Yes, and Julius Caesar was certainly not shy about "allowing" himself to be promoted as a living god on earth, with Mark Antony as his flamen (however, Octavian [Augustus] eventually carried on the Caesar cult with himself as the chosen son of Divus Julius), but had to draw the line at kingship when Antony tried to crown him at the Lupercalia and the people demurred. Would he have eventually become king, if he had been spared to conduct his Parthian campaign in triumph? I'm not sure yet if I go for this 100%, but Charles N. Pope on his "Domain of Man" site has the All in the Uber-Family of Julius (fake death) father of Caesarion (fake death) father of Jesus (fake death), with all of them under various alias eventually becoming the "Great King of the World". Pope seems to think that this elite family could pull it off throughout the ages, utilizing different names, costumes, countries, substitutes, etc. to fool the poor stuck in the mud sheep who never leave home and view their rulers from a safe, undetectable distance.Well, according to the accounts, Julius royal Iulia family had for centuries been relegated to the political backwaters, because of the shift to the republican anti-monarchical bias. That is, until Julius showed his mettle in various ways, rising up somewhat like the lowly shepherd, David.