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Chapter 1 - Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 August 2021

Robert Morstein-Marx
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University of California, Santa Barbara
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By rejecting the two dominant teleologies that have traditionally shaped Caesar's story (his alleged lifelong pursuit of sole domination, the "inevitability" of the collapse of the Roman Republic), turning a skeptical eye toward Cicero's ideological assumptions which shape our conception of this period and the character of the Republic itself, and embracing the major revelation of the last several decades that the Roman People played an important participatory role in the political life of the Republic, it now becomes possible to construct a substantially new interpretation of the political impact of Julius Caesar.

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Print publication year: 2021

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  • Introduction
  • Robert Morstein-Marx, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Book: Julius Caesar and the Roman People
  • Online publication: 05 August 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108943260.001
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  • Introduction
  • Robert Morstein-Marx, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Book: Julius Caesar and the Roman People
  • Online publication: 05 August 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108943260.001
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  • Introduction
  • Robert Morstein-Marx, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Book: Julius Caesar and the Roman People
  • Online publication: 05 August 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108943260.001
Available formats
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