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    • Peoples and Empires Breanna Wise
    • Julius Caesar
      • Caesar took control of Rome during the first century
      • His power and influence grew throughout the years
      • Led brutal campaigns and invasions, including Gaul and Italy
    • Julius Caesar
      • Caesar proclaimed himself to be a “dictator, consul for life, and a God”
      • Assassinated 44 B.C. by a group led by Brutus and Cassius
      • His assassination was celebrated throughout Europe, but led to a civil war that almost destroyed the empire
    • Alexander The Great
      • Alexander III of Macedon
      • Reigned 336-323 B.C.
      • Mentored by Aristotle
      • Alexander conquered the Persian Empire in an effort
      • to “unite east and west”
      • Died at the age of 32 from drinking
    • Alexander’s Empire
      • Pagden write of Alexander’s vision for the empire as wanting to have “the capacity to provide a space for diverse peoples, to create peace and order in a world that would otherwise be at war with itself, and to defend a tenuous, hard-won, and fragile civilization against all that might threaten it.”