Caesar was born into a patrician family, the gens Julia, which claimed descent from Iulus, son of the legendary Trojan prince Aeneas, supposedly the son of the goddessVenus4] The cognomen "Caesar" originated, according to Pliny the Elder, with an ancestor who was born by caesarean section (from the Latin verb to cut, caedere, caes-). The Historia Augusta suggests three alternative explanations: that the first Caesar had a thick head of hair (Latin caesaries); that he had bright grey eyes (Latin oculis caesiis); or that he killed an elephant (caesai in Moorish) in battle. Caesar issued coins featuring images of elephants, suggesting that he favoured this interpretation of his name.
Despite their ancient pedigree, the Julii Caesares were not especially politically influential, having produced only three consuls. Caesar's father, also called proconsul_of_Asia,_90s_BC)]Gaius Julius Caesarreached the rank of praetor, the second highest of the Republic's elected magistracies, and governed the province of Asia perhaps through the influence of his prominent brother-in-law Gaius Marius. His mother, Aurelia Cotta, came from an influential family which had produced several consuls. Marcus Antonius Gnipho, an orator and grammarian of Gaulish origin, was employed as Caesar's tutor. Caesar had two sisters, both called Julia[/url]. Little else is recorded of Caesar's childhood. Suetonius and Plutarch's biographies of him both begin abruptly in Caesar's teens; the opening paragraphs of both appear to be lost.
Caesar's formative years were a time of turmoil. The Social War was fought from 91 to 88 BC between Rome and her Italian allies over the issue of Roman citizenship, while Mithridates of Pontus threatened Rome's eastern provinces. Domestically, Roman politics was divided between politicians known as optimates and populares. The optimates were conservative, defended the interests of the upper class and used and promoted the authority of the Senate; the populares advocated reform in the interests of the masses and used and promoted the authority of the Popular Assemblies. Caesar's uncle Marius was a popularis, Marius' protégé Lucius Cornelius Sulla was an optimas, and in Caesar's youth their rivalry led to civil war.
Both Marius and Sulla distinguished themselves in the Social War, and both wanted command of the war against Mithridates, which was initially given to Sulla; but when Sulla left the city to take command of his army, a tribune passed a law transferring the appointment to Marius. Sulla responded by marching his army on Rome (the first time ever this had happened and a pointer for Caesar in his later career as he contemplated crossing the Rubicon), reclaiming his command and forcing Marius into exile, but when he left on campaign Marius returned at the head of a makeshift army. He and his ally Lucius Cornelius Cinna seized the city and declared Sulla a public enemy, and Marius's troops took violent revenge on Sulla's supporters. Marius died early in 86 BC, but his followers remained in power.
In 85 BC Caesar's father died suddenly while putting on his shoes one morning, without any apparent cause, and at sixteen, Caesar was the head of the family. The following year he was nominated to be the new Flamen Dialis, high priest of Jupiteras consul_87_BC)]Merula[/url], the previous incumbent, had died in Marius's purges. Since the holder of that position not only had to be a patrician but also be married to a patrician, he broke off his engagement to Cossutia, a plebeian girl of wealthy equestrian family he had been betrothed to since boyhood, and married Cinna's daughter Cornelia.
Then, having brought Mithridates to terms, Sulla returned to finish the civil war against Marius' followers. After a campaign throughout Italy he seized Rome at the Battle of the Colline Gate in November 82 BC and had himself appointed to the revived office of dictator; but whereas a dictator was traditionally appointed for six months at a time, Sulla's appointment had no term limit. Statues of Marius were destroyed and Marius' body was exhumed and thrown in the Tiber. Cinna was already dead, killed by his own soldiers in a mutiny. Sulla's proscriptions saw hundreds of his political enemies killed or exiled. Caesar, as the nephew of Marius and son-in-law of Cinna, was targeted. He was stripped of his inheritance, his wife's dowry and his priesthood, but he refused to divorce Cornelia and was forced to go into hiding. The threat against him was lifted by the intervention of his mother's family, which included supporters of Sulla, and the Vestal Virgins. Sulla gave in reluctantly, and is said to have declared that he saw many a Marius in Caesar.
