Julius Caesar in Western Culture
Edited by Maria Wyke
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Julius Caesar in Western Culture by Maria Wyke
Book DescriptionThis 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405125994
(228mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maria Wyke
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Ancient World in Silent Cinema, Hardback (August 2013)
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Caesar in the USA, Hardback (October 2012)
The figure of Julius Caesar has loomed large in the United States since its very beginning, admired and evoked as a gateway to knowledge of politics, war, and even national life. This title examines Caesar's place in modern American culture and investigates how his use has intensified in periods of political crisis.
Perceptions of Horace, Hardback (December 2009)» View all books by Maria Wyke
This book examines the work of Horace and the ways his poetry has been read from classical antiquity to the present day.
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Author Biography - Maria Wyke
Maria Wyke is Professor of Latin at University College London. She is author of Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema and History (1997) and The Roman Mistress: Ancient and Modern Representations (2000), and is now working on her next publication Caesar: A Life in Western Culture (2006).
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