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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405125994
ISBN-10: 1405125993
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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