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on 1 January 2016
Probably a very important work, which gets little light of day because it was not originally published in English. It should be read by anyone interested in the myth of Jesus and of the world as it was in those times. It also accounts how Christianity seemed to spread from Rome, despite the biblical myth that it went to Rome. Some of my Christian friends read it and said it was brilliant, but severely changed their belief in an actual Jesus.
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on 24 March 2005
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.
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on 23 March 2005
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.
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on 20 March 2005
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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