Julius Caesar was a Roman emperor who lived between 102 and 44 BC. He was the most famous of all Roman rulers. Caesar was a great ruler who used his influence to establish a law known as Agrarian Law, which allowed the soldiers and the poor to own land. Caesar married from a wealth family and already at a tender age had known that money was important to Roman politics.
He started gaining influence with the political class of Marius who had disagreed with then Roman ruler Sullivan. At 19 years of age, Caesar was arrested for this offence, but Sulla spared him because of his influential friends. He later joined the military and was a courageous soldier.
After returning from exile, he achieved the post of aedile, which he used to stamp his authority and gain popularity. Caesar was declared consul to the highest office in Rome and later governor of Cisalpine, which he used to make laws to govern the people of Rome. He made a big force of soldiers of about 5,000 and 20,000 allies, which he used to conquer Germany, Helvetians, and Nervii. Caesar fought a bitter war with Gaul whom he defeated and later strangled him. Julius Caesar then became the dictator of Rome. One of his failures is that he killed so many people, most which were his friends like Pompey and Gaul (roman-empire.net, n.d.).
In the past 100 years, Roman emperors were at war with other emperors like those from Italy, Spain, and Germany. Julius Caesar was involved in such wars as a soldier and showed his leadership potential. Caesar had been trained as a soldier and fought the wars in Cilicia where he defeated the slave rebellion. He also trained in rhetoric and became very famous because of his speeches.
Caesar's death can be considered tragic because of how it happened. He was innocent at that time because his enemies were after his life, so it could not have made any difference for him not to kill them. This is true because his enemies cheated him, and they stabbed him to death (Lacey, 1996).