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Causes of Julius Caesars Death Gaius Julius Caesar a patrician and noble became one of the most powerful men in Ancient Roman history Caesar was a popular and eventually became the peoples hero This wealth of power brought back images of the ruthless Roman monarchy abolished centuries before in 510 BC Caesar presided over the military politics and religion it allowed him to virtually control Rome And it was eventually Caesars power which led to his demise on the Ides of March in 44BC Julius Caesar helped establish the vast Roman Empire but caused his assassination because of his power and the control of politics in Rome Caesar gained power in three main areas which dominated Roman life He acquired power in politics and the government in religion and in the military Using his power in these posts his established a form of rule through which he could control many aspects of Roman life On July 25th 46BC Julius Caesar secured the office of Dictator for ten years It was here that Caesar found his power to preside over others and where he became passionately hated by the Roman ruling class As dictator Caesar had secured the power of an absolute ruler Earlier that year he had been given Censorial powers as the Director Of Public Morals Caesar wanted to make reforms to improve life in Rome However he needed the Senates help to pass legislation The Senate had been one of the main problems for Caesars predecessors They had obstructed the passage of laws which would have benefited the state However Caesar was determined to not be presided over by the Senate The civil war against Pompeii had taken a toll on the Senate Many of Pompeiis supporters who were Senators had been killed in battle In addition Caesar had increased the number of Senators from five to six hundred to about nine hundred To fill the vacant seats he selected the
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