Feeling it much safer to be far away from Sulla should the Dictator change his mind, Caesar quit Rome and joined the army, serving under Marcus Minucius Thermus in ]Asiaand Servilius Isauricus[/url] in Cilicia. He served with distinction, winning the Civic Crown for his part in the siege of Mytilene. On a mission to Bithynia to secure the assistance of King Nicomedes's fleet, he spent so long at his court that rumours of an affair with the king arose, which would persist for the rest of his life. Ironically, the loss of his priesthood had allowed him to pursue a military career: the Flamen Dialis was not permitted to touch a horse, sleep three nights outside his own bed or one night outside Rome, or look upon an army.
At the end of 81 BC, Sulla resigned his dictatorship, re-established consular government and, after serving as consul in 80 BC, retired to private life. In a manner that the historian Suetonius thought arrogant, Julius Caesar would later mock Sulla for resigning the Dictatorship—"Sulla did not know his political ABC's". He died two years later in 78 BC and was accorded a state funeral. Hearing of Sulla's death, Caesar felt safe enough to return to Rome. Lacking means since his inheritance was confiscated, he acquired a modest house in the Subura, a lower class neighbourhood of Rome. His return coincided with an attempted anti-Sullan coup by Marcus Aemilius Lepidus but Caesar, lacking confidence in Lepidus's leadership, did not participate. Instead he turned to legal advocacy. He became known for his exceptional oratory, accompanied by impassioned gestures and a high-pitched voice, and ruthless prosecution of former governors notorious for extortion and corruption. Even Cicero praised him: "Come now, what orator would you rank above him...?" Aiming at rhetorical perfection, Caesar travelled to Rhodes in 75 BC to study under Apollonius Molon, who had previously taught Cicero.
On the way across the Aegean Sea, Caesar was kidnapped by Cilician (not to be confused with Sicilian) pirates and held prisoner in the Dodecanese islet of Pharmacusa. He maintained an attitude of superiority throughout his captivity. When the pirates thought to demand a ransom of twenty After the ransom was paid, Caesar raised a fleet, pursued and captured the pirates, and imprisoned them in Pergamon. Marcus Junctus, the governor of Asia, refused to execute them as Caesar demanded, preferring to sell them as slaves, but Caesar returned to the coast and had them crucified on his own authority, as he had promised to when in captivity—a promise the pirates had taken as a joke. As a sign of leniency, he first had their throats cut. He then proceeded to Rhodes, but was soon called back into military action in Asia, raising a band of to repel an incursion from Pontus.
On his return to Rome he was elected military tribune, a first step on the cursus honorum of Roman politics. The war against Spartacus took place around this time (73–71 BC), but it is not recorded what role, if any, Caesar played in it. He was elected quaestor for 69 BC, and during that year he delivered the funeral oration for his aunt Julia, widow of Marius, and included images of Marius, unseen since the days of Sulla, in the funeral procession. His own wife Cornelia also died that year. After her funeral, in the spring or early summer of 69 BC, Caesar went to serve his quaestorship in Hispania under Antistius Vetus. While there he is said to have encountered a statue of Alexander the Great, and realised with dissatisfaction he was now at an age when Alexander had the world at his feet, while he had achieved comparatively little. He requested, and was granted, an early discharge from his duties, and returned to Roman politics. On his return in 67 BC, he married Pompeia[/url], a granddaughter of Sulla. He was elected aedile and restored the trophies of Marius's victories; a controversial move given the Sullan regime was still in place. He also brought prosecutions against men who had benefited from Sulla's proscriptions, and spent a great deal of borrowed money on public works and games, outshining his colleague Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus. He was also suspected of involvement in two abortive coup attempts.
