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The Death of Caesar

The Death of Caesar

The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

  • Author: Barry Strauss
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451668821
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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In this story of the most famous assassination in history, “the last bloody day of the [Roman] Republic has never been painted so brilliantly” (The Wall Street Journal). Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate on March 15, 44 BC—the Ides of March according to the Roman calendar. He was, says author Barry Strauss, the last casualty of one civil war and the first casualty of the next civil war, which would end the Roman Republic and inaugurate the Roman Empire. “The Death of Caesar provides a fresh look at a well-trodden event, with superb storytelling sure to inspire awe” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Why was Caesar killed? For political reasons, mainly. The conspirators wanted to return Rome to the days when the Senate ruled, but Caesar hoped to pass along his new powers to his family, especially Octavian. The principal plotters were Brutus, Cassius (both former allies of Pompey), and Decimus. The last was a leading general and close friend of Caesar’s who felt betrayed by the great man: He was the mole in Caesar’s camp. But after the assassination everything went wrong. The killers left the body in the Senate and Caesar’s allies held a public funeral. Mark Antony made a brilliant speech—not “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” as Shakespeare had it, but something inflammatory that caused a riot. The conspirators fled Rome. Brutus and Cassius raised an army in Greece but Antony and Octavian defeated them. An original, new perspective on an event that seems well known, The Death of Caesar is “one of the most riveting hour-by-hour accounts of Caesar’s final day I have read....An absolutely marvelous read” (The Times, London).

The Assassination of Julius Caesar

The Assassination of Julius Caesar

A People's History of Ancient Rome

  • Author: Michael Parenti
  • Publisher: The New Press
  • ISBN: 1595585567
  • Category: History
  • Page: 289
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“A provocative history” of intrigue and class struggle in Ancient Rome—“an important alternative to the usual views of Caesar and the Roman Empire” (Publishers Weekly). Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility—the 1 percent of the population who controlled 99 percent of the empire’s wealth. In The Assassination of Julius Caesar, Michael Parenti recounts this period, spanning the years 100 to 33 BC, from the perspective of the Roman people. In doing so, he presents a provocative, trenchantly researched narrative of popular resistance against a powerful elite. As Parenti carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, he adds essential context to the crime with fascinating details about Roman society as a whole. In these pages, we find reflections on the democratic struggle waged by Roman commoners, religious augury as an instrument of social control, the patriarchal oppression of women, and the political use of homophobic attacks. The Assassination of Julius Caesar offers a whole new perspective on an era thought to be well-known. “A highly accessible and entertaining addition to history.” —Book Marks

Assassination of Julius Caesar

Assassination of Julius Caesar

  • Author: Jesse Russell,Ronald Cohn
  • Publisher: Book on Demand Limited
  • ISBN: 9785511005591
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The assassination of Julius Caesar was the result of a conspiracy by approximately forty Roman senators who called themselves Liberators. Led by Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus, they stabbed Julius Caesar to death in the Theatre of Pompey on the Ides of March (March 15) 44 BC. Caesar was the dictator of the Roman Republic at the time, having recently been declared dictator perpetuo by the Senate. This declaration made several senators fear that Caesar wanted to overthrow the Senate in favour of tyranny. The ramifications of the assassination led to the Liberators' civil war and, ultimately, to the Principate period of the Roman Empire.

Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

A Sourcebook

  • Author: Matthew Dillon,Lynda Garland
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136761365
  • Category: History
  • Page: 800
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A companion volume to the highly successful and widely used Ancient Greece, this Sourcebook is a valuable resource for students at all levels studying ancient Rome. Lynda Garland and Matthew Dillon present an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the assassination of Julius Caesar. Providing a comprehensive coverage of all important documents pertaining to the Roman Republic, Ancient Rome includes: source material on political developments in the Roman Republic (509–44 BC) detailed chapters on social phenomena, such as Roman religion, slavery and freedmen, women and the family, and the public face of Rome clear, precise translations of documents taken not only from historical sources, but also from inscriptions, laws and decrees, epitaphs, graffiti, public speeches, poetry, private letters and drama concise up-to-date bibliographies and commentaries for each document and chapter a definitive collection of source material on the Roman Republic. All students of ancient Rome and classical studies will find this textbook invaluable at all levels of study.

