Dual Perceptions of Julius Caesar Term Paper by Master Researcher

Dual Perceptions of Julius Caesar
Examines how this Roman Statesman was perceived by his people and politicians.
# 41022 | 1,400 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 17, 2003 in History (Greek and Roman) , History (Leaders)

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This paper presents a brief biography and commentary on Julius Caesar as a statesman that was beloved by his people but detested by his fellow politicians. The paper explains how Caesar was a brilliant military strategist and politician, and as such he was the beloved hero and leader to the people of Rome. However, the paper also discusses how he claimed power at the expense of Rome's original politicians, and so they conspired to murder him and remove him from power.

From the Paper:

"Perhaps the most brilliant military strategist in history was the imperator and dictator Julius Caesar. Caesar maintained control of Rome and its territories between 61 - 44 BCE, and did so in a manner that both made him a beloved hero to the people and a hated foe to his supposed friends. Caesar was so greatly detested by his fellow politicians that he was murdered by those whom he considered to be his closest friends. This paper shall explore the life of Julius Caesar in order to demonstrate how he was both a popular and a detested politician.
"Caesar was born to an upper- class family in the original structure of the Roman patriarchy. The Caesars were neither influential nor wealthy, but instead had a strong history within Rome as being respected citizens. In 86 BCE, Caesar sought to continue the family tradition of being elected to office, and he was appointed to the purely administrative post of the flamen dialis with the aid of his uncle. However, the position that Caesar took in politics was outright extremist even from the first, and he pressed forward in respect to an authoritarian position in government."

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