By Miriam Griffin
A spouse to Julius Caesar contains 30 essays from top students studying the existence and after lifetime of this nice polarizing figure.
- Explores Caesar from various views: army genius, ruthless tyrant, amazing baby-kisser, top quality orator, subtle guy of letters, and more
- Utilizes Caesar’s personal extant writings
- Examines the viewpoints of Caesar’s contemporaries and explores Caesar’s portrayals through artists and writers throughout the ages
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He delivered a speech in 70 supporting a measure to recall from exile those who had been part of Lepidus’ uprising in 78 and had fled to Sertorius in Spain, the leaders of resistance to the Sullan regime (Suet. Iul. 4; Gell. 5). The fact that Caesar’s brother-in-law L. Cinna was among the exiles was an added bonus. But the proposal had broader significance: amnesty and reconciliation a decade after the wounds inflicted by Sulla on the body politic. Atonement for those wounds remained of central importance for Caesar.
Caesar was now a member of the proconsul’s suite, but the cautious commander preferred to use the inexperienced young man on a diplomatic mission. He was sent to Nicomedes IV of Bithynia, whom Sulla had restored to his throne, to collect a fleet. The young Caesar was impressed by his first experience of an Oriental court. He Comp. 3d 18 Ernst Badian became Nicomedes’ hospes and, so it was rumored, his Ganymede. The rumor was never to leave Caesar (see Paterson, chapter 10, p. 135). After his successful completion of the mission he was given military employment, which enabled him to discover and display his ability as a soldier.
De praenom. 3) as a cognomen, we cannot tell. ) The first Caesar Comp. 9). f. ) shows that the praetor was the son of a Lucius who can confidently be conjectured to be the son of L. Iulius Libo, who left no descendants bearing his cognomen, and who, as we have seen, takes the descent of the Caesares back to the Iulli. The praetor’s homonymous son in fact had a distinguished career. After service as a military tribune (181) and an important embassy to Greece (170), he was one of the curule aediles of 165, under whom Terence tried to produce his first play.