Julius Caesar's Impact On The Roman Empire

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Julius Caesar had numerous military conquests and political successes resulting in him being remembered throughout history. He expanded the Roman Empire, solved several of the social and economic problems in Rome, and also had great plans for improving the city. Unfortunately, he was unable to fulfill his plans as his untimely death came before he could set in order all his projects for Rome. Julius Caesar greatly impacted the world during his time and has even affected the world to this day. During the month of July in the year 100 B.C. in Rome, Italy, Gaius Julius Caesar was born. Caesar’s father was a praetor over the province of Spain and his mother, Aurelia, was from the plebeian side, but from a respected family. Although Caesar’s father…show more content…
When Sulla became the dictator over Rome, he ordered his soldiers to persecute and kill many members of the plebeian class, among this group was Julius Caesar. Several of Sulla’s men were friends with Caesar and interceded for his life, Sulla honoured the request of these men and rather than killing Caesar, sent orders for him to renounce his marriage. Caesar refused to repudiate his wife Cornelia, and knowing there would be consequences of disobeying Sulla’s orders, Caesar fled from Rome. When Sulla heard that Caesar refused to obey his command, he confiscated Caesar’s titles and offices, seized Cornelia’s fortune and Caesar 's estate, and placed his name on a list of public…show more content…
Caesar’s first campaign was in Asia, on the staff of Marcus Thermus, who was the governor of the province of Asia. On the island of Lesbos, Marcus Thermus and his troops laid siege to the city of Mytilene. After the victorious win over the city of Mytilene, Marcus awarded Caesar with the Civic Crown for his bravery and service during the siege. The Civic Crown was, “a crown or garland of oak leaves and acorns bestowed by the Romans for saving the life of a citizen in battle.” Caesar was sent by Thermus to Bithynia, where he was to acquire the cooperation of the fleet from the king of Bithynia, King Nicomedes. While in Bithynia, “Caesar joined himself to Nicomedes 's court, and entered into his service.” Enjoying the activities in the courts of Nicomedes, Caesar lingered in Bithynia for longer than necessary before returning to Thermus. Caesar also served under Servilius Isauricus in Cilicia, which was in the southern region of Asia Minor, near the coast. However, Caesar only served a short time with Servilius Isauricus as Caesar returned to Rome upon hearing of the death of Sulla in 79
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