The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:GENERAL PRESS

ISBN:9387669947

Total Pages:128

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Julius Caesar is among the best of Shakespeare's historical and political plays, composed in 1599. The story is about the power struggle that occurs after the assassination of Julius Caesar, and it takes its readers through the course of the rebels' defeat in the Battle of Philippi. The book is set in the Roman Empire in 44 bc and paints a picture of the struggle for power that was prominent during the phase. The story begins when Brutus, a close ally and friend of Julius Caesar's, is enticed by the conspirators who plot the murder of Caesar under the guise of working for the interest of the republic. The book then depicts the manner in which Caesar ignores the warning from his astrologer about the impending danger to his life. When Caesar is assassinated after Brutus delivers the final blow, the rebels attempt to win public support for their deeds, which Mark Antony, another Caesar faithful, works against, with the help of a rousing. Through events surrounding his death, the themes of frustrated ambition and crude demagoguery are picked up and brilliantly handled. It is interesting to see how Caesar's personality dominates the play.

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Who Was Julius Caesar?

Author:Nico Medina,Who HQ

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0698187326

Total Pages:112

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He came. He saw. He conquered. Julius Caesar was a force to be reckoned with as a savvy politician, an impressive orator, and a brave soldier. Born in Rome in 100 BC, he quickly climbed the ladder of Roman politics, making allies--and enemies--along the way. His victories in battle awarded him the support of the people, but flush from power, he named himself dictator for life. The good times, however, would not last much longer. On the Ides of March, Caesar was brutally assassinated by a group of senators determined to end his tyranny, bringing his reign to an end.

Julius Caesar

Author:William Shakespeare

Publisher:Graphic Arts Books

ISBN:1513276778

Total Pages:102

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Julius Caesar was a general and stateman whose favor among the Roman people was viewed as a threat and source of conflict with other consuls. He was eventually targeted by a group of conspirators who sought to neutralize his power and influence. After defeating his longtime enemy, Pompey, Caesar is celebrated upon his return home. Roman citizens are enamored by the general, while politicians are concerned with his growing accomplishments. They fear Caesar will become driven by ambition, coveting a position as the king of Rome. A group of conspirators, including the reluctant Brutus, create a plot to assassinate Caesar, effectively ending his rise to power. The action sparks civil unrest, leading to the discovery of the participants true motivations. William Shakespeare’s interpretation of Julius Caesar’s story is arguably the most famous version. It’s been adapted across various mediums including film and television. The story is ripe with deception and betrayal but also guilt and retribution. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Julius Caesar is both modern and readable.

Julius Caesar

Author:iMinds

Publisher:iMinds Pty Ltd

ISBN:1921761431

Total Pages:2

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He was a great leader of the ancient world. And still today, Julius Caesar is one of history's most famous people. Caesar was born in 100BC to the wealthy family of the Julii. His parents named him Gaius. "Caesar", meaning "head of hair", was a nickname he received later. Caesar began to assert his authority at a young age. He was appointed as a priest of Jupiter at the age of 13.

Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic

Author:Tom Stevenson

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1317597540

Total Pages:224

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Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic provides an accessible introduction to Caesar’s life and public career. It outlines the main phases of his career with reference to prominent social and political concepts of the time. This approach helps to explain his aims, ideals, and motives as rooted in tradition, and demonstrates that Caesar’s rise to power owed much to broad historical processes of the late Republican period, a view that contrasts with the long-held idea that he sought to become Rome’s king from an early age. This is an essential undergraduate introduction to this fascinating figure, and to his role in the transformation of Rome from republic to empire.

Julius Caesar

Author:Patricia Southern

Publisher:Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:1445650460

Total Pages:336

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A monumental new life of Ancient Rome's most illustrious complex and legendary leader - Julius Caesar.