Roman History

Roman History

The Early Empire, from the Assassination of Julius Cæsar to that of Domitian

  • Author: William Wolfe Capes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Rome
  • Page: 240
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Some Remarks on the assassination of Julius Cæsar

Some Remarks on the assassination of Julius Cæsar

  • Author: William SMITH (of Exeter, U.S.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Roman History. The Early Empire. From the assassination of Julius Cæsar to that of Domitian ... With two maps

Roman History. The Early Empire. From the assassination of Julius Cæsar to that of Domitian ... With two maps

  • Author: William Wolfe CAPES
  • Publisher: London Longmans, Green 1876.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Rome History Empire, 30 B.C.-284 A.D.
  • Page: 230
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

  • Author: Tamara Hollingsworth,Harriet Isecke
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 1433394634
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 32
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is the tragic true story of the betrayal and assassination of Roman ruler Julius Caesar in 44 bc. After successfully conquering much of the ancient world, Caesar is invited to lead the Roman Empire. Cassius and other members of the Roman senate fear that Caesar will become a power-hungry dictator. They decide Caesar must be stopped. They enlist Caesar's trusted friend, Brutus, to help murder the leader as a patriotic act for the good of Rome.

Shakespeare's World of Death

Shakespeare's World of Death

The Early Tragedies

  • Author: Richard Courtney
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • ISBN: 9780889242616
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 268
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How many ages hence Shall this our lofty scene be acted o’er In states unborn and accents yet unknown! – Julius Caesar, III.i.111 Many ages later, we are still enjoying Shakespeare’s works. But, too often, his plays are studied as "literature," ignoring the fact that Shakespeare wrote plays for living performance. Richard Courtney puts the focus back where it should be, helping us to understand the works of Shakespeare as dramas intended for an audience. Written for directors and actors, the eight books in the series will also interest theatregoers, scholars, and the general reader seeking a fuller understanding of Shakespeare’s works. The introduction and end notes give helpful information on life in sixteenth century England, its language and beliefs, Elizabethan theatre and stages. Each play is analyzed scene by scene, with background on the history and the leading characters, and reasons for the choice of theme. From his own wide experience as actor and director, Richard adds anecdotes and examples to illustrate directing challenges and provide practical solutions. Shakespeare’s World of Death discusses Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Hamlet.

Conspiracy Narratives in Roman History

Conspiracy Narratives in Roman History

  • Author: Victoria Emma Pagán
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292758812
  • Category: History
  • Page: 207
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Conspiracy is a thread that runs throughout the tapestry of Roman history. From the earliest days of the Republic to the waning of the Empire, conspiracies and intrigues created shadow worlds that undermined the openness of Rome's representational government. To expose these dark corners and restore a sense of order and safety, Roman historians frequently wrote about famous conspiracies and about how their secret plots were detected and the perpetrators punished. These accounts reassured readers that the conspiracy was a rare exception that would not happen again—if everyone remained vigilant. In this first book-length treatment of conspiracy in Roman history, Victoria Pagán examines the narrative strategies that five prominent historians used to disclose events that had been deliberately shrouded in secrecy and silence. She compares how Sallust, Livy, and Tacitus constructed their accounts of the betrayed Catilinarian, Bacchanalian, and Pisonian conspiracies. Her analysis reveals how a historical account of a secret event depends upon the transmittal of sensitive information from a private setting to the public sphere—and why women and slaves often proved to be ideal transmitters of secrets. Pagán then turns to Josephus's and Appian's accounts of the assassinations of Caligula and Julius Caesar to explore how the two historians maintained suspense throughout their narratives, despite readers' prior knowledge of the outcomes.