Essay about Were the Conspirators Right to Murder Julius Caesar?

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Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) was one of the most outstanding leaders in history. He was the first ruler of the Romano-Hellenic civilization and achieved his goals with great success throughout his life of 56 years. He was assassinated by the conspirators, who accused him for practicing tyranny. This essay will discuss whether it was right for the conspirators to murder Caesar and what its consequences were. The conspirators were wrong to kill Julius Caesar because he contributed to the upturn and reformation of Rome into an orderly state. Caesar reformed Rome and prevented Rome from demolition. For instance, Caesar "reorganized the town governments in Italy, reformed the courts, planned to codify the law to improve administration. Besides…show more content…
Besides that, when they planned for the Parthian expedition, Cassius did not get any important command, although he was a skilful soldier and had great acquaintanceship of the enemy's country. Another example was Basilus who was annoyed because he had not been allowed to become a governor. They purposely censured him and promulgated calumnious reports about his arrogance after conceiting him. Besides that, Caesar was killed because he was accused of wanting to be the tyrant. In this case, Brutus, who was the descendant of "tyrant-slayers", was exploited by Cassius to assassinate Caesar. Brutus saw the murder of Caesar as a sacred duty, and a duty peculiarly and urgently incumbent upon himself. It is obvious that the conspirators all had personal motives for killing Caesar. Hence, it was wrong for the conspirators to kill Caesar without reasonable grounds. Another reason why Caesar should not be killed by the conspirators was because honours were offered to him; he did not use force to gain them. When Antonius read Caesar's will, he said that Caesar did not seize these honours by force, like a tyrant...he did not even ask for them. We gave these honours freely to those who deserve them. In fact, Caesar neither dared to thrust the honours all aside, for fear of being thought contemptuous, nor could he be safe when he accepted them. Caesar showed that he did not intend to gain honours when Caesar dedicated the diadem, offered by
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