A history of rome an ancient city and julius caesar

The reign of Nervawho was selected by the Senate to succeed Domitian, began another golden age in Roman history, during which four emperors—Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius—took the throne peacefully, succeeding one another by adoption, as opposed to hereditary succession.

In an exceedingly short engagement later that year, he decisively defeated Pompey at Pharsalusin Greece. Attila and his brutal Huns invaded Gaul and Italy aroundfurther shaking the foundations of the empire. After this, he passed a law that rewarded families for having many children, to speed up the repopulation of Italy.

He borrowed large sums of money to ensure that the entertainment he provided was the best money could buy. A total of 22 emperors took the throne, many of them meeting violent ends at the hands of the same soldiers who had propelled them to power. Caesar went on to develop his own interest in politics and became very driven to get the highest positions in Roman politics.

With Octavian leading the western provinces, Antony the east, and Lepidus Africa, tensions developed by 36 B. He then passed a term-limit law applicable to governors.

Rome then fought a series of wars known as the Punic Wars with Carthage, a powerful city-state in northern Africa. Accusations of bribery were made by all sides. In the Roman Republic, this was an honorary title assumed by certain military commanders.

Mark Antony, having vaguely learned of the plot the night before from a terrified liberator named Servilius Cascaand fearing the worst, went to head Caesar off. However, he allowed the Senate to continue working — except that he replaced disloyal senators with his own appointments of loyal men.

Caesar took to the post with zeal. In February 44 BC, one month before his assassination, he was appointed dictator in perpetuity. He put on games and festivals for the people. Caesar won, along with conservative Marcus Bibulus. This was a very important position as the citizens of Rome expected quality entertainment.

Caesar returned to Rome in 45 BC as a dictator.

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Only its altar now remains. Instead he advanced upon Italy but came to a halt at the dividing line between France and Italy River Rubicon. Shortly before his assassination, he passed a few more reforms.

A naval battle was held on a flooded basin at the Field of Mars. During his early career, Caesar had seen how chaotic and dysfunctional the Roman Republic had become. Thus, he instituted a massive mobilisation. They say my country should be preferred to my friends, as if they had proved that killing him was good for the state.

Since his absence from Rome might limit his ability to install his own consuls, he passed a law which allowed him to appoint all magistrates in 43 BC, and all consuls and tribunes in 42 BC.

Caesar turned around quickly and caught Casca by the arm. The term of his governorship, and thus his immunity from prosecution, was set at five years, rather than the usual one. C N Trueman "Julius Caesar" historylearningsite. I did not abandon him as a friend however much I disapproved of what he was doing.

His assassination prevented further and larger schemes, which included the construction of an unprecedented temple to Mars, a huge theatre, and a library on the scale of the Library of Alexandria.

Finally, he wanted to knit together all of the provinces into a single cohesive unit. Sulla gave in reluctantly and is said to have declared that he saw many a Marius in Caesar.

According to Eutropiusaround 60 men participated in the assassination. The gap between rich and poor widened as wealthy landowners drove small farmers from public land, while access to government was increasingly limited to the more privileged classes.

Caesar also wrote that if Octavian died before Caesar did, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus would be the next heir in succession. Roman satirists ever after referred to the year as "the consulship of Julius and Caesar.

From his alliance with Pompey and Crassus, Caesar received the governorship of three wealthy provinces in Gaul beginning in 58 B.Julius Caesar, one of Ancient Rome’s most famous individuals, was born in BC – or near to that year.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar joined the Roman Army in 81 BC and was the first Roman army commander to invade England which he did in 55 BC and again in 54 BC.

Caesar was born into a wealthy family and he was a well educated child who was good at sport. Julius Caesar was born in approximately BC into the prestigious Julian clan. He joined the Roman Army in 81 BC and was the first Roman army commander to invade England in 55 and 54 BC.

As a child he was well educated, good at sport and his family were involved within Roman politics. Jul 10,  · The Egyptian royal family is known to have visited Rome in 46 BCE and again in 44 BCE, residing in Julius Caesar’s villa in the Horti Caesaris both times. During this time Caesar and Cleopatra maintained an affair which became the subject of scandal in Rome.

Rather than returning to Rome as ordered, Caesar crossed the Rubicon River with his legions and marched on the city in 49 BCE.

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This was considered an act of war as the Rubicon was the border between the province of Gaul and Rome. Picture of Vercingetorix (Ancient History Encyclopedia, ) 4. BC, Gallia Cisalpina. In BC, in territory Gallia Cisalpina (commonly known today as France and part of Belgium), the Roman Consul Caius Julius Caesar (Caesar), ran an intensive military campaign in the region of Gaul.

Gaius Julius Caesar (/ ˈ s iː z ər /; Latin pronunciation: [ˈɡaː.i.ʊs billsimas.comʊs billsimas.com]; 12 or 13 July BC – 15 March 44 BC), known by his nomen and cognomen Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and military general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

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