What Julius Caesar Looked Like

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What Julius Caesar Looked Like

Post by Secret Alias » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:01 pm

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote

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Re: What Julius Caesar Looked Like

Post by arnoldo » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:51 am

The guy had a big head.
Pliny the Elder theorized that Julius Caesar's name came from an ancestor who was born by caesarean section, but the truth of this is debated (see the discussion of the etymology of Caesar). The Ancient Roman caesarean section was first performed to remove a baby from the womb of a mother who died during childbirth. Julius Caesar's mother, Aurelia, lived through childbirth and successfully gave birth to her son, ruling out the possibility the Roman ruler and general was born by caesarean section. His first wife, however, died in childbirth, giving birth to a stillborn son who might have lived had a caesarean taken place

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Re: What Julius Caesar Looked Like

Post by DCHindley » Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:41 pm

arnoldo wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:51 am
The guy had a big head.
The head in the main marble bust they used as a model seemed more ovoid, maybe even a little asymmetrical as well.

The picture has been fiddled with to make his head seem wider. That picture makes him look like Dick Tracey's arch enemy, "Flat-Top."

Hence: "Fake news!"


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Re: What Julius Caesar Looked Like

Post by abdias » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:06 pm

@DCHindley thats an oof

Looks like a math teacher whose disappointed in most of his class for being disruptive and not caring about having to retake the class but absolutely adores the like four kids who really put genuine effort into understanding geometry.

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