4Pompey was a very powerful man in Rome Pompey was a very powerful man in Rome. He was also a very good friend of Caesar.He worked to fight against the Senate. He and Caesar would change the course of history.He would eventually work against Caesar, trying to take his power away from him.Pompey
5Julius Caesar BCCaesar was probably the greatest general in history. As a general he was becoming a very powerful figure in Rome. Worried that he was becoming too powerful, the Senate ordered him back to Rome to arrest him and take away his command.Caesar, knowing that this would be considered an act of war, in defiance, he marched his troops back to Rome.
6Caesar Becomes Dictator Caesar seized power from the Senate and became dictator of the entire Roman Empire.
7The Death Of CaesarA group of senators under the leadership of Brutus, a young senator and Caesar’s friend, murdered Caesar on, March 15th, also known as the Ides of March, 44 BC.
8Marcus Junius Brutus Caepio 85-42 BCYoung senatorFriend of CaesarLeader of the group of Senators who murdered Caesar.Later committed suicide
9Marc Antony (Marcus Antonius) 83-30 BCAssistant to CaesarHelped to punish those who murdered CaesarMarried CleopatraBattled Octavian for power and lost.Committed suicide so he wouldn’t be taken prisoner.
10Augustus Gaius Julius Caesar (Octavian) 63 BC-14 AD Octavian, later called Augustus, was Caesar’s adopted son, because Caesar only had a daughter, named Julia. He, along with Marc Antony, worked to punish the people who had killed Caesar. He eventually became Emperor of the Roman empire.As a leader, he was considered one of Rome’s best.
11Cleopatra 69-30 BC Queen of Egypt “Queen”of Julius Caesar Married Marc AntonyHer bid to rule Rome with Marc Antony was defeated by Octavian.Committed suicide
19First 200 years of the Roman Empire were a time of general peace and prosperity. There was a stable government, an organized military, and no major wars or rebellions.It lasted until about AD 180.Pax Romana