Meet Julius Caesar.
Caesar is charming, talented, and brilliant.
He wants to be the most powerful man in Rome.
He is super in debt.
And he is still far less powerful than the senate.
So he turns to his greatest asset:
He convinces Crassus, the richest man in Rome...
...and Pompey, the most powerful military figure in all of Rome...
...to form a three way alliance known as the Triumvirate.
And with their combined wealth and armies, they instantly become the most powerful men in Rome.
The Triumvirate gives Caesar a governorship in Gaul.
But Germanic tribes approaching from the north pose a major threat.
Over the course of numerous difficult military campaigns, Caesar proves to be a brilliant general.
Back in Rome, an uneasy Pompey gets word of Caesar's growing power.
But the already uneasy balance of the triumvirate is torpedoed by the sudden death of Crassus.
After that, it was clear: The fate of Rome would come down to Caesar...
A ferocious civil war ensues.
When Caesar's victory grows increasingly imminent, Pompey flees to Egypt.
Where he is beheaded.
With Pompey gone, Caesar has accomplished his goal: he is the most powerful man in all of Rome.
With almost unchecked power, Caesar appoints himself dictator for life.
The senate is plotting to kill Caesar.
The senate hatches a conspiracy involving Caesar's protege and trusted friend, Brutus.
And on the ides of March, when Caesar arrives at the Theatre of Pompey, the conspirators attack.
And when Brutus strikes Caesar, Caesar famously utters, "Et tu, Brute?"
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