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Caesar giving Cleopatra the Throne of Egypt. Source: Public Domain

Fascinating Facts About Julius Caesar's Love Life (Video)


Julius Caesar, renowned for his military exploits and political prowess, also possessed a rather colorful love life. His romantic escapades spanned a wide spectrum, from dalliances with concubines and foreign leaders to the intricacies of marital unions. Caesar embarked on three distinct matrimonial journeys, each marked by its own set of triumphs and scandals.

His first wife, Cornelia, bore him his only legitimate child, while his second marriage to Pompeia ended amidst scandalous infidelity. Eventually, Caesar found himself bound to Calpurnia, whose premonition of his demise added a tragic twist to their union.

However, it was his liaison with Cleopatra that truly captured the imagination of history. Their passionate affair, set against the backdrop of political intrigue and betrayal, defied conventions and tested the boundaries of power. Cleopatra's dramatic gesture of sending herself to Caesar in a carpet underscored the intensity of their connection, while their progeny further solidified their bond.

Caesar's amorous exploits, though frowned upon by some, were not uncommon in the societal landscape of ancient Rome. His dalliances with both men and women, coupled with his penchant for luxury and flamboyance, painted a portrait of a man unapologetically indulgent in his desires. Despite the whispers of scandal and ridicule from political opponents, Caesar remained steadfast in his pursuit of love and conquest, leaving behind a legacy as complex and multifaceted as the man himself.

Top image: Caesar giving Cleopatra the Throne of Egypt Source: Public Domain

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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