Julius Caesar : The Story Of A Man Who Changed The World

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Julius Caesar

Intro to Humanities

Eric Caudill


Julius Caesar was one of the largest public figures during the first century BC. He was a Roman statesman, a general, and he was even a well-respected author of prose. He was the catalyst that pushed the Roman Republic to transition into the Roman Empire. He achieved more than most in his fifty-five year lifespan. This may have been due to his great leadership abilities but also, “Caesar is considered by many historians to be one of the greatest military commanders in history” (Goldsworthy, 89).

Caesar was not someone who came from humble beginnings; he was born into a patrician family on the 13th of July 100 BC. His family was one of the most powerful in Rome at the time and controlled many political and economic (very closely related at that time in history) in the area. His full name was Gaius Julius Caesar and at 16 he became the head of his family as his father had suddenly died. After some internal struggle in the family he had to go into hiding to save his life. There were people out for blood and he was caught on the wrong side of the battle. After this cleared up he decided to join the army to be away from all the drama that was going on in his family.

Once he joined the army he felt at home immediately. He served under Marcus Thermus in Asia and then under Servilius Isauricus in Cilicia and they bought thought very highly of him. He…
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