Facts about Julius Caesar

Summary

Julius Caesar was a famous Leader from Rome, who lived between 100 BC and 44 BC.

Biography

Gaius Julius Caesar (born in Rome, murdered on 15 March 44 BC in Rome) was a Roman military leader, author and dictator. He played an important and decisive role in the gradual transition from the Roman Republic to Roman Empire and the Empire. He was not the emperor, but had its offices within the Republic.

In the year 60 BC Caesar was in a political alliance with Crassus and Pompey, who came to dominate Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to gather power through populist tactics were opposed by the Roman Senate, which was led by a conservative elite, among them Cato the Younger, regular support from Cicero. With Caesar's conquest of Gaul in modern day France and Belgium reached the Roman Republic up to the Atlantic coast and the North Sea and in the year 55 BC he led the first invasion of Britain. These companies gave him an unprecedented military power and threatened to eclipse Pompey 'rank. The power balance was further disturbed by Crassus' death in the year 53 BC Political realignment in Rome led to a position last war between Caesar and Pompey, which the latter took the matter up in the Senate. Ordered by the senate to be made for various accusations Caesar marched from Gaul to Italy with his legionaries, crossed the river Rubicon in 49 BC It triggered a civil war in which Julius Caesar to the last left standing as the unrivaled leader of the Roman world.

After taking control of management, he began extensive reforms of Roman society and government. He centralized bureaucracy and the republic was finally proclaimed "dictator for ever." A group of senators, led by Marcus Junius Brutus, assassinated the dictator of the day IDUS martiae on 15 March 44 BC, in the hope of restoring the Republic. However, the result was civil war that ended with the Empire under Caesar's adopted heir Octavius, later known as Emperor Augustus.

Much of Caesar's life is known from his own account of his military enterprises, and from other contemporary sources, primarily Cicero's letters and speeches, and historiography to Sallustius. In recent biographies of Caesar by Suetonius and Plutarch are also significant sources. Caesar's own texts, as his book on the war in Gaul, De Bello Gallico (Gallic War) is because of its stylish language is still the standard curriculum for beginning courses in Latin. His life has also been the inspiration for numerous works of art, as Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, besides a number of fiction books and popular movies.

Our collection contains 23 quotes who is written / told by Julius, under the main topics: Experience, History.

Related authors: Cicero, Publilius Syrus, Plutarch, Augustus, Cato the Younger, Junius, Orson Welles, Marcus Tullius Cicero

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Caesar

Famous quotes by Julius Caesar (23)


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"No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected"
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"Men willingly believe what they wish"
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"Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true"
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"Men freely believe that which they desire"
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"Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish"
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"It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking"
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"It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience"
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"It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life"
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"In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes"
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"If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it"
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"I love the name of honor, more than I fear death"
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"I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory"
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"I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishments"
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"I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome"
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"Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces"
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"Cowards die many times before their actual deaths"
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"Caesar's wife must be above suspicion"
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"As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can"
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"Which death is preferably to every other? "The unexpected""
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"What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also"
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"The die is cast"
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"Experience is the teacher of all things"
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"I came, I saw, I conquered"


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