Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Caesar
(7,796 words)

(Gaius Iulius Caesar; Greek Καῖσαρ/Kaîsar)

A. Historical dimension

C. (100–44 BC) was a Roman politician and general who played a decisive role in the end of the Roman Republic. Born into a patrician family, he was related via his mother to the leader of the populares, Marius, which led to conflicts with Sulla and the optimates and meant that C. made the first steps in his career outside Italy. For instance, C. served on the staff of the governor of the province of Asia, where his tasks included asking Nicomedes IV, the king of Bithynia, for mili…

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Kofler, Wolfgang, “Caesar”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004596>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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