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Department
Classical Studies
Course
CLST 201
Professor
Richard Greenfield
Semester
Winter

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Feb 28 February-28-14 2:43 PM • Caesar's Powers and titles o After pharsalus (48) was granted huge triumph o Triumph over gauls, pharnaces, etc. but not pompey. Over 1000000 killed during  his conquests o Senators decreed holiday of 40 days in his honour o Great bronze statue of him on Capitol, across from Jupiter • Great honour o Triumph included • Elaborate shows and games • Huge monetary gifts to soldiers and people • Lots of food and even a mock sea battle • Caesar's task: to end chaos, bring back stability and peace, justice and  fairness • Senate appointed him dictator (in 44 given for life): tribunes couldn't  veto his actions • Consul: by 44, held it 5 times • Pontifex maximus: prestige and money • Had tribunician powers • Appointed senators  Appointed magistrates  Right to declare war  Command of army and treasury: head of state also head of the  army  Pater patriae (pater familias)  Like a king, but he didn't want to be known as a king: people  hated the idea of a king • Coins  Pictures of Gods, up until now  Caesar depicted • Change in government to make it just • Social changes to reduce power of the wealthy • Unify the empire o Economic Reforms • Not
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