Category : Art
Editor : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9780691222363
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 392
GET EBOOK
Available for

The story of how images of Roman autocrats have influenced art, culture, and the representation of power for more than 2,000 years. What does the face of power look like? Who gets commemorated in art and why? And how do we react to statues of politicians we deplore?

Category : Coins, Roman
Editor :
ISBN : WISC:89095156576
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 55
GET EBOOK
Available for

Category : History
Editor : Courier Dover Publications
ISBN : 9780486830230
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 656
GET EBOOK
Available for

One of antiquity's great historical resources, this chronicle portrays the lives and reigns of Julius Caesar and his 11 immediate successors.

Category : Emperors
Editor :
ISBN : CUB:U183015157943
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views :
GET EBOOK
Available for

Category : History
Editor : Penguin UK
ISBN : 9780140440997
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 563
GET EBOOK
Available for

Offers a selection of writings from the Roman orator and statesman.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor : Macmillan
ISBN : 9781250023537
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 402
GET EBOOK
Available for

A vividly detailed retelling of the lives and times of the Roman emperors traces how their reigns marked Rome's shift from a republic to an influential empire, offering a sequence of biographies that offers insight into the political and social dynamics of each ruler's time. By the author of The Last Princess.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Wordsworth Editions
ISBN : 185326475X
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 388
GET EBOOK
Available for

This text by Suetonius, a Latin biographer, is a major source for the period from Julius Caesar to Domitian. It sets out a great range of aspects illuminating the emperors' characters, their habits - from table to bedchamber - their intrigues, loves and their deaths.

Category : Antiques & Collectibles
Editor : Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN : 9781588396396
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 238
GET EBOOK
Available for

The twelve monumental silver-gilt standing cups known as the Aldobrandini Tazze constitute perhaps the most enigmatic masterpiece of Renaissance European metalwork. Topped with statuettes of the Twelve Caesars, the tazze are decorated with marvelously detailed scenes illustrating the lives of those ancient Roman rulers. The work’s origin is unknown, and the ensemble was divided in the nineteenth century and widely dispersed, greatly hampering study. This volume, inspired by a groundbreaking symposium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examines topics ranging from the tazze’s representation of the ancient world to their fate in the hands of nineteenth-century collectors, and presents newly discovered archival material and advanced scientific findings. The distinguished essayists propose answers to critical questions that have long surrounded the set and shed light on the stature of Renaissance goldsmiths’ work as an art form, establishing a new standard for the study of Renaissance silver.

Category : History
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781446433973
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 608
GET EBOOK
Available for

The twentieth century has been called 'the American Century'. Not since the days of the Roman emperors has there been such a succession of rulers holding the fate of the world in their hands. Now, award-winning biographer Nigel Hamilton gives us the lives of the twelve men, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush, who presided over America's imperial fortunes - the good, the bad and the truly awful. How did these American Caesars reach the White House? What were the challenges they faced when they got there and how did they meet them? And who were these men in their private lives? Compulsively readable, packed with unforgettable characters as well as stories, lessons and revelations, American Caears is essential reading for our times.

Category : Biography & Autobiography
Editor :
ISBN : 1774412675
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 90
GET EBOOK
Available for

Gaius Julius Caesar (13 July 100 BC[1] - 15 March 44 BC), usually called Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician and general who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He is also known as a notable author of Latin prose. In 60 BC, Julius Caesar, Crassus and Pompey formed a political alliance that dominated Roman politics for several years. Their attempts to amass power as Populares were opposed by the Optimates within the Roman Senate, among them Cato the Younger with the frequent support of Cicero. Caesar's victories in the Gallic Wars, completed by 51 BC, extended Rome's territory to the English Channel and the Rhine. Julius Caesar became the first Roman general to cross both the Channel and the Rhine, when he built a bridge across the Rhine and crossed the Channel to invade Britain. These achievements granted him unmatched military power and threatened to eclipse the standing of Pompey, who had realigned himself with the Senate after the death of Crassus in 53 BC. With the Gallic Wars concluded, the Senate ordered Caesar to step down from his military command and return to Rome. Julius Caesar found himself with no other options, but to cross the Rubicon with the 13th Legion, leaving his province and illegally entering Roman Italy under arms. Civil war resulted and Caesar's victory in the war put him in an unrivalled position of power and influence. After assuming control of government, Julius Caesar began a programme of social and governmental reforms, including the creation of the Julian calendar. He gave citizenship to many residents of far regions of the Roman Empire. He initiated land reform and support for veterans. He centralised the bureaucracy of the Republic and was eventually proclaimed "dictator in perpetuity", giving him additional authority. His populist and authoritarian reforms angered the elites, who began to conspire against him. On the Ides of March (15 March) 44 BC Julius Caesar was assassinated by a group of rebellious senators led by Gaius Cassius Longinus, Marcus Junius Brutus and Decimus Junius Brutus. A new series of civil wars broke out and the constitutional government of the Republic was never fully restored. Caesar's adopted heir Octavian, later known as Augustus, rose to sole power after defeating his opponents in the civil war. Octavian set about solidifying his power and the era of the Roman Empire began. Much of Julius Caesar's life is known from his own accounts of his military campaigns and from other contemporary sources, mainly the letters and speeches of Cicero and the historical writings of Sallust. The later biographies of Caesar by Suetonius and Plutarch are also major sources. Caesar is considered by many historians to be one of the greatest military commanders in history.