Download e-book for iPad: All Things Julius Caesar: An Encyclopedia of Caesar's World by Michael Lovano

By Michael Lovano

ISBN-10: 1440804206

ISBN-13: 9781440804205

Julius Caesar's existence and instance have involved and inspired generations of individuals for almost 2,000 years. This ebook explores the folk, locations, occasions, and associations that helped outline arguably the main well-known person within the heritage of Rome.

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Having had a special bridge constructed over the Rhine River, Caesar crosses over into Germania (Germany) to carry out punitive expeditions and demonstrate the strength of Roman arms. Caesar launches his first military reconnaissance expedition into Britain. 54 BCE Caesar conducts his larger, second military expedition into Britain. The Gallic chieftain Ambiorix ravages Roman forces in their winter quarters in Gaul. Caesar’s daughter, Julia, wife of Pompey, dies from complications in childbirth.

The younger son, Sextus Pompey, survives to continue the fight against Caesar’s lieutenants in Spain. Caesar returns to Rome in October and celebrates an unpopular triumph in honor of his victory in Spain. 44 BCE Caesar holds his fifth consulship, taking Marc Antony as his colleague and designating P. Cornelius Dolabella as his suffect should he leave Rome. Caesar commissions and work begins on the new Senate House or Curia Julia. The Senate and People of Rome confer upon Caesar the “Dictatorship for Life” (Dictator Perpetuus) on February 14.

Aemilius Lepidus as his colleague. After months of difficult campaigning, which almost end in Caesar’s defeat, on April 6, he instead defeats the Pompeians under Metellus Scipio and their ally, King Juba I, in the Battle of Thapsus. Cato the Younger, Caesar’s staunchest political opponent, commits suicide on April 9 to avoid capture. Caesar returns to Rome on July 25. The Senate and People of Rome appoint him as dictator once again, this time for a ten-year term. From September 20 through October 1, Caesar celebrates four triumphal ceremonies in honor of his victories in Gaul, Egypt, Pontus, and North Africa.

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