List of major dates and events in the life of Julius Caesar.In Vincent Panella&#39;s first novel, <i>Cutter&#39;s Island</i>, Julius Caesar is captured and held for ransom by a group of pirates with a grudge against Rome.<p>Normal Romans exerted power in Rome by being part of the Senate and especially by being elected consul. There were two annual consuls. Caesar helped devise a method whereby 3 men could share this power: Along with <a href="https://www.thoughtco.com/marcus-licinius-crassus-112456" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">Crassus</a> and Pompey, Caesar was part of the First Triumvirate.</p>Lucan&#39;s &#34;Pharsalia&#34; was left (probably) unfinished upon his death, coincidentally breaking off at almost the exact same point where Julius Caesar broke off in his commentary &#34;On the Civil War.&#34;In 60 B.C., Julius Caesar was entitled to a lavish triumphal procession through the streets of Rome. Even Caesar&#39;s enemy Cato agreed that his victory in Spain was worthy of the highest military honor. But Julius Caesar decided against it.In 49 B.C. Julius Caesar, with Trebonius as his second-in-command, captured Massilia (Marseilles), a city in Gaul (in modern France) that had allied itself with Pompey and, it thought, Rome.On the Ides of March (or March 15), 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was assassinated, at the foot of a statue of Pompey where the Senate was meeting.When Caesar crossed the Rubicon River, civil war began in Rome, as he knew it would.Guest writer Judith Geary follows in the steps of Julius Caesar as she recreates the route he took on that fateful Ides of March.