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Who Was Julius Caesar? (Who Was...?) / Nico Medina
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Who Was Julius Caesar? (Who Was...?)
Who Was Julius Caesar? (Who Was...?)Nico Medina Tim Foley

Grosset & Dunlap 2014-10-30
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ジュリアス・シーザーの伝記。
戦い続けの人生。

この本ではクレオパトラとの間に
子どもが出来たとありますが、
関係した女性は多いのにほとんど子どもは
いなかったそうですから、
諸説あり、ってことですね。

以前世界史を網羅したイラスト本を見たことがあるのですが、
ローマ時代が突出して文明化していて、
文明って一直線には発展していかない
ものなんですね。

この時代にここまで文明が進んでいるのに、
1000年後のチンギス・カンの時代でも
attacked and raided
が続いているという。

◆以下引用

More than two thousand years ago, a twenty-five-year-old man from Rome was traveling by boat to the Greek island of Rhodes. He was going to study public speaking there.
p1
ロードス島に演説を習いに。

Over his lifetime, Julius Caesar doubled the size of the Roman Republic. He ruled over it single-handedly as "dictator for life," the first man to do so in nearly five hundred years.
p4
シーザー以前はより民主主義だったのに。。

Religion was part of everyday life in Rome. Almost everyone had a household shrine: a small cupboard with pictures and trinkets where they could pray and make offerings---often food or drink--to the gods.
p9
trinket 小さな装身具、つまらないもの

At ten or twelve, most boys would learn a trade. Others, like Caesar, continued their education.
p11.
ESL Podcast 1200 – Learning a Skilled Trade
によると、tradeって物を売り買いする商売だけでなくて、手に職系の職業いろいろを言うんですね。まあそれって一般的に商業ってことか?

Sulla ordered Caesar to divorce his wife immediately. When Caesar refused, Sulla became furious. No one told the dictator no! Sulla stripped Caesar of his job and his money.
Fearing for his life, nineteen-year-old Caesar escaped to the mountains outside Rome.
p26
妻を離婚しろと言われて拒否っ。

Someone at the trial said that listening to Caesar speak was like seeing a portrait painted with words.
p32
portrait 生き生きした描写

call the shots 命令をする, 采配を振るう 《「撃てと命令する」の意から》.

Spartacus and his men armed themselves and hid in the mountains. Here, Spartacus raised a huge army --- tens of thousands of men. They held off the romans for years.
(中略)
For daring to rise up against Rome, six thousand rebels were crucified. The crosses stood one every hundred feet for an hundred miles, all along the road to Rome.
p38

100 feet = 30.48m
100 miles = 160.934Km

Romans rich and poor loved the baths, and visited at least once a day. They took great pride in their cleanliness, believing the baths were what separated civilized Romans from rest of the world.
p43
公衆浴場が文明の象徴だったんですね。

Alexander the great was born two and a half centuries before Caesar, in Macedonia. In his short life, he conquered lands from Greece to India.
(中略)
He became upset. To think of how little he'd accomplished, when compared to this great man! Alexander had conquered the known world by age thirty. Caesar vowed to make something of his life when he returned to Rome.
p52

On the morning of January 10, 49 BC, he led his troops across the Rubicon, crying out: "The die is cast!"
p81
「賽は投げられた」

After squashing one rebellion, he uttered a phrase that would become forever famous: "Veni. Vidi. Vici." I came. I saw. I conquered.
p91
「来た、見た、勝った」

Following Roman tradition, a slave whispered into Caesar's ear during the celebrations.
"Remember, you are mortal," he told the great ruler.
p92

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