The Importance Of Julius Caesar In The Gallic War

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Julius Caesar was a general in the Roman Empire in during its rise to fame. The Roman war machine had trudged its way into Europe and spread its influence far and wide. Yet in its rise to fame, many leaders were created to maintain this empire. The Senate held most of the political power of the Roman government as it was a democracy. Even with such extensive powers, it was the Roman generals that held the support and trust of the people and of the armies. Julius Caesar would use this power given to him by the soldiers that he commanded and the people he represented to try to prosper a nation that he believed very much in. He sought to use the power given to him to further free the people that he represented from corruption and tyranny that …show more content…
In the Gallic Wars, which was fought over the lands owned by the various Germanic states and people, Julius Caesar masterfully prevented invasion from the Helvetti people while sieging Germanic targets. During this conflict, he would tactfully call for the capturing of key leaders and targets which would cause the Gallic and German people to separate. Caesar would then maintain his assault on rebel camps by forcing them to run out of food and water and starving them out of their encampments (JCMT, 3). During this time in the Gallic War, Julius Caesar was made governor of the Provence of Gaul. This is why he was so involved in the Gallic Wars. Due to his many accomplishments during these wars, Julius Caesar was elected to Pontifex Maximus or high priest and then elected as Consul. In these positions, Caesar assisted in the creation of programs that would increase the use of sanitation for the people. It is said that Caesar stated, “ 'No condemnation could be too severe if Caesar did not hold the lives of his soldiers dearer than his own” (JC,2). He would also push for the soldiers to personalize their own weapons which caused the soldiers to feel as if their weapons were just as special as a major officer’s weapons. The only time a soldier would have an embellished weapon is if they were a part of something extremely special or accomplished something significant so …show more content…
Not only was he a military leader, but he was also a leader of the people. He was paraded into Rome by the people because they knew where he would place his interests- in the people. Julius Caesar believed that Rome could be something great. Without the work of Julius Caesar, the Roman Empire and ultimately the world would never have been the

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