Caesar (100 bce - 44 bce)
by Peter Van den Bossche
What is the psychological identity
of Caius Julius Caesar , the most notorious Roman statesman
and military leader of his time?
Let's look at Caesar from the viewpoint of Phrenology. The skillful hands of contemporary master sculptors have provided us with some marvellously crafted heads of the heroes of Antiquity. The illustrated Caesar head can be admired in the archaeological museum in Torino, Italy.
Let's first take a look at Caesar's forehead. Is he a practical or a theoretical mind? Oh no, Caesar is certainly not a philosopher. However, his front is of a perfect architecture:
Summarising, a man perfectly built to win and obtain victory on earth.
The Benevolence (6) is rather neutral; the Veneration (7) however is depressed, in the god-less creature as which Caesar is known by history. The back of the head is slightly convex (8): this man was thus able to give a certain Affection. Facing his soldiers, he gave in fact signs of Affection which made him very popular (even if his practical mind will have had an influence on this!). The Amativeness (9) is clearly positive. The skull is much more developed at the ears than above them: Cautiousness (10) is negative. The Destructiveness (3) is very wide; this gives brutal vindictiveness, and fearlessness. The negative Conscientiousness (5) will make him act as an imposter. Added to a negative Veneration (7) and Spirituality, all moral values will be trodden.
General summary: A fierce energy reminescent of prehistory, at the service of an exceptional intelligence.