Julius Caesar - Blake Cordell Essay #12 a) Why did Caesar...

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Blake Cordell Essay #12 a) Why did Caesar launch an invasion into the Celtic territory of Gaul? Around the time of 58 B.C. Julius Caesar was part of a triumvirate that controlled Rome. However, he felt that his power was undermined because he did not have a major military victory yet. Caesar decided to attack Gaul to try and solve many problems. Before his decision to invade Gaul, Caesar got caught with his hands in the cookie by means of stealing from the treasury. He felt that a victory would help to get the attention away from his poor actions. During this time Julius was also found to be involved with some of the Senators wives. Attacking Gaul would provide a good way to get out of Rome. The other leaders, Pompy and Crassus, already had military victories and Caesar was envious of this. He wanted to be recognized in the same way as the others. A victory would bring glory for Caesar. The acquisition of Gaul would help to provide a buffer zone between Rome and the Germanic raiders while simultaneously stopping the raiders from crossing the Rhine River. New lands would
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Wray during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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