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The Rise And Fall Of Julious Caesar

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1 The Rise of Julius Caesar "Whatever one may think of Caesar as a politician and a historical figure, he was clearly one of the most gifted human beings who ever walked the face of the earth". (Dupuy 2) Julius Caesar had gone from banishment from Rome to a Dictatorship over Rome. His rise was remarkable and his fall was tragic.The year was 75B.C. And local pirates had just captured Caesar. As it seems Caesar had formed some sort of a friendship with his kidnappers and one night Caesar said in a joking tone "when I get free Im going to come back and crucify every last one of you". Well after the pirates received their silver ransom and Caesar was let free he held a small ...view middle of the document...

All that Sulla wanted was for Caesar to leave his wife because she was the daughter of Sulla's former rival. But Caesar would not. So Caesar fled Rome with his wife. Soon after Sulla sent troops out to capture Caesar and bring him before the Dictator. The troops found him. Sulla spared his life and vanquished Caesar from Rome but this would not last for long. (Dupuy 4) Three years later Sulla died and Caesar came back. After three years of banishment he returned to become a lawyer. A very good one also. He began to become an excellent orator and very popular. So good that he was elected Tribune witch was an officer in the senate who spoke for the plebeians. (Dupuy 14) Caesar wasn't the only one who was becoming popular. One of his old good friends Pompey was becomeing quite the center of attention he was ending revolts in Sardinia, Africa, Rome, Spain, and finally he returned in 71 B.C. where he smothered the insurrection of slaves led by Sparticus. Pompey was becoming one of the great generals of Rome. (Dupuy 16) In 60 B.C. the first triumvirate is formed between Pompey, Caesar and Crassus but this like the expulsion of Caesar in 75 would not last. Even though Caesar's daughter Julia had married Pompey. Pompey and Julius' friendship would not survive. (Grant 5) The Year of 49 B.C. Civil war Erupted throughout Rome between the two-mega powers of the empire, Caesar and Pompey. But soon after in 48 Caesar would defeat Pompey at Pharsalus.Pompey escaped to Egypt where he was eventually hunted down and assassinated. The death of Pompey's sons at the hands of Caesar would soon follow.

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