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Assassination Gaius Julius Caesar Caius Julius Caesar a Roman consul was a great leader and a terrible dictator Many of his reforms were excellent but he also was hungry for the power of Roman Dictator which would give him absolute power for as long as he required it Throughout his life he did many things including creating the calendar that we know today advancing mathematics and many other scholarly things When he became dictator in 44 BC those in power knew he must be stopped and so he was assassinated Caesar was born in 100 BC sometime in July Around the age of 22 unable to gain a political position in the Forum he went to Rhodes to study rhetoric There he became a priest and scholar During the Next 20-30 years Caesar became a triumvir consisting of Crassus Pompey and Caesar governor and finally sole dictator of Rome In 48 BC the Roman Senate gave Caesar the power of dictator for one year During this time he defeated Pompey In 45 BC the Senate made him consul for ten years but in 44 BC after winning his final victory and pacifying the Roman world Caesar decided to became dictator for life This prompted Gaius Cassius and Marcus Junius Brutus to plot an assassination to preserve the Roman Republic On March 15 44 BC Julius Caesar was killed in the Senate house The reason behind the assassination of Gauis Julius Caesar was very clear He just had too much power Cassius and Brutus knew that if Caesar became the dictator he would destroy the Roman republic Caesar knew that by becoming the dictator he would have those who did not like him so he inacted the Sanctity of the Tribunes which enabled him to be unharmed without dire consequences When Caesar was killed Rome became divided on who should have the power
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