Coming to prominence
His bust in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
63 BC was an eventful year for Caesar. He persuaded a tribune, Titus Labienus, to prosecute the optimate senator Gaius Rabirius for the political murder, 37 years previously, of the tribune Lucius Appuleius Saturninus, and had himself appointed as one of the two judges to try the case. Rabirius was defended by both Cicero and Quintus Hortensius, but was convicted of perduellio (treason). While he was exercising his right of appeal to the people, the praetor Quintus Caecilius Metellus Celer adjourned the assembly by taking down the military flag from the Janiculum hill. Labienus could have resumed the prosecution at a later session, but did not do so: Caesar's point had been made, and the matter was allowed to drop. Labienus would remain an important ally of Caesar over the next decade.
The same year, Caesar ran for election to the post of Pontifex Maximus, chief priest of the Roman state religion, after the death of Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius, who had been appointed to the post by Sulla. He ran against two powerful optimates, the former consuls Quintus Lutatius Catulus and Publius Servilius Vatia Isauricus[/url]. There were accusations of bribery by all sides. Caesar is said to have told his mother on the morning of the election that he would return as Pontifex Maximus or not at all, expecting to be forced into exile by the enormous debts he had run up to fund his campaign. In any event he won comfortably, despite his opponents' greater experience and standing, possibly because the two older men split their votes. The post came with an official residence on the Via Sacra.
When Cicero, who was consul that year, exposed Catiline's conspiracy to seize control of the republic, Catulus and others accused Caesar of involvement in the plot. Caesar, who had been elected praetor for the following year, took part in the debate in the Senate on how to deal with the conspirators. During the debate, Caesar was passed a note. Marcus Porcius Cato, who would become his most implacable political opponent, accused him of corresponding with the conspirators, and demanded that the message be read aloud. Caesar passed him the note, which, embarrassingly, turned out to be a love letter from Cato's half-sister Servilia. Caesar argued persuasively against the death penalty for the conspirators, proposing life imprisonment instead, but a speech by Cato proved decisive, and the conspirators were executed. The following year a commission was set up to investigate the conspiracy, and Caesar was again accused of complicity. On Cicero's evidence that he had reported what he knew of the plot voluntarily, however, he was cleared, and one of his accusers, and also one of the commissioners, were sent to prison.
While praetor in 62 BC, Caesar supported Metellus Celer, now tribune, in proposing controversial legislation, and the pair were so obstinate they were suspended from office by the Senate. Caesar attempted to continue to perform his duties, only giving way when violence was threatened. The Senate was persuaded to reinstate him after he quelled public demonstrations in his favour.
That year the festival of the Bona Dea ("good goddess") was held at Caesar's house. No men were permitted to attend, but a young patrician named Publius Clodius Pulcher managed to gain admittance disguised as a woman, apparently for the purpose of seducing Caesar's wife PompeiaHe was caught and prosecuted for sacrilege. Caesar gave no evidence against Clodius at his trial, careful not to offend one of the most powerful patrician families of Rome, and Clodius was acquitted after rampant bribery and intimidation. Nevertheless, Caesar divorced Pompeia, saying that "my wife ought not even to be under suspicion."
After his praetorship, Caesar was appointed to govern Hispania Ulterior (Outer Iberia), but he was still in considerable debt and needed to satisfy his creditors before he could leave. He turned to Marcus Licinius Crassus, one of Rome's richest men. In return for political support in his opposition to the interests of Pompey, Crassus paid some of Caesar's debts and acted as guarantor for others. Even so, to avoid becoming a private citizen and open to prosecution for his debts, Caesar left for his province before his praetorship had ended. In Hispania he conquered the Callaici and Lusitani, being hailed as imperator by his troops, reformed the law regarding debts, and completed his governorship in high esteem.
Being hailed as imperator entitled Caesar to a triumph. However, he also wanted to stand for consul, the most senior magistracy in the republic. If he were to celebrate a triumph, he would have to remain a soldier and stay outside the city until the ceremony, but to stand for election he would need to lay down his command and enter Rome as a private citizen. He could not do both in the time available. He asked the senate for permission to stand in absentia, but Cato blocked the proposal. Faced with the choice between a triumph and the consulship, Caesar chose the consulship.
