Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Caesar, Ruler of Rome

Julius Caesar was a ruler of Rome, who wanted to be king.  Caesar fought in the army, and became a military general.  He was very popular with the Roman people, and was a strong leader of Rome.

Caesar was born on 100 BC/BCE.  He died on the Ides of March in 44 BC/BCE when he was murdered by the Senate.  All twenty-three stabbed him, even his friend, Brutus.  It took a bunch of people to kill a skilled fighter like him.

Caesar was a vain man.  Since he was bald, he wore a wig.  Caesar wore elegant clothes, and he liked to wear a robe.  He had to be rich to dress this way.  The way he looked and dressed helped make him a popular leader of Rome.

Another reason he was popular is that he won a lot of battles.  He enlarged Rome by conquering a lot of land, including most of the Mediterranean and Britain.  Rome would not have been as big and powerful without Caesar.

The world would not be the same without Julius Caesar.  Rome might have fallen into enemy hands without his strong military skills.  He was an important leader of Rome, and had a great impact on world history.



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