Why was julius caesar murdered
The first reason Julius Caesar was murdered was because some senators thought he wanted to become king.
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The evidence I have to support this point is that he acted like a king. He accepted gold and lots of other things only acceptable for a God. Another bit of evidence is on a parade some plebeians tied a white ribbon around his statue (a white ribbon is the sign of a king) But when the senators told them to take it off Caesar told them not too. So this would make the senators want to kill Caesar because the senators thought he had enough plebian support to become king. They were afraid that if he did become king (which was very likely) it would be the end of the republic and that would mean they would lose all their power. But on the other hand it says only some senators thought he wanted to become king. This means that not all of them thought this. Also it was never thought that Julius Caesar would do a thing as to destroy the Roman republic.
The second reason Julius Caesar was murdered was that some senators were jealous of him. The evidence I have to support this is he became a consul several times and made dictator for life. He also was given honours fit for a god: a gold throne, statues beside those of the gods, a special priest and one of the months of the years was named after him: July. This would make the senators want to kill him because if he was being given lots of gifts and was being treated like a king he would start to become more powerful than them, the senators, who were supposedly the most powerful people in Rome. They did not want to lose their power and give it all to Caesar. But again it only said some senators were jealous of him so it wasn’t all of them that thought this point which means it isn’t 100% accurate.
The third reason Julius Caesar was murdered was because the senators disliked him because he was arrogant and acted as though he was superior. The evidence I have to support this is that he refused to rise when the senators came in. They thought that he was disrespectful, vain and that he tried ‘ to make the senate feel like they were inferior to him’ So the reason Julius Caesar was murdered was because the senate did not want someone like him to rule the republic. They new that if he did come to power he would treat them like dirt and again they did not want to lose that advantage they had over the plebeians by being powerful and rich. But on the other hand Caesar was very kind to the poor and they liked him a lot.
Another reason Caesar was murdered was because the senate was worried he was on the side of the plebeians. The evidence I have to support this is that Caesar was very kind to the poor. He helped them by selling them land cheaply. He also supplied building work in Rome and made the taxes fairer. So the senators believed that he had enough plebeian support to become king. They were again afraid that this would destroy the republic.
My last reason why Caesar was murdered was that the senators thought he was becoming too powerful. The evidence I have to support this is that he made a secret agreement with too very powerful men called Crassius and Pompey to rule Rome between them and destroy the republic. So this would mean that Caesar would become king and they would all lose their power.
Lots of these points link such as Caesar was becoming too powerful and Caesar wanted to become king. These both led to the end of the republic. They link because they both mean that the senators would have lost their power and it would be the end of the republic. They also both lead to him becoming king.
I think the most important reason Caesar was murdered was because Caesar was becoming too powerful. I think this was the most important reason because it is the strongest evidence for him wanting to be king. Leading to the end of the republic.
I think the least important reason Caesar was murdered is that the senators were jealous of him. I think this was the least important because I could be jealous of somebody but that doesn’t mean I want to kill them. I don’t think it is a good enough reason to kill somebody.
To conclude Julius Caesar was murdered because he wanted to become king and destroy the Roman republic. This was the main reason he got killed by the senators. Julius Caesar was a good man in many ways and many of his intentions were good and I myself don’t think he deserved to be assassinated. Thank you for reading my essay on why Julius Caesar was murdered.