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ISBN: 9781405125994 - Julius Caesar in Western Culture
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Julius Caesar in Western Culture

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Maria Wyke

ISBN: 9781405125994
Format: Paperback
Publisher:John Wiley and Sons Ltd


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Julius Caesar is not only the most famous Roman of them all. He has also been surprisingly relevant in many different periods…

 

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This book explores the significance of Julius Caesar to different periods, societies and people from the 50s BC through to the twenty-first century. This interdisciplinary volume explores the significance of Julius Caesar to different periods, societies and people. This work ranges over the fields of religious, military, and political history, archaeology, architecture and urban planning, the visual arts, and literary, film, theatre and cultural studies. It examines representations of Caesar in Italy, France, Germany, Britain, and the United States in particular. Objects of analysis range from Caesar's own commentaries on the Gallic wars, through Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", and images of Caesar in Italian fascist popular culture, to contemporary cinema and current debates about American empire. Edited by a leading expert on the reception of ancient Rome, this work includes original contributions by international experts on Caesar and his reception.
 
 

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