Julius was captured and ransomed by Mediterranean pirates. After his release, Caesar fulfilled his promise to crucify the pirates.
Caesar and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar began his rise to power in 60 BC by forging an alliance with another general, Pompey, and a wealthy politician, Crassus.
Dictator for Life
Crassus was killed in battle, and Pompey began entertaining ideas of ruling without the dangerously popular Caesar.
Ides of March
Caesar defeated Pompey's forces and entered Rome in 46 BC, unchallenged. He then had an affair with Cleopatra and makes her Queen of Egypt.
Caesar made himself dictator and absolute ruler of Rome and its territories. He founded many colonies in newly conquered territories and provided land and opportunity for poor Romans who chose to migrate there.
A conspirator of Caesar greeted him, then pushed a knife into his neck. Other stabbers followed. One by one, several members of the Senate took turns stabbing Julius Caesar until he eventually died.