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CLA233H1
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Erik Gunderson

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CLA233- Lecture 14- Mar 8
-Plutarch, The Life of Demetrius
-perversion in taxes
-last section of the life of Amelius Paulus, the treasury was flushed and the
Romans no longer had to pay taxes
-they dont have to pay taxes because they have an empire
-Plutarchs lives are the parallel lives
-he will write the life of a Greek and a Roman and compare them
-the opening of the life s very long and complex
-the life of Demetrius is compared to the life of Antony
-compares the senses versus reason
-you compare and pick the good and avoid the bad (how medicine works)
-the Helots (lower class; other race of Spartans)
-he sees the parallel lives as a question of the virtuous man
-the force of the original proposition is that you learn this from these lives
that you can use in your own life
-biography cultivates your own virtue
-you read the life of Caesar so that you can be a great man for example
The Augustan Revolution
-born Octaian in 63 BCE
-named Julius Caesas heir in 44 BCE
-defeats Antonius at Actium in 31 BCE; he now has no rivals for power
-receives the title Augustus in 27 BCE and imperium for 10 years
-receives his core powers in 23 BCE
-Dies in 14 CE
-Antony is positioned between Caesar and Augustus
The Partisans of Caesar
Antonius
-born 83 BCE
57-54: serves Palestine and Egypt
54-50: serves with Caesar in Gaul (and is sometimes in Rome)
51: quaestor
49: tribune (whose expulsion is one of the justifications for civil war)
48: commands one of the wings at the decisive battle of Pharsalus
47: master of the horse and second in command to Caesar the dictator
44: consul with Caesar
44: controls the dead Caesars papers; what is found in them has the force of
law
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-people had been selling legacies of Caesar for cash
-43: Antony, Lepidus and Octavian pool their power and proscibe enemies
(second triumvirate)
42: instrumental in the defeat of Brutus and Cassius (the assassins of
Caesar)
42: given the Eastern half of the Roman Empire
42: meets Cleopatra
41: in Egypt with Cleopatra
40: Marries Octavia, sister of Octavian
39: returns to the East
37: renewal of the triumvirate for another 5 years
37: back East and to Cleopatra
36: the disastrous Parthian expedition
35: refuses to meet Octavia
34: bestows territories upon Cleopatra
33: tensions between Antony and Octavian
32: divorce from Octavia
32: Octavian declares war on Cleopatra
-rather than Antony so that he can sell it as a foreign war rather than a civil
war
31: Antony defeated at Actium
Cleopatra (VII)
-born 69 BCE to Ptolemy XII
51: joint ruler of Egypt with Ptolemy XIII
49: supports Pompey
48: expelled by Egyptians and then reinstated by Caesar
47: birth of a son (whom she says Caesar fathered)
46: comes to Rome at Caesars invitation
44: leaves Rome when Caesar is assassinated
43: sides with Dolabella (who recognized Caesarian as her co-ruler)
41: meets Antony
37: twins born to Antony: Alexander Sun and Cleopatra Moon
36: another child with Antony: Ptolemy Philadelphus
-a lot of dress-up
-these scenes: Antony is dressed like a servant in a lot of these episodes, his
costume is a lowly one
-he is running around naked (costume of nudity)
-he plays dress-up with Cleopatra, she pretends to be lovesick in order to
undermine Octavia
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CLA233- Lecture 14- Mar 8 -Plutarch, The Life of Demetrius -perversion in taxes -last section of the life of Amelius Paulus, the treasury was flushed and the Romans no longer had to pay taxes -they dont have to pay taxes because they have an empire -Plutarchs lives are the parallel lives -he will write the life of a Greek and a Roman and compare them -the opening of the life s very long and complex -the life of Demetrius is compared to the life of Antony -compares the senses versus reason -you compare and pick the good and avoid the bad (how medicine works) -the Helots (lower class; other race of Spartans) -he seesthe parallel lives as a question of the virtuous man -the force of the original proposition is that you learn this from these lives that you can use in your own life -biography cultivates your own virtue -you read the life of Caesar so that you can be a great man for example The Augustan Revolution -born Octaian in 63 BCE -named Julius Caesas heir in 44 BCE -defeats Antonius at Actium in 31 BCE; he now has no rivals for power -receives the title Augustus in 27 BCE and imperium for 10 years -receives his core powers in 23 BCE -Dies in 14 CE -Antony is positioned between Caesar and Augustus The Partisans of Caesar Antonius -born 83 BCE 57-54: serves Palestine and Egypt 54-50: serves with Caesar in Gaul (and is sometimes in Rome) 51: quaestor 49: tribune (whose expulsion is one of the justifications for civil war) 48: commands one of the wings at the decisive battle of Pharsalus 47: master of the horse and second in command to Caesar the dictator 44: consul with Caesar 44: controls the dead Caesars papers; what is found in them has the force of law www.notesolution.com
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