This means that the order of Roman governors was Varus (4 BC)/Quirinius (3 BC and 2 BC)/ Varus again--but wait a minute here; we also know that Gaius Caesar
became governor in 1 BC, so how could Varus possibly have been governor a second time--the Lapis Tiburtinus notwithstanding?
Indeed, Rose contends that their depictions formally evoke those of Augustus and his heir, Julia's son Gaius Caesar
, elsewhere on the relief: "Unlike Aeneas, Iulus wears contemporary Roman garb, and this was probably intended to highlight his connection to Gaius .
135); S-1080, published as Gaius Caesar
(Corinth IX, pp.
There are no other full heads of children to make a test comparison, but one might note the Alexandrian bronze with obverse head of Augustus (over 60) and reverse of the roughly eighteen-year-old Gaius Caesar
, where the two seem almost to be coeval.
Caligulabyname of Gaius Caesar
, in full Gaius Caesar