The Corruption of Power in Rome

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Julius Caesar was murdered on the Ides of March in 44 B.C. by the people he trusted and thought were his friends. The justification for his death was that he was too ambitious and wanted too much power. The very concept of government in Rome was against dictatorship, to which Caesar posed a great threat. Although Rome recognized the need for a distinct leader, the power given to the leader was not absolute. The Romans …

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…method of democracy which had worked well for centuries was to kill Julius Caesar. Works Cited Asimov, Isaac. The Roman Republic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966. Time Frame 400 BC - AD 200 Empires Ascendant. Alexandria: Time - Life Books Ltd., 1987. “Gaius Julius Caesar” http://moltenlava.com/uo/caesar.htm (29 May 99) “The Government” http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Ithaca/7036/Government.html (May 29 99) Infonautics Corporation. “Encyclopedia.com - Results for Caesar Julius” 1999 http://aj.encyclopedia.com/articles/02124.html (9 June 99)