Essays Tagged: "Roman Senate"

Assassination: Gaius Julius Caesar

Assassination: Gaius Julius CaesarCaius Julius Caesar, a Roman consul, was a great leader and a terrible dictator.Many of his reforms were excellent, but he ... and a terrible dictator.Many of his reforms were excellent, but he also was hungry for the power of Roman Dictator, which would give him absolute power for as long as he required it. Throughout his li ... sisting of Crassus, Pompey, and Caesar), governor, and finally sole dictator of Rome.In 48 B.C. the Roman Senate gave Caesar the power of dictator for one year. During this time he defeated Pompey. In ...

(1 pages) 62 0 4.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

History of the Roman Empire

Roman Empire, political system established by Rome that lasted for nearly five centuries. Historians ... blished by Rome that lasted for nearly five centuries. Historians usually date the beginning of the Roman Empire from 27 bc when the Roman Senate gave Gaius Octavius the name Augustus and he became th ... ean world. Rome had first expanded into other parts of Italy and neighboring territories during the Roman Republic (509-27 bc), but made wider conquests and solidified political control of these lands ...

(5 pages) 349 1 2.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Roman culture: customs and morality.

, leaving Romulus's hilltop, Palatine, the center of the new city called Rome. Some of the earliest Roman settlements rose from this Palatine Hill.In the first century AD, Rome was the bustling, cosmo ... ople and their culture was very interesting, especially for the time. It is described with, "...the Romans ads people were hardly given to lives of seclusion or contemplation. Their disposition was gr ...

(16 pages) 236 1 3.8 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

"Ancient Rome" Tells about some things they made and some famous rulers.

t inventors of concrete, which they used (along with pebbles, crushed rock, and gravel) to make the Roman roads. These roads stretched from everywhere in Rome to everywhere else. These roads lasted hu ... arried water over moutains, through valleys and towns to get to Rome when drought was upon them.The Roman government was very much like the Greek's democracy.DEMOCRACY = citizen's make there own lawsR ...

(1 pages) 41 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

The Influences of Rome on The World We know Today.

fact that it could recognize in other civilizations which inventions worked and which did not. The Romans would then copy and even improve on the successful inventions or ideas, using them to benefit ... s been and still is used worldwide. Entertainment was a substantial part of the every day life of a Roman. For entertainment one could go down to the Coliseum and watch a brutal and savage fight to th ...

(3 pages) 50 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

This essay is a summary of The Venus Throw, by Steven Saylor, and how events and characters in the novel are related to real events in Roman history. Bibliography included.

Steven Saylor, is about the death of the head of a delegation of 100 Alexandrians, Dio, sent to the Roman Senate to request that they stop meddling in Egyptian affairs, and to ask for their recognitio ... safer quarters.More attempts were carried out to kill the delegation before they could confront the Roman Senate, so much, that only six of the original one hundred made it to Rome.The six who made it ...

(8 pages) 71 2 4.1 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Life of Nero - A summary of the life of Nero Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus.

that involved bloodshed, banned capital punishment, reduced taxes, improved the independence of the roman senate and gave rights to slaves to speak out against their masters. Nero promoted poetry, the ... red. Three years later he murdered his wife Octavia.Next came one of the most devastating events in roman history. In 64 AD the Great Fire of Rome took place. In which, of Rome's 14 regions, only 4 re ...

(1 pages) 33 0 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Struggle of the Orders and its disappointing Anticlimax

. Through their acquisition of wealth and land, and having descended from the Patres - the original Roman senators - they had gained this privileged position, dominating the social, political, and eco ... ing the social, political, and economic arenas (Ross, S., 2005). The plebeians were the rest of the Roman people; this group ranged from peasants, farmers, and labourers to the richest members, who we ...

(6 pages) 43 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Julius Caesar's actions undermined the Republic and paved the way for a system headed by Emperors.

ome. Remarkably, coming from an old, impoverished Patrician family he rose through the ranks of the Roman Senate mainly through connections to his allies, Pompey and Crassus. Eventually, becoming the ... These characteristics contributed greatly to the vast arrangement of titles he received within the Roman Senate. The Julians' were relatively connected to the Marians, as Caesar's aunt was married to ...

