Cezarov javni lik prema spisima iz njegova korpusa / Caesar’s public image according to Corpus Caesarianum

Authors

  • Vjeran Brezak University of Rijeka, Faculty of Philosophy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54524.2490-3930.2021.117

Keywords:

Caius Iulius Caesar, Commentaries on Gallic war, Commentaries on Civil war, virtus, optimates, populares, public image, propaganda

Abstract

Ceasar’s propaganda consisted of two parts. First part included his staff officers and magistrates who were, on his behalf, in conflict with the optimates opposition in Rome. Caesar’s Commentaries on Gallic and Civil wars, where he personally exposed his actions during eleven years of active campaigning, were the second part of propaganda. Through his Commentaries, Caesar managed to establish certain narrative strategies towards his army, Roman people and his political enemies (i.e. thus creating his public image). The objective of this paper is to present narrative strategies (which contained certain patterns) by which Caesar tried to impose personal virtues on different categories, so he could earn proclamation as a man of virtus.

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24.12.2021

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Brezak, V. (2021). Cezarov javni lik prema spisima iz njegova korpusa / Caesar’s public image according to Corpus Caesarianum. Journal of BATHINVS Association ACTA ILLYRICA / Godišnjak Udruženja BATHINVS ACTA ILLYRICA Online ISSN 2744-1318, (5), 117–148. https://doi.org/10.54524.2490-3930.2021.117

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