Julius Caesar

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Gaius Julius Caesar was a superior leader who stood above the rest even after his untimely death. He was both an intellectual and courageous. These characteristics gave him an early lead in his political life. He not only changed the lives of Romans of his time, but also left his imprint on the world for centuries to come. Being an intelligent and very well educated man, it was not difficult for Caesar to gain respect and notoriety. As an orator and politician, military general, writer and statesman he excelled. He studied both Greek and Latin literature as well as philosophy and, most importantly, rhetoric. Even at an early age, Caesar had shown a natural talent for the art of persuasive argument. He started his political career at the early age of twenty-two. (Isenburg, 24) Everyone could see that he was a gifted writer with a clear and simple style. (Unknown, Julius Caesar, Our Next Great Leader, 1) While in Cadiz, he burst into tears admiring a statue of Alexander the Great. When his friends asked him why, they were greatly surprised. Caesar said, "Do you think I have not just cause to weep, when I consider that Alexander at my age has conquered so many nations, and I have all this time done nothing that is memorable." (Akinde, 6) Undoubtedly this shows he was a deep
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENGL 220 taught by Professor Blah during the Spring '08 term at CUNY Hunter.

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