Caesar's literary works Caesar was considered during his lifetime to be one of the finest orators and authors of prose in Rome—even Cicero spoke highly of Caesar's rhetoric and style. This book recaptures the drama of Caesar's demise and the vicious struggle for power between Antony and Octavian afterward, showing how the customs of the day affected the assassination -- and how the murder was almost avoided at the last moment.
An examination of the great general's life and the factors behind his military genius. Caesar and Cleopatra never married. His actual last words are most widely believed to be "Tu quoque, Brute, fili mi" "You also, Brutus, my son?
Reveals how a band of warriors led Caesar's army to victory against impossible odds. One of these was Caesar's closest friend, Marcus Junius Brutus.
Finally, he enacted a series of reforms that were meant to address several long-neglected issues, the most important of which was his reform of the calendar. The alliance was further sealed in 58 B.
The Senate had already begun bestowing honors on Caesar in absentia. Dictatorship was always regarded a temporary position but in 44 BC, Caesar took it for life.
A naval battle was held on a flooded basin at the Field of Mars. The Colossus of Rome by Richard A. Civil war When Caesar returned to Rome in 50 B. Caesar had four legions under his command, two of his provinces bordered on unconquered territory, and parts of Gaul were known to be unstable.
Caesar's accomplishments in later life were a result of his own unbridled ambition, talent and a little luck. Contains all of Caesar's surviving works, including his eight books on the Gallic War and three of his books on the Civil War. Click for more Julius Caesar Quotes. Although he suffered occasional tactical defeats, such as Battle of Gergovia during the Gallic War and The Battle of Dyrrhachium during the Civil War, Caesar's tactical brilliance was highlighted by such feats as his circumvallation of Battle of Alesia during the Gallic War, the rout of Pompey's numerically superior forces at Pharsalus during the Civil War, and the complete destruction of Pharnaces's army at Battle of Zela.
The assassination plot Caesar was the first living man to appear on a Roman Republican coin. Caesar had not proscribed his enemies, instead pardoning nearly every one of them, and there seemed to be little open resistance to him. Debts and inordinately high interest rates were a serious problems in the aftermath of the civil war.
A new Rostra of marble, along with court houses and marketplaces were built. The city Pomerium sacred boundary was extended allowing for additional growth.
New colonial foundations were under way, and he reordered the defective Roman calendar. On his return in 67 BC,  he married Pompeiaa granddaughter of Sulla, whom he later divorced in 61 BC after her embroilment in the Bona Dea scandal.
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A public library under the great scholar Marcus Terentius Varro was also under construction. Caesar's successful campaigning in any terrain and under all weather conditions owes much to the strict but fair discipline of his legionaries, whose admiration and devotion to him was proverbial due to his promotion of those of skill over those of nobility.
He set the length of the year to Gaius Julius Caesar was born 12 July BCE (though some cite as his birth year). His father, also Gaius Julius Caesar, was a Praetor who governed the province of Asia and his mother, Aurelia Cotta, was of noble joeshammas.com held to the Populare ideology of Rome which favored democratization of government and more rights for the lower class as opposed to the Optimate factions’ claim of.
The military campaigns of Julius Caesar constituted both the Gallic War (58 BC BC) and Caesar's civil war (50 BCBC) in 59 BC, which had been highly controversial. The Gallic War mainly took place in what is now France.
In 55 and 54 BC, he invaded Britain, although he made little headway. The Gallic War ended with complete Roman victory at the Battle of Alesia. Summary of the plot or story Julius Caesar is a highly successful but ambitious political leader of Rome and his goal is to become an unassailable dictator.
Discover facts about the life of Julius Caesar - what led him to make himself dictator of Rome? This biography includes details of his romance with Cleopatra and his death. "Emperor"? Julius Caesar may not be technically referred to as the first "Emperor" of Rome, but he began a dynasty that would rule the Roman Empire for a hundred years.
Book Categories: Biographies, Death, Writings, Ancient Sources, Military, Fiction, Rome, Augustus, Cleopatra, Children's Books, DVDs Modern Books About Caesar. Caesar: Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy. Biography of Julius Caesar, the most famous .Download