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SEVEN OTHER GREAT RULERS OF ROME

Caius Julius Caesar

(100 44BC)

The iconic general

aesar, Augustus’s great-uncle, joined in an informal alliance with Pompey and Crassus, the two most important men in the state. In 49 BC Pompey and Caesar became rivals when the latter crossed the Rubicon and began a new civil war. Caesar won, and copied Sulla by

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