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Augustus and Julia the Elder by cabepfir Augustus and Julia the Elder by cabepfir
For the Historical Characters series

Augustus is one of the historical figures that most fascinates me. A political genius, who couldn't prevent that his own laws would condemn his only daughter Julia to the exile.

Inked with a Hunt #108 nib and a Japanese ink
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
 This is a most excellent image (proof positive, so far as I am concerned, that you could furnish any edition of 'I, Claudius' and 'Claudius the God' with appropriate illustration!); whenever I look at images of the first Augustus I keep thinking how perfect a casting choice Mr Roddy Mcdowall was for the character (arguably a better casting choice for Augustus than Ms. Elizabeth Taylor was for Cleopatra - who was more charismatic than beautiful).
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I like this one very much. Iulia is so often forgotten, although she was an amazing person, just like her father... Well done!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. A couple of years ago I read a wonderful novel about Augustus, by John E. Williams, and I'd love to read more in the future.
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oOSulimeOo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
I have to check that out... I love historical novels.
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Lucony Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist
This is very well done! :) Have you ever heard about Cicero and Clodia Metelli, the ultimate pair of enemies?
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I studied about them, yes. Why?
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Lucony Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Mhh, this drawing somehow reminded me of how I imagine them.;) I wrote a paper about Clodia for a Latin competition and read some of the original texts, e.g. Cicero's "Pro Caelio". The relationship they might have had- most historians talk about a friendship- is a very interesting subject.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't have a particular interest for Cicero - at school I found him quite insufferable, because of his righteousness (and the bore of his writings.) But I know that *suburbanbeatnik drew them, here [link] and [link] )
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Lucony Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Actually I got to know Clodia because of suburbanbeatnik's drawings. And yes- even my teacher dislikes Cicero.^^
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahah, really?

Mmh, now that you make me think about it, I believe I prefer imperial Rome to republican - my favourite period is the first century of the Empire, from Augustus to Nero.
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