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Henry Lithius
05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Caesar, greatest man of the Roman Republic, was murdered by Brutus, Cassius, and their followers. As a person who likes History, I want to discuss whether it was truly just for Caesar's assisination. Firstl, by the time of Julius Caesar, Rome hasn't been a true republic for some years. during the dictatorship of Sulla, slave rebellion by Sparticus, and the rise the first triumvirate of Crassus, Pompey, and Caesar, true power of Rome were in the hands of few men. After the death of Crassus and the defeat of Pompey, it is only nature for Caesar to be the rightful supreme power in Rome. The mob, of course, are blind enough to follow whoever is victorious, as described by Shakespeare. Caesar was elected dictator for life, certain politicians, being envious to Caesar's success, in the name of the goodness of the republic, murdered Caesar. But were those trators justified in there actions, truly? I think not. Caesar's military and political success surely enables him to be a true Roman Emperor, but he refused to be crowned the king and restored much power to the senate. He left influential works such as a calander system that was used all the way until 1582, and a full acount of Gaulic Wars in his "Conquest of Gaul". His death only gave power to Mark Anthony and Octavian Caesar, and really, gave the opportunity to Ocatavian to become the first Emperor of Rome.