First consulship and triumvirate
Main article: First Triumvirate
Three candidates stood for the consulship: Caesar, Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus, who had been aedile with Caesar several years earlier, and Lucius Lucceius. The election was dirty. Caesar canvassed Cicero for support, and made an alliance with the wealthy Lucceius, but the establishment threw its financial weight behind the conservative Bibulus, and even Cato, with his reputation for incorruptibility, is said to have resorted to bribery in his favour. Caesar and Bibulus were elected as consuls for 59 BC.
Caesar was already in Crassus's political debt, but he also made overtures to Pompey, who was unsuccessfully fighting the Senate for ratification of his eastern settlements and farmland for his veterans. Pompey and Crassus had been at odds since they were consuls together in 70 BC, and Caesar knew if he allied himself with one he would lose the support of the other, so he endeavoured to reconcile them. Between the three of them, they had enough money and political influence to control public business. This informal alliance, known as the First Triumvirate (rule of three men), was cemented by the marriage of Pompey to Caesar's daughter )]Julia Caesar also married again, this time Calpurnia, daughter of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus, who was elected to the consulship for the following year.
Caesar proposed a law for the redistribution of public lands to the poor, a proposal supported by Pompey, by force of arms if need be, and by Crassus, making the triumvirate public. Pompey filled the city with soldiers, and the triumvirate's opponents were intimidated. Bibulus attempted to declare the omens unfavourable and thus void the new law, but was driven from the forum by Caesar's armed supporters. His lictors had their fasces broken, two tribunes accompanying him were wounded, and Bibulus himself had a bucket of excrement thrown over him. In fear of his life, he retired to his house for the rest of the year, issuing occasional proclamations of bad omens. These attempts to obstruct Caesar's legislation proved ineffective. Roman satirists ever after referred to the year as "the consulship of Julius and Caesar".
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Caesar, not Bibulus, who kept his seat at home.
When Caesar and Bibulus were first elected, the aristocracy tried to limit Caesar's future power by allotting the woods and pastures of Italy, rather than governorship of a province, as their proconsular duties after their year of office was over. With the help of Piso and Pompey, Caesar later had this overturned, and was instead appointed to govern Cisalpine Gaul (northern Italy) and Roman_province)]Illyricum[/url] (the western Balkans), with Transalpine Gaul (southern France) later added, giving him command of four legions. The term of his proconsulship, and thus his immunity from prosecution, was set at five years, rather than the usual one. When his consulship ended, Caesar narrowly avoided prosecution for the irregularities of his year in office, and quickly left for his province.
Conquest of Gaul
Main article: Gallic Wars
Caesar was still deeply in debt, and there was money to be made as a provincial governor, whether by extortion or by military adventurism. Caesar had four legions under his command, two of his provinces, Illyricum and Gallia Narbonensis, bordered on unconquered territory, and independent Gaul was known to be unstable. Rome's allies the Aedui had been defeated by their Gallic rivals, with the help of a contingent of Germanic Suebi under Ariovistus, who had settled in conquered Aeduan land, and the Helvetii were mobilising for a mass migration, which the Romans feared had warlike intent. Caesar raised two new legions and defeated first the Helvetii, then Ariovistus, and left his army in winter quarters in the territory of the Sequani, signaling that his interest in the lands outside Gallia Narbonensis would not be temporary.
Roman silver Denarius with the head of captive Gaul 48 BC, following the campaigns of Caesar
He began his second year with double the military strength he had begun with, having raised another two legions in Cisalpine Gaul during the winter. The legality of this was dubious, as the Cisalpine Gauls were not Roman citizens. In response to Caesar's activities the previous year, the Belgic tribes of north-eastern Gaul had begun to arm themselves. Caesar treated this as an aggressive move, and, after an inconclusive engagement against a united Belgic army, conquered the tribes piecemeal. Meanwhile, one legion, commanded by Crassus' son Publius, began the conquest of the tribes of the Armorican peninsula.
