Roman Empire and Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar was born on July 12th, 100 BCE in Rome, Italy. He died on March 15th, 44 BCE in Rome, Italy. Caesar joined the army in 81 BC and was the first Roman army commander. He invaded England twice during his reign of power, once in 55 BC and once again in 54 BC. Julius Caesar came from an aristocratic family. He started his education at the age of 6 and was taught by a private tutor named Marcus Antonius Gnipho. He learned to read and write, learned about the Roman law and also how to speak in front of large crowds. His father, Gaius Julius Caesar, was a Praetor who governed the province of Asia. His mother’s name was Aurelia Cotta. After serving in the Roman Army Caesar developed an interest in politics. He was driven to obtain the highest position in Roman politics. In 65 BC Caesar was put in charge of public entertainment in Rome. He borrowed large sums of money to ensure that the entertainment was the best money could buy. He put on games and festivals for all the people of Rome to enjoy. As a result, he became very popular with the poor people of Rome. In 59...
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