The Reader’s Notebook: Julius Caesar
July 13, 2016 -- Allegedly, a descendent of Trojan prince Aeneas, Julius Caesar's auspicious birth marked the beginning of a new chapter in Roman history. By age 31, Caesar had fought in several wars and become involved in Roman politics. After several alliances, he became dictator of the Roman Empire. This led to a senatorial coup, and Caesar's eventual assassination, on the Ides of March.