Julius Caesar : The Dictator Of Rome Essay

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Julius Caesar: A Savior to Rome Veni, vidi, vici! I came, I saw, I conquered. Julius Caesar was the dictator of Rome in his prime. Some say his journey to the top was paved in corruption and other claimed he was a man of the people. His enemies knew to fear him for his ruthlessness. His followers adored him because everything that he had succeeded in was done for them. Unfortunately, his betrayal transpired by his senators who felt he had grown too powerful and stabbed him to death. However, Julius Caesar’s connection to the political world, his innate ability as an army general, and his desire to advocate for the rights of his people made him a great leader. Julius Caesar was a smart man who understood that to obtain his goal as ruler of Rome he must first gain the friendship of those who were already established in the political world. Seeing as Caesar was raised a noble, he was expected to follow the path his nobility laid out for him. James Thorne proposes in “Leaders of Ancient Rome: Julius Caesar Conqueror and Dictator”, that the upper classes were to follow the proper education to lead them into a job of a senator (Thorne 14). Knowing that he was to pursue a job in politics, the young and wise Caesar pursued bonds that would carry him up the ranks in his military endeavors. Therefore, when the time came for him to try and rise to power he made two very important friends. Caesar, being no one’s fool, knew he needed finical backing as well as a vast army if he were…

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