During the spring of 56 BC the Triumvirate held a conference at Luca (modern Lucca) in Cisalpine Gaul. Rome was in turmoil, and Clodius' populist campaigns had been undermining relations between Crassus and Pompey. The meeting renewed the Triumvirate and extended Caesar's proconsulship for another five years. Crassus and Pompey would be consuls again, with similarly long-term proconsulships to follow: Syria for Crassus, the Hispanian provinces for Pompey. The conquest of Armorica was completed when Caesar defeated the Veneti[/url] in a naval battle, while young Crassus conquered the Aquitani of the south-west. By the end of campaigning in 56 BC only the Morini and Menapii of the coastal Low Countries still held out.
In 55 BC Caesar repelled an incursion into Gaul by the Germanic Usipetes and Tencteri, and followed it up by building a bridge across the Rhine and making a show of force in Germanic territory, before returning and dismantling the bridge. Late that summer, having subdued the Morini and Menapii, he crossed to Britain, claiming that the Britons had aided the Veneti against him the previous year. His intelligence was poor, and although he gained a beachhead on the Kent coast he was unable to advance further, and returned to Gaul for the winter. He returned the following year, better prepared and with a larger force, and achieved more. He advanced inland, establishing Mandubracius of the Trinovantes as a friendly king and bringing his rival, Cassivellaunus, to terms. But poor harvests led to widespread revolt in Gaul, led by Ambiorix of the Eburones, forcing Caesar to campaign through the winter and into the following year. With the defeat of Ambiorix, Caesar believed Gaul was now pacified.
While Caesar was in Britain his daughter Julia, Pompey's wife, had died in childbirth. Caesar tried to resecure Pompey's support by offering him his great-niece Octavia in marriage, alienating Octavia's husband Gaius Marcellus, but Pompey declined. In 53 BC Crassus was killed leading a failed invasion of Parthia. Rome was on the edge of violence. Pompey was appointed sole consul as an emergency measure, and married Cornelia, daughter of Caesar's political opponent Quintus Metellus Scipio, whom he invited to become his consular colleague once order was restored. The Triumvirate was dead.
Vercingetorix surrenders to Caesar, by Lionel Royer
In 52 BC another, larger revolt erupted in Gaul, led by Vercingetorix of the Arverni. Vercingetorix managed to unite the Gallic tribes and proved an astute commander, defeating Caesar in several engagements including the Battle of Gergovia, but Caesar's elaborate siege-works at the Battle of Alesia finally forced his surrender. Despite scattered outbreaks of warfare the following year, Gaul was effectively conquered.
Titus Labienus was Caesar's most senior legate during his Gallic campaigns, having the status of propraetor. Other prominent men who served under him included his relative Lucius Julius Caesar, Crassus' sons son_of_triumvir)#Marcus.2C_surviving_brother]Marcus[/url], Cicero's brother Quintus, Decimus Brutus, and Mark Antony.
Plutarch claimed that the army had fought against three million men in the course of the Gallic Wars, of whom 1 million died, and another million were enslaved. 300 tribes were subjugated and 800 cities were destroyed. Almost the entire population of the city of Avaricum (Bourges) (40,000 in all) was slaughtered. Julius Caesar reports that 368,000 of the Helvetii left home, of whom 92,000 could bear arms, and only 110,000 returned after the campaign. However, in view of the difficulty of finding accurate counts in the first place, Caesar's propagandistic purposes, and the common gross exaggeration of numbers in ancient texts, the totals of enemy combatants in particular are likely to be far too high. Furger-Gunti considers an army of more than 60,000 fighting Helvetii extremely unlikely in the view of the tactics described, and assumes the actual numbers to have been around 40,000 warriors out of a total of 160,000 emigrants. Delbrück suggests an even lower number of 100,000 people, out of which only 16,000 were fighters, which would make the Celtic force about half the size of
ولد غيوس يوليوس قيصر باليونانية : Ιούλιος Καίσαρ Gaius Julius Caesar عام 100 ق.م. في عائلة عريقة من الأشراف الرومان، عايش في مرحلة مراهقته عهد الحرمان (الحرمان من حماية القانون) الذي فرضه ماريوس صهر أبيه. كما عايش عهد ديكتاتورية سولا وأوائل عهد ]بومبي (قائد روماني)[/url] Pompey. ويعتبر يوليوس قيصر من أبرز الشخصيات العسكرية الفذة في التاريخ وسبب ثورة تحويل روما من جمهورية إالى امبراطورية. كان هناك العديد من الحكام الذين تبنوا اسمه وأبرزهم أبنه (بالتبني) أغسطس قيصر 82وبطليموس الخامس عشر (قيصرون)[/url] ابنه من كليوبترا السابعة وصولا لقياصرة روسيا.
