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By W. Jeffrey Tatum

ISBN-10: 1405175257

ISBN-13: 9781405175258

ISBN-10: 1405175265

ISBN-13: 9781405175265

Via interpreting his army and political profession, domestic lifestyles and relationships with girls, continually i'm Caesar presents a brilliant portrait of Caesar’s lifestyles and the days of old Rome in the course of its transition from republic to empire.

  • Provides a richer portrait of Caesar’s existence via viewing him from a number of viewpoint and bearing on him to broader Roman society
  • Explores elements of Caesar’s profession in cultural and social phrases
  • Engaging and witty type will attract basic readers

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This was the political state of affairs in 60 bc, when Caesar was to be a candidate for the consulship. Although he was an odds-on favorite to win a place, his enemies were none the less lining up against him. This became clear immediately upon Caesar’s return from Spain, where he had waged unprovoked war against various local tribes, on the basis of which activities he applied to the senate for permission to celebrate a triumph. This action necessitated a further request on Caesar’s part, to the effect that he be allowed to submit the formal announcement of his candidacy (what the Romans called professio) in absence (for technical reasons Caesar could not enter both the city and preserve his eligibility to celebrate a triumph, yet it was obligatory to make one’s professio in the forum).

Photo: ©The Trustees of the British Museum. Caesar’s family was at once removed to the official residency of the high priest, the Domus Publica or People’s House, located in the forum, near the Regia (the formal offices of the pontifex maximus), and the Atrium of Vesta, the home of the Vestal Virgins – in sum, the religious and political center of the city. Now that was a glamorous address! And with this election Caesar could well believe his future success, his elevation to the consulship, was secured.

He remains a colossus of world-historical proportions. Not that I want to give the impression that every continental historian has felt obliged to write about Caesar in characters so large and so cosmic. Herman Strasburger, who has written more than one good book about Caesar, remains unswayed by the legendary properties of his subject. The urgency of this debate has generally been lost amongst Anglophone historians, who are mostly suspicious of ideological controversies and who tend to reject the very possibility of principled motives on the part of any ancient Roman inhabiting the late republic.

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