Caesar's marriage in 84 BC to Cornelia, the daughter of Marius's associate was a political Match (Lindsay Salo). When Lucius Cornelius Sulla, Marius's enemy and leader of the Optimates, was made dictator in 82 BC, he issued a list of enemies to be executed. Caesar was not harmed but he was ordered by Sulla to divorce Cornelia. Caesar refused that order and left Rome to join the army (Lindsay Salo) (Comptons Encyclopedia). This was the beginning of an astonishing military career.
Caesar was not harmed but he was ordered by Sulla to divorce Cornelia. Caesar refused that order and left Rome he did not return until Sulla's resignation in 78 BC. At the age of 22 Caesar was unable to gain office and went to Rhodes where he studied rhetoric. In 73 BC he returned to Rome as very persuasive speaker. The year before, while still absent, he had been elected pontificate, an important college of Roman priests.
Still, this agreement would not last long. After Pompey’s wife, Julia Caesar and daughter of Caesar’s daughter given to Pompey to establish the Trimvirate, dies in childbirth, civil war breaks out as Caesar leads his army against Rome. He fights until Pompey is murdered in Egypt. As Rome is “shattered,” Julius Caesar one person should rule. He avoids having a monarchy by becoming a dictator instead of a king.
Mark Antony was a military and political leader in Caesar's time who rose to the highest of Roman power but eventually lost everything due to his greed. 	Marcus Antonius was born in 83 BC, the son of a noble Roman family, related to the Roman leader Julius Caesar. His father died when he was young and soon after his mother remarried P.Lentulus. Lentulus found him self in trouble and was strangled by Cicero for his involvement in the Catiline Affair. This changed Antony’s early life severely and he promised one day he would meet up with Cicero and kill him.
This happened in 44 BC when his great uncle, Julius Caesar, was assassinated by a group of conspirators. Additionally, he received the name “Augustus” a term meaning “the revered one” from the Roman Senate in 27 BC. Because of the various names he had, it is common to call him Octavius while referring to the events that between 63 and 44 BC, Octavian when referring to events between 44 and 27 BC, and Augustus when referring to events after 27 BC. Octavian is arguably the single most important figure in Roman history. Ever since he was a young boy, he was destined to become the next great leader.
And in order to benefit the household, Caesar got himself nominated as the High Priest of Jupiter and eventually married Cornelia when he was 18. Unfortunately, when Sulla declared himself dictator he demanded Caesar to divorce Cornelia and he refused to. This angered Sulla, so he seized Caesar’s land, his wife’s dowry and his priesthood. This forced Caesar to join the Roman military since he had no way to make money. He was very successful in the military and he was given the civic crown, an award, for saving a fellow soldier in battle.
Julius Caesar Kal’el L. Felder Frank A. Salamone 5/5/2014 Western Civilization 1648 Julius Caesar was a politician and general of the late Roman Republic, who vastly extended the Roman Empire before seizing power and making himself dictator of Rome, paving the way for the imperial system. Which eventually led to a senatorial coup, and the assassination of Julius Caesar, on the Ides of March. Which also led to the power struggle in Rome shortly after his death, leading to the end of the Roman Republic. Julius Caesar was believed to be born around the 13th and 14th of July in Rome, 100 BC. Caesar did come from an aristocratic family, but he was far from rich in his youth, and father, Gaius Caesar, died when he was 16, making him becoming much closer towards his mother, Aurelia.
But he was now Julius Caesar's son. As Rome once again fell into devastation, they needed someone who could pull Rome back together and take control. This led to the second triumvirate. The three men who were running in this were Lepidus, Octavian, and Marc Anthony. After Lepidus retired from running for dictator, it left only Octavian and Marc Anthony.
He oozed of charisma and through the victories of his military expeditions he quickly rosed in political rankings, Caesar organized what was the first triumvirate. This was an alliance was made with Crassus, Magnus, and Caesar. Through this partnership the Roman provinces were divided up between each other. However the triumvirate started to crumble with death of Caesar’s daughter who was to be married to Pompey. The triumvirate officially ended when Crassus was killed in war.
Julius Caesar was a good leader for the Roman Empire. He had many achievements that helped Rome get rid of disorder and violence. Throughout his ruling, he proved to be an excellent leader and took control of the Roman Empire. A good leader is determined by how they handle situations and take charge, to bring their soldiers and people to victory. Julius Caesar was a politician, Roman general, author, and a consul.