Julius Caesar's Assassination

Reagan Anderson

Military History

When Julius Caesar's assassination took place in 44 B.C., I was a Roman soldier of the twelfth legion. The eleventh and twelfth legions were recruited by our general Julius Caesar for the campaign against the Helvetians in 58 B.C. During the war against Pompey, our legion took place in the invasion of Italy, and a year later we participated in the battle of Pharsalus. After Caesar's victory, we all were pensioned off and received land in Parma.

Personal Connection and Rise to Dictator

Caesar was one of our better generals. Most all of our troops liked him, but mainly for this reason: he gave us a larger quantity of whatever we raided. As a result of that, he got us to stick with him, even if what he ordered was against the Roman law. For example, when he instructed us to cross the Rubicon, which is a point where no general is allowed to take his armies past. But because of his disobedience, we were able to continue pursuing the Vercingetorix through Gaul, though our food was scarce. This then lead to his seizure of Gaul (what is today called France). When the Republic crumbled, Caesar became one of the members of the commanding Triumvirate, alongside Crassus and Pompey. In time, after Crassus was killed in action, Caesar took out Pompey and ordained himself dictator for life.
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The Assassination

Caesar was assassinated on March 15, 44 B.C, Rome, Italy. When he entered the room, the Senate rose in respect to his position as Dictator. Those who were apart of the plan to kill him stood nearest to him. Tillius Climber, whose brother was exiled by Caesar, stood right next to him. Tillius grabbed Caesar's toga and wouldn't let go and he became annoyed. Then, the men started to get to work. They proceeded to stab him until he was dead.