Julius Caesar: The First Dictator

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Many Roman leaders took stands, but not all were successful. Cassius killed Caesar. Cincinnatus dictated through a one day victory. Caesar changed the modern calendar. Many Roman leaders led actions that affected the modern world. Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus was a short but amazing dictator. Cincinnatus’s first dictatorship was in 458 BC. He is known for being a sixteen day dictator. Cincinnatus led a one day victory against the Aequi and Mount Algidus. He immediately resigned from the job and returned to his farm. One day during 458 B.C. a group of senators were sent to inform Cincinnatus that he was needed to become dictator. The next morning, he went to the forum to name his master of the horse. Afterwards, he went to an assembly…show more content…
He is best known for being the first Roman army commander to invade England which he did in 55 BC and again in 54 BC. After serving in the Roman Army, Caesar developed an interest in politics. In 59 BC, Caesar was appointed a consul and in 58 BC he went to Gaul (France) where he served as governor. In 49 BC the Senate ordered Caesar to hand over his army to their control. Instead Caesar advanced on Italy but paused at the line that divided France (Gaul) and Italy – the River Rubicon. Caesar returned to Rome in 45 BC as a dictator. In 44 BC, Caesar was murdered by those politicians who feared that he was too obsessed with his own importance. These are the main events in Caesar’s…show more content…
This is why September isn’t the seventh month when it has the root “sept” which means seven. The calendar was created based upon the lunar system and the Earth’s revolving. Cassius was the leader in the plot to kill Julius Caesar. He struck Caesar in the chest and successfully killed him. Although succeeding in the assassination of Caesar, the celebration was short-lived, as Mark Antony took power and turned the public against them. Cassius wanted to kill Antony as well but was persuaded not to. After the assassination, he moved to Italy. Cincinnatus, Caesar, and Cassius all showed leadership in an act that affects how things are today. Cincinnatus led Rome in a victory against Aequi. Caesar invaded Britain and created the Julian calendar. Lastly, Cassius killed Caesar. These stands take place in our lives somehow. Ancient Roman leaders took the most relevant and most important stands in
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