How Did Julius Caesar Gain Power?


Julius Caesar gained power by refusing to lay down his military command. In 49 BC he crossed the Rubicon, entering Roman territory illegally under arms. A civil war ensued and from that civil war Caesar became the unrivaled dictator of Rome. Caesar spent years building up his political resume by serving in the military and going on diplomatic missions. He formed an alliance with Pompey and Crassus and the trio dominated politics for years. Yet, it still took a civil war to achieve the highest office of Rome.
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