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Caesar (Gaius Iulius Caesar), Commentarii
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A. Life and works

Gaius Iulius Caesar, born a member of the noble gens Iulii on 13 July 100 BC, was a Roman politician, general and author. His leading role in the metamorphosis of the Roman Republic into the Principate gave rise even during antiquity to a personal cult that continues to fascinate not only politicians, generals, philologists and writers, but also the general public in equal measure.

As a nephew of C. Marius and through his marriage (84 BC) to Cornelia, daughter of L. Cor…

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Weiss, Thorsten, “Caesar (Gaius Iulius Caesar), Commentarii”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 5 : The Reception of Classical Literature, English edition by Matthijs H. Wibier (2012). Original German-language edition: Die Rezeption der antiken Literatur. Herausgegeben von Christine Walde in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2010). Consulted online on 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps5_ID_0014>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: 9789004218932, 20101111



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