Julius Caesar And Alexander The Great Essay

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Throughout history there have been many great leaders that did great things for there people. Not many of these great leaders are well represented in today’s society. There are few people who do not know at least a little about Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great, but up until a few years ago almost no one knew who King Leonidas of Sparta was and still few people know who Cato the Elder is. Is it fair that these great men, men just as worthy of praise as Caesar and Alexander, are shunned and forgotten in today’s society? In comparison these men are all worthy of praise, so why are two remembered as great leaders and two forgotten like common folk. Leonidas of Sparta was king during the war between Greece and Persia. Leonidas took the war …show more content…
Like Alexander the Great Julius Caesar was a conqueror. Caesar invaded the ancient state of Gaul, which is modern day France. Later Caesar took power of Rome with two other men, Crassus and Pompey. Eventually Caesar took total control and was eventually even offered Emperorship of Rome by the Senate because he was such a good leader, but Caesar declined . Caesar was not interested in total power but wanted to better the Roman people. Now that there is a little back-story of each of these men it is quite obvious of why Julius Caesar and Alexander the Great have greater representation than King Leonidas of Sparta and Cato the elder. Even though the Greek Plutarch wrote about all Caesar, Alexander, and Cato, and even though all four men were great leaders there is one main reason why Caesar and Alexander are better known, they were both conquerors. While all four men were great leaders Leonidas and Cato did not conquer any other peoples, in today’s society people who conquer are given more fame, or infamy, than those who …show more content…
After refusing to be Emperor for the Roman people some people turned on Caesar. In March of 44 B.C.E Caesar was stabbed to death 23 times by advisories and friends alike. One of the men who was involved in the murder was Caesar’s good friend Brutus . This event and this date became known as the Ides of March. The notable William Shakespeare in his play “Julius Caesar” wrote about Julius Caesar’s life and death. The fact that many of Shakespeare’s plays are taught in high schools in today’s society may be one of the reasons that Caesar is so

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