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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Aspekt,The Netherlands; 1 edition (31 Aug 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9059113969
  • ISBN-13: 978-9059113961
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 4.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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The question is: Is Jesus Divus Julius? (Is Jesus the historical figure of Divus Julius, the god to which Julius Caesar was elevated?). The iconography of Caesar do not fit our idea of him. In our minds Caesar is a field marshall and a dictator. However, authentic images portray the idea of the clementia Caesaris, a clement Caesar. Jesus' life is congruent to the life of Caesar. Both Julius Caesar and Jesus began their careers in northern countries: Caesar in Gaul, Jesus in Galilee; both cross a fatal river: the Rubicon and the Jordan; both then enter cities; Corfinium and Cafarnaum; Caesar finds Corfinium occupied by a man of Pompey and besieges him, while Jesus finds a man possessed by an impure spirit. There is similarity in structure as well as in place names. People in the stories of Caesar and of Jesus are structurally the same people, even by name and location. Caesar's most famous quotations are found in the gospels in structurally significant places.

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The question is: Is Jesus Divus Julius? (Is Jesus the historical figure of Divus Julius, the god to which Julius Caesar was elevated?). The iconography of Caesar do not fit our idea of him. In our minds Caesar is a field marshall and a dictator. However, authentic images portray the idea of the clementia Caesaris, a clement Caesar. Jesus' life is congruent to the life of Caesar. Both Julius Caesar and Jesus began their careers in northern countries: Caesar in Gaul, Jesus in Galilee; both cross a fatal river: the Rubicon and the Jordan; both then enter cities; Corfinium and Cafarnaum; Caesar finds Corfinium occupied by a man of Pompey and besieges him, while Jesus finds a man possessed by an impure spirit. There is similarity in structure as well as in place names. People in the stories of Caesar and of Jesus are structurally the same people, even by name and location. Caesar's most famous quotations are found in the gospels in structurally significant places.

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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dorothy on 24 Mar 2005
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There may be hard times ahead for tele-evangelists.
A centuries old mystery has been solved, the real identity of Jesus Christ has been revealed. Euhemeros of Messene got it right when he wrote about 300 BC that the gods were once famous kings and queens who began to be worshipped after their deaths because they had been benefactors. In his outstanding work "Jesus was Caesar" Francesco Carotta proves that the historical Jesus was none other than Gaius Julius Caesar, the Roman commander and high-priest who was famous for his clemency (the proverbial Clementia Caesaris) and after his assassination was elevated to the gods becoming the highest God of the Empire: Divus Iulius.
This book is a feast of scholarship presented with Latin clarity and a wit reminiscent of Voltaire though always respectful towards its subject matter. The reader witnesses, in detail, the most amazing metamorphosis ever heard of. In a multigenerational process Divus Iulius, the descendant of Venus and himself God of the entire Roman Empire, mutated into the supposed Jesus of Nazareth presented in the Gospels. This mutation and delocalization came about by a long process of copying, mistranslation and misinterpretation resulting in an enormously corrupted text, the Gospels. The original one had been Asinius Pollio's "Historiae", his report about the civil wars. When finally Vespasianus' reason of the state sanctioned this "conversion" Jesus, the Christ, was born.
"Jesus was Caesar" is an epoch-making work. This long overdue decipherment of the Gospels will eventually be ranked among the most important books ever written, on par with works like Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" and Copernicus' "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium".
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Mar 2005
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There may be hard times ahead for tele-evangelists.
A centuries old mystery has been solved, the real identity of Jesus Christ has been revealed. Euhemeros of Messene got it right when he wrote about 300 BC that the gods were once famous kings and queens who began to be worshipped after their deaths because they had been benefactors. In his outstanding work "Jesus was Caesar" Francesco Carotta proves that the historical Jesus was none other than Gaius Julius Caesar, the Roman commander and high-priest who was famous for his clemency (the proverbial Clementia Caesaris) and after his assassination was elevated to the gods becoming the highest God of the Empire: Divus Iulius.
This book is a feast of scholarship presented with Latin clarity and a wit reminiscent of Voltaire though always respectful towards its subject matter. The reader witnesses, in detail, the most amazing metamorphosis ever heard of. In a multigenerational process Divus Iulius, the descendant of Venus and himself God of the entire Roman Empire, mutated into the supposed Jesus of Nazareth presented in the Gospels. This mutation and delocalization came about by a long process of copying, mistranslation and misinterpretation resulting in an enormously corrupted text, the Gospels. The original one had been Asinius Pollio's "Historiae", his report about the civil wars. When finally Vespasianus' reason of the state sanctioned this "conversion" Jesus, the Christ, was born.
"Jesus was Caesar" is an epoch-making work. This long overdue decipherment of the Gospels will eventually be ranked among the most important books ever written, on par with works like Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" and Copernicus' "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium".
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Fred De Vries on 20 Mar 2005
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You never know if it's really true because it all happened so long ago, but still... Ceasar is a truly historical figure. His life and death are recorded by contemporary historians. He was already considered a god during his life and that continued after his murder. And then suddenly... nothing. Of the historical Jesus we know absolutely nothing. The first stories begin to appear in around 60 AD. Both men have similar lives and deaths. They seems complimentary to each other. Read the book and you'll start to doubt. Like I did.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
The Truth that will Set You Free! 1 Aug 2013
By Laura Knight-Jadczyk - Published on Amazon.com
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As Paul Cliteur of the University of Leiden stated: 'This report is of the same order of importance as the scientific discoveries of Darwin and Galileo.'

