Tribunes also had veto power in the senate, which made it the highest ranking position for a plebeian. (ius intercessionis). Flavis is best known for his involvement in the diadem incident with Caesar, where, before Julius Caesar’s assassination Flavis and one other man stole the Caesar’s diadem. As Caesar’s power grew over time someone put a diadem on one of his statues, marking him as a king. Flavis and Gaius Epidius Marullus removed it.
In 59 BC, Caesar was elected consul, the highest office of Rome and shortly after that he was made Governor of Gaul and was in charge of its military. Julius Caesar wanted to conquer the rest of Gaul that Rome did not rule. The triumvirate was falling apart because Crassus died in battle and Pompey was jealous of Caesars victories in Gaul. Pompey joined with Caesar’s enemies in the senate and told Caesar he needed to give up his army. Caesar refused and Pompey and Caesar began to fight for control of Rome.
The Senate, did not kill Caesar. It was a group of resentful and angry Senators, such as Cassius and Brutus who disliked Caesar. Some Senators supported Caesar. There are two conflicting reasons on the assassination of Caesar. The Senate realized Caesar was going to be king for a long period, thus destroying the power of the Senate.
the cities inland joined the Romans. The coastal cities left Rome and joined the Carthaginians due to their naval forces. Their navy was also behind the attacks of the Italian coast. With the Carthaginian navy making it hard for the Romans, the Romans decided to build their own navy. The First Punic War started out as fight over a city.
However, Vercingetorix, a noble tribesman of Gaul, with his men, surprisingly rose against Caesar, threatening his power in Gaul. In the beginning, Caesar lost a few battle against Vercingetorix but then defeated him ultimately. Vercingetorix with his men had taken refuge in a fortress in Alesia. Caesar trapped his rivals by building his own fortification walls around the fortress. After various attempts to win the battle, Vercingetorix had finally
He eventually becomes dictator and makes some vary important decisions for Rome. Around 58 B.C Ceasar conquered Gaul, which is modern day Belgium and France. Pompey who was another brilliant military leader all but forced Ceasar to disband his army. Cease however did not follow this order and instead took his army into Rome from the North. Julius Ceasr completely destroyed Pompey and his followers.
Rome had begun in 750 BCE, as a peaceful, thriving settlement, until their government turned from a Republic into a dictatorship. Then, political strain started occurring in the heart of Rome. Roman leaders started focusing on using force instead of compromise to overtake land. Rome had started to get lazy, and was open for attack. Outside invaders infiltrated Rome, not completely destroying the empire, but destroying the city and heart of Rome.
As O'Brien observes, the prospect of conquering new provinces would provide individuals with the opportunity to amass wealth as well as create a loyal army. Accordingly, being a powerful commander, Caesar annexed Gaul besides expanding Roman provinces in North Africa. However; Caesar’s military success in conquering new territories and consequent rise in his influence often unsettled the Roman Senate that increasingly saw him as a threat. In 49 BC, therefore, the Senate ordered Caesar to disband his army and return to Rome. Caesar disobeyed the order, paving the way for a violent civil war that would slowly facilitate the decline of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire as its replacement (O'Brien
Then Crassus was killed in battle, it was at this moment that there was only two left, Caesar and Pompey. So at a moment of weakness for Pompey, Caesar march forward and chased him out of Rome in a retreat. Later Pompey would die in egypt. The reason that Caesar was lead to do this isn’t because Pompey was a threat to him, but it was to
Caesar just sped it up slightly. He managed to hold up Rome with his strength and character for his lifetime. The senate felt threatened by him so they killed him. There was a wide range of emotions and it started many civil wars. This completely caused a change in the government, and borught about the Roman Empire.