Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar was the most powerful leader that ever lived, and through his military victories led Rome on the road to success. Caesar developed the “First Triumvirate,” which Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus was the “rule of three” (Nardo 18). Caesar was a genius that out maneuvered his opponents in battle, and brought Rome expansion of land and power. Caesar’s dictatorship was short lived, but he made many important changes to Rome in the positive direction. Caesar’s own senators were jealous of his popularity and power. The assassination of Caesar; was triggered on the “Ides of March” by his own senate and beloved friend Marcus Brutus (Nardo 129). Octavian ruled Rome through the “blueprint” that Caesar had envisioned (Nardo 24). The many victories that Caesar won gave Rome prosperity, Pompey as well Crassus in the rule of the three, and betrayal from Brutus, which led to the assassination of Caesar, is a tragedy to Rome. Although, Marcus Brutus is devoted to Caesar, but his major love is for Rome. Brutus is the child of Caesar’s favorite mistress, and he could possibly be Caesar’s illegitimate son. When Caesar, arrived in Rome after eight years of triumphs in military maneuvers the people created uproar of excitement. “Brutus says to Cassius, What means this shouting? I do fear the people do choose Caesar for their king…yet I love him well” (field-of-themes, par 2). Brutus feared that Caesar would rise in power, and disregard the best interest for the people of Rome. The only reason that Brutus co-led in the assassination of his friend, Caesar, was his devotion for Rome. Cassius said, “if Brutus leads the way, the people will think that the death of Julius Caesar wasn’t such a bad thing” (field-of-themes, par 3)... ... middle of paper ... ... himself that gave Caesar support in the Senate. With the support of Pompey and Crassus, the Senate favored Caesar, gave him three government provinces for a five-year term. Brutus, who was a beloved friend of Caesar, and who also co-led in Caesar’s assassination. The betrayal that Caesar must have felt from his close friend, Brutus was probably shock. Works Cited Page: Nardo, Don. Julius Caesar. People Who Made History. New York: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Print. Brutus in the play Julius Caesar by Shakespeare" StudyMode.com. 10 2013. 2013. 10 2013 . “Julius Caesar.” 123HelpMe.com 20 Jan 2014 “Julius Caesar-Analysis of Brutus.” Field-of-themes.com

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