• Gladiators Effect On Gladiatorial Games
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    One of Ancient Romes most important forms of public entertainment took place in amphitheaters. These were the gladiatorial games. Although there were more renown and primordial forms of entertainment, such as the chariot races, gladiatorial activities became a widely popular and powerful form of leisure for Romes powerful and common citizens. Roland Auguet writes: It only remained for the emperors to learn the lessons of experience. They hastened to appropriate, to their own advantage, as far as...
  • Julia Caesar Brutus Rome People
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    In the play Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, one of the main characters, Brutus, is faced with a major problem. He has to decide whether or not to join the conspiracy, which is to kill his best friend Caesar or let him get crowned king. Throughout the play he has to decide and his choice may effect Rome forever. Brutus decides to join the conspirators and help kill Julius Caesar. His actions show that he is a very patriotic, one who loves his country and upholds its interests, citizen of ...
  • Nero And The Great Fire
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    Nero, his real name was Lucius Donituis Ahenobarbus. He was only 16 yrs old when he inherited his spot as emperor. He was the youngest person, ever to become Emperor. With the finagling, and deception that his mother Agripia had that helped. Nero was the last connection to Julius Caesar. His mother wanted to play the role of the emperor; she wanted to control her son. Agripia wanted to tell Nero how to be ruler, how to do what she wanted done, but he was smarter than that. In 59 A. D. Nero had ...
  • The Nobility Of Brutus In Julius Caesar Essay
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    Julius Caesar Essay Line 68-75 Act 5 Scene 5 Antony: "This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators save only he Did that they did in envy of great Caesar He only, in a general honest thought And common good to all, made one of them His life was gentle, and the elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!' " This statement was an accurate assessment of Brutus because of a number of reasons. Ou...
  • Augustus Octavian 63 Pax Romana
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    Octavian Augustus (63 B. C 14 A. D) is known as the first, and one of the greatest Roman emperors of our time. Octavian enables the long, peaceful time of the Pax Romana by changing Rome from its fragile state, to one of the most powerful empires. At this time, Rome is using the method of a republican government, but Augustus comes up with an entirely new method of governing the empire. This relies on the traditional ways of politics, which his great-uncle Caesar ignored. Octavian s government ...