Julius caesar: historical background follow the events of caesar's life through a timeline of the important dates known to many as the assassinated roman dictator, caesar was also a brilliant military leader who led his troops to victories against barbarians, egyptians, king pharnaces, and fellow romans who didn't agree with him. Gaius julius caesar was born 12 july 100 bce (though some cite 102 as his birth year) his father, also gaius julius caesar, was a praetor who governed the province of asia and his mother, aurelia cotta, was of noble birth. Unlike many of shakespeare's other plays, which were printed in quarto form during his lifetime, julius caesar seems to have been first published in 1623, in the first folio edition of shakespeare's works. Gaius julius caesar (13 july 100 - 15 march 44 bce), roman statesman, general, author, famous for the conquest of gaul (modern france and belgium) and his subsequent coup d'état he changed the roman republic into a monarchy and laid the foundations of a truly mediterranean empire.
On caesar's behavior in 63, our most important source is the catiline conspiracy by caesar's partisan sallust, or -to use his full name- gaius sallustius crispus (86-34 bce) perhaps he is also the author of a letter to caesar , in which the author suggests some reforms. Find out more about the history of julius caesar, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on historycom. Gaius julius caesar, one of the world’s greatest military leaders, was born into a senatorial, patrician family and was the nephew of another famous roman general, marius.
Julius caesar was born in 100 bc his family was one of the most important in rome like most young men of noble birth caesar became an officer in the roman army.
Julius caesar stayed for long nine year there to conquer gaul at last he succeeded in conquering gaul and making it a part of the roman empire by this conquest, the roman empire extended utpo river rhine in the north and atlantic ocean in the west. If the sources for caesar are good enough for classicists to study and accept, then we should also seriously assess the core descriptions of jesus’s life from the sources closest to him if we believe what the best sources say about julius caesar, then we should believe what the best sources say about jesus christ. Julius caesar ruled over the western part of rome whereas crassus over the eastern part and pompey over the southern part of course, caesar desired to accumulate all powers in his own hand the death of julia led caesar to marry calpurnia whose father became a consul.
Historicity of julius caesar in a recent exchange of emails on the biblical-studies mailing list that sallust is the only historical source for the existance of julius caesar that's your science: only one that you know of i hesitate to even engage in a discussion with someone who seems to have such poor reading. Julius caesar was the first historical roman to be officially deified he was posthumously granted the title divus iulius (the divine/deified julius) by decree of the roman senate on 1 january 42 bc.
So i find it disappointing that any serious historical scholar or educated person interested in history would think for a moment that the historical existence of julius caesar is as questionable as is the historical existence of jesus christ. Selections from north's plutarch how to pronounce the names in julius caesar sources for julius caesar: important excerpts from plutarch shakespeare's adaptation of plutarch's julius caesar plutarch's influence on shakespeare what is tragic irony.
2 why did julius caesar become such an important figure in the roman empire between 58 bc and 51 bc 3 who ruled rome between 50 bc and 44 bc, the senate or julius caesar 4 julius caesar was aware of the importance of self-promotion what methods did julius caesar use to spread information about himself 6 read about cicero. With bravery caesar defeated the people of gaul in different phases from the commentaries, written by julius caesar, information is gathered regarding his gaul expedition julius caesar stayed for long nine year there to conquer gaul at last he succeeded in conquering gaul and making it a part of the roman empire.