A Companion to Julius Caesar comprises 30 essays from leading scholars examining the life and after life of this great polarizing figure.
Explores Caesar from a variety of perspectives: military genius, ruthless tyrant, brilliant politician, first class orator, sophisticated man of letters, and more
Utilizes Caesar s own extant writings
Examines the viewpoints of Caesar s contemporaries and explores Caesar s portrayals by artists and writers through the ages
Miriam Griffin is Emeritus Fellow of Classics at Oxford University. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Roman history and philosophy, including Nero (1987), Seneca: A Philosopher in Politics (1992), and Philosophia togata I & II (with Jonathan Barnes, 1991 & 1997). She was until recently editor of the Classical Quarterly.
List of Figures viii Notes on Contributors x Preface xvi Reference Works: Abbreviated Titles xviii 1 Introduction 1 Part I Biography: Narrative 9 2 From the Iulii to Caesar 11 Ernst Badian 3 Caesar as a Politician 23 Erich S. Gruen 4 The Proconsular Years: Politics at a Distance 37 John T. Ramsey 5 The Dictator 57 Jane F. Gardner 6 The Assassination 72 Andrew Lintott Part II Biography: Themes 83 7 General and Imperialist 85 Nathan Rosenstein 8 Caesar and Religion 100 David Wardle 9 Friends, Associates, and Wives 112 Catherine Steel 10 Caesar the Man 126 Jeremy Paterson 11 Caesar as an Intellectual 141 Elaine Fantham Part III Caesar s Extant Writings 157 12 Bellum Gallicum 159 Christina S. Kraus 13 Bellum Civile 175 Kurt Raaflaub 14 The Continuators: Soldiering On 192 Ronald Cluett Part IV Caesar s Reputation at Rome 207 15 Caesar s Political and Military Legacy to the Roman Emperors 209 Barbara Levick 16 Augustan and Tiberian Literature 224 Mark Toher 17 Neronian Literature: Seneca and Lucan 239 Matthew Leigh 18 The First Biographers: Plutarch and Suetonius 252 Christopher Pelling 19 The Roman Historians after Livy 267 Luke Pitcher 20 The First Emperor: The View of Late Antiquity 277 Timothy Barnes 21 The Irritating Statues and Contradictory Portraits of Julius Caesar 288 Paul Zanker Part V Caesar s Place in History 315 22 The Middle Ages 317 Almut Suerbaum 23 Empire, Eloquence, and Military Genius: Renaissance Italy 335 Martin McLaughlin 24 Some Renaissance Caesars 356 Carol Clark 25 Shakespeare s Julius Caesar and the Dramatic Tradition 371 Julia Griffin 26 The Enlightenment 399 Thomas Biskup 27 Caesar and the Two Napoleons 410 Claude Nicolet 28 Republicanism, Caesarism, and Political Change 418 Nicholas Cole 29 Caesar for Communists and Fascists 431 Luciano Canfora 30 A Twenty-First-Century Caesar 441 Maria Wyke Bibliography 456 Index 492