Render Unto Caesar: The Conquest of Gaul and the Battle of Alesia

Vercingetorix, atop his horse, surrenders to Julius Caesar. Painting by Lionel Royer. | Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons Caesar’s conquest of Gaul was a prelude to the start of the Second Roman Civil War, marking the beginning of the end of the Roman Republic. By Peter Coons / 10.21.2018 In 58 BCE, Roman proconsul Julius Caesar,[…]

Julius Caesar as Ethnographer

Wikimedia Commons Convention and personal interest compelled Caesar to tum his hand to ethnography. By Dr. B.M. Bell Rhodes University Caesar’s campaigns in Gaul, Germany and Britain occasioned great excitement in Rome. For Catullus “the Gaulish Rhine, the formidable Britons, remotest of men” represented “the memorials of great Caesar” (Cat. 11.10-11). Cicero too considered Caesar’s[…]

Who Was Julius Caesar?

Vincenzo Camuccini’s depiction of the death of Julius Caesar / Getty Images, Creative Commons Caesar made politics and power his life’s ambition.   By Dr. Sarah Midford (left) and Dr. Rhiannon Evans (right) Midford: Lecturer, School of Humanities Evans: Senior Lecturer, Ancient Mediterranean Studies La Trobe University Posterity will be staggered to hear and read[…]

Julius Caesar: Imperial Ambitions and the End of the Republic

The assassination of Julius Caesar, painted by William Holmes Sullivan, c. 1888 / Wikimedia Commons Dissatisfied Republicans rebelled, but the empire was born. 03.23.2018 Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a great statesman who changed history and left a great legacy. He was descended from the ancient and[…]

How the Discovery of Julius Caesar’s First Landing Point in Britain Could Change History

Wellcome Trust/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA At Ebbsfleet, in northeast Kent, archaeologists have finally uncovered the site where JuliusCaesar’s fleet landed in 54 BCE By Dr. Andrew Fitzpatrick / 11.29.2017 Research Associate University of Leicester During the nine-year-long Battle for Gaul, Julius Caesar fought his way across northwest Europe. He invaded Britain twice; in 55BC, and again in 54BC. But while archaeologists have found evidence of the[…]