Julius Caesar: Hero Or Tyrant?

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One of the likely reasons Julius Caesar was killed was his obliviousness to stay seated while the Senators went to the sanctuary of Venus Genetrix. Suetonius saw this condition as a reprehensible affront (78). As well as Appian who reports it as "slanderers a reason for indicting him of wishing to be welcomed as a ruler" (107). As a matter of fact Suetonius says that Julius had a negative reaction to Pontinus Aquila when he didn 't ascend for him (78). In some ways Julius is being hypocritical towards Aquila, but Julius doing the exact same insult to the senate. Dio portrays this occurrence as a main reason in the advancement of the plot against Caesar (44). Then again Julius being the tyrant was higher than the consul and he could stay
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