Lives of the Twelve Caesars

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Author: Suetonius

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853264757

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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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.

The English Teacher's Drama Handbook

From theory to practice

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Author: Nicholas McGuinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113652018X

Category: Education

Page: 180

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The English Teacher’s Drama Handbook is a rich, thought-provoking introduction to teaching drama within the English classroom. Divided into two sections, the first part of the book explores deological influences that have shaped drama's relationship with English over the past 250 years and aims to help you locate your own practice within a theoretical and historical context. Starting with Rousseau's seminal text Emile, it considers the theories of key thinkers and practitioners and a range of complex issues including the construction of ‘childhood’, children’s play, the teacher and student relationship, the implications of linking drama and English and the impact of national curricula on drama and English teaching. The second half of the book offers a collection of comprehensive, practical schemes of work to inspire and support you and your students to realise the power of drama in bringing English language and literature vividly to life. Suitable for a range of ages and abilities, each activity makes explicit links to the key thinkers and issues explored in the first part of the book and explores a particular aspect of work in English - from grammar and spelling to poetry and play texts. Together with guidance on how to begin and progress the activities, each sequence includes ideas for exploring issues further in the English classroom. Written for English teachers at any stage of their career, The English Teacher’s Drama Handbook offers new ways of looking at drama and English that will ensure meaningful and enjoyable teaching and learning.

Julius Caesar

Man, Soldier, and Tyrant

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Author: J. F. C. Fuller

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853266928

Category: History

Page: 336

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This text covers Caesar's rise to power, and deals in detail with his campaign in Gaul. It follows his career from then until his death, through the conflict with Pompey and the futile Alexandrian campaign. The tactics and strategy of Caesar's wars are related to their political and diplomatic matrix, and through his conduct as a general, much of his character is revealed. Fuller concludes that Caesar was no innovator in the art of war, but that his great gift was for dash - frequently extracting himself from an apparently impossible position by the speed and impetus of his response. But frequently the position was due in the first place to Caesar's own error.

Julius Caesar

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Author: Nic Fields

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472838408

Category: History

Page: 64

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One of the greatest military commanders in history, Julius Caesar's most famous victory – the conquest of Gaul – was to him little more than a stepping stone to power. An audacious and decisive general, his victories over the Gauls allowed him to challenge for the political leadership of Rome. Leading a single legion across the Rubicon in 49 BC, Caesar launched a civil war which would end the Roman Republic and usher in the Roman Empire, with Caesar at its helm. This examination of the great general's life covers his great victories and few defeats, looking at the factors which lay behind his military genius.

Julius Caesar

A Life

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Author: Antony Kamm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134220324

Category: History

Page: 192

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This is a fresh account of Julius Caesar - the brilliant politician and intriguing figure who became sole ruler of the Roman Empire. Julius Caesar examines key figures such as Marius, Sulla, Cicero, Mark Antony, Gaius Octavius (emperor Augustus), Calpurnia and Cleopatra, as well as the unnamed warriors who fought for and against him, and politicians who supported and opposed him. Including new translations from classical sources, Antony Kamm sets Caesar’s life against the historical, political and social background of the times and addresses key issues: Did Caesar destroy the Republic? What was the legality of his position and the moral justifications of his actions How good a general was he? What was his relationship with Cleopatra? Why was he assassinated? What happened next? This is Caesar – the lavish spender, the military strategist, a considerable orator and historical writer, and probably the most influential figure of his time - in all his historical glory. Students of Rome and its figures will find this an enthralling, eye-opening addition to their course reading.

Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

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Author: Plutarch,Judith Mossman

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853267949

Category: Fiction

Page: 871

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Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

With Notes, Examination Papers, and Plan of Preparation (selected)

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Author: William Shakespeare,Brainerd Kellogg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 164

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The Idiot

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Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261756

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Translated by Constance Garnett, with an Introduction and Notes by Agnes Cardinal, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from an asylum in Switzerland. As he becomes embroiled in the frantic amatory and financial intrigues which centre around a cast of brilliantly realised characters and which ultimately lead to tragedy, he emerges as a unique combination of the Christian ideal of perfection and Dostoevsky's own views, afflictions and manners. His serene selflessness is contrasted with the worldly qualities of every other character in the novel. Dostoevsky supplies a harsh indictment of the Russian ruling class of his day who have created a world which cannot accomodate the goodness of this idiot.