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Title:
Readings on Julius Caesar
Author:
Nardo, Don, 1947-
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
176 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The story told in Julius Caesar / Marchette Chute -- The heart of the plot : an unnatural conspiracy / Norman Sanders -- Shakespeare's guide to Republican Rome : Plutarch's Lives / Albert Furtwangler -- Contemporary settings illustrate the play's universality / Richard France -- Shakespeare's Brutus : a man torn by conflicting values / J.L. Simmons -- Brutus's personal failure is the central tragedy / Alice Shalvi -- Without a strong Brutus, the play founders / Roger Manvell -- Caesar : mightier in death than in life / Henry Norman Hudson -- Cassius the egotist versus Antony the opportunist / Harley Granville-Barker -- Was Cicero too timid to be a good conspirator? / James A.K. Thomson -- A clash of wills : politics and power in Julius Caesar / E.A.J. Honigmann -- The art and power of oratory in Julius Caesar / Anne Barton -- A clash of aims : the use and abuse of oratory by Brutus and Antony / Derek Traversi -- Distorted self-views : role-playing in Julius Caesar / Thomas F. Van Laan -- Manifestations of the supernatural in Julius Caesar / Cumberland Clark -- Shakespeare's use of blood imagery in the play / Maurice Charney.
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ISBN:
9781565108530

9781565108523
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Book

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up‘Nardo's biography catches the essence of the man and his times. Caesar, in presiding over the death of the Roman Republic, was at times brutal and savage, at other times magnanimous to his enemies. A brilliant and charismatic leader, he bound his troops to him with the kind of loyalty that transcended their allegiance to Rome. He effectively used this military power to circumvent the Senate, crush his enemies, and, ultimately, become dictator for life. This is a complex and convoluted history, containing descriptions of many battles, devious political maneuvering, and shifting alliances, such as Caesar's liaison with Cleopatra. Nardo tells the story with excellent pacing and attention to detail and doesn't shy away from offering a controversial judgment. Clear, black-and-white illustrations and a comprehensive index complement the text.‘David N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library, MT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up‘Nardo's biography catches the essence of the man and his times. Caesar, in presiding over the death of the Roman Republic, was at times brutal and savage, at other times magnanimous to his enemies. A brilliant and charismatic leader, he bound his troops to him with the kind of loyalty that transcended their allegiance to Rome. He effectively used this military power to circumvent the Senate, crush his enemies, and, ultimately, become dictator for life. This is a complex and convoluted history, containing descriptions of many battles, devious political maneuvering, and shifting alliances, such as Caesar's liaison with Cleopatra. Nardo tells the story with excellent pacing and attention to detail and doesn't shy away from offering a controversial judgment. Clear, black-and-white illustrations and a comprehensive index complement the text.‘David N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library, MT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.