Gaius Julius Caesar in Roman Military Uniform Statue
For Roman history lovers, this Gaius Julius Caesar Statue is a finely crafted statue of Julius Caesar wearing his Military Uniform and carrying the standard of his roman legion. It has a staff and an eagle (aquila) at the top. His breastplate also bears an eagle across his chest. With one hand clenched and a stern look of dignity and strength, the roman military leader is ready to provide instruction for leading his legions to victory. The details of his cuirass, sandals, and cloak are all meticulously sculpted. Caesar stands in a lifelike pose. This statue is made from bonded bronze (bronze powder and resin) with an antiqued patina and light red details on his skirt. His name Gaius Julius Caesar appears at the base. Gaius Julius Caesar (Rome, July 13, 101 BC or July 12, 100 BC – Rome, March 15, 44 BC) was a military, politician, consul, Roman dictator, pontiff maximum, orator and writer, considered one of the most important and influential characters in history. He played a pivotal role in the transition of the government system from republican to imperial form. He was dictator of Rome at the end of 49 BC, in 47 BC, in 46 BC. with 10-year office and from 44 BC as perpetual dictator, and for this reason considered by Suetonius the first of the 12 Caesars, later synonymous with the Roman Emperor. With the conquest of Gaul he extended the dominion of the Roman Res Publica as far as the Atlantic Ocean and the Rhine, he led the Roman armies to invade Britain and Germany for the first time and to fight in Spain, Greece, Egypt, Pontus and Africa.
The First Triumvirate, the private agreement for the sharing of power with Gneo Pompeo Magno and Marcus Licinius Crassus, marked the beginning of his rise. After the death of Crassus (Carre, 53 BC), Caesar clashed with Pompey and the optimates faction for control of the state. In 49 BC, returning from Gaul, he led his legions across the Rubicon, pronouncing the famous words “Alea iacta est / The die is cast“, and unleashed the civil war, with which he became the undisputed leader of Rome. He defeated Pompey at Pharsalus (48 BC) and subsequently the other optimates, including Cato the Uticense, in Africa and Spain. With the assumption of the dictatorship for life he initiated a process of radical reform of society and government, reorganizing and centralizing the republican bureaucracy. His actions provoked the reaction of the conservatives, until a group of senators, led by Marcus Giunio Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus and Decimo Brutus, conspired against him, killing him with 48 stabbings, on the Ides of March 44 BC. In 42 BC, just 2 years after his assassination, the Senate officially deified him, elevating him to divinity. Caesar’s historical and reforming legacy was therefore taken up by Octavian Augustus, his great grandson and adopted son. The military campaigns and political actions of Caesar are recounted by himself in detail in the third person in the Commentarii de bello Gallico and in the Commentarii de bello Civil.
Numerous news about his life are present in the writings of Appiano of Alexandria, Suetonius, Plutarch, Cassio Dione and Strabo. Other information can be found in the works of his contemporaries, as in the letters and orations of his political rival Cicero, in the poems of Catullus and in the historical writings of Sallust. A detailed description of the physical appearance of Caesar was written by Suetonius, within the De vita Caesarum: “Cesare was tall and well formed, had a fair complexion, a full face and lively black eyes. He enjoyed healthy health, but in recent times he had been the victim of fainting and nocturnal nightmares, in the performance of his duties He was also seized twice by a seizure of epilepsy. In body care he was quite meticulous to the point that not only did he cut his hair and shave diligently, but he even shaved, which some reproached him. Baldness for which he was often offended and laughed at, and for this reason he got used to pulling the few hairs down from the top of his head. Among all the honors that the people and the senate decreed him, in fact, he never received or abused anyone anymore gladly that the right to always wear a laurel wreath They say he was also sought after in dressing, in fact he used a fringed laticlavius up to his hands and always wrapped himself over it with a very loose belt. Many described him as extremely eager for luxury and elegance“. Gaius Julius Caesar in Roman Military Uniform Statue sizes: 3.9 inches / 10 cm x 3.3 inches / 8 cm x 10.2 inches / 26 cm.
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