Julius Caesar and the 11-Day Parade

After winning the Alexandrian War and restoring Cleopatra to her throne, Julius Caesar returned to Rome. And then—he kept busy. Settling an insurrection among his troops, getting himself declared dictator for another 10 years, cleaning up the resistance, packing the Senate with his friends, and throwing himself not one, not two, not three—but four epic Triumphs.

All Caesar’s barriers to power had been removed. Now there was no one to stand in the way of doing exactly what he wanted with the Roman Empire.

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