Anticipation Guide It is never right to kill another person It is never right to kill another person AgreeDisagree.
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Anticipation GuideIt is never right to kill another person
Anticipation GuideIt is sometimes acceptable to betray your friends
Anticipation GuideThe more success and power you have, the more people dislike you.
Anticipation GuidePolitical leaders usually act in the best interest of their countries
Anticipation GuideNo cause, political or otherwise, is worth dying for.
Anticipation GuideIf a political leader has done something wrong, it is okay to get rid of him or her by whatever means necessary
Julius Caesar Background Information
The Tragedy of Julius CaesarMost scholars agree that Shakespeare wrote The Tragedy of Julius Caesar in 1599.
This play is based upon the assassination of Julius Caesar by his close friends and confidants.
Background InformationThe Romans were superstitious.
They believed that future events could be seen in dreams, the stars, and unnatural occurrences.
Many Romans believed that fate controlled ones life.
Background InformationIn 503 BC, Rome ended the rule of the Tarquins, a series of harsh, cruel rulers.
Rome decided to never again be under the rule of such an oppressive government. They refused ALL forms of government that consisted of kings or emperors, basically any ruler who achieves power based on inheritance instead of an election.
Romes Government:After the Tarquins
Rome set up a republic: A government in which officials are elected. The new government is made up of two parts:Two consuls (leaders) and a senate. ++
The Consuls were elected officials.
They appointed the Senate members who could be from any walk of lifenoble or common.
Julius Caesars Rise to PowerJulius Caesar got into politics during a time in which the Consuls and the Senate were having problems. In this time of instability and arguing, he became an outspoken leader.
In 60 BC the first triumvirate (3-person governing body) was formed. It consisted of Caesar, a famous general named Pompey, and a wealthy man named Crassus.
After Crassus died, Pompey began to fear that Caesar was growing too powerful and popular.
At this time, Caesar and his army were far away from Rome, conquering many lands for the Roman Empire.
Pompey ordered Caesar back so that he would not have to fear Caesar and his powerful army.
Instead, Caesar attacked Pompey, defeating his forces and killing him in the midst.
Caesar returned to Rome and was accepted by the people for his military abilities.
He was loved for all of the goods he brought back from his conquests, and he was elected Dictator for Life. This meant that he would rule Rome until his death, and the next leader would have to be elected.
Caesar = Dictator for LifeWe Love Ceasar!!!
Many believed that Caesar wanted to be emperor instead of just Dictator for Life. If he was Emperor, Julius Caesars son would inherit the throne after his death.
Many feared that Caesar would bring back a style of governing similar to Tarquins. To prevent this, some members of the senate carried out a deceitful plan . . .