Julius Caesar In Western Culture Analysis

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Julius Caesar’s life was filled with extraordinary and unimaginable feats, influenced by the ideals of his upbringing and a natural talent for military strategy. From birth, Caesar was raised in a family full of untraditional values who believed in the Populare ideologies of equalizing the poor. In an unforeseen turn of event, Caesar eventually became Dictator Perpetuus and was in a position to turn these beliefs into policy. In contrast to his benevolent nature, he was also ruthless, as demonstrated by the pursuit and execution of the pirate captors who he had befriended. In a juxtaposition of actions he orders the death of these men to somehow restore honor to his name and family, yet did them the ‘courtesy’ if called that, of slitting …show more content…
Caesars numerous victories within the Gallic War and the Roman civil war are still studied and taught today. His close analysis of his histories the Gallic War and the Civil War give insight to Caesars brilliant military tactics, and ways of leadership. Multiple military schools such as West Point, and numerous military field tacticians continue to study and teach tactics used my Julius Caesar. The novel Julius Caesar in Western Culture, written by Maria Wyke explores Caesars strategies in creating “infinitely loyal soldiers”2 that would “not hesitate to devastate the Capital on his bidding”2. Wyke explores the significance of Julius Caesar within different time periods, starting at the time of Caesars death to the current twenty-first century. Wyke states that during the sixteenth century to the begging of the nineteenth century Caesar was studied for the useful similarities on the battle field, using Caesars formations and strategies of warfare. Which changed in the late nineteenth century deeming Caesar to be among the ancient writers thought to be unusable due to being outdated by technology advanced within war. Yet all of this changed within the twentieth century, when the interest of Caesars general understandings of war and his leadership skills sparked notice once more within the world. Napoleon Bonaparte modeled …show more content…
Caesar consulted an Alexandrian astronomer named Sosigenes and together formulated a restoration of the Roman calendar in hopes of creating a more standardized one. This reformation called the Julian calendar consisted of 365 days within a year, and 365.25 days within a leap day year, compared to the prior of 355 days each year within the Roman calendar. The new Julian calendar was based completely upon the earth’s revolutions around the sun, and Caesar declared the year was to begin January 1st, instead of on the vernal equinox in late March. The Julian calendar still lives on today being used by the Easter Orthodox churches for calculations of holidays, and had continuing to be used by countries up until the 1900’s. But despite the corrections made by the Julian calendar, it was still not one hundred percent accurate. The calendar was eleven and a half minutes longer than an actual solar year, and thus promoted the creation of the Georgian calendar used

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