Was Julius Caesar a stoic?

Julius Caesar never wrote, sadly, an autobiography. His public persona was political and military although we have some glimpses of his private life, his love of collecting rare pearls for example. He certainly could and did appreciate the finer things of life.

Julius Caesar was a renowned general, politician and scholar in ancient Rome who conquered the vast region of Gaul and helped initiate the end of the Roman Republic when he became dictator of the Roman Empire.

Did Caesar go to the ancient philosophical school of stoicism? Probably, Stoicism was a school of Hellenistic philosophy that flourished across the Roman and Greek worlds.

So was Julius Caesar a stoic? Maybe, Caesar is a grey character. He’s done something good and something bad.

We’d like to suggest he had Stoic qualities. To a stoic all life experience has a value. Pain and loss, joy and wealth, etc. Julius worked hard to achieve his personal success. But its safe to say that Caesar was definitely not an ideal stoic persona. He was way too passionate to be considered a complete stoic.

But could have Julius Caesar become one of the great stoics? Oh yes. The tools were all there: he had the strength of character, the tenacity and the resolution needed to be a stoic. He just decided to use these qualities differently.

The king of swords suggests you’re using your head over your heart. It can also suggest that you will release an old imagine or idea that you had held on too tightly. The king of swords is a symbol of intellectual power and authority and has the courage and intellect to achieve all that you desire.

When this card appears in a Tarot reading, you are in your power, ruling from a place of authority and respect. You stand firm in your truth and express yourself with deep conviction. As a result, others pay attention to what you have to say.

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