the reason for the assassination of Julius caesar

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Reason’s for Caesar’s Assassination Student’s name History Date Power has often turned friends into foes and citizens against their fellow citizens. The Rwandan genocide is a sharp reminder of the impact of power greed in the society. The Romans assassinated Caesar to ensure power remained with the Oligarchs. Interestingly, the wealthy individuals had maintained control over the years over the Senate and the tribuneship. However, the rise of Caesar’s stature and power within Rome and the entire of Italy had caused jitters among the aristocrats over their continual loss of power. The consul appointed men to the Senate and rewarded friends with positions unlike in the past, where aristocrats shared seats and were passed on through inheritance to their children. The prominence of the consul in the nation forced the conspirators to hatch a plot to end Caesar’s reign. Shakespeare underlines the real reasons behind Caesars assignation through Brutus speech to the people after Caesar’s assassination: “Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you preferred Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all freemen?…as he was valiant, I honor him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.” Shakespeare intimates that the criteria met the threshold to overthrow Caesar since the Consul’s ambition, tyrannical government and grip of Roman empire scuttled the power circles already existent in the nation. The People’s Dictator eulogizes the fallen leader, but hugely explains the reasons for the assassination of the leader, terming it a necessity for the Oligarchs. Similarly, Divius Julius elaborates how rumors

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