar was co-authored by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni. Goodman has a Ph.D. in Political Theory, with a minor in Law. Goodman was a speechwriter for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and Senator Chris Dodd. He has a B.A in English and a M.A in Public Policy. He likes to study the history of political thought, classics, and rhetoric. Soni was a managing editor at the Huffington Post. He was also a speechwriter for the office of the mayor of the Washington D.C. Soni…

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  • How Did Julius Caesar Gain Power

    and other political powers. The several forms of violence, loopholes, and corruption that were present in the Roman Republic, as well as the lack of power that the people possessed, ultimately led to its downfall. Cato the Younger, the first example of unfair tactics, was a powerful man who was known for his speaking ability. He believed and was…

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  • Julius Caesar Tragic Hero Analysis

    “Farewell, good strato. Caesar now be still: I killed not thee with half so good a will” (5.5.78). “Julius Caesar” is a historic Roman story about the genius scheme Marcus Brutus conspires against Caesar. Brutus conspires to kill Julius Caesar and deals with the consequences in a rather brutal way. Brutus is the definition of a tragic hero and demonstrates the qualities a tragic hero needs. A tragic hero is a character that makes a decision that leads to their fate.The characters actions often…

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  • Helix Chapter Summary

    wounds to their enemies, and was something that could not be extracted from the enemies wound. It is said that these weapons “obscure the very rays of the sun” and which is why they wanted calm weather, because bad weather made them want to keep peace (Pliny, XVI, 491). Pliny goes on to say that Italy had won the war, because the reed that grows from the river in Bologna trumped all other reeds that were suitable for an arrow. The Reno reed contains the largest amount of pith, it has the…

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  • Cato Institute Research Paper

    group is the Cato Institute. Throughout this paper the ideas of the Cato Institute will be explored. First the history of the CATO Institute and why it was formed and by whom will be explained. Then understand what the main issues and the policy believes of the Cato Institute will be discovered.…

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  • The Boy In The Striped Pajamas Literary Analysis

    “Life’s Greatest Illusion” (A Critique of “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” Using Aristotle’s “Poetics”) “What is life’s greatest illusion?” Is a question asked in a very popular video game called “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” The answer to the question given is “Innocence….” It invokes a powerful idea of whether or not innocence exists. The movie “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” follows the story of a young boy named Bruno living in Nazi Germany. His father is an officer in the SS and Bruno’s…

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