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The Funeral of Caesar

The Funeral of Caesar

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Julius Caesar, son of Venus and founder of the Roman Empire, was elevated to the status of Imperial God, Divus Julius, after his violent death. The cult that surrounded him dissolved as Christianity surfaced.

A cult surrounding Jesus Christ, son of God and originator of Christianity, appeared during the second century. Early historians, however, never mentioned Jesus and even now there is no actual proof of his existence.

On the one hand, an actual historical figure missing his cult, on the other, a cult missing its actual historical figure: intriguing mirror images.

Is Jesus Christ really the historical manifestation of Divus Julius? Are the Gospels built on the life of Caesar, just as the first Christian churches were built on the foundations of antique temples?

Corruptions in the copying of texts, misinterpretations in translations—Gallia transposed to Galilaea or Caesars murderer, the conspirator (Cassius) Longinus, becoming the centurion Longinus stabbing Jesus on the cross—and the transformation of iconography from Roman to Christian have been traced to their origins: the Gospel proves to be the history of the Roman Civil War, a 'mis-telling' of the Life of Caesar—from the Rubicon to his assassination—mutated into the narrative of Jesus: from the Jordan to his crucifixion.

The Caesarian origin of Christianity is a controversial new theory positing that the historical Christ was Julius Caesar, and that early Christianity developed from the imperial Romancult of Divus Iulius. Its framework was developed in the late 1980s and 1990s by the Italian linguist and philosopher Francesco Carotta. After a few preliminary releases Carotta's research report was first published in the German book War Jesus Caesar? (1999) and in a scientific article in Quaderni di Storia (2003). In the following years his book was translatedinto Dutch and English. The theory was revised and extended for the second German edition of 2009, which was also translated into Spanish.
Until today the common modern view of the historical Christ as a Jewish itinerant preacher, which was originally derived from the failed application of the historical method to the primary Christian sources, has remained an unfalsifiable and unverifiable hypothesis, because there are no independent historical sources beyond scientific doubt on the existence of this hypothesized person, who is commonly referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth". Despite the striking ahistoricity of Jesus a majority of scholars have pointed out the biographical immediacy and historical urgency of the evangelists' writings as well as the rapid and ubiquitous spread of early Christianity within the Roman empire, all of which is inconceivable without real events, actuals persons and a historical auteur at the origin of the Gospel narrative and the Christian religion. However, critically distilled biographical data on the commonly proposed historical Christ rarely fill more than a few pages in scientific publications.
The theory of the Caesarian origin of Christianity breaks with this speculative and still ahistorical, yet persistent view of Jesus Christ by producing a relocated historical framework of high falsifiability and testability, based on an extensive and exposed empirical investigation of the available sources, with supporting evidence from other fields of study. As a unified theory it naturally ties in with much of the pre-existing research on the Graeco-Roman context of early Christianity, but it goes further and concludes with a fundamental and elementary new solution: a direct and immediate relation between two religious phenomena. Due to the large extent of early Christian writings the theory relies primarily on an analysis of the oldest known Christian source. http://www.carotta.de
Julius Caesar, son of Venus and founder of the Roman Empire, was elevated to the status of Imperial God, Divus Julius, after his violent death. The cult that surrounded him dissolved as Christianity surfaced.

A cult surrounding Jesus Christ, son of God and originator of Christianity, appeared during the second century. Early historians, however, never mentioned Jesus and even now there is no actual proof of his existence.

On the one hand, an actual historical figure missing his cult, on the other, a cult missing its actual historical figure: intriguing mirror images.

Is Jesus Christ really the historical manifestation of Divus Julius? Are the Gospels built on the life of Caesar, just as the first Christian churches were built on the foundations of antique temples?

Corruptions in the copying of texts, misinterpretations in translations—Gallia transposed to Galilaea or Caesars murderer, the conspirator (Cassius) Longinus, becoming the centurion Longinus stabbing Jesus on the cross—and the transformation of iconography from Roman to Christian have been traced to their origins: the Gospel proves to be the history of the Roman Civil War, a 'mis-telling' of the Life of Caesar—from the Rubicon to his assassination—mutated into the narrative of Jesus: from the Jordan to his crucifixion.

