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Julius Caesar

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Definition: One of the leaders of early Rome. He was a brilliant general who won many victories for Rome. He then became the head of the government at a time when the Roman Senate still wanted to rule. He was killed by Senators, some of whom he thought were his friends. When Rome became an empire, emperors took the name of Caesar as their last name.

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The Life of Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar is one of the most recognized names in world history. Trace the rise and fall of this ambitious man as he strives to leave an ordinary background behind on his way to the top of the world.

Julius Caesar and the Crossing of the Rubicon
The Rubicon was a small waterway, but Caesar's crossing it marked a big departure from the past.

Julius Caesar and Gaul
Caesar spent many years subduing the native tribes of Gaul. During this time, he proved his military brilliance.

Julius Caesar's "Visits" to Britain
Roman General Julius Caesar went to Britain twice. His voyages were the beginnings of what would become Roman Britain.

Ancient Rome
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Elsewhere on the Web:
Julius Caesar - a Biography
Well written, entertaining story of the man who came to be known only by his last name.

Caesar's Effect on Others
Article takes a look at how Caesar's contemporaries viewed him.

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