|Gaius Julius Caesar|
|Descendant of Venus|
|Date of Birth||July 100 BC|
|Date of Death||15 March 44 BC|
|Cause of Death||Stabbed 23 times in the Roman Senate|
Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman and Consul of his republic. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. His deadly intelligence and leadership was brought against the slave rebellion led by Spartacus, as he began his ascent towards the all-powerful ruler he one day became. Caesar is deemed to be one of the greatest military commanders in history.
Caesar's conquest of Gaul, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome's territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both when he built a bridge across the Rhine and conducted the first invasion of Britain.
Julius Caesar was born in 100 BC.
During the Third Servile WarEdit
Caesar was recruited by Crassus to aid him in defeating Spartacus and his rebellion.
Life after the warEdit
In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed a political alliance that was to dominate Roman politics for several years. These achievements granted him unmatched military power and threatened to eclipse the standing of Pompey, who had realigned himself with the Senate after the death of Crassus in 53 BC.
With the Gallic Wars concluded, the Senate ordered Caesar to lay down his military command and return to Rome. Caesar refused, and marked his defiance in 49 BC by crossing the Rubicon with a legion to march into the city itself. Civil war resulted, from which he emerged as the unrivaled leader of Rome.
He was eventually proclaimed "dictator in perpetuity", "dictator for life". But the underlying political conflicts had not been resolved, and on the Ides of March (15 March) 44 BC, Caesar was assassinated by a group of senators led by Marcus Junius Brutus. A new series of civil wars broke out, and the constitutional government of the Republic was never restored. Caesar's adopted heir Octavian, later known as Augustus, rose to sole power, and the era of the Roman Empire began.
A soldier by profession, Caesar possessed formidable and stealthy combat skills, able to match Spartacus, Crixus and Gannicus and overcome many other skilled rebels. During the war, Caesar used his cunning as a means of besting physically strong opponents and was quick to exploit weaknesses presented by his enemies to gain the upper hand. His combat skills allow him to face the strongest of rebels, but was unable to beat certain rebels without help.
Caesar was a brilliant but easily angered man, while ill-tempered at the most inconvenient moments. He did not hesitate to assault his or other peoples slaves, or personally kill a soldier he considered a coward or weak. For all his cleverness with words, Caesar was nicknamed the Silver Tongue, whose ability to speak to, deceive, and manipulate his opponents was legendary. Caesar had a strong desires for political greatness, as well as a love for wine and women. Despite having been a hardened soldier with an appearance of arrogance and violence, Caesar was empathetic towards others in need, and did not like the sight of other Romans in pain. Caesar never underestimated who he fought against, such as the rebel leader Spartacus or the leader of the Gauls, Vercingetorix.
Caesar is a tall man with blond hair and a muscular build. Caesar had long hair and a beard as remnants of his last campaign and kept them shortly during the war, but later trimed his hair down as well as shaving off his beard, to appear more like a Roman Soldier.
- Caesar was first portrayed by John Gavin in the 1960 film Spartacus.
- Caesar was later protrayed again by Richard Dillane in the 2004 miniseries.
- Caesar was also portrayed by Ciarán Hinds in the HBO television show.
- Caesar was also portrayed by Todd Lasance in the Starz original series Spartacus: War of the Damned.