CliffsNotes on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Author:James E Vickers,Martha Perry

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0544182383

Total Pages:114

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer summaries and expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Julius Caesar, you follow the dramatic political battles of Rome during the height of the Pax Romanum. Shakespeare pits Caesar against an untold number of conspirators and lets the daggers fly. In the end, who will carry on the rule of the Caesars? This user-friendly guide makes studying a snap—with visual icons flagging key themes, literary devices, and more. You'll come to understand the overall structure of the play, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include Shakespeare's background and career highlights Scene-by-scene summaries Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge Glossaries of key words and terms Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Julius Caesar

Author:Jacob Abbott

Publisher:BookRix

ISBN:3736810601

Total Pages:204

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Julius Caesar was a Roman general, statesman, Consul, and notable author of Latin prose. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. In 60 BC, Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey formed a political alliance that was to dominate Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power through populist tactics were opposed by the conservative ruling class within the Roman Senate, among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero. Caesar's conquest of Gaul, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome's territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both when he built a bridge across the Rhine and conducted the first invasion of Britain. These achievements granted him unmatched military power and threatened to eclipse the standing of Pompey, who had realigned himself with the Senate after the death of Crassus in 53 BC. With the Gallic Wars concluded, the Senate ordered Caesar to lay down his military command and return to Rome. Caesar refused, and marked his defiance in 49 BC by crossing the Rubicon with a legion, leaving his province and illegally entering Roman territory under arms.[6] Civil war resulted, from which he emerged as the unrivaled leader of Rome. After assuming control of government, Caesar began a program of social and governmental reforms, including the creation of the Julian calendar. He centralised the bureaucracy of the Republic and was eventually proclaimed "dictator in perpetuity". But the underlying political conflicts had not been resolved, and on the Ides of March (15 March) 44 BC, Caesar was assassinated by a group of senators led by Marcus Junius Brutus. A new series of civil wars broke out, and the constitutional government of the Republic was never restored. Caesar's adopted heir Octavian, later known as Augustus, rose to sole power, and the era of the Roman Empire began.

Julius Caesar

Author:Philip Freeman

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1416565884

Total Pages:480

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More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip Freeman describes in this fascinating new biography, Caesar was also a brilliant orator, an accomplished writer, a skilled politician, and much more. Julius Caesar was a complex man, both hero and villain. He possessed great courage, ambition, honor, and vanity. Born into a noble family that had long been in decline, he advanced his career cunningly, beginning as a priest and eventually becoming Rome's leading general. He made alliances with his rivals and then discarded them when it suited him. He was a spokesman for the ordinary people of Rome, who rallied around him time and again, but he profited enormously from his conquests and lived opulently. Eventually he was murdered in one of the most famous assassinations in history. Caesar's contemporaries included some of Rome's most famous figures, from the generals Marius, Sulla, and Pompey to the orator and legislator Cicero as well as the young politicians Mark Antony and Octavius (later Caesar Augustus). Caesar's legendary romance with the Egyptian queen Cleopatra still fascinates us today. In this splendid biography, Freeman presents Caesar in all his dimensions and contradictions. With remarkable clarity and brevity, Freeman shows how Caesar dominated a newly powerful Rome and shaped its destiny. This book will captivate readers discovering Caesar and ancient Rome for the first time as well as those who have a deep interest in the classical world.

Julius Caesar

Author:Mary Hamer

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:1786942429

Total Pages:97

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In Julius Caesar Shakespeare links the problem of treachery between Roman men with the institution of marriage, and with men's dissociation from women. He asked his first audience to recognise in the Rome that he represents features of the England in which they were living themselves: a state ruled by fear where the connection between keeping control over religious observance and maintaining the authority of the government was evident to all. This new reading offers an account of the historical figure of Caesar and of the Roman tradition that he has come to represent, while throwing Shakespeare's own scepticism about the heritage of Rome into relief. Approaches drawn from object relations theory and from cultural history are combined with a sense of the work in performance to develop a detailed close reading of the language and of the interactions of the play.

