Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2018

320 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474427456

Bookseller Code (06)

Shakespeare and the Fall of the Roman Republic

Selfhood, Stoicism and Civil War

Patrick Gray

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Shakespeare and Philosophy

  • Explains Shakespeare's interpretation of the underlying causes of the Roman Republican civil wars
  • Shows how Shakespeare uses Roman history as a testing-ground to arbitrate between competing claims about human nature
  • Articulates Shakespeare's distinctive, compromise position on selfhood
  • Situates Shakespeare within the intellectual history of individualism, Christianity, Romanticism, secularization, and political liberalism