I would say it is even MORE important than Darwin and Galileo because the misuse of Christianity has been the bane of Western civilization for almost two millennia.

The efforts of the scholars to prove the existence of a historical character behind Christianity, a Jewish Jesus, has proven again and again to be a complete and utter failure. How can an empty grave have any meaning when the one who was supposedly put there never existed to begin with?

But now, thanks to Carotta, there IS a historical figure who is actually more commanding and praiseworthy than the pale, insipid Gallilean failure long held up to us as a role model that anyone in their right mind would NEVER follow.

Now we can distance ourselves from the schismatic disputes that have poisoned our civilization and history, that continue to poison our societies and divide people against each other; now we can KNOW the founder, who he was, what he taught, what he actually did, and even read his own words.

Jesus was, indeed, Caesar: a Roman, not a Jew. Carotta's evidence is compelling and convincing.

Please, do yourself a favor, get and read this book. Don't pay any mind to the naysayers, the "true believers" in the artificially created religion who deny the truth that could set them free. Not only is it liberating to be free of the lies that have been used to terrify humanity for almost two thousand years, it is liberating to know that such a man as Julius Caesar existed: a man who can stand today as a role model for the people, the poor, the downtrodden, and that despite the hatred of the wealthy elite such as Cicero and Cato, his acts were so magnificent and well-known that even they could not cover them up.

Along with this book, you will want to read also Gary Courtney'sEt tu, Judas? Then Fall Jesus!, Michael Parenti's The Assassination Of Julius Caesar: A People's History Of Ancient Rome (New Press People's History), and Joseph Atwill's Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus: Flavian Signature Edition. Only then, will you have the complete picture of the solution of the greatest mystery of Western Civilization.

It's a tremendous feeling to finally know the truth that sets one free!
39 of 49 people found the following review helpful
Very unique and challenging ideas in this book 20 Mar 2005
By Ed Burke - Published on Amazon.com
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I have read this book several times, and must recommend it. The author has discovered a definite link between historical accounts of Julius Caesar and the Gospel of Mark. Yes, it sounds incredible, but there are simply too many parallels to be found to attribute them to mere chance or coincidence...

It might be easy to misunderstand some instances of 'parallels' and think they are a 'bit of a stretch', perhaps. But the way I read it, the author wants to list as many possibilities and variations as he can, and he must list several guesses or theories to explain how some mutations of the text occurred. In spite of this, the astounding number and nature of what he has convincingly found is truly impressive. Also, the author openly admits that this book only begins the investigation into what I strongly believe will become a very exciting new area of study.

There was obviously a lot of research done for this book, and those who scoff at it so quickly, or who nitpick at some of the details, will prove to be wrong, wrong, wrong. The 'big picture' that Carotta paints is undeniable.

