Assassins Stab Caesar
Julius Caesar at the battle of Pharsalus
By Steven Simonetti
MARCH 15- Julius Caesar, general of the late Roman republic, has been stabbed to death by a group of councilmen led by Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus in Largo Di Torre Argentina today, the Ides of March (March 15), 44 BC. They claimed Caesar treated them like dirt and that is why they assassinated him.
Julius Caesar, former ruler of Rome
The lead assassins are telling us that Caesar is a cruel and violent ruler and the he had to be stopped. "Caesar has ruled illegally by terrorism too long and treated us all like we were animals," Brutus declared at his interrogation, "he stole our money and disregarded our advise...he deserved to die."
A witness and council member stated, "Marius would be very proud of his nephew, Caesar was my friend for a long time, he was a man of history. He won many battles in the name of Rome and expanded his empire greatly."
Pompey 106 BC - 48 BC//Pompey was a strong military leader.
Octavian 27 BC - 14 AD//Octavian was Rome's first emperor
Crassus 115 BC - 53 BC//He played a key role in the transformation of the Roman empire
Agrippa 63 BC - 12 BC//Highest ranking military leader
Julius Caesar 100 BC - 64 BC//Great but ruthless leader
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