Julius Caesar

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Gaius Julius Caesar, commonly known as Julius Caesar, is an important figure who laid the foundation of the Roman Empire. He is one of the most famous roman ruler, Rome as ever had. He helped to establish the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire, ended the Republic System when he was named Perpetual Dictator (44BC). And vastly created many other political and civil reforms. He was a very influential leader. Julius Caesar was born in Rome in July 100 BC. His parents were Gaius Julius Caesar and Aurelia Cotta. Julius Caesar was born in a senatorial, patrician family and the nephew of the Roman general, Marius. As a child he didn’t have a formal education, but was tutored by a private tutor where he achieved skills in writing and reading. He eventually received secondary education that acquired skills in music, geography, history, science, and Greek philosophy. He then studied Rhodes rhetoric, which later prepared him in his law career in the courts. At the age of 18 he married Cornelia Cinna, the daughter of a prominent member of the popular party, and later they had a daughter named Julia, who was the only legitimate child of Caesar. During Caesar’s young adult life, he worked as a personal aide for Marcus Thermus, who was the governor of the Asian Province. His exposure to the military made him popular and this began his passion for politics. Julius Caesar is from an old Roman family, but one that was not very politically influential. When he was younger, he joined the army and won the “Civic Crown,” which was given to heroes who saved the lives of Roman citizens. He was a member of the Democratic Party. During Caesar’s young adult life, he also worked as a personal aide... ... middle of paper ... ...eing bold, brave, and a political mastermind. Works Cited Cowley, R., & Parker, G. (1996, January 1). Julius Caesar. . Retrieved February 12, 2014, from . McManus, B. (2011, March 1). JULIUS CAESAR: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND. . Retrieved February 12, 2014, from http://www.vroma.org/~bmcmanus/caesar.html Fife, S. (2012, January 18). Caesar As Dictator: His Impact on the City of Rome. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved February 14, 2014, from http://www.ancient.eu.com/article/112/http://www.ancient.eu.com/article/112/ Julius Caesar: An Icon of Roman History. (n.d.). Answers.com. Retrieved February 12, 2014, from http://history.answers.com/royals/julius-caesar-an-icon-of-roman-history Civic Crown. (2013, December 17). Wikipedia. Retrieved March 20, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civic_Crown

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