Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman General who played who had a decisive role in the downfall of the Roman Republic and the creation of the Roman Empire. He was not born in the normal manner, and his mother had to have her stomach cut to deliver him. Henceforth this method of delivering babies is known as: ‘Caesarean deliveries’ His alliance with Crassus and Pompey dominated Roman politics for many years. Besides his prowess as a general, he was also a prolific author of Latin literature. Caesar was the first Roman general to conquer territory up to the English Channel with his conquest of Gaul (now France). Caesar had acquired incomparable military power. To earn the best grades in your Project Report-Research Papers you should choose an academic writing service that will meet your best writing needs.
After the conquest of Gaul, the Senate ordered him to relinquish his military command and return to Rome. The order was also promoted by Pompey who had joined the Senate and was apprehensive of Caesar’s military power. Caesar refused the Senate’s orders and entered Roman territory with legions loyal to him. This resulted in the Roman Civil War which Caesar won. With the defeat of the Senate’s army, he was recognized as the supreme ruler and leader of Rome. As the unrivaled and absolute ruler of Rome, Caesar initiated reforms in the government and in the social structure of Rome, and also created the Julian calendar. His centralization of the Roman bureaucracy eventually earned him the title of ‘dictator for eternity’
The most that are known about Julius Caesar is about his military campaigns mostly in letters and speeches of Cicero including the historical transcripts written by Sallust. According to these authors, Julius Caesar was one of the greatest generals in history. His social reforms were very popular as he had proposed a law that called for the redistribution of public lands to landless peasants. He was supported by Pompey, who brought in soldiers to enforce the distribution by force because there were many opponents to this social development program.
However, ‘jealousy’ is a very human emotion and his victories and popularity earned him the jealousy of many prominent and influential Romans. So, on March 15, 44 BC, Caesar was brutally murdered by a group of Senators led by Marcus Junius Brutus. After his assignation, civil war again broke out in Rome but the constitutional governments never again could acquire power. After Caesar’s death, his adopted inheritor Octavian acquired power in Rome and thus began a new era of the Roman Empire.
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