Julius Caesar And The Late Roman Republic

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Julius Caesar was a general and a politician of the late Roman Republic. He greatly influenced the size of the Roman Empire before seizing power and making himself dictator of Rome, which paved the way for the Imperial system. (Julius Caesar 100BC-44BC, April 29th, 2014)
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus was born on July 12th or 13th, 100BC into the prestigious Julius clan. He and his family were closely related to the Marion faction in Roman politics. Caesar started to progress within the Roman political system. He became a succession quaestor in 69 BC, aedile in 65 BC, and praetor in 62 BC.61-60 BC he served as governor of the Roman Province of Spain. Later in Rome in 60 BC, Caesar ...view middle of the document...

There were rumors that Pompeia had helped Clodius sneak in. Caesar then divorced her because of the rumors on the grounds that – as we still say today- “Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.” Later, in 59 BC, Caesar married Calpurnia, the daughter of Pisa. She was the one who dreamed of Caesar’s imminent death right before the fateful Ides of March. (Caesar, Gaius Julius, April 30th 2014)
Julius was such a famous and important leader in ancient Rome that they named a month after him-Julym for Julius Caesar. (Julius Caesar for kids, April 29th 2014) Julius Caesar was a great administer and to say he was a well-known general would be an understatement. He improved laws and changed how they ruled provinces of the Empire. . (Julius Caesar for kids, May 1st 2014)
Rome started to become overrun with crime and people were so scared, they stayed off the streets. People started to become unemployed and taxes started to increase. The Roman people became angry with the government. They demanded that the government do something. Caesar heard the pleads of the people and convinced them he knew what to do. The Roman people began to trust and rely on him to fix Rome’s problems. (Julius Caesar for kids, May 1st 2014)
As Caesar gained power through the people, the Senate became worried. They feared Caesar might make himself king. Soon, so that wouldn’t happen, the Senate swore that Rome would never be ruled by king again. Caesar became impatient and brought his own army to Rome ti overthrow the Senate. The people saw this as heroic. They were saved! Caesar was going to solve all of their problems; well it wasn’t going to be easy. The Senate constantly plotted and acted against him. (Julius Caesar for kids, May 1st 2014)
Caesar’s reforms enhanced his standing with Rome’s lower and middle-class populations significantly. His popularity with the senate was another matter. Jealousy and concern over his increasing power led to tension among a number or politicians who saw in him an aspiring king. History itself had shown that he Romans had no desire for monarchial rule. It has been said...

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