Why is it common to pronounce some latin names like Caesar and Cicero with a soft C instead of a hard K (the traditional latin pronunciation), but not names like Cornelius and Caius?

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the rule in latin languages goes, that every C before of a I or E is pronounced as an S. But a C before a different letter is pronounced like a K in English.

Because in English they would be pronounced with a soft c so that’s just what everyone does.