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A companion to Julius Caesar, edited by Miriam Griffin

Label
A companion to Julius Caesar
Title
A companion to Julius Caesar
Statement of responsibility
edited by Miriam Griffin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Few historical figures, in both the ancient and the modern world, are more recognizable - or more controversial - than Julius Caesar. After ancient Rome was plunged into civil war, Caesar emerged to become the undisputed master of the Roman world. Indeed, his subsequent assassination in 44 BC marked one of the great turning points in world history as Rome made its epoch-making transition from republic to empire
  • A Companion to Julius Caesar examines the great man and his image from a variety of perspectives: military genius, brilliant politician, first class orator, sophisticated man of letters, relentless careerist, ruthless conqueror, tactless autocrat. Essays by leading scholars in classics, ancient history and art, modern history, and European literature explore the reputation of Caesar starting with his contemporaries, and show how artists, writers, and poets from antiquity to the present day have depicted Caesar. Lively, engaging, and comprehensive in scope, this Companion is one of the richest and most vivid portraits of Julius Caesar available today - a triumphant addition to literary and historical scholarship. --Book Jacket
  • Few historical figures, in both the ancient and the modern world, are more recognizable - or more controversial - than Julius Caesar. After ancient Rome was plunged into civil war, Caesar emerged to become the undisputed master of the Roman world. Indeed, his subsequent assassination in 44 BC marked one of the great turning points in world history as Rome made its epoch-making transition from republic to empire. --
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 937/.02092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG261
LC item number
.C76 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Griffin, Miriam T.
Series statement
Blackwell companions to the ancient world. Ancient history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heads of state
  • Generals
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Rome
  • Romeinse oudheid
  • Romeinse rijk
Label
A companion to Julius Caesar, edited by Miriam Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [456]-491) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Biography: narrative. From the Iulii to Caesar / Ernst Badian -- Caesar as a politician / Erich S. Gruen -- The proconsular years: politics at a distance / John T. Ramsey -- The dictator / Jane F. Gardner -- The assassination / Andrew Lintott -- II. Biography: themes. General and imperialist / Nathan Rosenstein -- Caesar and religion / David Wardle -- Friends, associates, and wives / Catherine Steel -- Caesar the man / Jeremy Paterson -- Caesar as an intellectual / Elaine Fantham -- III. Caesar's extant writings. Bellum Gallicum / Christina S. Kraus -- Bellum Civile / Kurt Raaflaub -- The continuators: soldiering on / Ronald Cluett -- IV. Caesar's reputation at Rome. Caesar's political and military legacy to the Roman emperors / Barbara Levick -- Augustan and Tiberian literature / Mark Toher -- Neronian literature: Seneca and Lucan / Matthew Leigh -- The first biographers: Plutarch and Suetonius / Christopher Pelling -- The Roman historians after Livy / Luke Pitcher -- The first emperor: the view of late antiquity / Timothy Barnes -- The irritating statues and contradictory portraits of Julius Caesar / Paul Zanker -- V. Caesar's place in history. The Middle Ages / Almut Suerbaum -- Empire, eloquence, and military genius: Renaissance Italy / Martin McLaughlin -- Some Renaissance Caesars / Carol Clark -- Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and the dramatic tradition / Julia Griffin -- The Enlightenment / Thomas Biskup -- Caesar and the two Napoleons / Claude Nicolet -- Republicanism, Caesarism, and political change / Nicholas Cole -- Caesar for communists and fascists / Luciano Canfora -- A twenty-first-century Caesar / Maria Wyke
Control code
244766873
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 512 pages
Isbn
9781405149235
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008046983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)244766873
Label
A companion to Julius Caesar, edited by Miriam Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [456]-491) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Biography: narrative. From the Iulii to Caesar / Ernst Badian -- Caesar as a politician / Erich S. Gruen -- The proconsular years: politics at a distance / John T. Ramsey -- The dictator / Jane F. Gardner -- The assassination / Andrew Lintott -- II. Biography: themes. General and imperialist / Nathan Rosenstein -- Caesar and religion / David Wardle -- Friends, associates, and wives / Catherine Steel -- Caesar the man / Jeremy Paterson -- Caesar as an intellectual / Elaine Fantham -- III. Caesar's extant writings. Bellum Gallicum / Christina S. Kraus -- Bellum Civile / Kurt Raaflaub -- The continuators: soldiering on / Ronald Cluett -- IV. Caesar's reputation at Rome. Caesar's political and military legacy to the Roman emperors / Barbara Levick -- Augustan and Tiberian literature / Mark Toher -- Neronian literature: Seneca and Lucan / Matthew Leigh -- The first biographers: Plutarch and Suetonius / Christopher Pelling -- The Roman historians after Livy / Luke Pitcher -- The first emperor: the view of late antiquity / Timothy Barnes -- The irritating statues and contradictory portraits of Julius Caesar / Paul Zanker -- V. Caesar's place in history. The Middle Ages / Almut Suerbaum -- Empire, eloquence, and military genius: Renaissance Italy / Martin McLaughlin -- Some Renaissance Caesars / Carol Clark -- Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and the dramatic tradition / Julia Griffin -- The Enlightenment / Thomas Biskup -- Caesar and the two Napoleons / Claude Nicolet -- Republicanism, Caesarism, and political change / Nicholas Cole -- Caesar for communists and fascists / Luciano Canfora -- A twenty-first-century Caesar / Maria Wyke
Control code
244766873
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 512 pages
Isbn
9781405149235
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008046983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)244766873

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