Chapter Twenty. The First Emperor: The View of Late Antiquity

  1. Miriam Griffin Emeritus Fellow
  1. Timothy Barnes Fellow

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch20

A Companion to Julius Caesar

A Companion to Julius Caesar

How to Cite

Barnes, T. (2009) The First Emperor: The View of Late Antiquity, in A Companion to Julius Caesar (ed M. Griffin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch20

Editor Information

  1. Somerville College, Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. Queen's College, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149235

Online ISBN: 9781444308440

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Keywords:

  • the First Emperor - the view of Late Antiquity;
  • Julius Caesar - remembered in Late Antiquity and after;
  • Ammianus Marcellinus naming Caesar seven times in the surviving 18 books of history - and once invokes him anonymously;
  • Ammianus' digression on Gaul - notes Caesar's Gallic campaigns and his subjugation of Gaul;
  • Eusebius transmitted to later chronographers - no more than a few basic facts about Caesar;
  • serious historians - coming to know about the historical Caesar from Roman History of Cassius Dio;
  • Julius Caesar - not an important symbol or influential figure in Late Antiquity or for the Byzantines

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Further Reading