Julius Caesar is “without a doubt the most significant figure in the history of Rome” for a vast majority of reasons (Knight). Julius’ full name and official title was “General Gaius Julius Caesar” and remained so throughout his entire life (“Julius”). When Julius Caesar was born is not agreed upon between most historians. But the closest approximation is around 100 B.C.E. Julius Caesar’s family was apart of the Roman aristocracy. He died around 44 B.C.E. He was murdered by a group of “60 influential Romans” and was stabbed “23 times” with a dagger when he entered a “senate chamber” (Knight). His assassination was planned by his “friends” “Brutus and Cassius” and the famous line “Et tu? Brutus” comes from his death
Julius Caesar left an everlasting impact on the world during his short time on earth. Julius Caesar started his reign in Spain when he became governor in 61 BCE, then only one year later he created the first triumvirate with his allies Crassus, and Pompey. As Julius Caesar continued his road to success, he became consul in 59 BCE. After becoming Consul for one year he spread his power to Gaul and became governor there in 58 BCE serving two four year terms. For the eight years Caesar expanded his power by winning every single battle he fought. Then in 49 BCE Julius Caesar led his troops across the Rubicon River to regain control over Rome. One year later in 48 BCE Julius Caesar served as consul again for four years until in 44 BCE Julius
Julius was a statesman for Rome and a general and an author. He played an important role in the event that led to the demise of the Roman Republic. and the starting of Roman Empire. Some people consider Julius a dictator. Julius Caesar transformed what became known as the Roman Empire, by expanding its geographic reach and establishing its imperial system. While it's been long disputed , it's estimated that Julius Caesar was born on the 13th of July or the 12th of July. Julius’s dad died when he was only 16 and only had his mom after that. The Rome of Caesar's youth was unstable an element of disorder ruled the republic. Julius had a nephew of another famous Roman general, Marius. After the death of Marius and the rise of Sulla, Julius’s life was in jeopardy. In the early 60’s B.C he launched his own successful political and military career. He campaigned successfully for the consulship and struck a deal with two of Rome’s leading figures. All together they controlled rome until the 50 B.C, until Caesar and Pompey (one of Rome’s figure) after Crassus’s death, went to war against one another in 49 B.C. Caesar devoted his energies to the conquest of Gaul (France). After serving as consul in 59 B.C, Caesar became governor of Cisalpine and transalpine Gaul. In 58, Helvetti in Switzerland attempt to migrate into Gaul and Caesar thought they would be threat. So he stopped them and sent them back to their homeland. Later he had become
Julius Caesar was an exceptional hero to the Roman Empire. He made many reforms to help out his citizens and the empire. He changed the local government so that it could run more efficiently, he gave citizenship to foreigners, and he was a very kind leader to his citizens and to his enemies.
Julius Caesar was a Powerful Roman politician and general, who served as a god to the Romans. He played a key role in the events that led to the downfall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman empire. His reign from 49 B.C to 44 B.C illustrated his dominance in controlling a commanding army and ruling a nation. Many historians have different opinions on Caesar's command. Some saw him as a leader for the people, whereas others saw him as a man searching for power and power alone. This paper will show you how Julius Caesar became the man he was and the pros and cons of his leadership.
