Item description for Julius Caesar (Bristol Phoenix Press - Greece and Rome Live) by Robert Garland...
Julius Caesar was, as this book maintains, quite simply the most famous Roman who ever lived. His influence endures to the present day: in our 'Julian' calendar of 365.25 days, which he introduced; in the geographical entity we call France, whose boundaries he established; and, thanks to his 'invasion' of 55 BCE, his is virtually the earliest familiar name in the history of Britain. This introductory book seeks to explore the many facets of his complex character - his vanity and his vitality, his charisma and his cruelty. It seeks to set his astounding career and accomplishments against the background of late republican Rome, so enabling the reader to understand not only Caesar himself but also the violent and destructive world in which he grew up. It traces in detail the sources of his phenomenal rise to power and the deep unpopularity which ultimately made him 'one of the loneliest men alive.'
Garland pays particular attention to the day of Caesar's death, which can be re-constructed on an almost hour-by-hour basis like no other day of the ancient world. Caesar's powerful legacy is also examined, as is his 'reception' in European thought and culture from antiquity to the present day in a variety of media, including epic poetry, drama, fiction and film. The book includes a guide to further reading.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Oct 15, 2004
Publisher Bristol Phoenix Press, Univ of Exeter
ISBN 1904675026 ISBN13 9781904675020
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Garland
ROBERT GARLAND is Professor of Classics at Colgate University, New York. He is the author of many books, including most recently Celebrity in Antiquity: From Media Tarts to Tabloid Queens (Duckworth 2006), Julius Caesar (Bristol Phoenix Press 2004), Surviving Greek Tragedy (Duckworth 2004), The Daily Life of the Greeks (Greenwood Press, 2nd edn 2008), The Eye of the Beholder: Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World (Duckworth 1995), and Religion and the Greeks (Bristol Classical Press 1994).
Robert Garland currently resides in the state of New York. Robert Garland was born in 1947.
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