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By Miriam Griffin

ISBN-10: 140514923X

ISBN-13: 9781405149235

A significant other to Julius Caesar contains 30 essays from top students interpreting the lifestyles and after lifetime of this nice polarizing figure.

  • Explores Caesar from quite a few views: army genius, ruthless tyrant, fantastic flesh presser, top notch 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 during the ages

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How close a connection Caesar formed with him in the 60s is difficult to say. The first occasion on which we hear of Crassus’ financial backing of Caesar comes in 61, when he stood surety for part of Caesar’s heavy debts (Plut. Crass. 6, Caes. 1; cf. App. B Civ. 8; Suet. Iul. 1). Nothing suggests that he had supported Caesar’s prior electoral campaigns, financed his expenditures as aedile, or bankrolled his candidacy for the chief pontificate. Rumors and reports, none of them substantiated by direct contemporary sources, linked Crassus and Caesar in various schemes and intrigues of the 60s.

Since we have no record of his interacting with any person who Comp. 3d 16 Ernst Badian can be at least approximately dated, we do not know the precise dates of his tenure. 128, on L. ) He is not mentioned in connection with the Mithridatic War, hence must have left Asia before its outbreak (89). 185–6). He had obviously had no stomach for the troubles in Rome in the early 80s and did not seek a consulship (this would certainly have been noted by our Caesar sources), which he might well have got (Caesares were consuls in 91 and 90: see above), but chose to retire to a peaceful part of Italy.

109). He was joined on this commission by C. Caesar Strabo (RE Iulius no. 135), of another branch of the Caesares, who had stressed his heritage by adding the old Julian praenomen Vopiscus (see the cos. 4 Much of the land was to go to Marius’ veterans. 104–5). Since we have no record of his interacting with any person who Comp. 3d 16 Ernst Badian can be at least approximately dated, we do not know the precise dates of his tenure. 128, on L. ) He is not mentioned in connection with the Mithridatic War, hence must have left Asia before its outbreak (89).

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