Lucius Cornelius Sulla

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  • Destruction In O Connor's Pompeii

    the eruption occurred (O'Connor chapter 1). Pompeii was also near another town and it suffered along with it: “The town of Herculaneum, a mere six kilometers from the crater of the volcano, suffered speedy destruction in the early hours of the second day of the eruption, as the tremendous pyroclastic blasts and surges swept down the mountainside, engulfing the town and its inhabitants” (Cooley 25) Most of the houses were preserved ten to twelve feet in ash and pumice pellets that fell in the first twelve hours of the eruption. Another destruction that ruined the city was it being besieged in 89 by the General Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Beard 38). Sulla was a murderous dictator of Rome (Beard 38). Afterwards ¨Sulla’s handiwork is still visible at Pompeii, in the shape of numerous lead bullets and ballista balls¨ (Beard 38). Sulla was famous because of power. Before Sulla passed through and did his damage the Punic War had its way with the town. During the first Punic War (264-241 B.C.), the Bay of Naples became the centre of a huge war effort to build fleets for the Roman Navy (Amery/Brian 17). Since Pompeii became a navigable port, it is assumed to have profited by this rise in business (Amery/Brian 17). Always with growth comes rivals from others to bring down a reign of power. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Pompeii has written a book. Pompeii had graffiti everywhere “The majority of homes across the city of ancient Pompeii contained graffiti within their…

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  • The Influence Of Lucius Cornelius Sulla March On Rome

    Lucius Cornelius Sulla, like Marius before him, was also a renowned general involved in numerous victories for the Romans. He played a key role in the victory over King Jugurtha of the Numidians which brewed jealousy within Marius. Sulla was appointed consul in 88 and was given command of an army by the senate to lead the war against King Mithradates VI of Pontus. However, Marius was instead appointed commander with the help of the tribune Publius Sulpicius Rufus. Sulla did not accept this…

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  • Agricola Tacitus Analysis

    The Germans adopted a strict moral code that only allowed them to only take one wife which was not typical of barbarian culture. (p.46-47 Tacitus) The Germans wore loose fitting garments and the only to distinguish the nobility from the presents was by the tighter clothing that they wore. Like in the Agricola in the Germany Tacitus used his writing to illustrate to the reader how other less civilized cultures and even members of their own culture were holding themselves to a higher moral…

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  • Italian Citizenship

    Sulla 's tremendous energy and drive made short work of his enemies, and he entered Rome in triumph. His first act was to massacre any of his enemies, including some 90 senators and 2600 rich equites. Among those narrowly escaping Sulla 's wrath was the defiant young son-in-law of Marius, Julius Caesar. Sulla then became dictator, and reformed the government to put the Senate back in firm control of the state, just like in the good old days. A year later, Sulla abdicated his powers and retired…

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  • Why Is Marullus And Flavius Worried About Caesar?

    So in this paper I will explain the following questions: What is a roman tribune, and what is their role in society. Why is Marullus and Flavius worried about Caesar? I will answer these questions by the information from the book. Also I will answer them by my own thinking and reasoning. The Role of a Roman Tribune The first question I will be discussing is what a roman tribune is? A roman tribune is an officer or officers that are elected each year to serve over the military. They are…

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  • The Contradiction Of Brutus In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

    The Contradiction of Brutus Despite his primary goal to prevent Rome from falling into the hands of a dictator who would ruin Rome from the inside out, Brutus himself ironically acts like a totalitarian, tyrannical, despot. Even though Brutus meets up with the other patricians planning to kill Caesar because of his threat as a king, Brutus ironically acts like a king when he overrides the other’s ideas to enforce his own logic. When Cassius confronts him in the second scene, Brutus first reveals…

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  • The Importance Of Roman Tribunes In Julius Caesar

    A long time ago in Rome, they had tribunes. They were called Roman Tribunes, to be exact. Roman Tribunes were very common and important back in those times. Roman Tribunes also play a big part in the Shakespearean play, Julius Caesar. Roman Tribunes were basically like the military people of Rome back in the old Roman days. If fact it was around the year 490 BCE. So sit back and enjoy the ride as we find out what Roman Tribunes are and how they apply to the Shakespearean play, Julius Caesar.…

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  • Julius Caesar: The Rise Of The Roman Republic

    he came in to power, much like another important roman figure by the name of Sulla; Caesar would use force to take control of the republic, and would become a dictator in order to carry reforms he saw would help the republic. Additionally, they both share several thing with one another such as both…

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  • Roman Tribune In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

    A roman tribune is a Roman official whose task is to protect the people against oppression (Lendering). By oppression they mean protection against any people who try and come to bring them down or to take them over and have them under their authority. In the fifth century, the republicans were controlled by aristocrats called patricians (Lendring). What this did is caused great tensions with two groups: the poor people, who had to request to a patrician judge against random decisions…

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  • The Importance Of Roman Tribune In Julius Caesar

    Has anyone ever wondered what a Roman tribune is? “A Roman tribune is an officer or magistrate chosen by the people, to protect them from the oppression of the patricians, or nobles and to defend their liberties against any attempts that might be made upon them by the senate or consuls” (Alchin). The leader of a tribe was known as the ‘tribunus’, which is ‘tribune’ in Latin. A tribune has ten ordinary people in it. These ten people hold a good deal of power and have the ability to dismiss any…

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