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Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman City

Andrew Bell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199242344
eISBN:
9780191714092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242344.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book's analysis of the power of prestige in civic communities of the ancient world demonstrates the importance of crowds' aesthetic and emotional judgement upon leaders and their ambitious ... More


‘Untired Spirits and Formal Constancy’: Julius Caesar

Miles Geoffrey

in Shakespeare and the Constant Romans

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117711
eISBN:
9780191671050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117711.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Returning to Shakespeare, this chapter looks at the lines quoted at the beginning of the first chapter: ‘Let not our looks put on our purposes; But bear it as our Roman actors do, With untired ... More


The Concept of Plebiscitary Democracy: Past, Present, and Future

Jeffrey Green

in The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195372649
eISBN:
9780199871711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372649.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter revisits the overly maligned concept of plebiscitary democracy, reviewing its historical development, and arguing for its relevance as a present-day ethical paradigm. The chapter is ... More


The Rise of the Fixed Calendars: Persian, Ptolemaic, and Julian Calendars

Sacha Stern

in Calendars in Antiquity: Empires, States, and Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589449
eISBN:
9780191746178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589449.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how fixed calendars rose in importance in the ancient world during the second half of the first millennium bce, largely as a result of the spread and adoption of the Egyptian ... More


Looking at Caesar

Andrew Bell

in Spectacular Power in the Greek and Roman City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199242344
eISBN:
9780191714092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242344.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter shows that Julius Caesar, in gesturing to impress, reveals the fluidity of assumptions governing political life in Rome. His complex styles of self-definition correlate with the mixed ... More


Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Luciano Canfora

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book is a profile of an extraordinary man, and a new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history. Julius Caesar played a leading role in the politics and culture of a ... More


Munera uestra cano: The Poet, the Gods, and the Thematic Unity of Georgics 1

Damien Nelis

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter offers a study of some aspects of the structure of the first book of Vergil's Georgics. It attempts to explain the book's thematic coherence by looking at the ways in which the poet ... More


The Poet: Julius Caesar and the Democracy to Come

Nicholas Royle

in In Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632954
eISBN:
9780748671625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632954.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a discussion on Julius Caesar. Julius Caesar provides the idea that the time of today is the time of murder. Shakespeare's Hamlet has a decisive role in Jacques Derrida's ... More


Striving after Tyranny?

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Suetonius rejected all other explanations, including the one ‘frequently repeated’ by Pompey, that Caesar took the path to revolution because he could not complete what he had undertaken; that is, ... More


Against Subversion

Luciano Canfora and Julian Stringer (eds)

in Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619368
eISBN:
9780748670734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619368.003.0022
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

While Caesar was occupied with the difficult campaign in the Balkans, two episodes of particularly dramatic social unrest occurred in Rome; each ended in repression. The main player in the first was ... More


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