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Caesar against Liberty? Perspectives on His Autocracy Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar 11 (ARCA)

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Julius Caesar changed world history by inaugurating the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. This themed volume of PLLS handles the important and controversial problem of Caesar's own attitudes to 'liberty' and 'autocracy'. It contains revised, annotated and sometimes expanded versions of papers delivered at the Seventh Annual Langford Conference held at Florida State University, along with one supplementary contribution and English translations of two papers originally published in ...
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Overview

Julius Caesar changed world history by inaugurating the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. This themed volume of PLLS handles the important and controversial problem of Caesar's own attitudes to 'liberty' and 'autocracy'. It contains revised, annotated and sometimes expanded versions of papers delivered at the Seventh Annual Langford Conference held at Florida State University, along with one supplementary contribution and English translations of two papers originally published in Italian. The contributors constitute a distinguished international group of ancient historians.
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Francis Cairns is Professor of Classical Languages at Florida State University.Elaine Fantham is Giger Professor Emerita at Princeton University.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Abbreviations and Works Cited
Caesar against Liberty? An Introduction 1
Caesar and Gaul: Some Perspectives on the Bellum Gallicum 19
Caesar the Liberator? Factional politics, civil war, and ideology 35
Tactics in Caesar's Correspondence with Cicero 68
Three Wise Men and the End of the Roman Republic 96
In Caesar's Wake: the Ideology of the Continuators 118
Julius Caesar and Octavian in Nicolaus 132
Clementia after Caesar: from Politics to Philosophy 157
Caesar's Reforms 183
Caesar's Powers in his last Phase 190
Bibliographical Addendum 201
Indexes 221
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