After defeating Pharnakes in the battle of Zela, Caesar returned from Asia to Rome via Athens ( see Cic.Att. 11.21 ). This statue may have been set up to commemorate his visit on that occasion. The inscription stresses Caesar's religious role as pontifex maximus.
The people honours Gaius Julius Caesar, the high priest and dictator, its saviour and [benefactor].
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