كان يوليوس قيصر منذ صغره محباَ للعلم حيث درس في اليونان العديد من العلوم، إذ كانت اليونان مركز العلوم في ذلك الحين وكان أبناء أثرياء روما يرسلون إاليها للتعلم ثم التدرج في العمل السياسي أو ما شابه. انضم قيصر إلى المعترك السياسي منذ بداياته حيث كانت عائلة قيصر معادية بصورة تقليدية لحكم الأقلية المتمثل بمجموعة من الأعضاء النبلاء في مجلس الشيوخ. وجاء قيصر ليتبع هذا التقليد. أودعه سولا بالسجن لفترة قصيرة لكنه تمكن من المحافظة على علاقات طيبة مع النبلاء لعشر سنوات بعد إطلاق سراحه. حتى أنه تم اختياره زميلاَ جديداَ في كلية القساوسة عام 73 ق.م. ثم أنضم إلى صفوف الجيش الروماني كضابط ومحاسب تابع للحكومة الرومانية إلى أن قاد جيشه الخاص المعروف كأكثر جيوش روما إنضباطاً على الإطلاق. وقف قيصر إالى جانب بومبي مؤيداَ له بصورة صريحة عام 71 ق.م. وشكل قيصر وبومبي وكراسوس أول حكومة ثلاثية.
خلال السنوات التسع التي تلت انشغل قيصر بقيادة حملاته في بقاع مختلفة من العالم شملت توسعة نفوذ روما إلى كل من بلاد الغال (فرنسا) وسوريا ومصر وغيرها، حيث كانت معظم حملاته ناجحة إلى حد مثير حيث عين حاكما لإسبانيا البعيدة ليتم انتخابه قنصلاَ. ونصب بعد ذلك حاكماَ على بلاد الغال، وكانت تلك مهمة شغلته لتسعة سنوات كان خلالها تاركاَ لبومبي وكراسوس أمر حماية مصالحه في روما. إلا إنه كانت هناك خلافات كثيرة بينهم عند هذا الوقت جعلتهم يعقدون لقاءَ فيما بينهم في لوكا عام 56 ق.م. في محاولة لحل تلك الخلافات. عين بومبي قنصلاَ وحيداَ عام 52 ق.م. بعد موت كراسوس الأمر الذي نتج عنه حرباَ أهلية وهزيمة لجيش بومبي في إسبانيا عام 45 ق.م ثم عاد قيصر بعد ذلك إالى روما ليكون حاكمها الدكتاتوري المطلق. حيث عآد بعد انتصار عظيم على بومباي ومجلس الشيوخ الذي كان جيشهم اضعاف جيش قيصر ولكن حكمه قيصر وخبرته العسكريه. جعلت الامور في صالحه
حاول تحسين ظروف حياة المواطنين الرومان وزيادة فعالية الحكومة وجعلها تتبنى مواقف تتم عن صدق وأمانة وأعلن في عام 44 ق.م. عن جعل ديكتاتوريته المطلقة حكماَ دائما على روما، غير أن أعداءه الكثر دبروا له مؤامرة كانت نتيجتها اغتياله في آذار من عام 44 ق.م.، مما ادخل روما بحرب أهلية أخرى وحزن كبير على فقدانه حيث انتقم ماركوس أنطونيوس (زميل قيصر) وأغسطس قيصر (ابن قيصر بالتبني) من مغتالي قيصر وهم بروتوس (الذي يعتقد أنه كان ابناَ لقيصر) والذي قدم له قيصر في حياته العديد من المناصب والألقاب وعينه حاكم لغاليا ومع ذلك صوب نحوه الخنجر فقال له يوليوس قيصر (حتى أنت يا بروتوس) وأيضا كاسيوس الذي كان يخدم في جيش قيصر أيضا مما جعل اغتيال قيصر قصة درامية تاريخية ذكرها العديد من الكتاب وأبرزهم شكسبير الذي وصفها بأقبح عملية اغتيال بالتاريخ.حيث تدور تفاصيل المؤامراه انه بعد الاعلان السابق ذكره قام زملاءه بمجلس السناتو بانتظاره في القاعه وما ان جلس معهم قاموا جميعا بطعنه بخناجرهم في بطنه وصدره وكان الاتفاق ان لكل شخص منهم طعنه حتى يموت على ايديهم جميعا دون أن تقع التهمه على شخص واحد وتتالت الطعنات على احشاء يوليوس قيصر حتى جاءه اخرهم بروتس السابق ذكره وطعنه بخنجره.
