Who was Julius Caesar and what did he do?
He was a military leader. Joined forces with Crassus and Pompey. Caesar was elected consul. He was a strong leader and a genius at military strategy. After serving one year as consul, he appointed himself governor of Gaul, and eventually conquered all of Gaul. The senate ordered Caesar, because of Pompey, to return home. Caesar defied the senate’s order, brought his army toward Rome, and Pompey fled. After defeating Pompey’s armies, Caesar was appointed dictator by the senate, and later was named dictator for life.