Analysis Of Julius Caesar 's ' The Tale Without Felling A Sense Of Reverence For The Man '

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“VENI VIDI VICI,” or, “I CAME, I SAW, I CONQUERED.” These are probably some of the most ludicrous yet impressive words that can be articulated from the tongue. It is reassuring to note that undoubtedly these were the exact words uttered by Julius Caesar, for they seem to sum him up perfectly. Not only was he successful in conquering the ancient world, but his name resonated through the medieval and modern worlds also, and has not failed to fascinate the one present today. Very few people can read his tale without felling a sense of reverence for the man’s “brilliance, undeterred will, and extensive achievements concluded with one of the utmost dramatic tragedies of all time” (Grant 5). There are numerous reasons why Caesar’s life, along with the lives of other notable figures of world history, deserves continual study, but what sets him apart from the other great leaders is Caesar’s versatility for he was the most “outstandingly capable over the most extensive of range” (Grant 7). He was a man not just good at his activates, but exceptional at every single one of them including governing, commanding troops, and public specking. His bold solutions to problems of economic debt, the calendar, unemployment and mercy towards Roman rebels have all become legendary. No wonder why his myth and legacy has inspired, in some way or form, every sequential age from him marking the beginning of a new chapter in Roman history in his time, to influencing writing in Shakespeare’s time, and…
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