Julius Caesar: The Eternal Republic Of Rome

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There are very few civilizations that have molded the way of today, many have come and gone as each is built up and torn back down to reveal new ideologies and theories put into practice through the law of the land. Among the founding civilizations that gave way to new governments are the Romans, and their history dates back so far as to be called the eternal city. The eternal city was founded in the year 625 BC, and in its start it was set in monarchy and ruled by kings. In fact, seven kings ruled before the Roman people took back their power and ruled themselves and from then on came to be known as the Roman Republic. Of course, power comes and goes and this government that had risen up came back down due to several factors: Julius Caesar’s …show more content…
Julius was a very powerful dictator that fought for Rome in many great battles that led to his greatness, yet the way he solidified his power brought fourth his doom. As he changed all parts of senate, he stuffed it with allies, and required them to grant him great honors and titles, he was always allowed to speak first at meetings and roman coins bore his face. At this time the romans were worried that another possible king was present, and only a year after his rule he was assassinated. This played a major role in the way Augustus ruled while in his consulship. Having no children, Caesar named Augustus, his great grandchild, his political heir. Once he was named successor, he began a great series of achievements as a new leader. His first decree or action was to avenge his father’s assassinators, Brutus and Cassius, by teaming up with Caesar’s negotiate Marc Anthony. Once they were defeated, both Marc Anthony and Augustus held pieces of the great roman empire, one to the east and the other to west. Still, the balance of power was impossible to maintain and soon began a series of civil wars that tore Rome apart, and in the end, it was Augustus who won and became Emperor of Rome in all but name. Augustus was a bright and ambitious leader, and learned much from the history of his father and to make sure not to repeat it, he gained power not only through one front but many by mollifying the senate and ruling classes by imposing laws that lessened the traditions of the roman republic and to win the people of Rome, he worked to improve over their grand city. He worked through the process of the senate rather than fighting against it like is great uncle had, so that he would he have the full support of his people. Also, unlike Caesar’s way of appointing military leaders, as senate members, Augustus appointed people who were government officials and governors to these powerful positions. Through the

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