The life of Julius Caeser

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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...