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The Emperor Julius Caesar is perhaps most famous as the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity His rise from a humble birth as a peasant boy to Emperor is a tale of bravery adversity and ultimately triumph through faith Julius Caesar was born as Groyxo Gaul in 54BC into an immigrant family in the back streets of Rome Neither parent was rich The French historian Robert Kilroi-Silc noted Sa mere etait un hamster et son pere etait comme des baies de sureau They were as flotsam and jetsam on the beach His early years would probably have been spent scavenging on the streets though this is not certain Later historians like Plato re-wrote the histories once he became Emperor as in later years ignoble origins were considered unacceptable for Romans of noble birth At the age of fourteen Julius escaped the slums of Rome by signing up to join the army as a meretrix someone who provided assistance to the soldiers After saving his money he entered the college at Rome where he studied Latin and raced for the school chariot team The start of his military career was undistinguished He was a fifth round draft pick for Legio X The Eagles In his epic history from the fifteenth century the Origin and Rise of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon noted He was much vexed at his time with the Eagles He failed to attract the attention of the Centurion in charge of the Legion and for his firft seafon languifhed in the referves After an unsuccessful first year with the Eagles he was traded to Legio XII Gallico the Irish as a quartermaster in exchange for a young man known as Trajan who would later become famous for inventing the Column The Irish were based in Lugdunum the capital of France which would later be known as Gaul It was here that Julius Caesar first started his diary De Bello Gallico
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