The Assassination Of Julius Caesar Essay

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Julius Caesar a Roman dictator, on the Ides of March 15, 44 BC was assassinated in the Roman Senate by his own senators. Caesar became the most powerful dictator in Rome after defeating Pompey and his legions in a Civil War. The Liberators a group of senators believed Julius Caesar was too strong and devised a plan to have him murdered. One of the conspirators was Marcus Brutus, a close friend of Julius Caesar, who had hatred towards him. The conspirators of Julius Caesar planned to murder him before he was to leave for a military campaign in Parthia. Julius Caesar suffered from 35 stab wounds and one in the heart that ultimately decided his fate. Three primary sources were written documenting the events of the assassination and the type of leader Julius Caesar was, “The Assassination of Julius Caesar,” by Nicolaus of Damascus, “Plutarch: The Assassination of Julius Caesar,” from Marcus Brutus, and “Lives of the twelve Caesars,” by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. All three accounts of Julius Caesar’s assassination portray him as a selfish-dictator.

“The Assassination of Julius Caesar, 44 BC,” by Nicolaus of Damascus’ account of Julius Caesar portrayed him as a selfish dictator because of his rise to power. He is portrayed as a power hungry leader who embellished himself in the luxuries of power. Before winning against Pompey, he followed him to Egypt and Caesar was given Pompey’s decapitated head for friendship. He disregarded the senate’s authority and marched his armies…

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