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Shakespeare and the fall of the Roman Republic : selfhood, stoicism and civil war / Patrick Gray.

Author/Creator:
Gray, Patrick, 1978- author.
Publication:
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019] , ©2019
Series:
Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy.
Edinburgh critical studies in Shakespeare and philosophy
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 308 pages ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Rome.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- History.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Political and social views.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Rome -- History -- Republic, 265-30 B.C.
Rome -- In literature.
History.
Literature.
Political and social views.
Rome (Empire)
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"Shakespeare and the fall of the Roman Republic introduces Shakespeare as a historian of ancient Rome. In Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare shows Rome's transition from Republic to Empire. Why did Rome degenerate into an autocracy? Alternating between ruthless competition, Stoicism, Epicureanism and self-indulgent fantasies, Rome as Shakespeare sees it is inevitably bound for civil war."--Page 4, cover.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-308).
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
1474427456
9781474427456
9781474427470 (ebook)
9781474427487 (ebook)
OCLC:
1032647207
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