11. Julius Caesar

11. Julius Caesar - -Band of senators formed a conspiracy,...

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Julius Caesar - Caesar is the most successful in a series of Roman Generals, during the collapse of the Republic - Eradicates his competitors, gets huge power and popularity - His army was extraordinarily loyal to him, he eventually led his own troops against Rome itself and took over by defeating his final rival, Pompey - Takes over Egypt and restores Cleopatra - Rules as king in every way except by name - Keeps old roman institutions alive, but rules as a dictator from behind the scenes - Pleased most Romans, outraged the optimates
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Unformatted text preview: -Band of senators formed a conspiracy, assassinated him on the ides of March, 44 BCE-His death is seen as the traditional end of the Roman Republic-His rule is representative of the transition from Republic to Empire Thesis: The short but eventful reign of Julius Caesar provided the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire, as Caesar transformed old Roman institutions and prepared the Republic for its new life as an Empire....
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