Julius Caesar (People Who Made History)

Julius Caesar (People Who Made History)

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This series profiles the distinctive individuals who through their talent, skills, intellect or charisma have made an impact on their times and influenced generations thereafter. These individuals have influenced the course of history, often for the better, sometimes for the worse. Each volume profiles a significant figure and presents a variety of essays that focus on that person's major contributions or notorious deeds and their place in history. This volume includes a collection of primary and secondary sources discussing the life of Julius Caesar, the Roman general and statesman.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                           8  (10)
Introduction 10 (3)
Caesar's Life and Deeds: A Brief Summary 13 (14)
Caesar the Politician
Caesar's Early Political Career 27 (8)
Christian Meier
Caesar wisely began his career by working
through the traditional political
channels, serving in the government posts
that had long been stepping stones to the
most coveted offices of consul and
provincial governor
The Coming of the First Triumvirate 35 (9)
Michael Grant
Caesar's chief rivals in his rise to
power were the popular military general
Pompey and the wealthy businessman
Crassus. Seeing the wisdom of allying
himself with these men rather than
fighting them, Caesar cleverly engineered
a three-man ruling coalition
As Consual, Caesar Stifles the Opposition 44 (5)
Caesar's term as consul was characterized
by dirty tricks, questionable dealings,
and out-and-out intimidation of the
opposition, including the distinguished
senators Cicero and Cato.
Caesar the Soldier
Caesar Versus the Pirates 49 (4)
A.J. Langguth
Though not a soldier at the time, when
Caesar was a young man he certainly
acquitted himself like one after he was
captured and held for ransiom by a band
of pirates. His revenge against them is
the stuff of legend.
Caesar's Abilities as a Military General 53 (6)
J.F.C. Fuller
Caesar was famous for his luck on the
battlefield, for he rarely lost a
campaign or battle; but many military
historians believe that in most cases
Caesar won because his battle tactics
were superior to those of the enemy
Caesar Conquers Gaul 59 (11)
John Worry
In the 50s B.C. Caesar led a series of
military campaigns that brought Gaul
(what is now France) into the Roman fold.
This conquest opened up new frontiers for
Rome and spread Roman influence
throughout a greater part of Europe
The Makeup of Caesar's Army 70 (6)
Lawrence Keppie
Over the course of his Gallic campaigns,
Caesar recruited men from the provinces
he governed, as well as enlistees from
other areas, into his armies. From this
diverse soldiery, Caesar forged a
fighting force that became not only
highly effective and battle-hardened but
also extremely loyal to him
Caesar's Brilliant Maneuvers at Ilerda 76 (7)
Archer Jones
In addition to having a powerful army at
his disposal, Caesar had an extraordinary
ability to anticipate an enemy's moves
and to adapt to changing conditions.
Using these advantages at a battle in
Ilerda, Spain, Caesar outmaneuvered his
foes and forced them to surrender
A Battle of Giants: Caesar Versus Pompey at 83 (11)
In 48 B.C., with the Roman world divided
in a civil war, Caesar, faced a truly
formidable challenge when he attacked the
armies of Pompey, his rival, in Greece.
The two great Roman generals met in a
large battle at Pharsalus to decide the
fortunes of the empire
Caesar the Orator and Writer
Caesar's Great Speech to the Senate 94 (6)
Supposedly, Caesar was a moving and
highly effective orator. His most famous
speech was the one he delivered to the
Senate in 63 B.C. calling for his
colleagues not to execute a group of
traitors to the state
Caesar's Considerable Literary Talent 100(4)
S.A. Handford
That Caesar was as gifted a writer as he
was a politician and soldier is evidenced
by his Commentary on the Gallic War, the
personal journal in which he chronicles
his campaigns against the Gauls, Germans,
and Britions
Life in Gaul and Germany, as Described 104(11)
Julius Caesar
In his Commentary on the Gallic War,
Caesar provides a detailed and
fascinating account of the religious,
social, and other customs of the
so-called barbarians living to the north
and northwest of Italy
Caesar the Dictator
Caesar's Dictatorship: A Positive Assessment 115(6)
Arthur E.R. Boak
William G. Sinnegin
In his short term as dictator, Caesar
began to make important changes in Roman
political and social institutions and
planned for other reforms. Some of these
coming reforms were apparently of a
positive nature; although the new state
Caesar envisioned was more autocratic
than the old republic
Caesar's Dictatorship: A Critical View 121(8)
F.R. Cowell
Although Caesar was clearly a man of
genius in many ways and had large-scale
plans for Rome, some of them quite
constructive, some modern scholars feel
that his motives were selfish and his
goals too large to implement with any
Caesar Is Assassinated in the Senate 129(6)
In the months following Caesar's return
to Rome at the conclustion of the civil
war, numerous senators and other Roman
notables grew increasingly worried about
the amount of power Caesar had amassed.
The result was his untimely death by
The Dramatic Aftermath of Caesar's Death 135(6)
Robert B. Kebric
After Caesar's death, his image and ideas
were still forces to be reckoned with.
His heirs, Antony and Octavian, went on
to fight for control of the Roman world,
after which Octavian, renamed Augustus,
proceeded to reshape it based in part on
Caesar's vision
Discussion Questions 141(2)
Appendix of Documents 143(30)
Chronology 173(5)
For Further Research 178(4)
Index 182(4)
About the Editor 186