The life and times of julius caesar

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Near the end of his life, Caesar began to prepare for a war against the Parthian Empire. Not everything went Caesar's way.

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In 69 B. Caesar returned to Rome a rich man, being able to pay for an election for consulate or the right to enter the city with his army in an official procession triumphus. Meanwhile, Crassus still had never completely overcome his disdain for Pompey. The royal barge was accompanied by additional ships, and Caesar was introduced to the luxurious lifestyle of the Egyptian pharaohs. The ensuing four-year civil war sprawled across Roman territory leaving Pompey dead, murdered in Egypt, and Caesar undisputed leader of Rome. Accusations of bribery were made by all sides. Crassus and Pompey, however, were intense rivals. They lost a lot of their territory and their complete independence, making them an obligatory member of the Republic. His assassination prevented further and larger schemes, which included the construction of an unprecedented temple to Mars, a huge theatre, and a library on the scale of the Library of Alexandria. His victory over Caesar's assassins allowed Octavian, who assumed the name Augustus , to take power in 27 B. Caesar had moved his focus toward creating a stable government and growing economic and social issues.

They lost a lot of their territory and their complete independence, making them an obligatory member of the Republic. Caesar maintained his alliance with Pompey, which enabled him to get elected as consul, a powerful government position, in 59 B.

Caesar greatly transformed the empire, relieving debt and reforming the Senate by increasing its size and opening it up so that it better represented all Romans.

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Cleopatra visited Rome on more than one occasion, residing in Caesar's villa just outside Rome across the Tiber. They were granted patrician status, along with other noble Alban families. In the midst of all the chaos, he got his way.

Caesar was the more powerful and recognized of the two, and thus the citizens of Rome joked that instead of having the consuls Caesar and Bibulus, they had the consuls Julius and Caesar. Caesar also wrote that if Octavian died before Caesar did, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus would be the next heir in succession.

He couldn't have both the triumphus and the consulate, because the day of the elections had been announced, and Caesar couldn't be up for the running unless he was a private citizen.

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A Summary of Julius Caesar’s Life and Achievements