The Assassination of Julius Caesar and its Impact on Roman History

TLDR Julius Caesar's assassination on the Ides of March marked a turning point in Roman history, leading to a civil war and the rise of Octavius as the first Roman emperor. The event is still remembered today for its significant impact on the Western world.

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00:00 Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March, which was a significant day in the Roman calendar that marked the middle of the month.
02:11 Julius Caesar's rise to power and his position as governor of Cisalpine and Transalpine Gaul set the stage for the events leading up to the Ides of March.
04:02 Caesar's success in Gaul made him wealthy and popular with the common people, but also led to his unpopularity with a faction of senators, prompting him to march to Rome with his army and start a civil war.
05:57 Caesar's increasing power and the threat of him proclaiming himself king led to a conspiracy to assassinate him, with about 60 senators involved, but they decided to only kill Caesar and not his close advisors.
07:46 Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March in the Senate meeting, despite warnings and omens, with multiple senators participating in the attack.
09:28 Caesar's assassination led to his body being left on the floor of Pompey's theater for three hours, the conspirators' plan backfiring as the majority of lower and middle class Romans liked Caesar and his reforms, and his funeral resulting in a riot and another civil war, ultimately leading to Octavius becoming the first Roman emperor.
11:13 The Ides of March is still remembered in the 21st century because it shaped the history of the Western world.
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