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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


Julius caesar

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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