Why Is Julius Caesar Important

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Julius Caesar “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 born in July 100 BC in …show more content…

In the year 61 BC, Julius Caesar was named governor of Spain. In 60 BC Julius Caesar joined Crassus and Pompey to form an alliance called a triumvirate. A triumvirate is a group of three leaders. “Together Caesar, Pompey and Crassus ruled the lands that Rome controlled.” (www.harcourtschool.com). 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. In 49 BC civil war broke out and Caser defeated Pompey. In 44 BC he became dictator of Rome for life. “As the empire’s only leader, he began to make changes, such as reorganizing the Roman calendar and starting colonies. He also granted Roman citizenship to people living in those colonies”.

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