Caesar wrote the senate that he would give up his army if Pompey would also agree to give up his. Julius Caesar was the greatest general and statesman. Catiline was a dissatisfied Roman politician who plotted a revolt, which later on created the alliance with Pompey. Caesar ruled Rome as a monarch without a crown from 49 to 44 B.C. This is how Caesar got its name.

Julius became a a brilliant military leader and helped make Rome the center of the Empire that stretched across Europe. In the journey of crossing the rubicon, Pompey became jealous of Caesar's successes. He joined Caesar's enemies in the Roman Senate in an attempt to lessen Caesar of his armies and to prevent his election to a second consulship. Caesar took a giant step of braveness and he deicided to lead his troops across the Rubicon in 49 B.C. Rubicon was the river separating Cisalpine Gual from Italy proper

Quickly, Caesar captured Rome. Pompey fled to Greece, where Caesar finally defeated him at the Battle of Pharsalus. This happened in 48 B.C. Once more, Pompey fled, but this tim ehe fled to Egypt. Before Ceasar could reach him, Pompey was murdered. Politics and personal attractions allied Caesar with the young princess Cleopatra in Egypt. He made her queen of Egypt before he left for a swift campaign against rebels in Asia Minor.

This is a picture of Caesar-The man who was in war with Pompey, his enemy.
This is a picture of Caesar-The man who was in war with Pompey, his enemy.


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This is a picture of Pompey. He was jealous of Caesar's success.


This is the river that Casear led his troop over.
This is the river that Casear led his troop over.








Works Cited
"Julius Casear" World Book Encyclopedia. 2008 ed. Vol. 12. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 2008. 12-14.
"Civil War" infoplease.com. 5 April 2009. Web. 17 May 2011.