(4 pages) 41 0 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Changing Role and Responsibilities of the Roman Senate under Augustus

ally of sorts, and Augustus needed the Senate to uphold, on the surface, the fundamental premise of Roman political thinking, since anyone of importance in the political world was a part of the Roman ... tunic with the purple stripe could present himself as a candidate, wiping out the tradition of all Romans having a chance. The lower participation in elections mainly resulted from the tiny percentag ...

(4 pages) 21 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Caesar

100 BC - Caesar is born into an upper-class Roman family head by his father, Gaius Julius Caesar, who names the boy after himself.75 BC - Caesar ... ef and largely indecisive expeditions across the English Channel in to southern England.50 BC - The Roman Senate calls for Caesar to surrender command of his army.48 BC - Caesar delivers Pompey a shat ...

(1 pages) 329 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Druids

e, golden necklaces called torcs (58). The earliest accounts on the Druids were from the Greeks and Romans. The main writers of these accounts were Strabo, Diodorus Siculus, and Julius Caesar (14). Ca ... ese accounts were Strabo, Diodorus Siculus, and Julius Caesar (14). Caesar who was appointed to the Roman Senate as governor gave some of the most detailed accounts of the ancient Druids (10). In one ...

(8 pages) 948 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Government Of Rome

power in Rome. It was said that he was the most repressive king Rome had ever known. In 509 BC, the Romans overthrew the monarchy and established the republic.To take the place of the monarchy, the Ro ... Rome. As long as they upheld high standards of conduct, their opinions had the force of law in the Roman republic. The Senate influenced the appointment of military commanders and determined how troo ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Influential Leaders: Julius Caesar Vs. Mahatma Gandhi

Both men's lives have ended in similar ways; they were assassinated. Julius Caesar was lured to the Roman Senate and murdered by several conspirators including his good friend Brutus. Gandhi was murde ...

(3 pages) 21 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Gladiators

ral celebration. By 174 BC, thirty-seven pairs of gladiators participated in a three-day event. The Roman Senate kept the number of contestants low after Julius Caesar held an event with three hundred ... gladiator who survived many combats might be relieved from further duty. Occasionally, freedmen and Roman citizens entered the arena, as did the insane Emperor Commodus.Despite their servile and "outl ...

(3 pages) 23 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

'What does Cicero's Speech Against Verres 1 reveal about Roman justice'

History Preliminary Course Assessment Task'What does Cicero's Speech Against Verres 1 reveal about Roman justice, the reputation of the Roman Senate, and the bribery and corruption of the Roman Senat ... Roman Senate, and the bribery and corruption of the Roman Senate, and the bribery and corruption of Roman (and provincial) magistrates?'By Nicolas GroveCicero's opening speech in the 'Trial of Verres' ...

(5 pages) 14 0 5.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Social Structure in Ancient Rome

lebeians. The Plebeian class not only produced the grain and supplied the labor that maintained the Roman economy; they also formed the recruiting basis as soldiers for the Legions. Many Plebian legio ...

(2 pages) 29 1 2.3 Aug/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

The Electoral College

hrough a College of Electors. The role of the College of Electors can be traced to the way that the Roman Catholic Church elects their Pope with the College of Cardinals.The structure of the Electoral ... .The structure of the Electoral College can be tracked back to the Centurial Assembly system of the Roman Republic. Under this system, the adult males were divided, according to wealth, into a group o ...

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The Fall of the Roman Empire

Historically the date given for the beginning of the Roman Empire is 27 BC when the Roman Senate gave Gaius Octavius the name Augustus and he became the ... ean world. Rome had first expanded into other parts of Italy and neighboring territories during the Roman Republic, but made wider conquests and solidified political control of these lands during the ... onomy and astrology, and cultural elements from Persia, Egypt, and other eastern civilizations. The Romans provided their own peculiar style of government, law, and architecture and spread their Latin ...

(8 pages) 61 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Discuss representations of Augustan power and the ways in which this power has been portrayed as beneficial for Rome and the Roman Empire.

f Augustan power and the ways in which this power has been portrayed as beneficial for Rome and the Roman Empire.Augustus was adopted by his famous uncle Julius Caesar in 44 BC, and was thenceforth kn ... son, notes "after the demise of the Second Triumvirate, Octavian restored the outward facade of the Roman Republic, with governmental power vested in the Roman Senate, but in practice retained his aut ...

(7 pages) 38 0 5.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History