The Life Of Julius Caesar

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The Life of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar is and was one of the most influential people in history. He created laws, stuck wars, and developed new strategies for leadership and battles. "Caesar is widely considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses of all time, as well as a brilliant politician and one of the ancient world's strongest leaders (Julius Caesar pg.1)." He transformed the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire and he extended his land all the way through Gaul to The Atlantic Ocean, as well as fighting a civil war and being proclaimed as dictator for life.

Julius Caesar was born in Rome to a patrician family. Supposedly he was born by a Caesarean Section were he got his namesake, although modern historian think this is highly unlikely. Caesar was not born to a rich family, although a noble, as many people would have thought. His father was named Gaius Julius Caesar and his mother Aurelia Cotta, he also had a elder sister named Julia. Though this did change over time as his aunt married Gauis Marius who later became the richest man in Rome.

Marius started a civil war as a radical reformist against Lucius Sulla. During this war both Marius and Julius's dad died of illness leaving Julius much money and property in their various wills. During this time Julius also married Cornelia daughter of Lucius Cornelius Cinna who was Marius's greatest supporter and also Sulla's enemy. As the war ended in 85 B.C. it left Caesar in an extremely bad position as the enemy of the new dictator. Because of this he fled with his family out of the grasp of Sulla. Sulla later pardoned Caesar and his family and allowed him to return to Rome. " In a prophetic moment, Sulla was said to comment on the dangers of letting ...

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him. Headed by Brutus, who was believed

to be Caesar's son, the senators plotted a plan in which they would lure Caesar into a room to sign a petition, thereafter they would stab him when his back was turned. The plan worked perfectly with a accused 60 men involved. His last words are not really known but many believe them to be "Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi" ("You also, brutus, my son?"). After the death of Caesar, Rome entered a dark age where in which Mark Antony and Octavian, Caesar allies, sparked a civil war against the senators.

Ultimately Julius Caesar was one of the greatest leaders ever, he practically shaped the world he lived in with his great judgement. He was even beloved so much by his people that they named him a Roman god two years after his death. In the future, modern leaders should refer to his principles when a tough decision faces them.
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