Caesar: A Life in Western Culture

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Granta, 2007 - Civilization, Western - 287 pages
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"In this book Maria Wyke explores the ways in which Caesar's life has provided inexhaustible inspiration for two thousand years. In the Middle Ages he was held to be a 'pagan saint' whose conduct exemplified Christian virtues, and popes and emperors clamoured to establish a founding place for him in their family trees."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Anurag - Goodreads

An interesting read about the modern reflection of institutional power. I wish the author went into politics and psychology a little more but she seemed more interested in keeping the book ... Read full review

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The book is well-written, but it turns out I wasn't interested in the subject as much as I thought. Read full review


Audacity and Adventurism
Courage Cruelty and Military Acumen
Revolution and RiskTaking

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About the author (2007)

Maria Wyke now holds the chair of Latin at University College London.

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