Illustration of the birth of Julius Caesar from a 14th century illuminated manuscript called Les anciennes hystoires rommaines.
The conviction that Caesar came into the world as a result of the so-called “Caesarean section” is wrong and has been duplicated for a long time. Such story has created in eg. by Pliny the Elder. However, the fact that his mother – Aurelia Cotta died in 54 BCE, while in ancient Rome, the law allowed Caesarean section to be carried out only on a dead woman who was pregnant.
What is more, Cognomen – Caesar – were also used by the ancestors of the dictator. The family of Julius Caesar appears in preserved sources from the third century BCE.
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