Some stories, may they be fictious or real, become successful all around the globe, adaptable to any cultural surroundings on this planet: tales like
"Pinocchio", films like "The Godfather", real-life stories like that of Oscar Schindler, scientific revolutions like Einstein's theories of
relativity, catastrophes like the 2005 Tsunami, religious narrations like those found in the New Testament. Why? Because they comprise the basic rules
for telling a story: they are fascinating, interesting, compelling, unique, understandable and universal. Successful stories have a common and basic
aesthetic and social value, because they tell you something about life as a human...and they tend to stay simple and focused in their emotional and
intellectual contents. Good stories as well as major turning points in history will make you forget the chaotic complexity of earthly life, because
they reduce and transcend existence to a brilliant, airy, clear, majestic and spherical order.
In the course of history, successful stories have always undergone cultural transformations and adaptations, and poignant historical events have
always had far reaching consequences. In the 1950s the German theologian Ethelbert Staufer discovered that the Christian Easter liturgy isn't based
on genuine Christian sources, but on the funeral ceremony and passion of Caius Iulius Caesar, the founder of modern civilization. This ceremony is one
of the most important events in the history of mankind, for it decided not only on the fate of the Roman Empire, but the fate of Christianity, Europe
and the whole world. An improvised funeral service, driven by a wide range of deep emotions from sorrow to love, from remorse to fury, turned into
uproar and insurrection, shaped Rome for all times and sealed Caesar's apotheosis to the highest God of the state, Divus Iulius. A few generations
later Caesar's story was still being told, the God Iulius still being worshipped, especially in the Eastern colonies, where many of his veterans had
settled after the Civil War. There, in a different cultural context, the story was altered, adapted, incorrectly translated, misinterpretated, but
nonetheless understood: its core and ethics were preserved, and after the Jewish War, Christianity suddenly surfaced and swept into western Rome. Soon
afterwards the Julian religion was extinct and forgotten.
In the book "Jesus was Caesar" by linguist and philosopher Francesco Carotta, Ethelbert Staufer's findings are anything but a coincidence, rather a
logical result from a historical momentum and from cultural-dynamical phenomena, which Carotta reveals in a scientific tour-de-force rollercoaster
ride. "Jesus was Caesar" is a praiseworthy and highly learned work of daring excellency. This is not some borderline esoteric pap, but a gritty and
witty report that never loses its scientific seriousness. The reader will embark on a journey into the Roman womb of Christendom, where astounding
parallels between the lives of Jesus Christ and Iulius Caesar are revealed. Strange enough, although Carotta finally presents to us the historical
Jesus in overwhelming grandezza, orthodox scientists and believers hate (and fear) this work, which has been available in other languages since 1999,
because it is not a theory at all, but a huge cluster of historical, archeological, numismatic, cultural, theological and linguistic facts and
accords. Moreover, "Jesus was Caesar" is the ever first, truly integral design on the origin of Christianity and the roots of the Christ, far beyond
the mere myth that is being preached in our churches. As Jesus/Iulius did, this book will eventually change the world...
...if, yes, IF Francesco Carotta is right. Since this is highly probable, scientists and non-scientists, believers and non-believers are starting to
feel comfortable with Carotta's findings. His book was once said to be of the same order of importance as the scientific discoveries of Galileo and
Kopernikus...and if this is all just a scientific hoax, it will still go down in history as one of the greatest and most thoroughly conceived pieces
of art, comparable only to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy", Shakespeare's "Hamlet", the Mona Lisa...and yes, for some people maybe even "The Naked
Gun". Either way, it's a "must read".