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Julius Caesar. The Life and Death of…. By Ben G. Childhood. A Patrician, though not necessarily very rich Patrician= Rome’s upper class, descended from the original 100 founders of Rome Grew up in a time of civil strife

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julius caesar

Julius Caesar

The Life and Death of…

By Ben G.

childhood
Childhood
  • A Patrician, though not necessarily very rich
    • Patrician= Rome’s upper class, descended from the original 100 founders of Rome
  • Grew up in a time of civil strife
    • Rome divided up into those in support of the aristocracy and those in support of the people
  • Father died when Caesar was 16

Young Caesar

early career
Early Career
  • Joined the army and went to Asia
  • Came back to Rome upon Hearing of Sulla’s death
  • Known as a exceptional orator, prosecuted corrupt governors
  • Elected tribune, quaestor, then aedile
    • Tribune military official, quaestor treasury official, aedile a public maintenance officer
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Gaul
  • Entered into an unofficial triumvate around 60 BC
    • Triumvate= rule by three
  • Appointed governor of Gaul; conquered all of Gaul by 49 BC
    • Stayed a Roman province until 476 AD, the fall of the western Empire
  • Kicked out of First Triumvate because the others thought he desired to be king
roman civil war
Roman Civil War
  • Term expired as consul
    • Senate, out of fear of his power, ordered him to disband his army
  • Crossed the Rubicon with his legion
  • Beat Pompey in the battle of Pharsalus
  • Made himself a consul again

Roman Soldier Pompey

the assassination of caesar
The Assassination of Caesar
  • After helping Cleopatra conquer Egypt and putting down rebellions throughout the empire, Caesar returned to Rome
  • Many thought he was going to destroy the republic
  • Killed by Senators and Marcus Junius Brutus

“Et Tu, Brute?”

aftermath
Aftermath
  • Marc Antony and Octavian, Caesars nephew, beat the forces of Cassius and Brutus
  • Marc Antony goes to Egypt, Octavian stays in Rome
  • Tensions rise between the two, and they fight in the battle of Actium
  • Octavian wins, and later becomes Augustus Caesar, the first Emperor of Rome

Octavian, Later Augustus Caesar

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