His wife Cornelia also died that year. Caesar won an election to become consul, or an official ruling over foreign lands. User Contributions: edgar diaz Oct 4, pm J ulius Caesar was a Roman general and politician who overthrew the Roman Republic and established the rule of the emperors.
It was expected that the war against Jugurtha would be long and difficult. One of the perquisites of the praetorship and the consulship was the government of a provincewhich gave ample opportunity for plunder.
He triumphed in the Roman Civil War but was assassinated by those who believed that he was becoming too powerful. How did Julius Caesar change the world? When the designated governor for Transalpine Gaul died this province was given to Caesar as well.
For himself he adopted the old Roman position of dictator. Dictatorship and assassination While he was still campaigning in Spain, the Senate began bestowing honours on Caesar.
It was known as the popular party. Pontus was a Hellenized Persian kingdom situated along the Black Sea in the northeast of what is now Turkey.
For general historical background see T. In February 44 BC, one month before his assassination, he was appointed dictator in perpetuity.