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Caesar : a life in western culture

Author: Maria Wyke
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"More than two millennia have passed since Brutus and his companions murdered Julius Caesar - and inaugurated his legend. Though the assassins succeeded in ending Caesar's dictatorship, they could never have imagined that his power and influence would only grow after his death, reaching mythic proportions and establishing him as one of the central icons of Western culture, fascinating armchair historians and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wyke, Maria.
Caesar.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(OCoLC)649338025
Named Person: Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar; Gaius Iulius Caesar; Julius Caesar
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Wyke
ISBN: 9780226921532 0226921530
OCLC Number: 213407437
Notes: Originally published: London : Granta, 2007.
Description: xii, 287 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Caesar's celebrity : from fame to fable --
Audacity and adventurism : capture by pirates, ca. 74 BC --
Courage, cruelty and military acumen : war in Gaul, 58-51 BC --
Revolution and risk-taking : crossing the Rubicon, 49 BC --
Lust, luxury and love : Cleopatra and Egypt, 48-47 BC --
Triumphalism : Rome, 46 and 45 BC --
Liberty and tyranny : government, 49-44 BC --
Assassination : the Ides of March, 44 BC --
Divinity.
Responsibility: Maria Wyke.
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