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كان غيوس يوليوس قيصر أحد أفراد أسرة من الأشراف الرومان برزت مؤخراَ منذ عهد طويل اكتنفه الغموض، وكانت تتجلى فيه معالم ومواهب ومقدرات الشخصية الأرستقراطية الرومانية، فكلمة "شرف" غالباَ ما كانت على شفتيه، والشرف تطلب منه أن يكون مخلصاَ وفياَ إلى أبعد حدود الاخلاص والوفاء إلى أصدقائه ومعاصريه ومؤيديه حتى إلى أولئك الأوضع مقاماَ ممن يؤدون له خدمة، كان قيصر يقول أنه حتى لو تساعده عصابة من قطاع الطرق وسفاكي الدماء في الدفاع عن شرفه فإنه سيكافئها بنفس الطريقة التي يكافئ فيها أناساَ آخرين. كانت لقيصر العديد من المواهب منها الكتابة والتأليف وكانت له العديد من الكتب المشهورة آن ذاك في روما. لم يكن قيصر وحشياَ بالفطرة إنما على العكس من ذلك تماماَ، كانت رأفته تجاه أبناء البلاد التي كان يفتحها معروفة ذائعة الصيت وحتى في حروبه الخارجية لم يكن قيصر وحشياَ بقصد الوحش، لكن كان عليه أن يوفر الغنائم لقواته وكان يجب امدادها بما تحتاجه من مؤن وطعام. لذا كان بحكم الضرورة قيامه بنهب وسلب المدن وبيع السكان كعبيد.
[ عائلة قيصر
- علاقات متعددة مع معظم نساء أعضاء مجلس الشيوخ وأبرزهم زوجتي كاتو.
- علاقة مع أم بروتوس (أحد مغتالي قيصر).
- الزواج الأول من كورنليا سنيليلا.
- الزواج الثاني من بومبيا سولا (ابنة بومبي).
- الزواج الثالث من كالبورنيا بسونيس.
- الزواج الرابع من ملكة مصر كليوبترا السابعة.
- جوليا قيصر من زواجه الأول.
- بطليموس قيصر (قيصرون) من كليوبترا الذي أصبح آخر فرعون لمصر
- أغسطس قيصر ابنه بالتبني الذي أصبح أول إمبراطور لروما.
[ شيفرة قيصر
الشيفرة سميت باسم يوليوس قيصر الذي حسب سويتونيوس استعملها بزحف ثلاثة (احرف) ليحمي الرسائل ذو الأهمية العسكرية:
اذا كان لديه اي شيء ذا اهمية يقوله كتبه مشفرا وذلك بتغير تسلسل الأحرف بحيث لا يمكن استبيان كلمة واحة حتى. اذا اراد أحد ما ان يفهم يفك الشيفرة ويفهمها كان عليه استبدالالحرف الرابع في الأبجدية الأنكليزية بالأول وهكذا بالتسلسل. – سيوتونيوس 56 [right]بينما كانت شيفرة قيصر أول ما سجل من هذا القبيل عرف استعمال بدائل أخرى للتشفير قبل ذلك. ابن اخته اغسطس استعمل الشيفرة أيضا لكن بزحف حرف إلى اليمين اي (با