The early adventures of Julius Caesar.

Gaius Julius Caesar is one of those names that just reverberates throughout history. Ask someone to name a Roman leader and his will come up first pretty much every time. We don’t know that much about his early childhood other than he was born into a relatively noble family who had a little bit of political influence but not much. That changed when his Aunty Julia married Gaius Marius one of the top men in Rome. Suddenly the young Caesar found himself the Head Priest of the religion of Jupiter and they were up amongst the movers and shakers. When his Dad died he became the head of the family at just 16.

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One thing that he need not have feared was the cold Roman nights, especially as he had a nice hypocaust to keep him warm. Much like your home heating it needed looking after and installing correctly and a call to Gloucester Boiler installation company hpr services ltd would mean that’s one less job for you to worry about. Poor Caesar had several jobs to worry about and none more so than when Uncle Marius got involved in a civil war with his long time enemy Sulla.  Sulla won the war and did not look favourable on the young Caesar but he was saved by family connections on his mums side to Sulla’s. Sulla took away the Head priest and Caesar went into hiding.

This turned out to be the worst thing that Sulla could ever have done as Caesar could know concentrate on what he had longed to do, become very good at war. When he was a High priest he wasn’t allowed to touch a horse, sleep outside his own bed for three days and he could only spend one outside of Rome plus, crucially, he could not have an army.

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Caesar got away from Sulla by joining the army where he excelled. When Sulla died he returned to Roman life but on very diminished resources. He became a lawyer which he was very good at. The military life called to him again. To show how ruthless he was at one point he was captured by pirates. Throughout the period he remained aloof and superior much to their annoyance. When they tried to ransom him for 20 pieces of silver he became enraged and said he was worth way more than that. He also made a promise that he would capture them on his release, to which they thought he was having a laugh. The 50 pieces were paid and Caesar, true to his word, raised a fleet and captured them and had them crucified. He was a decent chap about it, he had their throats slit beforehand so that they wouldn’t suffer.

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