The Life and Times of the People's Dictator
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Julius Caesar by Luciano Canfora
Book DescriptionIn this splendid profile, Luciano Canfora offers a radically new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history. Julius Caesar played a leading role in the culture and politics of a world empire, dwarfing his contemporaries in ambition, achievement, and appetite. For that, he has occupied a central place in the political imagination ever since. Yet Caesar, struck down by his own lieutenants because he could not be comprehended nor contained, remains an enigma. The result of a comprehensive study of the ancient sources, "Julius Caesar: The Life and Times of the People's Dictator "paints an astonishingly detailed portrait of this complex man and the times in which he lived. Based on his many years of research, Canfora focuses on what we actually know about Caesar, the man of politics and war, in a stylish, engaging narrative chronologically structured around the events in Caesar's life. The result is a rich, revelatory, full biographical portrait of the dictator whose mission of Romanization lies at the very heart of modern Europe. "Copub: Edinburgh University Press "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520235021
(241mm x 165mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 16-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Luciano Canfora
Julius Caesar, Hardback (February 2007)
This book is a splendid profile of an extraordinary man, and a radically new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history, Julius Caesar.
Democracy in Europe, Hardback (December 2005)» View all books by Luciano Canfora
This history traces the development of democracy in Europe from its origins in ancient Greece up to the present day. * Considers all the major watersheds in the development of democracy in modern Europe. * Describes the rediscovery of Ancient Greek political ideals by intellectuals at the end of the eighteenth century.
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Author Biography - Luciano Canfora
Luciano Canfora is Professor of Greek and Latin Philology at the University of Bari. He is the author of many books including the best-selling "The Vanished Library: A Wonder of the Ancient World "(UC Press).
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