Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blog Book #2: Emperor's of Rome

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I find it very fascinating to look at and study people in leadership roles. I find it interesting to learn how they got into that leadership position and how they handle their responsibility. I find it interesting to look at the decisions they make and the consequences. Over the span of this earth, there have been many people in leadership roles. Presidents, Kings, and emperor's. In ancient Rome, the leader of the Roman empire was known as an Emperor. An emperor is much different than the President of the United States, though they are both the leaders of the country and there have been both good and bad. Some can not handle the pressure and responsibility of leadership. Others strive as the leader. Some are crooked from the beginning, others get corrupted while in charge. We have discussed a few different emperors in class. Now, let us take this opportunity to learn about a few more emperor's of Rome. Like we discussed in class, some emperor's are good, some are bad. Some emperor's had great achievements like Vespian, who was emperor at the time of the Colosseum being built or Hadrian who order the construction of "Hadrian's Wall" and the famous Pantheon. Some emperor's were famous because of their father, like Tiberius who was the adopted son of the very first Emperor or Commodus whose father was Marcus Aurelius. Not only from a famous father, Commodus also fought as a gladiator, killing hundreds of animals, amputee's and wounded. Also, Commodus's opponents were told to lose on purpose being that he was the emperor. Emperor's like Titus witnessed one of the most tragic and sad events of the Roman empire, the disaster at Pompeii. Emperor Constantine had no famous physical structure, but an idea. Constantine brought the religion of Christianity into the Roman empire and made it equal to all other religions. A radical move for the times. Then, finally we have Justinian who formed the basis of all systems of law in the western world with the code he put forth. Good or bad, the Roman Empire saw many dynamic emperor's throughout its history.


Anonymous said...

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jacobson@6pd said...

where is the blog challenge