Julius Caesar



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Relationship with the Senate

Past HSC question 2007
Question 24 (a) Describe Julius Caesar’s relationship with the senate. (10 marks)

Make notes on:
  • Caesar's patrician background
  • His Marian connections
  • His conflict with the optimates before and during his consulship
  • His use of tribunes
  • The causes of the civil war
  • The nature and extent of the senatorial opposition to Caesar
  • The motives of the conspirators for his assassination