Caesar in the USA

Caesar in the USA

eBook - 2012
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"The figure of Julius Caesar has loomed large in the United States since its very beginning, admired and evoked as a gateway to knowledge of politics, war, and even national life. In this lively and perceptive book, the first to examine Caesar's place in modern American culture, Maria Wyke investigates how his use has intensified in periods of political crisis, when the occurrence of assassination, war, dictatorship, totalitarianism or empire appears to give him fresh relevance. Her fascinating discussion shows how--from the Latin classroom to the Shakespearean stage, from cinema, television and the comic book to the internet--Caesar is mobilized in the U.S. as a resource for acculturation into the American present, as a prediction of America's future, or as a mode of commercial profit and great entertainment"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, Ă2012
ISBN: 9780520954274
0520954270
9786613958853
6613958859
9781283646352
1283646358
9780520273917
0520273915
Characteristics: 1 online resource (306 pages) : illustrations

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