Essay on Julius Caesar : A Great Leader

2006 Words Mar 16th, 2016 9 Pages
Julius Caesar transformed Rome from a growing empire into a mighty empire. Throughout many battles, many affairs and many risks, Caesar became one of the most feared leaders in history. He had other leaders running away from him or trying to take him down for many years, and no foreign leaders accomplished their goal. Caesar was not only strong in a military sense, he was one of the smartest leaders as well. Julius Caesar was a successful leader because he knew how to manage his power and popularity, he handled foreign policy very well, and he knew how to show his strengths. Julius Caesar was exceptional at managing people and steering things to go his way. Caesar was raised as a patrician, but his family was not wealthy, especially because his father passed when he was young. In the year 85 BCE, at the age of 18, he married Cornelia. Cornelia was the daughter Sulla who was an important member of the “popular faction.” Sulla, the Optimate Dictator, demanded that he divorce her because Sulla did not like Caesar marrying his daughter, but Caesar opposed this and went into hiding because if he did not he would have been murdered. Caesar discussed a little with his accomplices who were in with the corrupt government and could get him a pardon, which they did. (McManus) Caesar already showed at a young age he knew very well who he needed to talk to and align with. His influential friends had the right connections to get him free of the pardon and Caesar clearly used this to his…

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