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  • Tacitus Quote Analysis

    emperor’s throne. After the death of Augustus, Tiberius took control. Tacitus explained that Tiberius first act, lusting for the throne, was to commit the crime of assassination. Agrippa Postumus was assassinated by a staff officer of the Roman army. The staff officer was described as finding it a hard task. But as a loyal staff officer to the emperor, he carried out his orders. Tiberius, in an attempt to clean himself of the assassination, was going to make the staff officer go before the senate for his actions. Crispus, Tiberius confidant, informed Livia, “He warned Livia that palace secrets, and the advice of friends, and services performed by the army, were best undivulged: and Tiberius must not weaken the throne by referring everything to the senate.” According to Tacitus, Crispus insured that the army would not lose trust in Tiberius, maintaining a cohesive bond in the relationship of the emperor with the army. Augustus, even from the after-life, thanked the Roman army for its loyalty to their emperor. Tacitus wrote, “A thousand to every Guardsman, five hundred each to the troops of the capital, three hundred to every citizen soldier, whether he belonged to a regular brigade or to an auxiliary battalion.” Augustus understood the importance of having the Roman army’s loyalty to the emperor. Tiberius, as successor, would benefit with immediate loyalty and support from the inheritance given to the legionaries. Tiberius, immediately after Augustus death, utilized the…

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  • Julia Agrippina The Younger Research Paper

    generals at that time. Emperor Augustus had even claimed him as one of his two heir’s. Unfortunately, he died in AD 19 a mystery death. He was seen as the ideal leader Rome could have had and with his absence the people turned their admiration to the remaining members of his family. However, Emperor Tiberius, who succeeded Emperor Augustus’ in AD 14, despised the man’s family. Roman…

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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 (Bio.com ). 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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  • Rembrandt's 'Oil On Canvas'

    mirror in front of her face, which had a crack running through it representing the way “Girodet saw her, as a vain, adulterous, and avaricious woman” (Rebirth of Reason.) Her husband is pictured to represent the turkey with the tail feather of a peacock sporting a wedding ring representing of the fact that she married him for his perceived wealth. He put this piece of work on display for public view at the Salon De Paris of 1799. The Death of Germanicus 1627, Nicolas Poussin, Oil on Canvas This…

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  • Sperlonga Sculptures Analysis

    The Sperlonga sculptures are four sculptural groups that were discovered in 1957 in a grotto on the coast between Naples and Rome. The location is believed to have been a villa that belonged to the Roman Emperor Tiberius, and it is suggested that the grotto was used for social events. At some point the sculptures were shattered, likely by a rock fall , making their reconstruction a difficult process. It is unknown exactly when the sculptures were created, however, it is commonly accepted that…

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  • Characteristics Of Alexander The Great

    gaining full power Augustus instead of becoming a dictator like his uncle, which led to his demise took the role of consul or tribune in the senate. His unofficial title however was “First Citizen” which cemented his importance while also not offending anyone. In 27 B.C.E Octavian was named Augustus by the Senate. As ruler he focused mainly on defense of Rome and internal reformation with particular interest in ridding Rome of immorality, famously exiling even his own daughter for numerous…

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  • Claudius And Rome's Crazy Emperors

    Rome has had some really crazy emperors. I mean that 's what happens when you repeatedly sleep with family right ? There are 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…

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  • Livia Drusill A Successful Woman In Ancient Rome

    For more than a half-century, Livia Drusilla was recognized as the most noticeable and powerful woman in ancient Rome. Her noticeable quality and power were not because of her riches or patrician family, in spite of the fact that she had both, rather it was the way that she had the favorable luck to marry the man who turned into Rome 's first emperor, Augustus, and bring forth its second, Tiberius. While coincidence placed Livia in recognitions way, she was brilliant and sufficiently skillful to…

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  • Julio-Claudian Religion Analysis

    have been appropriated by Octavian as a hearkening back to the founder of Rome by saying that Octavian would be its second founder; yet Octavian, Suetonius opines, eventually took the name of Augustus as it was newer and denoted something specially divine since it recalled the practice of augury that Ennius claimed was the thing responsible for the founding of Rome. This is an example of how Augustus used the concept of a religious practice as a political statement about denying the need for…

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  • The Importance Of Caligula In Ancient Rome

    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…

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