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It was a day that will always be remembered in the history of democracy The death of a villain led to the birth of a republican state in which Senatus populusque Romanus could be heard shouted by the massive crowds of people the senate and the Roman people as the core of Roman Republic dictatorship is unconstitutional Antitheses of a democratic system Julius Caesars most famous accomplishments include the conquest of Gaul and the invasion of Britain The basic prop for Caesars continuation in power was the dictatorship for life According to the traditional Republican constitution this office was only to be held for six months during a dire emergency That rule however had been broken before Sulla had ruled as dictator for several years and Caesar now followed suit In addition he was made consul for ten years in 45 BC and received the sanctity of tribunes making it illegal to harm him Caesar also obtained honors to increase his prestige He wore the robe crown and scepter of a triumphant general and used the title imperator Furthermore as Pontifex Maximus he was head of the state religion Above all however he was in total command of the armies and this remained the backbone of his power As a ruler Caesar instituted various reforms In the provinces he eliminated the highly corrupt tax system sponsored colonies of veterans and extended Roman citizenship At home he reconstituted the courts and increased the number of senators His reform of the calendar gave Rome a rational means of recording time A number of senatorial families however felt that Caesar threatened their position and his honors and powers made them fear that he would become a rex king a title they as Republicans hated Accordingly in 44 BC an assassination plot was hatched by a group of senators including Gaius Cassius and Marcus Junius Brutus On March 15 of that year when Caesar entered the Senate house the
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