By Scott Allsop

On Going since Feb 2015 • Updated daily

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On the 15th March 44BCE, Roman dictator Julius Caesar was stabbed to death near to the Theatre of Pompey in Rome. His death, coming shortly after he had been declared dictator for life by the Senate, was intended to stop his attempt to seize more power and restore the Roman Republic. However, it instead resulted in a period of instability and civil wars that culminated in the ascendancy of his adopted son Octavian who became Caesar Augustus, the first Roman Emperor. Julius Caesar was a respected military general, whose return to Rome saw him quickly gain respect from many ordinary .... . .