fall of republic

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Test will not cover Vergil! Quiz will though Assassination of Julius Caesar Marks rise of Marc Antony and Gaius Octavius (63 – 14 BCE) o Gaius is adopted by Caesar so he is named Gaius Tulius Caesar Octavianus o Gets name Augustus eventually Centers around events in Republic (Will it be restored, and how? If not, who will take its place? Fall of Republic Significance o Cultural and political history Can such a republic survive without power coming in the hands of one person (esp. since Rome is now so big)? Checks, balances and success for majority of time. Had Rome outgrown Republic? Is acute factionalism (civil conflict between groups) inevitable? [people change!] Optimates vs. populares Gaius Seutonius Tranquillius (69/75 CE – 130 CE) o Roman historian o Biographies of what significant people did and character as expressed through acts Not psychological states o Fun details of figures! o Biographies follow a pattern (good guys’ decay) – questionable accuracy? Aftermath of Eyes of March Important figures o Marc Antony o Octavian o Marcus Aemillius Lepious o Sextus Pompey Will the Republic be restored??? Cicero makes speeches against those of Marc Antony ‘Phillipics’ o First delivered in Senate House (September 44 BCE) o Phillipics Major theme: Tyranny v. Republic Don’t be taken my temptations of tyranny
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course HUMA 111 taught by Professor -- during the Spring '11 term at Rice.

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