Julius Caesar in Western Culture

Julius Caesar in Western Culture

Editor(s): Maria Wyke

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405125987

Online ISBN: 9780470775042

DOI: 10.1002/9780470775042

About this Book

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Includes original contributions by international experts on Caesar and his reception.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Literary Characterization

  3. Part III: The City of Rome

  4. Part IV: Statecraft and Nationalism

  5. Part V: Theatrical Performance

  6. Part VI: Warfare and Revolution

  7. Part VII: Afterword

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