Julius Caesar was a strong leader for the Romans who changed the course
of the history of the Greco - Roman world decisively and irreversibly.
With his courage and strength he created a strong empire . What
happened during his early political career? How did he become such a
strong dictator of the Roman Empire? What events led up to the making
of the first triumvirate? How did he rise over the other two in the
triumvirate and why did he choose to take over? What happened during
his reign as dictator of Rome? What events led up to the assassination
of Caesar? What happened after he was killed? Caesar was a major part
of the Roman Empire because of his strength and his strong war
Julius Caesar was a Roman general and statesman whose dictatorship was
pivotal in Rome's transition from republic to empire. When he was young
Caesar lived through one of the most horrifying decades in the history
of the city of Rome.
The city was assaulted twice and captured by Roman
armies, first in 87 BC by the leaders of the populares, his uncle Marius
and Cinna. Cinna was killed the year that Caesar had married Cinna's
daughter Cornelia. The second attack upon the city was carried our by
Marius' enemy Sulla, leader of the optimates, in 82 BC on the latter's
return from the East. On each occasion the massacre of political
opponents was followed by the confiscation of their property. The
proscriptions of Sulla, which preceded the reactionary political
legislation enacted during his dictatorship left a particularly bitter
memory that long survived.
Caesar left Rome for the province of Asia on the condition that he
divorce his wife because Sulla would only allow him to leave on that
condition. When he heard the...