Chapter Fourteen. The Continuators: Soldiering On

  1. Miriam Griffin Emeritus Fellow
  1. Ronald Cluett Ph.D.

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch14

A Companion to Julius Caesar

A Companion to Julius Caesar

How to Cite

Cluett, R. (2009) The Continuators: Soldiering On, in A Companion to Julius Caesar (ed M. Griffin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Somerville College, Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. Georgetown University Law Center, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149235

Online ISBN: 9781444308440



  • the continuators - soldiering on;
  • the pseudo-Caesars;
  • Caesar's continuators - men in Caesar's army who completed Caesar's campaign narratives of Gallic and Civil Wars;
  • Hirtius' preface - offering more than a diplomatic disclaimer of any ability or intent to rival Caesar as prose stylist;
  • the discontinuators - one of continuators' literary goals to flatter Caesar by comparison and succeeded brilliantly;
  • following Caesar - continuators after all - authors of the African and Spanish Wars;
  • Civil War, province, and empire


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Pseudo-Caesars

  • The Discontinuators

  • Following Caesar: Continuators after All

  • Civil War, Province, and Empire

  • Further Reading