The Dictatorship

Edited by Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer

in Julius Caesar

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780748619368
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748670734 | DOI:
The Dictatorship

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The ‘expansion’ of the dictatorship led to the crisis. Caesar's decision to identify his own real power indefinitely with the traditional, constitutional dictatorship was not in reality a matter of choice. The dictatorship was the only instrument that allowed him freedom of action with respect to his followers. The stages through which the ‘revitalisation’ of the dictatorship had been achieved by the beginning of the civil war are reviewed.

Keywords: Julius Caesar; dictatorship; power; civl war

Chapter.  3842 words. 

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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