The End of the Ancient Republic: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 95 pages
While recent criticism of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar has stressed the corruption of both the common people and the Republic's enemies within the patrician class, this book argues that at the core of the play lies the less obvious but more important corruption of the regime's leading defenders, particularly Brutus.

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Contents

Manliness and Friendship in Julius Caesar
3
Caesarism and the End of Republican Rome Act I scene i
21
Politics and the Ethics of Intention Brutus Glorious Failure
39
Caesars Ambiguous End
63
INDEX
93
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Jan H. Blits teaches philosophy and literature at the University of Delaware.

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