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Despite their ancient pedigree, the Julii Caesares were not especially politically influential, although they had enjoyed some revival of their political fortunes in the early 1st century BC.
His coming of age coincided with a civil war between his uncle Gaius Marius and his rival Lucius Cornelius Sulla. Both sides carried out bloody purges of their political opponents whenever they were in the ascendancy.
Sulla gave in reluctantly and is said to have declared that he saw many a Marius in Caesar. He served with distinction, winning the Civic Crown for his part in the Siege of Mytilene. He lacked means since his inheritance was confiscated, but he acquired a modest house in Suburaa lower-class neighbourhood of Rome.
Dictator Lucius Cornelius Sulla stripped Caesar of the priesthood On the way across the Aegean Sea Caesar was kidnapped by pirates and held prisoner. The pirates demanded a ransom of 20 talents of silver, but he insisted that they ask for He had them crucified on his own authority, as he had promised while in captivity  —a promise that the pirates had taken as a joke.
As a sign of leniency, he first had their throats cut. He was soon called back into military action in Asia, raising a band of auxiliaries to repel an incursion from the east.
He was elected quaestor for 69 BC,  and during that year he delivered the funeral oration for his aunt Juliaand included images of her husband Marius in the funeral procession, unseen since the days of Sulla. His wife Cornelia also died that year.
On his return in 67 BC,  he married Pompeiaa granddaughter of Sulla, whom he later divorced in 61 BC after her embroilment in the Bona Dea scandal. He ran against two powerful senators. Accusations of bribery were made by all sides.
Even so, to avoid becoming a private citizen and thus open to prosecution for his debts, Caesar left for his province before his praetorship had ended. In Spain, he conquered two local tribes and was hailed as imperator by his troops; he reformed the law regarding debts, and completed his governorship in high esteem.
In the Roman Republic, this was an honorary title assumed by certain military commanders. After an especially great victory, army troops in the field would proclaim their commander imperator, an acclamation necessary for a general to apply to the Senate for a triumph.
However, he also wanted to stand for consul, the most senior magistracy in the republic. If he were to celebrate a triumph, he would have to remain a soldier and stay outside the city until the ceremony, but to stand for election he would need to lay down his command and enter Rome as a private citizen.
He could not do both in the time available. He asked the senate for permission to stand in absentia, but Cato blocked the proposal. Faced with the choice between a triumph and the consulship, Caesar chose the consulship. Caesar won, along with conservative Marcus Bibulus.
Pompey and Crassus had been at odds for a decade, so Caesar tried to reconcile them.
The three of them had enough money and political influence to control public business.The Murder of Julius Caesar. Article. by Donald L. Wasson published on 15 May During his time as a Roman general, he claimed to have killed almost two million people in fifty decisive battles.
Although loved by the citizens of Rome. In the first ever application of modern science to the murder of Julius Caesar, this one-hour special uses the latest Crime Scene Investigation techniques, computer reconstruction technology, and experts such as Luciano Garofano of the Italian Carabinieri and criminal profiler Dr.
Harold Bursztajn of Harvard Medical school, to reveal a /10(11). On Feb. 15, in the year 44 BC, Julius Caesar, the all-powerful ruler of Rome, visited a soothsayer named Spurinna, who “predicted the future by examining the internal organs of sacrificial.
On the Ides – 15th of March – 44BC, Julius Caesar Dictator of Rome, and perhaps the greatest general of all time, was assassinated by a conspiracy apparently led by Cassius and Brutus.
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The Murder of Julius Caesar. During his time as a Roman general, he claimed to have killed almost two million people in fifty decisive battles. Although loved by the citizens of Rome, he caused, in many ways, worry among those in the Roman Senate - especially the old elite, the Optimates.