Always I Am Caesar / Edition 1

Always I Am Caesar / Edition 1

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by W. Jeffrey Tatum
     
 

There are few episodes in world history that can truly be labeled epoch-making – but Rome’s shift from republic to empire was certainly one of them. It happened after ancient Rome was plunged into civil war and Gaius Julius Caesar emerged victorious. Military genius, tyrant, brilliant politician, first class orator, sophisticated man of letters –

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Overview

There are few episodes in world history that can truly be labeled epoch-making – but Rome’s shift from republic to empire was certainly one of them. It happened after ancient Rome was plunged into civil war and Gaius Julius Caesar emerged victorious. Military genius, tyrant, brilliant politician, first class orator, sophisticated man of letters – Caesar was all of these and more. But above all, he was the catalyst of a great upheaval that was considered Rome’s ultimate destiny.

Always I Am Caesar is a vivid portrait of Caesar’s life and times. The text goes well beyond the biographical details of his life, however, and examines his career through a variety of perspectives – from military conquests and political victories to his relationships with women and elevation to godlike status. Looking at Caesar in the context of Roman society provides us with a richer portrait of the man whose name has become synonymous with the Roman Empire itself. Accessible to all, Always I Am Caesar is a lively and engaging window into the life and times of ancient Rome during its transition from republic to empire.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405175258
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


List of Charts, Maps, and Figures     vi
Acknowledgements     viii
Charts     ix
Maps     xii
Introduction     1
Caesar the Politician: Power and the People in Republican Rome     18
Conquests and Glories, Triumphs and Spoils: Caesar and the Ideology of Roman Imperialism     42
Pontifex Maximus: Caesar and the Manipulation of Civic Religion     61
The Stones of Rome: Caesar and the Sociology of Roman Public Building     80
My True and Honourable Wife: Cornelia and Pompeia, Calpurnia and Cleopatra     99
Great Men and Impersonal Groundswells: The Civil War     122
Great Caesar Fell: Philosophy, Politics, and Assassination     145
The Evil that Men Do: Caesar and Augustus     167
Important Dates     189
Bibliography     190
Index     194

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