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    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 change and convinced his soldiers, who were steadfast in their loyalty to him, to join him in his march on Rome, which they did and Sulla succeeded in wresting control back from Marius. Sulla then set off on a long campaign against the Greeks which spanned…

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    Agricola Tacitus Analysis

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    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

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    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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    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…

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    From Lucius Cornelius’ Sulla Felix lifestyle of poverty and unimportance he rose from just a quaestor to have an incredible public and military career. His achievements of great honors and memorable deeds led and culminated his incumbency of high-ranking power and influence. However, Sulla was a prideful, ambitious, vengeful man who when in power let his vindictiveness get to him, to where his actions elevated into a civil war and strife. Sulla participates in many Roman victories in which some…

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    From Lucius Cornelius’ Sulla Felix lifestyle of poverty and unimportance he rose from just a quaestor to have an incredible public and military career. His achievements of great honors and memorable deeds led and culminated his incumbency of high-ranking power and influence. However, Sulla was a prideful, ambitious, vengeful man who when in power let his vindictiveness get to him, to where his actions elevated into a civil war and strife. Sulla participates in many Roman victories in which some…

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    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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    Sulla provided the perfect example for future generals in how to use their army for personal haven. This style of leadership increased the emergence of a more mercenary army where the soldiers wish for enrichment left them increasingly willing to follow generals into war regardless of what they may have represented. Sulla essentially ended the days of Republican loyalty, “Rome, with the Senate at the head, could no longer command the allegiance of Romans.” Veterans that fought for Sulla…

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    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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    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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