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Caesar : a life in western culture

Autor: Maria Wyke
Editorial: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Biografía : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biographie
History
Biography
Formato físico adicional: Online version:
Wyke, Maria.
Caesar.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(OCoLC)649338025
Persona designada: Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar; Julius Caesar; Gaius Iulius Caesar; Gaius Iulius Caesar
Tipo de material: Biografía, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Maria Wyke
ISBN: 9780226921532 0226921530
Número OCLC: 213407437
Notas: Originally published: London : Granta, 2007.
Descripción: xii, 287 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contenido: 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.
Responsabilidad: Maria Wyke.
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"Caesar" is not so much about Caesar the man as all the many versions of him in poetry, literature, opera, and drama. . . . A lively and thought-provoking read which skips lightly across the  Leer más

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Wyke has gathered together a splendid array of Caesarian traditions, reminiscences, and arguments in Western culture, high and low. . . . The material assembled in "Caesar" will warm the hearts of Leer más

 
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