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    Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the seventh and last king of Rome, ruled from 534 to 509 BCE after his ascension to the throne by means of murdering his brother-in-law Servius. Tarquinius Superbus, Latin for Tarquinius the Proud, was the son of Rome 's fifth king, the foreigner Lucumo, later named Tarquinius Priscus, who himself was killed by the sons of the king preceding him. Tarquinius Superbus would end his reign in exile after his son Sextus 's transgression against Collantius 's wife Lucretia, giving way to the Roman Republic. Tarquin, when viewed as a narrative character in Livy 's writing, plays the highly significant role as the last Roman king, rivaling even the importance of the first king, Romulus. While Romulus and his successor Numa…

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    Shakespeare conveys his message of the virtuous in the world being trampled by the evil that subsists through his use of personification and other literary devices. In lines 25-28 Shakespeare likens Lucrece to beauty and honor with the words “Against the golden splendour of the sun; Anexpir’d date, cancell’d ere well begun: Honour and beauty, in the owner’s arms, Are weakly fortress’d from a world of harms” (Shakespeare, 25-28). Lucrece’s morally upright character shone in the light of the sun…

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    Meditations Book Report

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    Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD) was a Roman Emperor from about i'll say 161 to about 180. He is until this today still considered one of the most influential and important Stoic philosophers of history. This book from what I have seen is almost like a personal notebook or one could say a diary; hey were not intended to be for publication and along with that he called them a “Writing To Myself”. He died from what is believed to be cancer or a plague, furthermore going into the overall…

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    On January 7, 2015 Empire premiered on Fox. The show quickly gained a strong fan base. Not far into the first season Empire was ranked one of Fox’s number hit television shows. Empire is about the hip hop and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family. It is about their fight for control of the company. It stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, who was a former drug dealer turned hip hop mogul and CEO of Empire. After Lucious learns that…

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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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    volcano was about five miles away from Pompeii (O'Connor chapter 1). Around two-thousand people were killed inside the city when 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…

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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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    Agricola Tacitus Analysis

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    marriage customs. 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…

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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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