The Bad: Julius Caesar (46 – 44 BC) began a new age for Rome. During his rule, he lead Rome to victory in a civil war. He also conquered Gaul. In doing this, however, he wasn't exactly kind. He waited for the troops at Gaul to die of dehydration, and then cut the hands off of any survivors. Caesar also angered many important people, and eventually this was his doom. He was killed by old enemies while in the Senate. Over all, Caesar was the gateway for many things to come.