Comparing Julius Caesar 's ' The Twelve Caesars '

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Julius Caesar’s mindset influenced the history of his people. He was born July 12, 100 b.c in Rome as Gaius Julius Caesar, known today as Julius Caesar. He was a Praetor, Aedile, Consul, Pontifex Maximus, and dictator for life, and his greatest achievement is changing the Roman republic to the Roman empire. His life ended tragically when he was stabbed twenty three times by his political enemies. Creating the Roman empire changed the history of his people.
The three main sources used in this essay are Julius Caesar by Joshua J. Mark, Caesar, Julius by Justin Cornfield, and The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius. The twelve Caesars by Suetonius is the only contemporary source; Suetonius lived and wrote the book within one hundred years of Julius’ death. The twelve caesars is the most reliable because it is a contemporary source. Historians do not know much about his education when he was a child up to when his father died, but they know that he studies rhetoric later in life.
Julius Caesar was born into a patrician family. He was born in July 100 BCE in Italy. His mother, Aurelia Cotta, was of noble birth and his father was Gaius Julius Caesar, a praetor. His family supported the popular party; he had relatives in politics and his uncle is the great Marius and his family 's ancestry goes back to Venus, goddess of love. Julius Caesar’s family connections help him further in his life.
Julius had a hard childhood. When he was fifteen his father died. He broke off his engagement to a…

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