There are different versions

According to one theory, Caesar wore a wreath instead of the crown, because he never did not become king.He started a civil war, conquered Rome and thus did much for the development of the state.For this, Caesar was appointed consul for life of the empire, it was called the Emperor, the father of the fatherland, praised him and please him, but the commander of the main symbol of power was a wreath of laurel.

There is another version, according to which, Caesar soon began to go bald, and since he was a handsome man and enjoyed success with women, tried in every way to hide this shortcoming.Laurel wreath suited for this as well as possible, because of its location, Caesar could wear a wreath at the time.

Ironically, the name "Caesar" is derived from the Latin word Ā«caesariesĀ», which means "excellent head of hair."

What Suetonius tells

ancient Roman history Suetonius, who described the life of Julius Caesar noted that the governor brushed pretty thinning hair on the forehead to the crown, to conceal the emerging bald spot.Also, Suetonius wrote that when the Senate gave Caesar the right to wear a laurel, he accepted it with pleasure and enjoyed it right all the time.

Ancient Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, who sympathized with Caesar gave him a prescription drug on a bald head.It consisted of shredded burned mouse, horse teeth, bone marrow, deer, bear fat and other components.This ointment should be rubbed into the head, it was expected that she "sprout."Apparently, according to Suetonius, Caesar take advice crowned his mistress (novel Caesar and Cleopatra is considered almost indisputable historical fact).But the drug did not help, so Caesar had, as before, to rely on a laurel wreath.

problem of hair loss in a historical perspective

According to historical data, Caesar was not the only noble gentleman who was tormented by the planned bald.His colleague in misfortune, Hannibal, commander of Carthage, ordered to make for several different wigs, wanting so unworthy to hide from his point of view drawback.

Later Roman Church condemned the wearing of wigs as a mortal sin.However, several centuries later the decision was changed.

All wigs Hannibal differed in hair and color, so he could dress in matching suits and greatly change the appearance.According to historical accounts, close friends sometimes hard to recognize him in a new form.