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Caesar by Christian Meier
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May 27, 2011

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If this were written in English originally, it might get 4stars. The translation is a bit awkward, but it is a rewarding read which paints a full picture of how Caesar was what he was rather than just a timeline of his life.

Meier's notion of Caesar as an "Outsider" is perhaps the most useful paradigm through which to view the guy. He's a figure so different from his contemporaries, but so inextricably tied to them that any portrait is bound to contradict itself. This is no different. The depth of the "Outsider" tag is that it accepts these contradictions within its folds.

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