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The Roman Empire And Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus

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Gauis Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus. What kind of name is that? That would just happen to be the name of one of the greatest and most brilliant minds in all of history. Not only was Julius Caesar a superb politician and dictator of Rome, he was also a father, a military leader, and an amazing strategist. There are still some mysteries to Caesar’s life, as to what exact day he was born, his love life and much more. Although Julius is one of the greatest minds in history, he like all people had his flaws which, as it does to every great mind, lead to his very downfall.
To start where it began for Julius Caesar would to start on the day his very life began, which even though it is ...view middle of the document...

To escape, Julius convinced his captors to raise his ransom, Caesar also warned the pirates that after he was free he would track them down and crucify all of them. After Julius was released, he coordinated a naval force to track them and then fulfilled his promise, with the exception of the pirates that were kind to them, he only slit their throats.
Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus all formed the Triumvirate which much like our very government today, had three branches to rule Rome consisting of Pompey, the politician and married to Caesar’s only daughter Julia which was one of the only things keeping peace between him and Caesar. Crassus, the wealthiest man in Rome, and Julius Caesar himself as a famous general and military hero. When Julia-Caesar’s only child and Pompey’s wife-died in 54 B.C., later followed by Crassus’s death in 53 B.C., Caesar and Pompey and Caesar became enemies and fought over the power of being the sole consul of Rome, which is much like president, the senate supported Pompey out of fear of Caesar and tells Julius to give up his army, in which Caesar writes a letter saying he will give up his army if only Pompey did the same. This very action enraged the senate, and two of Caesar’s loyal friends, who vetoed the proposition to rid Julius of his army, were expelled for doing so. On January 19th, 49 B.C., Caesar crosses the Rubicon into Italy, which began a civil war in Rome. After Pompey’s defeat in Egypt, Caesar claims the title Dictator for life and receives his olive leafed crown which seems to be his trade mark for many people. Now, this is when Julius’s flaws come into play- Caesar was warned many, many times that there was something bad to come on the Ides of March, and although he was warned repeatedly, he ignored the warnings and didn’t pay...

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