Julius Caesar's Bellum Civile and the Composition of a New by Ayelet Peer

By Ayelet Peer

In his Commentarii de Bello Civili Julius Caesar sought to re-invent his picture and seem ahead of his current and destiny readers in a manner which he may well regulate and now and then manage. providing a brand new interpretation of the Bellum Civile this e-book unearths the problematic literary international that Caesar creates utilizing refined strategies reminiscent of a studied collection of vocabulary, rearrangement of occasions, use of oblique speech, and extra. all the 3 books of the paintings is tested independently to set out the slow transformation of Caesar's literary character, in keeping with his ascent within the 'real' global. by way of analysing the paintings from Caesar's perspective the writer argues that by way of adroit presentation and manipulation of ancient conditions Caesar creates in his narrative a special fact, one during which his behavior is justified. The query of the res publica is additionally a key element of the amount, because it is within the Bellum Civile, and the writer argues that Caesar purposely doesn't current himself as a Republican, opposite to typically held perspectives. applying specified philological analyses of Caesar's 3 books at the Civil battle, this paintings considerably advances our realizing of Caesar as writer and politician.

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