Notes on Comntributors.
Preface and Acknowledgements.
Part I Introduction.
1. Judging Julius Caesar.
Part II Literary Characterization.
2. The Earliest Depiction of Caesar and the Later Tradition.
3. Caesar, Lucan's Bellum Civile,and their Reception.
4. Julian Augustus' Julius Caesar.
Part III The City of Rome.
5. The Seat and Memory of Power: Caesar's Curia and Forum.
6. St Peter's Needle and the Ashes of Julius Caesar.
7. Julius II as Second Caesar.
Part IV Nationalism and Statecraft.
8. Imitation Gone Wrong: The "Pestilentially Ambitious" Figure of Julius Caesar in Montaigne's Essais.
9. Manifest Destiny and the Eclipse of Julius Caesar.
10. Caesar, Cinema, and National Identity in the 1910s.
11. Caesar the Foe: Roman Conquest and National Resistance in Freanch Popular Culture. in Fascist Italy.
Part V Theatrical Performance.
12. Julius Caesar and the Democracy to Come.
13. Shaw's Caesars.
14. The Rhetoric of Romanita: Representations of Caesar in Fascist Theatre.
Part VI Warfare and Revolution.
15. From "Capitano" to "Great Commander": The Military Reception of Caesar from the Sisteenth to the Twentieth Centuries.
16. Crossing the Rubicon into Paris: Caesarian Comparisons from Napoleon to de Gaulle.
Oliver Benjamin Hemmerle.
17. A Twenty-First-Century Caesar.
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* Ranges over the fields of religious, military, and political history, archaeology, architecture and urban planning, the visual arts, and literary, film, theatre and cultural studies.
* Examines representations of Caesar in Italy, France, Germany, Britain, and the United States in particular.
* Objects of analysis range from Caesar’s own commentaries on the Gallic wars, through Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and images of Caesar in Italian fascist popular culture, to contemporary cinema and current debates about American empire.
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