Dictator Perpetuus: Julius Caesar—Did he have seizures? If so, what was the etiology?

@article{Hughes2004DictatorPJ,
  title={Dictator Perpetuus: Julius Caesar—Did he have seizures? If so, what was the etiology?},
  author={J. R. Hughes},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={5},
  pages={756-764}
}
  • J. R. Hughes
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
The "Dictator Perpetuus" of the Roman Empire, the great Julius Caesar, was not the one for whom the well-known cesarean operation was named; instead, this term is derived from a Latin word meaning "to cut." Caesar likely had epilepsy on the basis of four attacks that were probably complex partial seizures: (1) while listening to an oration by Cicero, (2) in the Senate while being offered the Emperor's Crown, and in military campaigns, (3) near Thapsus (North Africa) and (4) Corduba (Spain… Expand
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