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|Ancient Rome and Christianity||
Julius Caesar is one of Rome's most well known political and military leaders. Wanting to advance his career, Caesar overtook Gaul in 59 B.C. He brought the Celts, the people inhabiting Gaul at the time, under Roman leadership. Soon after Caesar was ordered by the senate to relinquish control of his army and return to Rome. He refused to give up control and gathered troops. He and 5,000 of his loyal men crossed the stream that divided Caesar's land from Roman land. He quickly defeated all of the opposing military.
Although it was a dictatorship, Caesar ruled as if it was a monarchy. He became the absolute ruler and implemented many changes. Caesar made social reforms that benefited the poor, created jobs, and he made the new calendar. Although he brought many great things in his leadership of Rome, many people disliked him. The Roman law stated that anyone who plotted to become king would be put to death. He was then stabbed to death on March 15, 44 B.C, by senate members acting on this law.