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Caesar: A Life in Western Culture (Hardback)
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Caesar: A Life in Western Culture (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 19/09/2008
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"Caesar" is not so much about Caesar the man as all the many versions of him in poetry, literature, opera, and drama. . . . A lively and thought-provoking read which skips lightly across the centuries.--Adrian Goldsworthy, "Spectator"

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226921532
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 548 g
Dimensions: 236 x 165 x 24 mm


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"Ms. Wyke's concern is how we have created and adapted Caesar's image and historical importance over the past 2,000 years--from Caesar's camp at Arles to Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; from Mussolini, seeking a Caesarian mandate for his own grand ambitions, to Asterix, using the Roman dictator for satirical purposes in comic-book form; from the Caesar coins minted in tribute by Brutus (before he revised his opinion) to the taunts leveled at George W. Bush as an empire-seeker in recent years."--Peter Stothard, Wall Street Journal-- (08/18/2008)

"Wyke has gathered together a splendid array of Caesarian traditions, reminiscences, and arguments in Western culture, high and low. . . . The material assembled in Caesar will warm the hearts of many students of the ancient world, with its repeated demonstration that Caesar's career has made such an impact in so many different media over the last two millennia."

--Mary Beard "New York Review of Books "

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