I strongly recommend this book, and think that it has a monumental importance.
29 of 37 people found the following review helpful
The truth shall make you free 17 Mar 2005
By Dorothy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
There may be hard times ahead for tele-evangelists.
A centuries old mystery has been solved, the real identity of Jesus Christ has been revealed. Euhemeros of Messene got it right when he wrote about 300 BC that the gods were once famous kings and queens who began to be worshipped after their deaths because they had been benefactors. In his outstanding work "Jesus was Caesar" Francesco Carotta proves that the historical Jesus was none other than Gaius Julius Caesar, the Roman commander and high-priest who was famous for his clemency (the proverbial Clementia Caesaris) and after his assassination was elevated to the gods becoming the highest God of the Empire: Divus Iulius.

This book is a feast of scholarship presented with Latin clarity and a wit reminiscent of Voltaire though always respectful towards its subject matter. The reader witnesses, in detail, the most amazing metamorphosis ever heard of. In a multigenerational process Divus Iulius, the descendant of Venus and himself God of the entire Roman Empire, mutated into the supposed Jesus of Nazareth presented in the Gospels. This mutation and delocalization came about by a long process of copying, mistranslation and misinterpretation resulting in an enormously corrupted text, the Gospels. The original one had been Asinius Pollio's "Historiae", his report about the civil wars. When finally Vespasianus' reason of the state sanctioned this "conversion" Jesus, the Christ, was born.

"Jesus was Caesar" is an epoch-making work. This long overdue decipherment of the Gospels will eventually be ranked among the most important books ever written, on par with works like Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" and Copernicus' "De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium".
Once Christians have overcome the initial shock, caused by this fresh wind which blows away the mist of myth enshrouding the biblical Jesus and reveals the real, historical one, they have reason to rejoice since the original Easter, (one of) the most important event(s) in human history, has been discovered.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Intriguing 17 April 2013
By bonnie_blu - Published on Amazon.com
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Calling this book provocative is an understatement. Carotta uses extremely in-depth analyses of ancient sources (Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Hebrew, Aramaic, etc.), philology, epigraphy, and much more to postulate that the existence of Jesus and the events of his life evolved from the events of Julius Caesar's life and the worship of him as a god after his death. While I think some of his conclusions are not supported, many are impossible to ignore, and I must admit his arguments raise many questions. The purpose of this book is not to attack Christianity, but to probe its origins. It is worthy of scholarly discourse.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Splendid Work, Fransesco Carotta ! 21 Aug 2011
By Dr. Ranajit Pal - Published on Amazon.com
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Amazing things have been written about Jesus Christ but Fransesco Carotta's attempt to link him with the Roman civilization is much more sensible than Richard Dawkins' idea that Jesus never existed. Carotta has certainly rendered a signal service by taking Jesus out of the dank surroundings of Galilee and Judea were no trace of him has en found by the archaeologists and which has emboldened writers such as Richard Dawkins.
I cannot subscribe to the idea that the gospel accounts originated from the history of Julius Caesar but in my opinion the latter belonged to the Christian party which was strongly opposed the Senatorial gang led by Cicero. The author talks about `Julian Origin of Christianity', but I have pointed to the Julian links of Christianity. In my view it was the brutal dictator Augustus, Julius Caesar's adopted son who destroyed Jesus whose true name was Amen (Rev. iii. 14), or Amyntas. As Strabo stresses, Augustus fraudulently annexed the territory of Amyntas of Galatia who was his client king. Augustus strongly cherished the title `son of god' and destroyed both Cleopatra's son by Julius Caesar who was a legitimate but rival `son of god' and also Amyntas who was the son of Adobogiona the holy priestess of the Pessinus shrine. As she was attached to this site, which was associated with Attis, it is natural that she was seen as a Virgin.
The gospel of Mark is widely considered to be one of the earliest, and Carotta is certainly right in maintaining that it has stronger affinities with Greco-Roman lore than the Hebrew tradition. Mark's target audience was the gentile Greek-speaking residents of the Roman Empire and he explains the Jewish traditions clearly for the non-Jews. According to many scholars, the gospel was written in Greek around AD 64, possibly in Syria, and at least two Roman governors of Syria, Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus and Marcus Lollius had Mark-like names.
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