• Hadrian! Accomplishments and achievements and important events.• Hadrian was descended from a family of Hadria, in Picenum and was a military commander.• Hadrian returned to Rome from his travels where he became sick.• Hadrian was clearly very capable and achieved high office, reaching the consulate at the age of 32, the earliest possible age at that time.• When he became Emperor, four respected Roman Senators were killed. Hadrian denied having anything to do with this, but the senate suspected he was involved and never forgave him.
Hadrian Continued• Emperor Hadrian also took a high interest in architecture, and was directly responsible for the development of many fine buildings and structures during his reign.• Hadrian was a capable administrator and a good soldier and leader.• July 10th 138AD Hadrian died because four senators were killed at a leader suspected it was Hadrian and so he was punished.• His body was buried twice in different places before finally his ashes should be laid to rest in the mausoleum he had built for himself at Rome
Cicero• At a young age Cicero began studying the writings in his fathers library.• Both Cicero and his brother Quintus became greatly interested in philosophy and public speaking.• Cicero was born in January 3rd 106 B.C.E, Cicero died on December 7, 43 B.C.E.• Cicero was Romes greatest orator and a prolific writer of verse, letters, and works on philosophy, politics, and rhetoric that greatly influenced European thought.• He was a roman orator and philosopher, he tried to limit the power of rome’s generals and give control of the government back to senate.
Julius Caesar• Augustus is Julius Caesar’s nephew.• Caesar died at the senate floor, killed by other senators because they thought he was gaining too much power. Julius Caesar was stabbed to death.• After serving in the Roman Army, Caesar developed an interest in politics.• The Romans named a month after him, the month of July for Julius Caesar.• March 15, 44 BC, Julius died.
Augustus• Augustus Caesar was a good writer and his chosen friends were poets, historians, and eminent scholars.• There was a ceremony to burn Augustus’ body. His ashes were placed in the mausoleum which he had built for himself and his family• He was a famous emperor and Julius Caesar was his great uncle.• Augustus was an emperor• Augustuss real name is Gaius Octavius he was born September 23, 63 B.C• Augustus became emperor in 27 BC.• Augustus died on August 19, 14 AD.
Hannibal and Carthaginians Wars.• Imilce is Hannibal’s wife. His father’s name is Hamilcar, he was a famous general in the first Punic War.• Hannibal almost overpowered Rome, was considered Romes greatest enemy.• When Hamilcar died, his son-in-law Hasdrubel took over, but when Hasdrubel died, 7 years later, the army appointed Hannibal general of the forces of Carthage in Spain• The Carthaginians lost the war and signed peace treaty with Roman.• Hannibal committed suicide by taking poison at the age of 65• Carthaginian wars involved the three Punic wars, the Punic wars were fought between Ancient Carthage and the Roman Republic.
Hannibal and Carthaginian War continued• There were many leaders for each Punic war.• The first punic war started in 264 B.c and went to 241 B.C• The second punic war started in 218 B.C and ended in 201 B.C• The Third Punic war started in 149 B.C and ended in 146 B.C.• The Punic wars between Carthage and Rome took place over nearly a century, beginning in 264 B.C.
RomulusAndReemus• Their father was Mars, the god of war, and their mother was a Latin princess.• The King was afraid the twins might try to take his throne, so he left them to die.• The Latin King took the infants and put them in a basket. He abandoned them on the banks of the Tiber River.• Remus was angry because his brother got a larger part of the city to rule. Romulus killed Remus in this quarrel.• This left Romuluss hilltop called Palatine the center of the new city. The city was named Rome after Romulus.
RomulusAndReemus continued• In the 8th century BC they controlled north and central Italy through a chain of city-states• The followers of Romulus were shepherds, hunters, farmers, and merchants who lived in small huts scattered on the seven hills on which the city was built.• -The 6 kings who had followed Romulus were: Numa Pompilius, Tullus Hostilius, Ancus Martius, Tarquinius Priscus, Servius Tullus, and Tarquinius Superbus.• The twins were born around 771 B.C.• A female wolf found the boys on the bank of the Tiber river and instead of killing them for food the wolf took them back to her pack and fed them as she did her other cubs.