Talk:Julius Caesar

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where and how insert this text:Christianization of the pagan cult of Julius Caesar[edit]

Caesarius of Terracina is the saint chosen for his name to replace and Christianize the pagan figure of Julius Caesar; Then there is the Julian, associated with Saint Caesarius, in Italy, whose church at the Imperial palace on the Palatine in Rome, recorded from the seventh century, shows that the name was interpreted in terms of the imperial title that originated with Julius Caesar[1]. Caesarius of Terracina also achieved prominence because a church, the imperial chapel, was named after him by Valentinian III, an example of a saint with a suitable name being chosen as a patron. Caesarius was the obvious patron for the chapel of the Caesars[2].


  1. ^ The Mankind quarterly, volume 39, Cliveden Press, 1998
  2. ^ Michael Perham, The communion of saints, Published for the Alcuin Club by S.P.C.K., 1980

Request article be adjusted for balance[edit]

Some important facts need to be added to provide context to the civil war and events leading up to it:

1) Caesar's term as governor hadn't actually expired yet, whereas this article seems to suggest it had. In fact that was still a few months away. As such Caesar was legally entitled to keep his imperium until it did. Particularly since the law that granted him his 5 year governorship specifically forbade the Senate adjusting his term or even discussing it. So while it was about to expire, and a conflict was coming if the different sides couldn't resolve things before then, it had not actually done so.

2) Caesar made a number of offers to reach a political settlement, both before and after crossing the rubicon. Cicero is among those anti-Caesar sources who writes about them in his letters. The characterization of Caesar being set on a war or set on becoming dictator is misleading.

3) The Senate's order for Caesar to disband his army was illegal and declaring him a outlaw was illegal, mainly because of the pro-Caesar tribunes Antony and L.Cassius being driven from the Senate. It's a little slanted a presentation of facts to call Caesar's crossing the Rubicon illegal, yet not mention the illegal actions of the other side (e.g. kicking the tribunes out of the Senate so they couldn't veto, the consul Marcellus giving Pompey a sword and having him recruit legions in Italy illegally for months, trying to cancel Caesar's imperium before they were allowed to under the terms of the 5 year law, etc).

4) If you consult the sources, both Caesar record and others, Pompey actually had 100 cohorts of soldiers in Italy when Caesar marched (equivalent to 10 legions). These are listed in break downs in Caesar's writings: 'Thermus was holding Iguvium with five cohorts and fortifying the town...Lentulus Spinther, who was holding that town with ten cohorts...Lucilius Hirrus, flying from Camerinum with six cohorts which he had there in garrison...Domitius Ahenobarbus at Corfinium and reports the arrival of Caesar with two legions. Domitius by himself had collected and brought from Alba about twenty cohorts, consisting of Marsi and Peligni, drawn from the neighbouring districts.'

That is the initial 41 cohorts. 9 more are listed as including 'L. Manlius the praetor flies from Alba with six cohorts, Rutilius Lupus the praetor from Tarracina with three.' We're then told he managed to bring the rest of the men he had, comprising 5 legions, to Greece from Italy. This seems important context, even if Pompey thought his men were too green and didn't want to engage.

5) Pompey himself had a career riddled with illegal actions. He should not read as the hero and champion of legality. There should at least be some mention of how what Caesar was asking for was actually a mere fraction of what Pompey himself had already been granted.

Article on Shilha Wikipedia[edit]

I translated this into Shilha; see [1]. However, it won't let me link it to this article. Please help! Mesijanski Judje (talk) 20:04, 23 October 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 October 2021[edit]

I have done extreme research and i feel that i can contribute to the wikipedia page of julius caesar The d4wg12392u49u9290231 (talk) 05:10, 28 October 2021 (UTC)

 Not done: this is not the right page to request additional user rights. You may reopen this request with the specific changes to be made and someone will add them for you, or if you have an account, you can wait until you are autoconfirmed and edit the page yourself. Cannolis (talk) 05:12, 28 October 2021 (UTC)


In mentioning Kaiser and all of the other languages in which the name “Caesar” was borrowed, not including the Russian Tsar’ is a notable omission. Lauretano (talk) 22:30, 12 November 2021 (UTC)