Julius Caesar changed world history by inaugurating the transformation of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. This themed volume of PLLS handles the important and controversial problem of Caesar's own attitudes to 'liberty' and 'autocracy'. It contains revised, annotated and sometimes expanded versions of papers delivered at the Seventh Annual Langford Conference held at Florida State University, along with one supplementary contribution and English translations of two papers originally published in Italian. The contributors constitute a distinguished international group of ancient historians.
Francis Cairns is Professor of Classical Languages at Florida State University.Elaine Fantham is Giger Professor Emerita at Princeton University.
Caesar against Liberty? An Introduction (Elaine Fantham); Caesar and Gaul: Some Perspectives on the Bellum Gallicum (Robin Seager ); Caesar the Liberator? Factional politics, civil war, and ideology (Kurt Raaflaub); Tactics in Caesar's Correspondence with Cicero (Peter White); Three Wise Men and the End of the Roman Republic (Elaine Fantham); In Caesar's Wake: The Ideology of the Continuators (Ronald Cluett); Julius Caesar and Octavian in Nicolaus (Mark Toher); Clementia after Caesar: from Politics to Philosophy (Miriam Griffin); Caesar's Reforms (Emilio Gabba); Caesar's Powers in his last Phase (Marta Sordi). Bibliographical Addendum (John G Nordling).