About the Julius Caesar Lesson
This lesson introduces students to Julius Caesar.
• To be able to identify his accomplishments.
• To be able to describe his rule and assassination.
Julius Caesar was born around 100 B.C.E. His family had noble roots, but they were not particularly rich or influential people at the time of Caesar s birth. Julius Caesar s aunt, Julia, was the wife of Gaius Marius. Gaius Marius was the leader of the Popular faction.
After Julius Caesar s father died, Julius was betrothed to marry a woman named Cossutia. History is unclear whether the two were only betrothed or whether they actually married. Caesar broke off the betrothal marriage and married Cornelia when he was only 18. Cornelia was the daughter of a prominent member of the Popular faction. They had one child, named Julia, who was the only legitimate child of Julius Caesar.