The Rise of Julius Caesar In the year 83 BC, at the age of 17, Caesar married Cornelia, the daughter of a powerful politician in Rome. Caesar was uncomfortable because "the current dictator of Rome, Sulla, was enemies with both Caesar's uncle Marius and Caesar's father in-law Cinna," according to Ducksters.com. Caesar was happy to join the army and leave Rome in order to avoid Sulla and his allies. After Sulla's death, Caesar came back to Rome. Ducksters.com says, "He was now a military hero from his years in the army. He quickly rose up the ranks in the Roman government." He aligned himself with influential people such as the "general Pompey the Great and the wealthy Crassus." Caesar was very popular, an excellent speaker, and the people of Rome liked him.
The Reign of Julius Caesar At the age of 40 Julius Caesar was elected to the highest ranking position in the Roman Republic. The consul was like the president. Then, Caesar became the Governor of Gaul and was said to be a very good governor and general. Wikipedia said that Caesar was allied with Pompey and Crassus and they ruled and expanded the Roman Empire together for about 10 years. The people of Rome missed Caesar while he was in Gaul and they wanted him back. "Crassus died in 52 BC, and Pompey became jealous of Caesar and soon Caesar and Pompey became rivals around 50 BC," according to Wikipedia. "Caesar had the support of the people and Pompey had the support of the aristocrats," as stated on Ducksters.com. Caesar announced that he was going to return to Rome and run for consul again. But Wikipedia says that the Roman Senate told Caesar that he must leave his army behind and Caesar said "I will not!" So the Senate called him, "Traitor!" Caesar then began to march his army to Rome in 49 BC. He spent the next 18 months fighting Pompey and defeated him.By this time, he was now the most powerful person in the world. The Senate made him dictator for life. Caesar helped change the world. On Historyhit.com, it says that Caesar turned the Roman Republic into an Empire, he introduced Britain to the world by exploring the British Isles, and he was well known for his writings about his own life and the wars he fought. He built new buildings and temples in the city of Rome.
The Fall of Julius Caesar Some people in Rome thought that Caesar had too much power and they did not agree with his new ways of ruling. So jealous leaders named Cassius and Brutus plotted to kill him. "On March 15, 44 BC Caesar entered the Senate. A number of men ran up to him and began to attack him and killed him. He was stabbed 23 times," acccording to Duscksters.com. In today's world, it may just look like some broken buildings and old books, but back then Caesar's works were important in advancing society and will be a legacy for years to come.