Julius Caesar, and why he was a great leader.
Honors World History.
Today, rulers of other countries still bear the title Caesar. This name has achieved an unprecedented amount of respect. Julius Caesar is one of Rome's most famous leaders, and he has come to deserve that fame. Julius has many of the discrete characteristics of a leader. He was egotistic (some may say an egomaniac), he had a controlling power, he was intelligent, and he was ambitious. Although his reign did not prove as beneficial to Rome as it did for him, he is still considered a great leader.
Julius was brought up in an aristocratic family. He was breed for success. From an early age, he was punished harshly for wrongdoing, and taught that he was better than everyone else. Such a childhood could only result in egoism. This sense of egoism in Julius is as any thing, an important part to being a great leader.
To be able to make important decisions (decisions that a consul may have to make) you need to have faith in yourself, and Julies had just that. Julies was famous for his many gallant displays of egoism, but one of his most famous may be the pirate story. Julies was on his way overseas, when pirates kidnapped him. The pirates demanded 20 talents, but Julius laughed and said that he would pay 50. Julius maintained a friendly, joking relationship with the pirates. After they had returned him, Julius chased them down and had them crucified. He first cut their throats because they had treated him well. When Julius spoke at both his aunt and wife's funerals, he emphasized his connection with ancient nobility on his mother's side, and the gods on his father's side.
Julius Caesar was very ambitious. He would...