Julius Caesar - His Life, Achievements and Assassination

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Kelly Macquire
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published on 22 May 2022

Julius Caesar was a Roman general, orator and eventually the dictator of Rome. He was a successful soldier and led his legions into victorious battles in Spain and Gaul, and conducted the first Roman incursion into the British Isles. As one-third of the First Triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus, Julius Caesar was a Consul of Rome before eventually becoming Dictator Perpetuus or Dictator for life.

Caesar introduced reforms to the Roman Republic that resulted in a prosperous time for Rome, but the senate and those against his reforms were worried he might choose to rule as a king and abolish the senate altogether, and so on the fifteenth of March 44 BCE (also known as the Ides of March), Julius Caesar was assassinated, and upon his death and the rise of his grandnephew and adopted son Octavian as Augustus, the first Emperor of Rome, the Roman Republic came to an end and the Roman Empire began.

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— CHAPTERS —
0:00​ Introduction
1:05 Who Was Julius Caesar?
2:13 The Life of Julius Caesar
5:23 The First Triumvirate
7:25 Julius Caesar in Gaul
8:36 Caesar Crossing the Rubicon River
11:48 Why Was Julius Caesar Assassinated?
14:21 Outro

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Julius Caesar https://www.worldhistory.org/Julius_Caesar/
The Assassination of Julius Caesar https://www.worldhistory.org/article/803/the-assassination-of-julius-caesar/
The First Triumvirate https://www.worldhistory.org/First_Triumvirate/
Marcus Licinius Crassus https://www.worldhistory.org/Marcus_Licinius_Crassus/
Pompey https://www.worldhistory.org/pompey/
The Roman Republic https://www.worldhistory.org/Roman_Republic/
Julius Caesar in Britain https://www.worldhistory.org/article/1926/julius-caesar-in-britain/
Cleopatra VII https://www.worldhistory.org/Cleopatra_VII/

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About the Author

Kelly Macquire
Kelly is a graduate from Monash University who has completed her BA (Honours) in Ancient History and Archaeology, focussing on iconography and status in Pylos burials. She has a passion for mythology and the Aegean Bronze Age.

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Macquire, K. (2022, May 22). Julius Caesar - His Life, Achievements and Assassination. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2772/julius-caesar---his-life-achievements-and-assassin/

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