By examining his military and political career, home life and relationships with women,
Always I Am Caesar provides a vivid portrait of Caesar s life and the times of ancient Rome during its transition from republic to empire.
Provides a richer portrait of Caesar s life by viewing him from multiple perspective and relating him to broader Roman societyExplores aspects of Caesar s career in cultural and social termsEngaging and witty style will appeal to general readers
W. Jeffrey Tatum is Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney and was formerly the Olivia Nelson Dorman Professor of Classics at Florida State University. He has published extensively on topics in Latin Literature and Roman History. Several chapters in this book originated from a series of lectures Dr. Tatum delivered in 2005 when he was the De Carle Distinguished Lecturer in the Humanities at the University of Otago in New Zealand.
List of Charts, Maps, and Figures vi Acknowledgements viii Charts ix Maps xii Introduction 1 1 Caesar the Politician: Power and the People in Republican Rome 18 2 Conquests and Glories, Triumphs and Spoils: Caesar and the Ideology of Roman Imperialism 42 3 Pontifex Maximus: Caesar and the Manipulation of Civic Religion 61 4 The Stones of Rome: Caesar and the Sociology of Roman Public Building 80 5 My True and Honourable Wife: Cornelia and Pompeia, Calpurnia and Cleopatra 99 6 Great Men and Impersonal Groundswells: The Civil War 122 7 Great Caesar Fell: Philosophy, Politics, and Assassination 145 8 The Evil that Men Do: Caesar and Augustus 167 Important Dates 189 Bibliography 190 Index 194