Plutarch Caesar: Translated with an Introduction and Commentary

Paperback | November 15, 2011

byChristopher Pelling

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Plutarch's Life of Caesar deals with the best known Roman of them all, Julius Caesar, and his vivid narrative covers most of the major events of the last generation of the Republic, as well as painting an insightful picture of this man who sacrificed everything for power. Pelling's volumegives a new translation of the Life together with a full introduction and running commentary on the events it describes. Culminating in the crossing of the Rubicon, Caesar's victory in the Civil War, and finally his assassination on the Ides of March, 44 BC, it goes on to trace the first stages of the new phase of civil war which followed and, in its turn, led to the establishment of the principate. The volume alsodiscusses both the historical and the literary aspects of the Life, relating it both to the broader history of the Republic and to Plutarch's other works, especially the Life of Alexander with which it forms a pair of Parallel Lives. A separate section of the Introduction also discusses Shakespeare's adaptation of Plutarch in Julius Caesar, and points out ways in which the subtle remoulding of Plutarch's material can illuminate the techniques and interests of both authors.

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Plutarch's Life of Caesar deals with the best known Roman of them all, Julius Caesar, and his vivid narrative covers most of the major events of the last generation of the Republic, as well as painting an insightful picture of this man who sacrificed everything for power. Pelling's volumegives a new translation of the Life together wit...

Christopher Pelling is Regius Professor of Greek at Oxford University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:552 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199608350

ISBN - 13:9780199608355

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List of MapsAbbreviationsIntroduction1. Plutarch and the Caesars2. TheLife of Caesara) Biography and Historyb) Alexander and Caesar: Pair and Series3. Sources and Methodsa) Gathering the Materialb) The Sourcesc) Remoulding the Material4. Plutarch and Roman Politics5. Caesar and Julius Caesar: Plutarch and ShakespeareTranslationCommentaryIndexes Names General Index