Julius Caesar’s rise to power all began on July 13, 100 B.C. It was the beginning of a new chapter for Rome history. Caesar hailed from roman aristocrats, which is far from the rich people. When Julius Caesar was only sixteen, his father died, which made Julius Caesar the head of the family. He remained close to his mother Aurelia, after his father died. Around the time that his father died, Caesar married Cornelia, the daughter of a noble. Sulla the dictator forced Julius Caesar to divorce Cornelia or risk losing property, but Caesar refused and found escape in the military.
As time went by in 74 B.C., Caesar’s stature enhanced by putting together a private army and declared war on Rome. Julius Caesar combated Mithradates VI ...view middle of the document...
He continued the alliance between him and Pompey, which enabled him to get elected as consul in 59 B.C. Later Caesar aligned with Marcus Licinius Crassus. Julius Caesar was cited to be the wealthiest man in Roman history, and Crassus offered financial and political support to Caesar. Later Crassus and Pompey became intense rivals, but Caesar is a good negotiator so he told them that they’d be better suited as allies instead of enemies. The partnership of the three men became known as the First Triumvirate.
Between 58 and 50 B.C. Caesar conquered Gaul. As time went on Pompey became envious of Caesar’s political power and prestige, and Crassus still never completely overcome his disdain for Pompey. By 56 B.C. the Triumvirate patched things up in a conference in Luca. Caesar granted Crassus a five-year term in Syria and Pompey a five-year term in Spain. Three years after the granting, Crassus was killed in a battle in Syria.
Through a series of events Julius Caesar went to war with Pompey. He lead his troops across the river Rubricon on January 10-11 49 B.C. Pompey’s troop were no match for Caesar’s. By 48 B.C. Caesar had pushed and pursued Pompey into Egypt where he was eventually killed. While in Egypt Caesar aligned himself with Cleopatra, and had a son with her, Caesarion. When Julius Caesar returned to Rome, he declared himself dictator of Rome for life. He only served a one-year term after being assassinated in 44 B.C. Caesar greatly transformed the Roman Empire. He reformed the Roman calendar which included twelve months and three hundred sixty-five days in a year.
Julius Caesar will forever be remembered by the Roman history. He did many things for his people. Caesar’s rise to power had a big impact on Rome’s history.