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Gaius Julius Caesar
Title
Roman Senator
Roman General
Triumvir
Descendant of Venus
Vital Statistics
Gender Male

Race

Gens

Roman

Julia

Relations
Profession
  • Senator
  • General
  • Dictator 
  • Consul
  • Tribune
  • Proconsul
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Date of Birth July 100 BC
Date of Death 15 March 44 BC
Cause of Death Stabbed 23 times in the Theatre of Pompey
Used Weapons

Gladius

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.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

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. Caesar was proclaimed DIVUS IULIUS for the people of Rome

Combat prowessEdit

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.

PersonalityEdit

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.

In his youth Caesar was ill-tempered at inconvenient moments, calculative, and carried an impeccable charm. Caesar's ability to speak to, deceive, and manipulate his opponents was as legendary in his youth as it was later in his life. Caesar's capacity for cleverness is only matched by his boundlessly ambitious, with a strong appetite for wine and women as his strong desire for political greatness. Despite being a hardened soldier with an appearance of arrogance and violence, Caesar was empathetic towards those in need, and did not like the sight of other Romans, particularly women, in pain. In contrast to Roman society, Caesar shared Crassus' belief in not underestimating his apponents, especially Spartacus. Caesar never underestimated Spartacus during the rebellion. He also shared a respect for his tactical abilities, and for the skills of his generals Crixus and Gannicus. In his youth, Caesar had a lot more courage, and didn't back down from any challenge.

AppearanceEdit

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.

Film PortrayalsEdit

  • Juliuscaesar196020042010-13
    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.Rome
  • Caesar was also portrayed by Todd Lasance in the Starz original series Spartacus: War of the Damned.

TriviaEdit

Spartacus presumably died in 71 BC at age 38, and Julius Caesar would have been 29. Historically it was unknown wether Caesar fought in the Third Servile War, though many historians agree to this.

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