Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • ISBN-10 : 0192836064
  • Release : 1998
  • Genre: Drama
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Contains a new, modern-spelling edition of the play, commentary and notes, and production photographs and related art.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Richard A. Billows
  • ISBN-10 : 9781134318322
  • Release : 2008-11-28
  • Genre: History
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Julius Caesar offers a lively, engaging, and thoroughly up-to-date account of Caesar’s life and times. Richard Billows’ dynamic and fast paced narrative offers an imaginative recounting of actions and events, providing the ideal introduction to Julius Caesar for general readers and students of classics and ancient history. The book is not just a biography of Caesar, but an historical account and explanation of the decline and fall of the Roman Republican governing system, in which Caesar played a crucial part. To understand Caesar’s life and role, it is necessary to grasp the political, social and economic problems Rome was grappling with, and the deep divisions within Roman society that came from them. Caesar has been seen variously as a mere opportunist, a power-hungry autocrat, an arrogant aristocrat disdaining rivals, a traditional Roman noble politician who stumbled into civil war and autocracy thanks to being misunderstood by his rivals, and even as the ideal man and pattern of all virtues. Richard A. Billows argues that such portrayals fail to consider the universal testimony of our ancient sources that Roman political life was divided in Caesar’s time into two great political tendencies, called "optimates" and "populares" in the sources, of which Caesar came to be the leader of one: the "popularis" faction. Billows suggests that it is only when we see Caesar as the leader of a great political and social movement, that had been struggling with its rival movement for decades and had been several times violently repressed in the course of that struggle, that we can understand how and why Caesar came to fight and win a civil war, and bring the traditional governing system of Rome to an end.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Author : Luciano Canfora
  • ISBN-10 : 0520235029
  • Release : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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In this splendid profile, Canfora offers a radically new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history. The result of a comprehensive study of the ancient sources, "Julius Caesar" paints an astonishingly detailed portrait of this complex man and the times in which he lived.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

  • Publisher : Nelson Thornes
  • Author : Mark Morris
  • ISBN-10 : 0748769595
  • Release : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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Provide just the right balance for the study of language, imagery and theatricality, and of character and context, enabling students to gain a clear understanding of the text. Contains introductory essays focussing on topics related to social, cultural and historical context. Introductions to each scene pointing out a central feature and ensuring that students understand the plot. Extensive notes and well-placed illustrations provide clear explanations of words and phrases, and a general overview of the meaning for easy reference. Accompanying support packs provide clearly structured and easily manageable resource materials for Assessment Objective-driven coursework assignments.

Julius Caesar in Western Culture

Julius Caesar in Western Culture

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Author : Maria Wyke
  • ISBN-10 : 9781405154710
  • Release : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
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This book explores the significance of Julius Caesar to differentperiods, societies and people from the 50s BC through to thetwenty-first century. This interdisciplinary volume explores the significance ofJulius Caesar to different periods, societies and people. Ranges over the fields of religious, military, and politicalhistory, archaeology, architecture and urban planning, the visualarts, and literary, film, theatre and cultural studies. Examines representations of Caesar in Italy, France, Germany,Britain, and the United States in particular. Objects of analysis range from Caesar’s own commentarieson the Gallic wars, through Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, andimages of Caesar in Italian fascist popular culture, tocontemporary cinema and current debates about Americanempire. Edited by a leading expert on the reception of ancientRome. Includes original contributions by international experts onCaesar and his reception.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Author : Antony Kamm
  • ISBN-10 : 9781134220335
  • Release : 2006-09-27
  • Genre: History
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This is a fresh account of Julius Caesar - the brilliant politician and intriguing figure who became sole ruler of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar examines key figures such as Marius, Sulla, Cicero, Mark Antony, Gaius Octavius (emperor Augustus), Calpurnia and Cleopatra, as well as the unnamed warriors who fought for and against him, and politicians who supported and opposed him. Including new translations from classical sources, Antony Kamm sets Caesar’s life against the historical, political and social background of the times and addresses key issues: Did Caesar destroy the Republic? What was the legality of his position and the moral justifications of his actions How good a general was he? What was his relationship with Cleopatra? Why was he assassinated? What happened next? This is Caesar – the lavish spender, the military strategist, a considerable orator and historical writer, and probably the most influential figure of his time - in all his historical glory. Students of Rome and its figures will find this an enthralling, eye-opening addition to their course reading.

Julius Caesar  Cleopatra

Julius Caesar Cleopatra

  • Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
  • Author : Sarah Albee
  • ISBN-10 : 9781450930239
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • Genre:
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He was one of the greatest statesmen that ever lived. He was also the death target of family, friends, and foes alike. What made Julius Caesar the legend he was? What were the circumstances of Cleopatra's life and alliance with Caesar? Why are people today still fascinated by Egypt's last pharaoh? Read these biographies to find out.