Julius Caesar: The Rise Of The Roman Republic

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The Roman Republic, before it fell and was reorganized to become the Roman Empire, had many great rulers that helped make it to be one of the greatest republics in human history. One of these great rulers, by the name of Julius Caesar would become famous for the many things that he accomplished and for being one of the factors that would led to the fall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire. One of the interesting things about Caesar is the way he came in to power, much like another important roman figure by the name of Sulla; Caesar would use force to take control of the republic, and would become a dictator in order to carry reforms he saw would help the republic. Additionally, they both share several thing with one another such as both …show more content…
During and even before Sulla’s time, the republic would become involved in constant wars from the many slave revolts that would be known as the Servile Wars, to the Social Wars where Sulla would gain fame as being a successful general (Sulla, 55). This could tell us that due all the wars the republic had to endure before, the senate could have been weaken greatly to the point that those with good amount of political influence would be able to use the senate to satisfied their own goals. Additionally, after he took over he created several different reforms aimed at creating a system of checks and balances to help create stability in the government (Sulla, 100). Some of his reforms would include forbidding any man from attaining a new office until he had held another kind first such as becoming a praetor before becoming quaestor, and making it so that one man could not gain a second term in a certain amount of time has passed (Sulla, 100). This would give someone like Sulla the justification to take over the government, and since he already knew what he could to do to help stabilize the …show more content…
The goals that Sulla wish to accomplish were to fix the government and restore the power in the senate that have fading for some time and once he felt that he had completed the task he went on to retire from the dictatorship, which was uncommon for someone in a position of unlimited power to do. The goals Caesar wanted to achieve were much more complex then Sulla as he wanted to help both the government and the people while focusing more on the people , which cause problems between him and the members senate as this would be one of the things that led to his death. Furthermore, the interesting fact that no one tried to get rid of Sulla during his reign whereas the opposite occurred for Caesar, could be due to number of reason such as Sulla giving out orders to wipeout his enemies so as to stop any that would get in his way of achieving his reforms. The reason this was not the case for Caesar could be because he focusing on carryout his reform and receiving many honors without thinking about taking care of those that would want to get rid of him before he would carry out any more reforms. Lastly, while Sulla had good justification for taking over the reforms he carried out would only give Caesar his justification later as the corruption in senate would become one of the issue that Caesar

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