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Caesar

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Caesar by Christian Meier
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For centuries, Julius Caesar has endured in our collective imagination as a favorite among historians and scholars, playwrights and poets. In legend he lives as the great conqueror "of" Rome's immense empire, a remarkable diplomat and writer, an unrivaled heartbreaker, and a man of relentless determination who met a seemingly tragic end. "Caesar" examines the riveting story of a complex man within the context of the crisis of the Roman republic. Meier vividly reconstructs the distinctive features of this age by emphasizing the prevalent educational practices that imposed limitations on individual development. Meier clearly shows that Caesar early on established himself as a man whose unique drive, self-confidence, and detachment would bring him into continual conflict with established institutions. What were the political and social forces that shaped and challenged this extraordinary individual? And how did this larger-than-life leader truly affect the fate of the Roman republic and the course of history? Internationally renowned historian Christian Meier explores these questions in the most authoritative and accessible account ot Julius Caesar's life, career, and legacy.

Author Biography

Christian Meier is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Munich. He is one of Europe's leading authorities on the late Roman Republic and is the author of 'The Greek Discovery of Politics', 'The Political Art of Greek Tragedy' and 'Caesar'.
Release date NZ
May 20th, 1996
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Fontana Press
Pages
528
Dimensions
129x198x28
ISBN-13
9780006863496
Product ID
1696296

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