As well as not having much experience in being a leader, Caesar changed Rome for the best, “We know only a small part of the story, a story of life of movement, of initiative, of swift decision, of painstaking political organization, of the use of almost any means to gain his end” (Taylor 16). Caesar learned throughout his years as a Roman leader what changes he needed to make to benefit Rome. Another great thing about this empire is that Caesar added many changes to the Roman city like highways and canals, “laying a highway from the Adriatic over the heights of the Apennines to the Tiber; cutting a canal through the Isthmus of Corinth; pushing back the Dacian advances into Pontus and Thrace; and attacking the Parthians via Lesser Armenia, but without risking battle until he had gauged their qualities” (Suetonius 33). Julius Caesar also made a breach, “and he made a first breach, which others would widen two centuries later, in the barriers between Italians and Provincials” (Grant 236). This breach was a border that the Italians and Provincials enlarged to cover much of the land. Julius Caesar made so many changes to Rome when constructing the best empire, not only physical changes but changes that involved him being more concerned about the people. He
Ancient Rome left tremendous legacies such as technological advancements, religious beliefs and governmental structures that shaped the world today. The Romans conquered many territories and took on their cultures as well, in particular the Ancient Greek culture. Ancient Greek civilizations played a major role in the history and development of the Ancient Rome civilization. The Ancient Greeks influenced the social structure, religion and military strength of Ancient Rome. The Ancient Greeks’ renowned use of democracy influenced Ancient Rome’s government structure. The strong belief in Gods and oracles in Ancient Greek shaped the religion of Ancient Romans. The Spartan-like training and leadership style of Ancient Greek war heroes formed the
To begin with, Julius Caesar was a was a glory hound and put his needs before the republic. Caesar used his power as dictator more towards his advantage instead of helping the people in Rome. An account written by Suetonius says that “ Caesar urged them rather to propose to the people that he be permitted to stand for a second consulship
“Veni, vidi, vici” – Julius Caesar by this he meant “I came, I saw, I conquered”. (www.brainyquote.com) These are three things Julius Caesar did in Rome. Julius Caesar was significant in Rome because he was instrumental in ending the Roman Republic and beginning the Roman Empire, he created job programs for poor romans and took power away from the senators who hated him for it. He is one of the most famous people in ancient Rome. Julius Caesar was a soldier, “Roman general and dictator”. (www.ducksters.com) He took power from Rome using force. He was hated by some of the Roman senators. “Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times by the Senators who assassinated him”. (www.dkfindout.com)
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
In public, Caesar was the leader Rome had always wished for, a strong, valliant man that would let nothing in his way. Consequently, Caesar had a more vulnerable side to him where the reader would be able to see glimpses of throughout the play. Still, Caesar allowed his public self image to take priority in which would eventually lead to his death. Speaking historically, the great Julius Caesar was a people’s leader with a deep hunger for power in which he would do anything to
Everyone knows that Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by his friends, so they naturally assume Caesar is a tragic hero. In digging deeper, the real tragic hero of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is revealed. To begin, William Shakespeare’s play is based on historical events that occurred in Rome around 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was born in 102 B.C. and died in 44 B.C. During this time, he became a power-hungry military leader. His rise to power was a result of such actions that made the Roman public love him. Although the Roman public loved him, many higher Romans believed that he was becoming dangerous. These feelings ultimately led to the murder of Julius Caesar in 44 B.C. when he was stabbed 35 times. This period of uncertainty lasted approximately
Julius Caesar was popular among the citizens of Rome. Caesar had gained this popularity due to his successes in war for Rome and the laws he created for the wellbeing of Rome. The reason Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC was due to declaring himself dictator for life of Rome. This is because the term dictator was considered a toxic word in Roman politics as almost all previous dictators had been tyrants in Roman history. The senators who assassinated Caesar believed that they would be celebrated for killing Caesar . Due to Caesar’s popularity, when Octavian was named Caesar’s heir in Caesar’s will he changed his name to Octavian Caesar. Because of this Octavian gained public favour
His past shaped him to be a very well-respected man. Caesar began his political career when he won the popular vote of a military tribuneship over his rival Gaius Popillius. The position he was elected is a very low position but a stepping stone to the senate. After winning the election his Aunt had passed away. Julia was the wife of Marius. Marius was an opponent of his before he fled Rome. Caesar delivered a eulogy for her, even with the circumstances of him and Marius. This gained a lot of respect from family of her and other citizens. He always looked-for opportunities to keep his image
Caesar was born in July, 100 B.C.E to Gaius Caesar and Aurelia. The family claimed a noble history but hadn’t produced many influential people till then. Caesar’s father had achieved an average position in politics due to which the family was allowed certain traditional entitlements and offices. Caesar