The Resource Caesar : a life in western culture, Maria Wyke

Caesar : a life in western culture, Maria Wyke

Label
Caesar : a life in western culture
Title
Caesar
Title remainder
a life in western culture
Statement of responsibility
Maria Wyke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than two millennia have passed since Brutus and his companions murdered Julius Caesar - and inaugurated his legend. Though the assassins succeeded in ending Caesar's dictatorship, they could never have imagined that his power and influence would only grow after his death, reaching mythic proportions and establishing him as one of the central icons of Western culture, fascinating armchair historians and specialists alike. With Caesar, Maria Wyke takes up the question of just why Julius Caesar has become such an exalted figure when most of his fellow Romans have long been forgotten. Focusing on key events in Caesar's life, she begins with accounts from ancient sources, then traces the ways in which his legend has been adapted and employed by everyone from Machiavelli to Madison Avenue, Shakespeare to George Bernard Shaw. Napoleon and Mussolini, for example, cited Caesar's crossing of the Rubicon in defense of their own dictatorial aims, while John Wilkes Booth fancied himself a new Brutus, ridding America of an imperial scourge. Caesar's personal life, too, has long been fair game - but the lessons we draw from it have changed: Suetonius derided Caesar for his lustfulness and his love of luxury, but these days he and his lover Cleopatra serve as the very embodiment of glamour, enticingly invoked everywhere from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to Hollywood blockbusters."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wyke, Maria
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG261
LC item number
.W95 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Caesar, Gaius Iulius
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Heads of state
  • Generals
  • Beeldvorming
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Receptie
  • Romeinse oudheid
  • Romeinse oudheid
  • Receptie
  • Beeldvorming
  • Culturele aspecten
  • Generals
  • Heads of state
  • Historiography
  • Literature
  • Mass media
  • Public opinion
  • Rome
  • Rome (Empire)
Label
Caesar : a life in western culture, Maria Wyke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: London : Granta, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caesar's celebrity : from fame to fable -- Audacity and adventurism : capture by pirates, ca. 74 BC -- Courage, cruelty and military acumen : war in Gaul, 58-51 BC -- Revolution and risk-taking : crossing the Rubicon, 49 BC -- Lust, luxury and love : Cleopatra and Egypt, 48-47 BC -- Triumphalism : Rome, 46 and 45 BC -- Liberty and tyranny : government, 49-44 BC -- Assassination : the Ides of March, 44 BC -- Divinity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780226921532
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213407437
  • (OCoLC)ocn213407437
Label
Caesar : a life in western culture, Maria Wyke
Publication
Note
First published: London : Granta, 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-278) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Caesar's celebrity : from fame to fable -- Audacity and adventurism : capture by pirates, ca. 74 BC -- Courage, cruelty and military acumen : war in Gaul, 58-51 BC -- Revolution and risk-taking : crossing the Rubicon, 49 BC -- Lust, luxury and love : Cleopatra and Egypt, 48-47 BC -- Triumphalism : Rome, 46 and 45 BC -- Liberty and tyranny : government, 49-44 BC -- Assassination : the Ides of March, 44 BC -- Divinity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780226921532
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008011543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)213407437
  • (OCoLC)ocn213407437

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