Caesar was a great general and an important leader in ancient Rome.
During his lifetime, he had held just about every important title in
the Roman Republic including consul, tribune of the people, high
commander of the army, and high priest.
He suggested new laws, most of
which were approved by the Senate.
He reorganized the army.
improved the way the provinces were governed.
The Romans even named a
month after him, the month of July for Julius Caesar.
When Julius Caesar said he had something to say, the people flocked to
the Forum to hear his ideas. His ideas had been good ones. The people
trusted him. Julius Caesar told the people that he could solve
Certainly, the Republic had problems. Crime was
everywhere. Taxes were outrageous. People were hungry. Many were out
of work. It was easier to use slaves to do work than hire Roman
people, but the dependency on slave labor was causing Rome
The people were
angry that their government had not been able to solve the many
problems facing the Republic. Julius Caesar spoke publicly to the
people about these problems, and promised to solve them if he could.
people supported Caesar. The people wanted to see Julius Caesar in a strong
position of power so he could solve the problems facing the Republic. As Julius
Caesar became more popular with the people, he also became more powerful.