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Celsus, Ju'lius

a scholar at Constantinople in the seventh century after Christ.


Recension of the text of Caesar's Commentaries

He made a recension of the text of Caesar's Commentaries, whence we find subjoined to many MSS. of Caesar, Julius Celsus Vir Clarissimus et Comes recensui, or Julius Celsus Constantinus V. C. legi. Many modern writers, indeed, have maintained that Celsus was the author of these commentaries, and still more have attributed to him the works on the Spanish and African wars; but the former supposition is ridiculous, and the latter destitute of proof.

Life of Caesar ascribed to Celsus

Julius Celsus has been usually regarded as the author of the life of Caesar, but this work has been proved by C. E. Ch. Schneider (Petrarchae, Historia Julii Caesaris, Lips. 1827) to be a work of Petrarch's.


This has been frequently printed with the editions of Caesar's Commentaries under the title of Julii Celsi Commentarii de Vita Caesaris.

Further Information

There is a dissertation on Julius Celsus by Dodwell, appended to his Annales Quinctilianei et Statiani, Oxon. 1698.

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