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Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

GAIUS JULIUS CAESAR (100-44 BC):  Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He centralised the bureaucracy of the Republic and was eventually proclaimed "dictator in perpetuity". When Caesar was assassinated by a group of senators, a new series of civil wars broke out, and the constitutional government of the Republic was never restored.

Gaius Julius Caesar BC), Roman general, statesman, Consul and notable…

Julius Caesar most notable for his victory and tyranny against the Gauls at the Siege of Alesia and his raid against the Germanic tribes and finally the civil war which would bring about the collapse of the Roman Republic and make him Rome's 1st Emperor.

Roman Republic: This is a statue of Julius Caesar. One of his most important battles was against the Gauls where he seized Alesia and eventually the civil war that would cause the Roman collapse and allow Julius Caesar to become Rome's first emperor.

Julius Caesar and the month of July - Augustus Collection

solving an art historical mystery, in the old Library Trinity College Long Room

102/100 BCE: Gaius Julius Caesar (Rome) was born (by Caesarean section according to an unlikely legend) of Aurelia and Gaius Julius Caesar, a praetor. His family had noble, patrician roots, although they were neither rich nor influential in this period. His aunt Julia was the wife of Gaius Marius, leader of the Popular faction. (click thru)

praetor: ancient Roman magistrate: in ancient Rome, any of several magistrates ranking immediately below the consuls and acting as the chief law officers of the state

Only known bust of Julius Caesar made during his lifetime

Gaius Julius Caesar was born 12 July 100 BCE (though some cite 102 as his birth year). His father, also Gaius Julius Caesar, was a Praetor who governed.

oldest representation of Julius Caesar

The oldest representation of Julius Caesar was in the form of a bust. Busts would become typical methods of representation among the Roman aristocracy and future Emperors.

2039 years ago, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus was granted the title “Augustus” by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.    Augustus is considered the first emperor of the Roman Empire, which he ruled alone from 27 BC until his death in 14 AD.  "I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble."

January BC – Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus is granted the title Augustus by the Roman Senate, marking the beginning of the Roman Empire.

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