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accountability. He placed himself above all other Roman citizens, destroying the equality between himself, the Senate and the citizens. And finally, he accepted the title of dictator, destroying the democracy in Rome. The citizens did not even fear the loss of their beloved democracy. They now looked upon Caesar as a god. A group of Senators led by Cassius, Casca, Cinna and Brutus, who loved freedom and democracy concluded that they had to stop Caesar. No one else seemed to understand the severity of what was occurring. On March 15, 44 B.C., also known as the Ides of March, a total of sixty senators carried out their well-planned conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar right in the Senate in broad daylight. The felt that this was the only solution to rid themselves of the threat that

Caesar posed. Rome had begun, Romans liked to think, as a republic guided by a senate, but at the height of it s power, the senators and their colleagues answered not to elected leaders but to emperors (Time Frame 50). Julius Caesar was a great threat to many of Rome s strongest values. By placing himself above everyone else, he demolished the democracy in the Roman Empire and the equality of all Romans. There was no way to reason with him, and the only possible way to return to the method of democracy which had worked well for centuries was to kill Julius Caesar. Works Cited Asimov, Isaac. The Roman Republic. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1966. Time Frame 400 BC – AD 200 Empires Ascendant. Alexandria: Time – Life Books Ltd., 1987. Gaius Julius Caesar

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