Author: Christian Meier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781567315745

Category: Generals

Page: 513

View: 2282

In his now classic 'Caesar: A Biography', internationally renowned historian Christian Meier brings the most famous Roman of them all unforgettable to life. History leaps off the page as Meier tells the riveting story of a brilliant, complex man and the political and social forces that both shaped and challenged him. Filled with psychological insight and wonderful character analyses, 'Caesar: A Biography', reconstructs the rich political and social background of the Late Roman Republic. It demonstrates how limitations were deliberately imposed on the development of talent and personality in young Romans. Within this context, Meier reveals how Caesar established himself early on as a man whose unique drive and self-confidence would bring him into continual conflict with established institutions that were obsessed with the denial of the individual. From Caesar's birth to the inevitable Ides of March, Meier paints a full and vivid picture of how this larger-than-life leader truly affected the fate of the Roman republic and the course of history. Authoritative and accessible, this masterful biography has long been acknowledged as the definitive modern account of Caesar's life, career, and legacy. -- BOOK JACKET (inside flap text)

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504062973

Category: Drama

Page: 95

View: 5676

Shakespeare’s tragic tale of power, politics, friendship, and betrayal in ancient Rome. Julius Caesar is basking in the glow of military triumph—but his friend Brutus has fallen in with a band of conspirators who argue that Caesar’s ambitions may soon cast a pall of tyranny over Rome’s people. Torn, Brutus finally agrees to pick up a knife and join in assassinating Caesar on the Ides of March. His act is driven by a fear of dictatorship and a desire to protect the citizenry, but the events that follow will have heart-wrenching consequences, in one of the immortal playwright William Shakepeare’s greatest works.

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Akasha Classics

ISBN: 9781603033794

Category: Drama

Page: 136

View: 9474

What actions are justified when the fate of a nation hangs in the balance, and who can see the best path ahead? Julius Caesar has led Rome successfully in the war against Pompey and returns celebrated and beloved by the people. Yet in the senate fears intensify that his power may become supreme and threaten the welfare of the republic. A plot for his murder is hatched by Caius Cassius who persuades Marcus Brutus to support him. Though Brutus has doubts, he joins Cassius and helps organize a group of conspirators that assassinate Caesar on the Ides of March. But, what is the cost to a nation now erupting into civil war? A fascinating study of political power, the consequences of actions, the meaning of loyalty and the false motives that guide the actions of men, Julius Caesar is action packed theater at its finest.

In the Days of Caesar

Author: Amos Yong

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802864066

Category: Religion

Page: 377

View: 9419

In the Days of Caesar is a constructive political theology formulated in sustained dialogue with the Pentecostal and charismatic renewal one of the most vibrant religious movements at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Amos Yong here argues that the many tongues, practices, and gifts of renewal Christianity offer up new resources for thinking about how Christian community can engage and transform the social, political, and economic structures of the world. Yong has three goals here. First he seeks to correct stereotypes of Pentecostalism, both political and theological. Secondly he aims to provoke Pentecostals to reflect theologically from out of the depths of their own Pentecostalism rather than merely to adopt some framework for theological or political self-understanding. Finally Yong shows that a distinctively Pentecostal form of theological reflection is not a parochial activity but has constructive potential to illuminate Christian belief and practice. This book s engagement with political theology from a Pentecostal perspective is the first of its kind.

The Death of Caesar

Author: Barry Strauss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451668813

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1965

A professor of history and classics describes the actual events of March 15, 44 BC, when Julius Caesar was murdered during the Roman civil wars, and comparies them to those outlined by William Shakespeare in his famous play.--Publisher's description.

Christ and Caesar

Author: Seyoon Kim

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802860087

Category: Religion

Page: 228

View: 5499

The slogan "Paul and the Empire" is much in vogue in New Testament scholarship today. But did Paul truly formulate his gospel in antithesis to the Roman imperial cult and ideology and seek to subvert the Empire? In Christ and Caesar Seyoon Kim first examines five epistles of Paul exegetically and shows how the dominant anti-imperial interpretation is actually difficult to sustain.Next he examines the Lukan writings (Luke-Acts) to see how Luke talks about the encounters of Paul and other gospel preachers with Roman imperialism. Kim explores why it is that Luke makes no effort to present Christ's redemption as materialized in terms of political liberation. Finally, Kim compares the exaltation Christologies of Luke, Revelation, Paul, and Hebrews and inquires about the hermeneutical possibility of developing a political Christology in our present-day context.

Julius Caesar

Author: Nic Fields

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472838416

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 8220

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: Pat Southern

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited


Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9243

Caesar Antichrist

Author: Alfred Jarry

Publisher: N.A



Page: 143

View: 4892

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers

ISBN: 9780030522291


Page: 151

View: 8220