March 15, 44 BCE – Julius Caesar is Assassinated

March 15, 44 BCE – Julius Caesar is AssassinatedRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Just days before a planned expedition to Parthia and weeks after being named “dictator for life,” Julius Caesar lay dying on the floor of the Roman Senate. Attacked by a group of 60 senators who called themselves “The Liberators” on March 15, 44 BCE, Caesar’s death shook up the power base in Rome for years to come. The Empire’s leadership structure would never really be the same. From about 60 BCE on, Julius Caesar slowly gained more and more influence among the contentious Roman political elite. Through a series of battles and mutually beneficial alliances, […]