This mod requires Brave New World. Contents Overview The Roman Republic The Roman Republic was a complex governmental system that, ever since the ousting of the last Roman king, Lucius Tarquinus Superbus in BC, expanded the influence of Rome from a minor city-state on the Italian peninsula to the dominant power in the Mediterranean, defeating the mighty empires of Carthage and Macedon, spreading a system of rules and order to the uncivilized barbarians of Europe. Unlike a monarchy it was often two or more who shared the power of a monarch, called Consuls, who elected magistrates, assigned military posts and priesthoods, and who were advised by a Senate, made up of magistrates and ex-magistrates.
His love life was complicated. Caesar married his first wife, Cornelia, in 84 B. Within several years, a general named Lucius Cornelius Sulla became dictator of the Roman republic and ordered the execution of anyone he considered an enemy of the state. As a result, Sulla ordered Caesar to divorce Cornelia, but Caesar refused.
Knowing such defiance could cost him his life, Caesar fled Rome and became a fugitive. The couple had a daughter, Julia Caesaris, in 76 B. Cornelia died in 69 B.
Caesar married Pompeia, a granddaughter of Sulla. The event was strictly women-only, but a young nobleman disguised himself as female and crashed the festivities.
At some point during the evening, he was found out. Scandal ensued and it was reported that the man was in love with Pompeia or trying to seduce her.
He had a son with Cleopatra. The Egyptians referred to him as Caesarion, meaning little Caesar. Although never proven, there was suspicion Cleopatra poisoned Ptolemy XIV so she could name Caesarion her co-ruler, which she did that same year. He became known as Ptolemy XV. Taking the name Augustus, he ruled from 27 B.
Caesar had no other known sons besides Caesarion. His only known daughter, Julia, died in childbirth in 54 B. Before Caesar came to power, the Romans used a calendar system based on the lunar cycle, which dictated that there were days in a year.
After consulting with the astronomer Sosigenes, Caesar implemented a new system, the Julian calendar, which went into effect in 45 B. The Julian calendar remained the standard until the late 16th century, when a slightly modified version of the system, known as the Gregorian calendar, was introduced.
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Twice a week we compile our most fascinating features and deliver them straight to you.The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the greatest of the Roman Emperors, Augustus.
Long before Julius Caesar became dictator (from B.C.E.) and was subsequently murdered, the Roman Republic had entered a state of rapid decline. The rich had become wealthier and more powerful as a result of Rome's many military successes.
Caesar could either be convicted of treason or fight the Roman forces sent to meet him, which Caesar's former co-leader, Pompey, led. Pompey had the initial advantage, but even so, Julius Caesar won at Pharsalus in 48 B.C.
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The Roman Republic (Latin: Res publica Romana, Classical Latin: Caesar's Civil War and dictatorship (49–44 BC) The Curia Julia, the Roman Senate house established by Julius Caesar in 44 BC and completed by Octavian in 29 BC, replacing.