Julius Caesar Contributions

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Julius Caesar Julius Caesar was a roman politician and general, who led a big role in the events that demised the Roman Republic that led to the beginning of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar was born on the 12th of July, 100 BCE, into a noble family. His father was a Praetor who governed the province in Asia, but at the age of 16, his father died and he became the head of the family. He joined a church because he thought it was the best for the family, where he became the High Priest of Jupiter. He later had complications with the government and personal life, because he had married a woman named Cornelia, whose father was the general and statesman’s, Sulla’s political rival, who had threatened to take away all his property if he didn't divorce her. But Caesar refused, and fled Rome for a while and joined the army. He became highly…show more content…
He remarried after his wife died, to a wealthy Optimate granddaughter of Sulla, Pompeia. He rose in fame and became friends with the wealthiest and most powerful men in Rome, Marcus Licinius Crassus and Pompey. He then divorced his wife after a scandal, and sailed for Spain as governor of Hispania. In Spain, he won the personal allegiance of his troops from his skills during battle when he defeated warring rival tribes and stabilized the region. After he came back, Caesar, Pompey and Crassus entered a political agreement together. This became known as the First Triumvirate. This partnership was perfect for Caesar to gain power and wealth, as Crassus was one of the wealthiest men in Rome offered him financial and political support, which became a great factor in his rise to power. Caesar was very influential and was extremely good at convincing people, which he also used with Pompey and Crassus, as the two were rivals. He convinced them that it is best that they become allies instead of enemies. This also contributed to his rise to fame, wealth and
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