This bronze statue of Julius Caesar is located at the Roman Forum in Rome. Often represented as a middle-aged man with a balding pattern, this one represents him as a young general triumphing in ceremonial armor and carrying the scepter of Imperator. Contrary to popular belief (again the fault of Asterix) Julius Caesar was not Emperor of Rome, the Senate named him Dictator of Rome for 10 years and then for life, he received the title of Liberator and Imperator but as a military, it is his adopted son Ocatve who became the first Emperor under the name of Augustus.
Julius Caesar enters into the contemporary imaginary as the ultimate figure of strength and authority, also by his relationship with Queen Cleopatra and finally by his tragic death, betrayed by the Senate chambers including his faithful Brutus to whom he said in his last breath: “You too, my son”
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