Research Essay Final Draft Isaiah Timm

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Julius Caesar: The Man Who Changed Rome Forever

Isaiah Timm
Mr. Ballantyne
January 15,2015

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“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” (Shakespeare).
Julius Caesar’s name is still on people’s lips. The man went from nothing to controlling
Rome as its first emperor.
Julius Caesar can be considered one of the world’s greatest historical figures because he was a good communicator, he was memorialized by his own people and by future generations.
In 100 BC, a boy was born with a dream to rise to supreme power. This was heavily influenced by the tyranny of the current leader of Rome, Sulla (Mark).
The land was in civil war because Sulla challenged the Roman
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Even people who know nothing of Caesar as a historic personality are familiar with his family name as a title signifying a ruler who is in some sense uniquely supreme” (

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Plutarch. "The Life of Julius Caesar."
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Toynbee, Arnold. "Julius Caesar."
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The essay demonstrates thorough and insightful under­standing of rela­tionships between con­cepts by: citing ample accurate histori­cal evidence to support argu­ments drawing on an excellent variety of sources using quotes appropriately The essay demonstrates considerable understanding of relationships