He also wrote Latin prose. Their attempts to amass power as Populares were opposed by the Optimates within the Roman Senate , among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero. During this time, Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both the English Channel and the Rhine River , when he built a bridge across the Rhine and crossed the Channel to invade Britain. Caesar's wars extended Rome's territory to Britain and past Gaul. With the Gallic Wars concluded, the Senate ordered Caesar to step down from his military command and return to Rome. Leaving his command in Gaul meant losing his immunity from being charged as a criminal for waging unsanctioned wars.
The ever-controversial Caesar comes out in Lou Harrison opera
The Wesleyan Argus | Julius Caesar Revamps Old Traditions
His assassination still evokes the warning, Beware the Ides of March! The calendar is not controversial, and the facts surrounding his death are well documented, though with some disputes among historians. But the representation of Caesar stays in the news as the subject for much debate and acrimony. Was he straight, gay or bi terms that none in his era would have recognized? Composer Lou Harrison, whose centennial is being honored this year, decided back in the late s and early s—the early wave of Gay Lib, when homosexuality was still illegal—that yes, Caesar did have at least one important homosexual liaison.
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Yasko resembles Katharine Hepburn in appearance and posture, so it's natural to think of this as a Caesar the way Eleanor of Aquitaine might portray him. Coriolanus —The Politics and Drama of Virility. The Shakespeareances.