Julius Caesar may not be technically referred to as the first
"Emperor" of Rome, but he began a dynasty that would rule the Roman
Empire for a hundred years.
In 44 B.C. the Senate bestowed upon him the
title of "Imperator" which is where the word "emperor" originates.
Though he was acting as dictator, he would not allow himself to be
referred to publicly as king or emperor but "Caesar" instead. He was
assassinated in 44 B.C. by some of his close friends, including Brutus
on the Ides of March, the 15th.
In 44 B.C. the Senate bestowed upon him the title of "Imperator" which is where the word "emperor" originates. Though he was acting as dictator, he would not allow himself to be referred to publicly as king or emperor but "Caesar" instead. He was assassinated in 44 B.C. by some of his close friends, including Brutus on the Ides of March, the 15th.
Julius Caesar Busts and Statues
|1. Portrait Sketch of Julius Caesar
This sketch of the portrait bust at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli was copied from the University Of Texas Library Portrait Gallery, by H.F. Helmolt (ed.): History of the World. New York, 1902.
|2. Julius Caesar: Roman General
He was a Roman General famous for conquering Gaul (now France and Belgium) and his subsequent coup d'état. He changed the Roman Republic into a monarchy thus his sole heir was Gaius Octavian, the first Emperor of Rome.
|3. Dictator Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar was elected Dictator, during those time dictators are only elected in times of crisis but Julius Caesar was elected for life because of his popularity as a war hero and a political leader. He used his powers to make many changes in Rome. The image is from www. bible-history.com
of Julius Caesar
This was the first known public rendition of Julius Caesar that is totally lifelike. His portraiture represents a strong character; he was indeed a brilliant leader. The bust is on display at archaeological national museum, Napoli.
|5. Head of Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar was a man of great stature that was able to change the history of Rome. The source of the image is form George Willis Botsford, A History of Rome, McMillan, 1921 and the bust itself is from British Museum.
|6. Julius Caesar Bust
Julius Caesar was almost bald, as the sculpture depicts, and with a dark skin complexion. According to Suetonius, "He was embarrassed by his baldness, which was a frequent subject of jokes on the part of his opponents; so much so that he used to comb his straggling locks forward from the back, and of all honours heaped upon him by senate and people, the one he most appreciated was to be able to wear a wreath at all times..." The bust is on display at Altes Museum, Berlin.
Image of the Great Ruler of Rome
The source of the photo was remastered from Alfred von Domaszewski Geschichte der Romischen Kaiser Verlag von Quelle & Meyer in Leipzig 1914.
|8. Bust Sculpture of Julius Caesar
He was the first dictator of Rome and the one who befriended the Jews by helping them spread the gospel. Christians were treated as a Jewish sect; they were allowed to meet just as Jews were allowed their synagogues. The bust is on display at the Art History Museum, Vienna, Austria.
Bronze Statue of Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar was one of the most influential men in world history. He was known for his role in transforming the Roman Republic into a Roman Empire. This modern statue can be seen in Rimini, Italy.
Julius Caesar Coins
|2. Head of Julius Caesar|
of Venus with Captives
|4. Veiled Head of Caesar Coin|
|5. Julius and Venus|
|6. Julius Caesar with Veil on Head|
|7. Mark Antony and Julius Caesar|
|8. Julius Caesar and Octavian|
Caesar and Pax