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By Michael Lovano

Julius Caesar's lifestyles and instance have interested and influenced generations of individuals for almost 2,000 years. This publication explores the folks, locations, occasions, and associations that helped outline arguably the main well-known person within the historical past of Rome.

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83–30 BCE); Cleopatra (d. 30 BCE); Octavian-Augustus (63 BCE–14 CE); Religion, Roman Further Reading Cairns, F. 2006. Virgil’s Augustan Epic. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , and B. Knox. 2006. Virgil, The Aeneid. New York: Penguin Publishing. Gransden, K. W. 1990. Virgil: The Aeneid. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Griffin, J. 2002. Virgil. London: Duckworth Publishers. Johnson, W. R. 1976. Darkness Visible. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. 12 Agriculture Agriculture Agriculture was the basis of all ancient economies, maintaining the standard of living of all the populations in Rome’s empire, including those residents in the large towns and cities, who consumed masses of agricultural produce every year.

He held a council of war among the leaders in his army, one of whom even suggested selective cannibalism as a means of prolonging their survival and their resistance to Caesar. Most regarded this as a last resort. Instead, they kicked out from Alesia those considered physically incapable of fighting (children, women, the elderly, and the ill), as well as the civilian population of the town; the warriors were determined to wait for the reinforcements. Already fending off the refugees, who appealed to Caesar and his men for help and asylum, the Romans soon faced the supremely confident, massive relieving army of Gallic infantry, cavalry, and archers under the command of four powerful chiefs; Caesar, again certainly exaggerating the figures, gives their number at close to 250,000 Gauls.

They spoke of how Pompey had triumphed over populations in all three of the known continents, Africa, Europe, and Asia (which did gibe with Alexander’s record). They spoke of how fortunate he had been in all his military endeavors and how unfortunate afterward when he returned home to 20 Alexander the Great (356–323 BCE) civilian life (which again does match Alexander’s career highs and lows). Regardless of any inconsistencies, Pompey played up the alleged parallels and formally incorporated the title Magnus into his name, passing it on to his sons as well.

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