derive our ancestry. It marks, in a sense, the beginning of modern history. Active, keen-sighted, and truthful, Caesar gives us such insight into these nations as serves to explain many of their present political and social peculiarities.
Important Events in Caesar's Life.
B.C. 100Born, July 12th.
83Marries Cornelia, the Daughter of Cinna.
80-78Serves with the Army in Asia.
76-75Studies Oratory at Rhodes.
61Propraetor in Spain.
60Forms the First Triumvirate.
58-49Proconsul in Gaul.
56Meeting of the Triumvirate at Luca.
50The Trouble with Pompey begins.
49Crosses the Rubicon. Civil War begun.
48The Battle of Pharsalia.
46The Battle of Thapsus.
Declared Dictator for ten years.
45The Battle of Munda. Appointed Imperator for life.