Julius Ceesar: The Life And Legacy Of Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar was an ambitious dictator who lived from 100 B.C.E. - 44 B.C.E. Throughout his life, he held many titles, from being a soldier to a politician, although eventually he became the dictator perpetuum. The Julian calendar was his most memorable legacy, which he invented. His brutal murder on the Ides of March signaled the end of his powerful rule in Rome. Julius Caesar was born on July 13th 100 B.C.E. His religion was Roman Polytheism, and he was sided with the political party Populares. He came from the gens Julia, a patrician family that “claimed descent from Iulus, son of the legendary Trojan prince Aeneas, supposedly, the son of the goddess Venus” (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Caesar). Caesar had quite a large family, which included his parents, Gaius Julius Caesar and Aurelia Cotta. Over the course of his life, he had three wives: first Cornelia, then Pompeia, and then Calpurnia. His marriage with Cornelia ended because of her death, his …show more content…
He was struck with daggers at least 23 times by 60 conspirators. He was buried at the Temple of Caesar in Rome. Caesar’s death left a political vacuum in Rome for several days. However, a civil war erupted between Antony, Caesar’s right hand man, and Augustus, Caesar’s adopted son. Eventually, Augustus defeated Antony, and became the first Roman emperor. Julius Caesar led an achievement-filled life full of power. Throughout his life, he steadily crept up in the ranks of government positions. He went through many titles, ultimately settling on dictator perpetuum. His murder left Rome in a chaotic state, which was then resolved by a civil war between his right hand man and his heir. One of his legacies was the Julian calendar, which he invented to replace the old calendar. Another lasting mark he made was the month of July, which was named after

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