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Hail Caesar

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    I love ancient Mediterranean history, which means I hate the Roman part of it. But as boring and bland as the Roman empire was, you have to respect Julius Caesar. He is the greatest Roman General of all time and one of its greatest politicians as well. He broke some of the most sacred laws of the Roman Republic jumped through loophole after loophole, avoided being executed for his crimes and managed to expand Roman territory during all that. Though he also set in motion the end of the Roman Republic and the beginning of the Roman Empire. The word Caesar now means ruler. Czar, Tzar, and Kaiser are all derived from it. The funny thing is that Caesar was trying to emulate Alexander the Great. But he fell just short.