The first conspirator greeted Caesar, then plunged a knife into his neck. Other stabbers followed suit. One by one, several members of the Senate took turns stabbing Julius Caesar B. Stunned that even his good friend Brutus was in on the plot, Caesar choked out his final words:
According to Plutarch and the writings of scholar Brendan Woods, the whole campaign resulted in conquered cities, subdued tribes, one million men sold into slavery, and another three million dead in battle.
Gaul never regained its Celtic identity, never attempted another nationalist rebellion, and remained loyal to Rome until the fall of the Western Empire in C. Fall of the first triumvirate Despite his successes and the benefits to Rome, Caesar remained unpopular among his peers, especially the conservative faction, who suspected him of wanting to be king.
This was the last act of the First Triumvirate. Crassus was killed in 53 B. Without Crassus or Julia, Pompey drifted towards the Optimates.
The civil war An engraving depicting Gaius Julius Caesar. Moreover, the Senate forbade Caesar to stand for a second consulship in absentia. Caesar thought he would be prosecuted and politically marginalized if he entered Rome without the immunity enjoyed by a Consul or without the power of his army.
Pompey accused Caesar of insubordination and treason. On January 10, 49 B. Historians differ as to what Caesar said upon crossing the Rubicon; the two competing lines are "Alea iacta est" "The die is cast" and "Let the dice fly high!
This minor controversy is occasionally seen in modern literature when an author attributes the less popular Menander line to Caesar. Caesar pursued Pompey to Brindisium, hoping to restore their alliance of ten years prior. Pompey managed to elude him, however.
So instead of giving chase Caesar decided to head for Hispania saying, "I set forth to fight an army without a leader, so as later to fight a leader without an army.
He then returned east, to challenge Pompey in Greecewhere on July 10, 48 B. In Rome, Caesar was appointed dictator, with Marcus Antonius as his Master of the Horse; Caesar resigned this dictatorship after eleven days and was elected to a second term as consul with Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus as his colleague.
Caesar then became involved with the Alexandrine civil war between Ptolemy and his sister, wife, and co-regnant queen, the Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt. In any event, Caesar defeated the Ptolemaic forces and installed Cleopatra as ruler, with whom he fathered his only known biological son, Ptolemy XV Caesar, better known as "Caesarion.
The first conspirator greeted Caesar, then plunged a knife into his neck. Other stabbers followed suit. One by one, several members of the Senate took turns stabbing Julius Caesar ( B.C.E.), the dictator of the entire Roman Empire. In Rome, Caesar was appointed dictator, with Mark Antony as his Master of the Horse (second in command); Caesar presided over his own election to a second consulship and then, after 11 days, resigned this dictatorship. When Julius Caesar was born in the year BC, Rome was a republic. When he died fifty-six years later, Rome was a dictatorship on its way to becoming an empire. Julius Caesar was in large part responsible for this transition. Although born into a patrician family and therefore assured of elite.
Caesar and Cleopatra never married. In fact they could not marry. As Roman law stood, the institution of marriage was only recognized between two Roman citizens and as Cleopatra was Queen of Egypt, she was not a Roman citizen.
In Roman eyes, this did not even constitute adultery, which could only occur between two Roman citizens. Caesar is believed to have committed adultery numerous times during his last marriage, which lasted 14 years but produced no children.
After spending the first months of 47 B. He quickly gained a significant victory at Thapsus in 46 B. Caesar gave chase and defeated the last remnants of opposition in the Munda in March 45 B.
During this time, Caesar was elected to his third and fourth terms as consul in 46 B. Aftermath of the civil war Caesar returned to Italy in September 45 B.
Among his first tasks he filed his will, naming Octavian Augustus as the heir to everything he had including his title. Caesar also wrote that if Octavian died before Caesar did, Marcus Junius Brutus would inherit everything.
That also applied to a situation where, if Octavian died after inheriting everything, Brutus would inherit it from Octavian. The Senate had already begun bestowing honors on Caesar in absentia.
Caesar had not proscribed his enemies, instead pardoning nearly every one of them, and there seemed to be little open resistance to him. Along with the games, Caesar was honored with the right to wear triumphal clothing, including a purple robe reminiscent of the kings of Rome and laurel crown, on all public occasions.
The title of Dictator became a legal title that he could use in his name for the rest of his life. An ivory statue in his likeness was to be carried at all public religious processions.
Images of Caesar show his hair combed forward in an attempt to conceal his baldness. Another statue of Caesar was placed in the temple of Quirinus with the inscription "To the Invincible God. A third statue was erected on the capitol alongside those of the seven Roman Kings and with that of Lucius Junius Brutus, the man who led the revolt to expel the Kings originally.
In yet more ostentatious behavior, Caesar had coins minted bearing his likeness.This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.
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Julius Caesar returned to Rome with his army. Regardless of the legitimacy of the original treason charge, the tribunes had vetoed, and the disregard for the law involved in violating the tribunes' sacrosanctity, the moment Caesar stepped across the Rubicon river, he .