Julius Caesar: Dictator for Life by Denise Rinaldo- Opening quote by or about the featured villain/villainess
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- A Wicked Web featuring allies and enemies
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Augustus: First Roman Emperor
Gaius Julius Caesar known by his nomen and cognomen Julius Caesar, was a populist Roman dictator, During this time, Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both the English .. Caesar also wrote that if Octavian died before Caesar did, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus would be the next heir in succession.
Gaius Julius Caesar was a leader of ancient Rome who significantly transformed what became known as the Roman Empire by greatly expanding its geographic reach and establishing its imperial system. By age 31, Caesar had fought in several wars and become involved in Roman politics. After several alliances and military victories, he became dictator of the Roman Empire, a rule that lasted for just one year before his death. While Caesar hailed from Roman aristocrats, his family was far from rich. When he was 16, his father, an important regional governor in Asia also named Gaius Julius Caesar, died. He remained close to his mother, Aurelia.
Family background and career
The first conspirator greeted Caesar, then plunged a knife into his neck. Other stabbers followed suit. One by one, several members of the Senate took turns stabbing Julius Caesar B. Stunned that even his good friend Brutus was in on the plot, Caesar choked out his final words: "'kai su, teknon? On the steps of the Senate, the most powerful man in the ancient world died in a pool of his own blood. This is not historically accurate.
His father, also Gaius Julius Caesar , was a Praetor who governed the province of Asia and his mother, Aurelia Cotta, was of noble birth. It should be understood that the Optimate and the Populare were not political parties in conflict with each other but, rather, political ideologies which many people shifted toward and from, regardless of class in society. The concept of appealing to the people for support, rather than seeking approval from the Roman Senate or the other Patricians , would work well for Caesar later in life. When he was sixteen, his father died and Caesar became the head of the family. Deciding that belonging to the priesthood would bring the most benefit to the family, he managed to have himself nominated as the new High Priest of Jupiter.