Chapter One. Introduction

  1. Miriam Griffin Emeritus Fellow
  1. Miriam Griffin Emeritus Fellow

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch1

A Companion to Julius Caesar

A Companion to Julius Caesar

How to Cite

Griffin, M. (2009) Introduction, in A Companion to Julius Caesar (ed M. Griffin), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308440.ch1

Editor Information

  1. Somerville College, Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. Somerville College, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149235

Online ISBN: 9781444308440

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Keywords:

  • Julius Caesar perceived, as an extraordinary individual - His name in forms as Kaiser, Czar, Tsar, the highest title for rulers far from Rome in place and time;
  • Caesar's posthumous fame - factors contributing to it;
  • Part I and thematic in Part II - recounting important historical events;
  • Part III forms a bridge between Caesar's life and his afterlife – discusses his own writings and continuations by others;
  • Part IV - exploring Caesar's posthumous reputation among Romans themselves;
  • contemporary impression and its preservation - reservations of the Elder Pliny about Caesar's scholarship;
  • enduring problems in fathoming Caesar;
  • historical significance of Caesar;
  • Great Man in History - memory of Julius Caesar, so vivid and relevant;
  • Caesar relishing in the game of Republican politics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Scheme of the Volume

  • The Contemporary Impression and its Preservation

  • Enduring Problems in Fathoming Caesar

  • The Historical Significance of Caesar

  • The Great Man in History