Licinius Crassus. During the civil war he also supported the optimate Sulla and that was actually the beginning of his public career. Thus, following Sulla's assumption of the dictatorship, Crassus amassed an enormous fortune through real estate speculation. Becoming one of the wealthiest men in Rome, and probably one of the richest men in all history, he was an important political and financial figure for the First Triumvirate.Although, Crassus and Pompey were colleagues in the consulship in 70 BC and they legislated the full restoration of the tribunate of the people, they had entertained a considerable dislike towards each other and believed that the other is trying to increase his own reputation at his colleague’s expense. However, Caesar succeeded to reconcile them as he saw that both, Pompey and Crassus had problems with the Senate during that time.Pompey’s problem was directly linked to the Senate.
After Caesar defeated Pompey and won the civil war, he returned to Rome to consolidate his power. Caesar was generous in victory and spared the lives of many of his enemies. When he returned to Rome, his enemies conspired against him (Plutarch 116). Many of Caesar’s friends were aware of the danger and urged him to employ bodyguards. He refused, “Better to meet death once, he said, than always to be anticipating it” (Plutarch 118.7).
After Julius Caesar’s time as the emperor, Roman was the biggest empire in the Mediterranean Sea basin. Julius Caesar made the Roman Empire the vast republic everyone remembers. Furthermore, Julius Caesar always wanted to help out the underprivileged people who lived in his empire. He started job aid programs to help out poor families who were barely getting by. He drained marshes for more arable farmland thus
He acted on greed, hatred, and jealousy instead of having the good of Rome in mind. Author, Donald Wasson, finds that several of the senators, including Cassius, who were involved in the conspiracy against Caesar were “friends and supporters of Pompey who sought both high office and profit” in his article The Murder of Julius Caesar (Wasson). Cassius did not care about what Caesar was doing or would do to Rome with his power, instead he only worried about having power over everyone else. He told Brutus about Julius Caesar’s disabilities and commented about his amazement that “a man of such a feeble temper should so get the start of the majestic world and bear the palm alone” (I.ii.131-133). Cassius never wanted to be below or feel less than anybody.
He first aligned with the Roman General Pompey then he allied with a powerful Roman politician Crassus. Further, Caesar’s alliance with Pompey was strengthened with the marriage of Caesar’s only daughter Julia with Pompey. This alliance proved significant for Caesar as he received wealth and military might from Pompey and important political contacts through
Overall, Brutus and the conspiracy had no justified reasons to kill Caesar. They only assumed and thought what Caesar might do. Brutus feared that Caesar would have too much power and feared what would happen to Rome. None of the conspirators talked to Caesar in person what his plan was if he got crowned. Brutus thought Caesar would manipulate the people of Rome, when he was manipulated himself, which caused the death of his best friend.
These actions by the general completely disregarding the law, created by the republic, that stated that generals would not lead troops within Italy proper. This of course created civil war in which the senate of other leading generals disagreed with Caesar’s actions. But still the young Julius prevailed, he eventually defeated those who opposed him and with his belief that the republic would be served better with one unified ruler, he was appointed dictator by the state for a period of 10 years, (www.regent.edu. 6.). Julius never got to experience the full extent of those 10 years because, but a few short years later he was assassinated by multiple members of the senate, to include his good friend and confidant Brutus “et tu Brute,” (Shakespeare, Act 3 Scene 1).
Cassius does not back down following the almost dictatorial pronouncements of his equal, Brutus, even though he absolutely disagree heartedly with most of Brutus’s decisions. To accomplish his goal of completely removing Caesar from power he tries everything he can. He finally resorts to using his keen insight in human nature to convince Brutus by means of a long drawn out, passionate argument, coupled with bogus notes. In the conversation with Brutus, Cassius says, Brutus sense of honor, nobility, and pride more than he presents concrete example of Caesar’s actions. Then he ends up killing
Caesar let Vercingetorix go without hurting him. He then went against him and got a army to destroy Caesar. Vercingetorix then had his men retreat instead of continuing to fight a war with Caesar because he wanted his men to live and there would not be no one left in Gaul. Caesar ended up getting Vercingetorix to surrender and ended the war. If Caesar would've just killed him then and there, he could have stopped an eight year war from happening.
To demonstrate. in Cassius' monologue he says, "I have moved already/ some certain of the noblest-minded Romans/To undergo with me on enterprise/ of honable dangerous consequence"(I.iii.122-124). Cassius gathered other senators who also did not like the idea of Caesar as the ruler of Rome to join him in his assassination plan. This is important because Cassius was the first who wanted to get rid of Caesar. Senator Cassius started the conspiracy that killed Julius