Examples of Julius Caesar's arrogance include how he disregarded the Roman Senate's authority and crossed the Rubicon with his armies, and how he made himself dictator of Rome for life. His military arrogance can be seen in the ruthless manner he conquered Gaul, as well as all others who opposed him.Know More
Julius Caesar grew to prominence as a noble Roman from the House of Julian. Caesar used his status to secure administrative titles and procure wealth. In the year 61 B.C., he became governor of Spain. Three years later he became governor of Gaul. He spent eight years in Gaul, and conquered the entire territory from the Alps to the English Channel and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Rhine River. Caesar used the brutal efficiency of his Roman Legions to subdue the Gallic tribes and levy on them heavy taxes.
Caesars conquest of Gaul gained him enough recognition to return to Rome and proclaim himself First Consul. However, Caesar’s proclamation started a civil war. In 46 B.C., after defeating his civil war opponents, Caesar proclaimed himself dictator of Rome.
Despite Caesar’s arrogant authority, he did have fair political aims for Roman society. He is responsible for resolving debt crisis, reform of the Roman calendar, regulation of the grain dole and the strengthening of the middle class.Learn more about Ancient Rome
According to the Roman historian Plutarch, Julius Caesar had two sisters, both of whom were named Julia. The elder, Julia Caesaris Major, is known only through a reference to her grandsons, while the younger, Julia Caesaris Minor, played a larger role in her brother's life.Full Answer >
The plot to assassinate Julius Caesar involved up to 60 men, and the conspiracy was led by Cassius Longinus and Marcus Brutus, Caesar's brother-in-law. Caesar was attacked and stabbed to death on March 15, 44 B.C. as he walked into a meeting of his senate.Full Answer >
Julius Caesar's great-nephew was Augustus, the first emperor of the Roman Empire. He was born Gaius Octavius in 63 BC, the son of Caesar's niece Atai. Caesar had no sons of his own so he named Octavius as his heir.Full Answer >
Julius Caesar was 53 years old when he became dictator of Rome in 47 B.C. While he was initially made dictator for a 10-year term of office, he was appointed dictator for life in 44 B.C.Full Answer >