Analysis Of Julius Caesar 's ' Romulus And Remus ' Essay

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Since the beginning of Rome, they have had a history of significant leaders such as Julius Caesar, who had a minor early career in politics, and prominent late career that was also in politics, and a death and legacy that will be remembered forever. The history of Rome starts with a story from Roman mythology. Despite being forced to vow chastity, Rhea Silvia gave birth to twin sons, Romulus and Remus, which would impact the world forever. (“Romulus and Remus” 1) As a result of Rhea’s broken vow, her uncle Amulius commanded for the twin babies to be drowned in the Tiber River (“Romulus and Remus” 1). Rhea placed Romulus and Remus in a basket on the river to try to protect them (Trueman 1). Romulus and Remus were found at the edge of the Tiber River by a female wolf that nursed them until a herdsman discovered the infants (Trueman 1). After the brothers grew up, they established a town where their lives were saved by the female wolf (“Romulus and Remus” 1). Romulus killed Remus during a quarrel over the city walls (Trueman 1). Therefore, Rome was founded on April 21, 753 B.C.E. as a refuge for outcasts and refugees (Boardman 2). Rome became a republic in 509 B.C.E. and remained a republic until the Roman Empire was established in 27 B.C.E. (Boardman 424) Gaius Julius Caesar, a moderately successful politician, and his wife Aurelia, a woman of plebian descent (Dyson 311), had a son named Julius Caesar on July 12, 100 B.C.E. (Nardo 11) Julius Caesar received education in Rome…

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