Julius Caesar Research Paper

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Julius Caesar was a politician, general, and dictator. He once said, “It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” He was an incredible speaker of the time and was very well liked by most citizens. He brought a lot of change to Rome and was a very strong leader. Julius Gaius Caesar was born in Rome Italy, in 100 B.C., on July 13th. He became deeply involved with politics starting at about age 31, which was around the time his father died (Bruson 87). Caesar first served in the Asian provinces and then in the Cilicia. These were his first military jobs. Before Caesar came to rule, Rome's government was unsteady and needed someone like Caesar to fix things up (Biography.com …show more content…

Julius Caesar was very popular with the plebeians and lower classes for supporting them. He did this in ways like creating jobs for them. He made many other reforms such as enforcing laws against crime, and including supporters from Italy and other regions in the senate (Cornine et al. 248-249). He made a new Roman calendar, which was helpful to everyday life. He was a fantastic speaker and was one of the best of the time. He didn't hold grudges against most and was said to be tall and muscular (Bruson 88). His army was better than any other army in the world at the time. Although Caesar was well liked by most, he did have enemies. One of them was named Cicero. Cicero came from a wealthy family was a consul in the year 63 B.C. He supported the democracy and did not trust Caesar and his desire for power (Cornine et al. 248-249). Caesar's dictatorship lasted only a year because he was assassinated by members of the senate (Biography.com …show more content…

Politicians grew envious of his power. The senate thought he had too much power, and thought his rule was beginning to resemble the style of a king's (Biography.com editor). He was very clemency, and impatient, which were not safe for his security (Toynbee). His death included about sixty senators. Even though almost all the senate members were in on his death, but Marcus Junius Brutus was the most surprising member of the group (History.com Staff). They were former enemies but then were in the senate together (Biography.com editor). It was first Cassius Longinus’s idea to assassinate Caesar, and others started to join. He was naive to think that his assassination was not near because the other senators disliked him greatly. The first to stab him was Servilius Casca, and others soon joined in. (History.com Staff). Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, in 44 B.C. on the steps of the senate. The Ides of March is the middle of the month, which happened to be the 17th. The last thing he said before he died was, “Et toi, Brutus?” This translates from French to,”And you, Brutus?” (Toynbee). Brutus was his friend and protege, so to be killed by him was certainly a shock. Julius’s power was left with his adopted son, Octavian. Octavian vowed to assassinate everyone that killed Caesar. Cassius and Brutus forces had been beaten by Octavian's, so they both ended up committing

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