The Caesarian origin of Christianity is a controversial new theory positing that the historical Christ was Julius Caesar, and that early Christianity developed from the imperial Romancult of Divus Iulius. Its framework was developed in the late 1980s and 1990s by the Italian linguist and philosopher Francesco Carotta. After a few preliminary releases Carotta's research report was first published in the German book War Jesus Caesar? (1999) and in a scientific article in Quaderni di Storia (2003). In the following years his book was translatedinto Dutch and English. The theory was revised and extended for the second German edition of 2009, which was also translated into Spanish.
Until today the common modern view of the historical Christ as a Jewish itinerant preacher, which was originally derived from the failed application of the historical method to the primary Christian sources, has remained an unfalsifiable and unverifiable hypothesis, because there are no independent historical sources beyond scientific doubt on the existence of this hypothesized person, who is commonly referred to as "Jesus of Nazareth". Despite the striking ahistoricity of Jesus a majority of scholars have pointed out the biographical immediacy and historical urgency of the evangelists' writings as well as the rapid and ubiquitous spread of early Christianity within the Roman empire, all of which is inconceivable without real events, actuals persons and a historical auteur at the origin of the Gospel narrative and the Christian religion. However, critically distilled biographical data on the commonly proposed historical Christ rarely fill more than a few pages in scientific publications.
The theory of the Caesarian origin of Christianity breaks with this speculative and still ahistorical, yet persistent view of Jesus Christ by producing a relocated historical framework of high falsifiability and testability, based on an extensive and exposed empirical investigation of the available sources, with supporting evidence from other fields of study. As a unified theory it naturally ties in with much of the pre-existing research on the Graeco-Roman context of early Christianity, but it goes further and concludes with a fundamental and elementary new solution: a direct and immediate relation between two religious phenomena. Due to the large extent of early Christian writings the theory relies primarily on an analysis of the oldest known Christian source. http://www.carotta.de

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Here this scene, reconstructed on the basis of the classical sources by the Utrechtian artistPol du Closeau, the Netherlands.More information at:http://www.carotta.dehttp://www.carotta.de/subseite/events/lhc_e.htmlhttp://www.vanfrieslandfilm.nlMarcus Antonius wanted to show the peoplehow Caesar’s murderers had mauled him, andso he had a wax figure of the dead madeshowing him as he had fallen under thedaggers and as he had been seen from theroofs of the houses where the people hadbarricaded in fear when three servants carriedhim home in his sedan with outstretched armshanging down laterally. However, because thiswax figure, if lying on the rostra, could nothave been seen, he affixed it on a tropaeumwhich he had erected at the head of the bier,where at first it was covered with the robe inwhich he had been murdered.
 
At a certain pointof his speech, when the herod read the Senateresolutions which had declared his personsacrosanct and by which the senators
 
commited themselves to personally serve ashis body guard, Antonius let the blood-stainedand rent toga flutter with a lance, and thenuncovered Caesar’s body of wax in order toentirely show the dagger thrusts, especially themortal one in the side and the blood.With thehelp of a mechanism he then let this macabretropaeum revolve so that all would see it, whilea mime wearing the mask of the deceased oneas if from the hereafter and in disbelievingastonishment spoke: “Ah, did I save them thatthey might murder me?”—which the peoplelike the choir in a tragedy repeated.
 
It did notfail to have its effect. The people got enragedand chased the murderers. Even a friend of Caesar’s, who had the misfortune of bearingthe same name as another who had sided withthe murderers, was torn to pieces so that nopart of the body could be found for the funeral. The bier in form of the Venus-Genetrix-temple,Caesar’s body lying inside; tropaeum with waxfigure, which is just being uncovered byAntonius with the lance. Behind it on the rightof the Saturnus temple the Capitol.By the way,let it be noted here that Capitol classicallymeans “place of a skull” and thus the wordGolgotha is a proper translation thereof.Thewax figure is fastened with two nails throughthe hands, which is obvious since a wax figurehad a wooden core which was coated with wax.

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