Julius Caesar Assassination

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Julius Caesar Assassination


On the 15th of March 44 BC, Caesar was supposed to appear at the meeting of the Senate. Mark Antony, having vaguely learned of the plot before on behalf of the terribly Liberator Servilius CASCA, and fearing the worst, went to head Caesar Off on the steps of the court. According to Eutropius, around sixty or more men involved in the murder (Erskine, 24). He was stabbed 23 times. According to Suetonius, a physician later established that only one wound, and the other to his chest, was fatal.

According to Plutarch, after the assassination, Brutus stepped forward as if to say something to his fellow senators, however, they left the building. Brutus and his companions then went to the Capitol and shouted at his favorite city: "People of Rome, we are once again free!". They were met with silence, as citizens of Rome had locked themselves in their homes as soon as the rumor that there had been started to spread.

Julius Caesar was preparing to invade Parthia, the Caucasus and in Scythia, and then swings back to Germany through Eastern Europe. These plans were thwarted by his assassination. His successors have attempted the conquest of Parthia, and Germany, but without lasting results (Cicero, 55).

Consequences of murder

Unexpected results of the killers was that Caesar's death precipitated the end of the Roman republic. Middle and lower classes of Roman, with whom Caesar was very popular and was even before Gaul, was furious that a small group of high-browed aristocrats had killed their champion. Anthony, who had been drifting apart from Caesar, capitalized on the grief of the Roman mob and threatened to unleash them on Optimates, possibly with the intent to take control of Rome itself (Erskine, 25).

But to his surprise and chagrin, Caesar called his great-nephew Gaius Octavian his sole heir, ...
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