The assassination of julius caesar
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus was his full name. Julius Caesar was born in 100 BC, into a political family. His uncle was a famous general name Marius.
Julius Caesar was a well-liked, and he quickly rose in leadership. In 60 BC, at the age of 40, Julius Caesar was elected to the Consul. He worked closely with Pompey the Great and Crassus, two of Rome’s leading figures. While he hailed from Roman aristocrats , his family was far from rich. Caesar had to divorce his wife, or risk losing all of his property.
He refused and found escape in the military, serving first in the province of Asia and then in Cilicia. When Caesar returned to Rome he began to work with Pompey, a former lieutenant, who’d switched sides following the dictator’s death. Pompey the great and Caesar weren’t as close as it seemed. The next time they have anything to do with each other is the formation of the first triumvirate in 60BC involving Pompey, Caesar and Crassus. Each man needed something that they could not achieve alone. In 59, to seal the amicitia , Caesar gave his daughter Julia to Pompey in marriage, but this did not indicate any kind of relationship between the two.
By 56 the first triumvirate was in crisis, it gave Caesar long term gains whilst both Crassus and Pompey’s gains where short lived and long gone. Pompey was extremely jealous of Caesar’s accomplishments in Gaul and wanted the chance for further Glory. There was competition between Pompey and Caesar but not friendship. When Julia died in 54 and Crassus in 53, Pompey broke off with Caesar and, controlled by the senate, made various demands on and concessions for Caesar. He wanted Caesar out of the picture but he didn’t want to upset him. Caesar was elected a base political office and then went to serve in several other key government positions under Pompey in 86 or 69 BC.
In 61-60 BC Caesar served as governor of the Roman province of Spain. He also continued his close alliance with Pompey, which helped him to get elected as consul, a powerful government position, in 59 BC. When He got elected into government, Julius saw this as a great opportunity to extend the empire either into Gaul or in the Balkins. While in Gaul, the most important section of the Roman Army, positioned at the German border, was under his control. He was a brilliant military leader and lead many campaigns, which included; The Belgic Campaign in 57 BC, The Venetic Campaign in 56 BC, and many others. The whole point of these campaigns was to get high public and political acclaim , he wrote about all the campaigns and sent the books to Rome so people knew and remembered his name.
Aside from being a “brilliant military leader,” Julius believed Rome needed him alive and in command, if peace was to continue. An early controversial move came when he tried to pay off Pompey’s soldiers by granting them public lands. While initially unpopular, Caesar hired a collection of Pompey’s soldiers to stage a riot. In the midst of all the chaos, he got his way. Not long after, Caesar secured the governorship of Gaul (now France and Belgium), allowing him to build a bigger military and begin the kind of campaigns that would cement his status as one of Rome’s all-time great leaders. Between 58 and 50 BC, Caesar conquered the rest of Gaul, up to the river Rhine.
But Pompey, who grew envious of his political partner’s power and prestige , did not meet Caesar’s growing stature with enthusiasm. Meanwhile, Crassus still had never completely overcome his disdain for Pompey. Three years later, however, Crassus was killed in a battle in Syria. Around this time Pompey revisited his old concerns about Caesar. Pompey turned against Caesar because he said if it weren’t for Caesar he would be the most powerful ruler.
Pompey and Caesar used to share power over Rome. Then Caesar and Pompey got into a big fight. Pompey lost. When he tried to run away to Egypt in 48 B.C., he was assassinated by Caesar.
But Caesar still had a problem: Pompey’s sons were determined to avenge their father’s death and overthrow Caesar. So Caesar tracked down Pompey’s sons in Spain and killed them out at the Battle of Munda in 45 B.C. Julius Caesar and Pompey the great was involved in the assassination of Julius Caesar. Caesar got assassinated in 44 BC, outside the theatre of Pompey.
Something that caused this conflict was the invasion of Britain. Another thing was that He wanted to expand his leadership, and soon after that he had so much power that he didn’t want to give up. A main event that caused the assassination of Julius Caesar was that Julius Caesar was assassinated because the political opponents of the senates were tried to claim title of king. He also made many enemies when he took power. Caesar was stabbed 23 times. And there were more than 60 men involved.
Caesar died age 57 According to the physician the wound to the chest was the one that killed Caesar. Aristocrats: the highest class in society. Province: A principal administrative division of certain countries or empires. First Triumvirate: When Julius, Crassus, and pompey arranged to share power among them . Amicitia: A friendship Alliance: A union or association formed for mutual benefit, esp.
between countries or organizations. Acclaim: Praise enthusiastically and publicly. Controversial: Giving rise or likely to give rise to public disagreement. Conquered: To Overcome and take control of (a place or people) by use of military force. Prestige: Respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of their achievements or quality. Disdain: Consider to be unworthy of one’s consideration. Avenge: Inflict harm in return for (an injury or wrong done to oneself or another)