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The Death of Caesar The Story of History s Most Famous Assassination
In this story of the most famous assassination in history, the last bloody day of the Roman Republic has never been painted so brilliantly Wall Street Journal Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate on 3 15 44 BC the Ides of March according to the Roman calendar He was the last casualty of one civil war, the first casualty of the next, which would en In this story of the most famous assassination in history, the last bloody day of the Roman Republic has never been painted so brilliantly Wall Street Journal Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate on 3 15 44 BC the Ides of March according to the Roman calendar He was the last casualty of one civil war, the first casualty of the next, which would end the Roman Republic, inaugurating the 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 former allies of Pompey Decimus The last was a leading general close friend of Caesar s who felt betrayed He was the mole in Caesar s camp After the assassination everything went wrong The killers left the body in the Senate 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 Cassius raised an army in Greece Antony 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
Title : The Death of Caesar The Story of History s Most Famous Assassination
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