A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Author:Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher:Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:1410336948

Total Pages:15

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A Study Guide for William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Shakespeare for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Shakespeare for Students for all of your research needs.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Author:William Shakespeare

Publisher:Hackett Publishing

ISBN:1585109029

Total Pages:208

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Jan Blits' edition represents something new among editions of Julius Caesar. In addition to textual glosses and explanatory notes focused on the rhetorical, historical, and political contexts of the speeches, it includes a wide array of quotations and citations from writers of classical antiquity chosen to illuminate passages of special pertinence to the Roman world represented in the play. Highlighting Shakespeare's significance as a political thinker, it also demonstrates his deep understanding of Roman antiquity, its competing worldviews, and the demise of its Republic. Intended for a broad readership, the edition also includes a Preface, Introduction, Bibliography, and a topical Index.

Julius Caesar Manual

Author:Jonnie Patricia Mobley

Publisher:Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN:0787780332

Total Pages:48

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Make Shakespeare?s Julius Caesar come alive for your students! This manual is filled with background information on Shakespeare and his theatre, suggestions for teaching and producing the play, summaries of every scene, and questions and answers for every act. You?ll also find an annotated bibliography, a guide to pronouncing proper names, a Shakespearean time line, and a glossary of terms. For the best experience, use this manual alongside the Access to Shakespeare edition of Julius Caesar.

Julius Caesar

Author:Nic Fields

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:1472838416

Total Pages:64

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One of the greatest military commanders in history, Julius Caesar's most famous victory – the conquest of Gaul – was to him little more than a stepping stone to power. An audacious and decisive general, his victories over the Gauls allowed him to challenge for the political leadership of Rome. Leading a single legion across the Rubicon in 49 BC, Caesar launched a civil war which would end the Roman Republic and usher in the Roman Empire, with Caesar at its helm. This examination of the great general's life covers his great victories and few defeats, looking at the factors which lay behind his military genius.

Julius Caesar

Author:Simon Elliott

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1504060601

Total Pages:160

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A look at the remarkable military career of ancient Rome’s most celebrated leader. Born into an aristocratic family, Julius Caesar has been an inspiration to countless military commanders over the past two millennia. His early military campaigns, part of his progression along the cursus honorum, ranged from the East to Spain to the early Roman civil wars. His participation in the Gallic Wars as well as his incursions into Britain are known mainly through his own published commentary on said events. Written by a prominent historian and archaeologist, this concise volume details Caesar’s military life and the role it played in his political career. From his youth through the civil wars that resulted in his becoming the dictator of Rome, Caesar has left a remarkable legacy.

Study Guide to Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Author:Intelligent Education

Publisher:Influence Publishers

ISBN:1645425673

Total Pages:152

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, one of several plays based on true events from Roman history. As a historical drama of Roman war time, Julius Caesar explores the complicated nature of power and political transitions. Moreover, Shakespeare focuses on the moral struggle between demands of honor, friendship, patriotism, and loyalty. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Shakepeare’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Julius Caesar

Author:Joanne Mattern

Publisher:Mitchell Lane

ISBN:1545746052

Total Pages:48

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Caesar grew up to be a powerful politician, general and leader. He expanded the already powerful Roman Republic into new lands, creating one of the most important civilizations in world history. He fought against pirates, other nations and powerful politicians who wanted to destroy him, before meeting a bloody end at the hands of his fellow citizens. In his amazing career, Caesar changed the world and introduced many of the customs we still use today. Learn more about this extraordinary man and the time in which he lived in this exciting biography of one of history’s greatest leaders.

The Life and Times of Julius Caesar

Author:Jim Whiting

Publisher:Mitchell Lane

ISBN:154574839X

Total Pages:48

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Julius Caesar is one of the most famous figures in ancient Rome. He was born into a turbulent era, when different factions were trying to control the government. He survived and began a steady rise in importance. He became a very successful military commander who added more than 200,000 square miles to the territories under Rome s control. But his triumphs created powerful enemies in Rome. They wanted to strip him of his power. He defeated those enemies in a civil war that made him even more powerful. He had a famous love relationship with Cleopatra, the queen of Egypt. When it seemed that nothing could hold him back, he was assassinated in the Roman Senate. One of his most notable accomplishments still affects people today. He reformed the calendar and established the length of a year at its present 365 days, with a leap year every four years. The month of July is named after him.