Julius Caesar Controversy

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My discussion of Julius Caesar is in fact addressing the larger matter of how he came to rise. When it comes to the topic of Julius Caesar there are a lot of sources where one may find a colossal amount of information regarding this topic. In recent discussions of Julius Caesar, a controversial issue has been whether the senators were right about their accusations they had made about Caesar. On the one hand, some argue that Caesar was such a great ruler hat we was named dictator for life. On the other hand, however, others argue that Julius was the reason for the fall of the Roman Empire. I will be addressing a few main points I found interesting about Caesar’s life and the difference between how he was seen by the senate and how the citizens …show more content…
Then, between 58 and 51, he conquered the whole of central and northern Gaul as far as the River Rhine, which he briefly crossed.” (Grant 29) After Caesar and his army crushed Gaul, both parties became exceptionally affluent. In 49 BC, Caesar attacked Pompey and his men later deserting them. Caesar was victorious, Pompey flees to Egypt and is later pursued by Caesar.(“Republic of Rome”) The quote by Julius Caesar “ I came, I saw, I conquered” was addressing the Roman senate After Defeating King Pharnaces II after the Battle of Zela in 47 BC. (Hagopian …show more content…
The Romans explained that the defining characteristics of this sickness consisted of collapsing and foaming at the mouth. Now that we are more educated we can recognize this illness as epilepsy. The senate claimed that Caesars condition was a hindrance to his judgment, but anyone familiar with epilepsy has long known that the condition itself does not have any effect on a person 's cognitive ability.
In 51 BC, Tolomeo had his sister Cleopatra exiled. Cleopatra gets smuggled back into Egypt. After her return to Egypt a love affair bloomed between Cleopatra and Caesar resulting in Tolomeo being overthrown. In 47 BC, the senate made Caesar dictator for ten years out of fear and respect. Cleopatra was viewed as a threat because she was not as reserved as the women of Rome. Caesar tries to stabilize Rome; he created a calendar with three hundred sixty five days, and befriends the senators. (“Republic of Rome”) Caesar disregarded tradition, making

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