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Old 03-10-2019, 06:35 PM
 
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He was a conqueror, but given the times he lived, do you think he was a bad person?
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:41 PM
 
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While he was relentless against his enemies, once they were defeated Caesar always seemed willing to give them another chance, not a common characteristic among the ambitious men of the day. This humane streak got him killed. Well, that and attempting to absorb all of the political power for himself.

We aren't working here with any sort of concise definition of "bad" or "good" person.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:45 PM
 
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"...do you think he was a bad person?"
sure.
and good, too.
he had his moments with each.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:08 PM
 
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No. He was a success and had a positive influence on the world I'd say.
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Old 03-10-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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He was not a bad person, he was an amazing man, perhaps one of the most driven and successful leaders in world history. The people of Rome loved him. And his military leadership was unequaled.
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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He was not a bad person, he was an amazing man, perhaps one of the most driven and successful leaders in world history. The people of Rome loved him. And his military leadership was unequaled.
I wonder though if it was fear and not love as most leaders Worldwide didnt put up with people who didnt adore or as least do their bidding......our own Henry V111 executed between 57,000 to 72,000 people in his 37 year reign , to me thats evil and not a good ruler...I didnt even think there were enough people in England at that time though so maybe a great exaggeration.. I still think Henry and some other rulers had serious mental problems..
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Old 03-11-2019, 06:58 AM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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I wonder though if it was fear and not love as most leaders Worldwide didnt put up with people who didnt adore or as least do their bidding......our own Henry V111 executed between 57,000 to 72,000 people in his 37 year reign , to me thats evil and not a good ruler...I didnt even think there were enough people in England at that time though so maybe a great exaggeration.. I still think Henry and some other rulers had serious mental problems..
The population of England exceeded a million well before the Romans arrived. It was nearly five million before the Black Death put a major dent in it and started a century-long decline, but it never dipped much below two million before beginning to increase again.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:09 AM
 
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The population of England exceeded a million well before the Romans arrived. It was nearly five million before the Black Death put a major dent in it and started a century-long decline, but it never dipped much below two million before beginning to increase again.
thanks Hulsker....
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:39 AM
 
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I don't know much about Caesar, but I've thought about Alexander the Great and other ancient kings: men who are admired for their military prowess and 'greatness,' if they were alive today doing the same things, would be considered mass murderers and war criminals.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:45 PM
 
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I still think Henry and some other rulers had serious mental problems..
A system featuring absolute power by birthright and heavy inbreeding. Either one guarantees mental problems; in combination multiply it exponentially.
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