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d the heritage of the realm by means of atmosphere in educate the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. This themed quantity of PLLS handles the real and debatable challenge of Caesar's personal attitudes to 'liberty' and 'autocracy'. It includes revised, annotated and on occasion multiplied models of papers added on the 7th Annual Langford convention at Florida nation collage, besides one supplementary contribution and English translations of 2 papers initially released in Italian. The participants represent a special foreign workforce of old historians.

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These brief annotations could, in a different context, have been written about Romans as easily as about Gauls. The foundations of social prestige and political power are thoroughly Roman: high birth and ancient lineage, which naturally secure potentia for a family, while at the same time there exists the possibility of a rise to power from humble beginnings by virtue of the favour of great men. The concepts by which a position of distinction is expressed — gratia, dignitas and so on — are also familiar to every student of Roman domestic politics.

Two substantial excerpts of this life survive: an account of the virtues of the young boy as he was brought up by his mother Atia, and a longer excerpt describing the context of the assas­ sination of Caesar in 44. One of Toher's achievements is to reinstate Nicolaus' independence as an author through careful comparison of psychological motifs common to the Life and to parts of the Herodian narrative in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities that depend upon him. Toher suggests that, even if Nicolaus followed Octavian's own memoirs in many respects, his characterization of Caesar (at least the Caesar of 44) as trusting and somewhat passive must be his own: so too perhaps the underestimation of Caesar in comparison even with the boy Octavian who then became Augustus.

He brought to his monograph Caesar in der öffentlichen Meinung (Dusseldorf 1979: translated as Julius Caesar and his Public Image, London-Ithaca 1983) a positive stress on Caesar's many legislative acts (mostly entitled to be called reforms), before reviewing the events of 44 BCE which brought him to his death. If, as Peter Wiseman demurred in a judicious review, the separate parts had not been (and could not have been) integrated into a whole, the book still helped readers to see Caesar calmly and from a new angle.

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