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I came I saw I conquered Andrews This was spoken by one of the greatest leaders to ever rule Rome Julius Caesar was born on July 13 102 BC to one of the original patrician families of Rome He was educated by a tutor Marcus Antonius Gnipho whom provided Julius with an excellent education Julius married Cornelia the daughter of the Consul Lucius Cornelius Cinna Later in life he was titled the dictator for life and ruled the Roman Empire In 60 BC Caesar allied himself with general Pompey and politician Crassus A Year later with their help he was elected consul For the next decade these 3 men worked together ruling Rome as triumvirate In 59 BC Caesar took a military command in a Gaul which was in inhabited by Indo-Europeans known as Celts He conquered the Celts and brought them under Roman rule As a result of his victories Caesar was hailed as a military hero by Romes lower classes Not everyone was so happy about Caesars growing popularity The senators were quite alarmed and now viewed him as a political threat By 50 BC the triumvirate had crumbled and Crassus was dead He was killed in battle while leading Roman forces to Asia Pompey became Caesars political rival In 49 BC with Pompeys backing the Senate ordered Caesar to relinquish his army and return to Rome Caesar disregarded this order with no intention of surrendering to his enemies He organized five thousand loyal troops and lead them across the Rubican the stream which separated his military provinces from Roman Italy According to legend Caesar has seen a vision that encouraged him to cross and exclaimed to his troops Let us accept this as a sign from the gods and follow where they beckon in vengeance on our double-dealing enemies The die is cast Farah 163 By ignoring the order given by
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