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Julius Caesar
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Roman statesman, military general and writer. Caesar became known for his rapid conquest of Gallia, and his crossing of the Rubicon. He rose in Italy to absolute power from which he led Rome from republic to Empire. His courtships with Cleopatra, and his dramatic murder, were immortalized by William Shakespeare.

People readily believe what they want to believe.

49 BC - from De Bello Gallico III
All bad precedents begin with justifiable measures.