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D. G. A: Dead Guy Academy Mr. Norris 6th Grade Social Studies 2010-2011 Day 4 : Rome
Julius Caesar I was a great general who was admired by Romans for my bravery and skills in battle. From 58 BC to 50 BC I conquered Gaul, present day France. Because I was a great general, I earned political power and ruled Rome with Pompey and Crassus. For 10 years, the three ruled Rome until Pompey became jealous and attempted to rule alone. Caesar confronted Pompey, who fled Rome. For a year, Caesar and his men chased Pompey and eventually defeated him. Caesar returned to Rome and named himself dictator for life. Some were upset that Caesar killed Pompey to gain complete power of Rome. Caesar was killed on March 15th, a date still known as the Ides of March. The Senate was especially mad at Caesar for killing Pompey. Senators attacked Caesar and stabbed him to death. 100 BC- 44BC
Augustus/Octavian I was Caesar’s adopted son, and I took over rule of Rome with Caesar’s assistant Marc Antony. After my father was killed, I was dedicated to avenging my father’s death. After the murderers fled Rome, I caught up to them and defeated them easily. I returned to Rome while Marc Antony went east to fight for Rome. Marc Antony married my sister but later divorced her to marry Cleopatra. I saw the divorce as an insult. Because of the insult, I attacked Marc Antony, but he fled to Egypt to be with Cleopatra. Back in Egypt, the two of them commit suicide so they would not be taken prisoner by Octavian. After Marc Antony’s death, I gained limitless power of Rome. I gave all my power to the Senate, but since I was the most powerful member of the Senate, I lost no power. The Senate renamed me Augustus, or “revered one” 63 BC- 14 AD
Cleopatra I was one of the most famous female rulers in Egypt. I gained power by marrying my brother who inherited the throne from my father. My brother wasn’t happy with sharing power, so he and his advisors caused me to flee Egypt. I fled to Rome and fell in love with Julius Caesar. I stayed in Rome with Caesar until he was murdered on the Ides of March. Once back in Egypt, I took back power and met a Roman leader named Marc Antony. I then fell in love with Marc Antony, who left his wife to be with me in Egypt. Octavian wasn’t happy about Marc Antony leaving his wife for me, so he convinced the Senate to come and attack Egypt. It is believed that I killed myself by allowing an asp to bit me while I lay in my bed one night. I lived from 69 to 30 BC.