Julius Caesar Master of Surprise

Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
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This engaging read presents a student-friendly overview of the life and accomplishments of Julius Caesar with special emphasis on his family background and early life. The biography is based not only on the traditional sources-Suetonius and Plutarch-but also on the private correspondence and observation of Caesar's contemporaries-both his friends and his enemies. Based on these sources, the book demonstrates that Caesar was a very determined individual who developed and largely managed to execute a series of original responses to the unique situations of his times. Julius Caesar: Master of Surprise is a must-have title for all high school Latin programs.

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About the author

Rose Williams is a veteran Latin instructor at the high school and university level. Rose Williams holds a BA from Baylor University and an MA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She did postgraduate work in Latin and the Humanities at the University of Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. On a Rockefeller Grant she conducted research at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University, England and at the University of Pisa, Italy. She is the author of numerous classics textbooks and teaching guides as well as humorous books of Latin phrases. She serves on various classics consultant boards and maintains a website, www.roserwilliams.com, devoted to Latin teaching materials.
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Publisher
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
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Published on
Dec 12, 2013
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Pages
110
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ISBN
9781610411042
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Historical
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