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Gaius Julius Caesar

Gilliver, Kate 2012. Gaius Julius Caesar. In: Martel, Gordon ed. The Encyclopedia of War, Wiley-Blackwell, -.

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Abstract

Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman aristocrat, politician, and general who used his military success to gain political dominance during the closing years of the Roman Republic. His Gallic Wars represent one of the largest acquisitions of territory by a single Roman general and brought Caesar the wealth, prestige, and veteran army that allowed him to establish himself through force as dictator in Rome. Far‐reaching political and social reforms followed, until on the eve of leaving Rome for a campaign against the Parthians, Caesar was assassinated by a conspiracy of former enemies and allies.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405190374
ISSN: 140519037X
Date of Acceptance: 2011
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2019 15:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/117969

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