Rose R. Williams

Rose R. Williams Rose Williams taught at both Abilene High School and McMurry College in Abiline, Texas. Williams received her BA from Baylor University and an MA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She also did postgraduate work in Latin and the humanities at the University of Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. On a Rockefeller Grant, Williams pursued research at the Bodleian Library of Oxford University and at the University of Pisa, Italy. Williams is the author of A Beginning Christian Latin Reader: De Bonis Cogitationibus (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2010); other recent titles include the four enrichment texts for Latin for the New Millennium: From Romulus to Romulus Augustulus (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), The Original Dysfunctional Family (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2008), The Clay-footed SuperHeroes (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009), and From Rome to Reformation (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009). Williams is also the coauthor with Hans-Friedrich Mueller of Caesar: A LEGAMUS Transitional Reader (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2013) and with Debra Nousek of A Caesar Workbook (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012).

Rose R. Williams's Books

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  • Caesar's Blood: Greek Tragedy in Roman Life

    Author: Rose R. Williams
    Product Code: 8164
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-816-9

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    This history based on events recorded by ancient historians Sallust, Tacitus, Cassius Dio, Suetonius, and others, reads like a novel. It explores the reigns of the Roman emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero. The demands of heredity loomed large in their lives. Those who sprang from greatness must be great themselves, whether or not they had either the ability or the desire to be so. This book presents the challenges and dilemmas of the Caesars and their contemporaries in narrative form with interpolations of dialogue as the ancient writers did, taking the known facts and interpreting the characters through them, giving real people the motivations they may have had. This book provides readers a new thought-provoking look at one of the most fascinating families in history and one whose profound effect upon the world still touches us today.