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Cezarov javni lik prema spisima iz Cezarova korpusa


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Brezak, Vjeran. (2018). Cezarov javni lik prema spisima iz Cezarova korpusa. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of History. [mentor Kuntić-Makvić, Bruna and Bilić-Dujmušić, Siniša].

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Ceasar's propaganda consists of two primary parts. First one includes his staff officers and magistrates who are in conflict with the optimates opposition at Rome, on his behalf. In the introduction chapter, I discussed methods that optimates and populares used as modus operandi. Populares presented laws without Senate's advisory via plebeian assembly, and gained a temporary victory. Senate’s answer was a successfull propagandistic campaign against Caesar and his followers. They managed to decrease Ceasar’s reputation as a man of virtus. A discussion and definition of the term virtus helped us to interpret Caesar’s efforts to present himself as a man of virtue. His instruments were Commentaries on Gallic war and Commentaries on Civil wars, where he exposed his actions during 11 years of active campaigning. His Commentaries are the second part of personal propaganda. The objective in this paper was to establish the scheme by which Caesar tried to impose personal virtues on different categories, so he could earn proclamation as a man of virtus. The main chapter, named Ceasar’s approach, discusses about Ceasar’s relationship (in his Commentaries) with this categories: military troops, Roman plebs, barbarian and Roman enemies from perspective of clemency and relations with virtus. In the last subchapter, I explained the concept of virtus and what connotations it had during Roman republic, as well as Ceasar’s use of that word in his Commentaries. Every aspect was covered and described with examples from sources. The result of this paper showed exact terminology that Ceasar used in approaching his political and military allies. His military troops were completely loyal to him, Roman plebs worshiped his victories and generosities, and enemies (especially political ones) respected his clemency politics. Unfortunately for him, his clemency eventually caused his death, because, among his assassins, most of them were at Pompey’s side and were pardoned during a civil war.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Subjects: History
Departments: Department of History
Supervisor: Kuntić-Makvić, Bruna and Bilić-Dujmušić, Siniša
Date Deposited: 04 May 2018 08:32
Last Modified: 04 May 2018 08:32

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