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A Starred Review from Shelf Awareness

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Writer Evan M. Anderson has written an excellent review of The Death of Caesar for Shelf Awareness which you can read below. With his usual vigor, Barry Strauss (The Spartacus War) recounts the events leading to the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE, on the Ides of March (the date on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15). …

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Library Journal Review of The Death of Caesar

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The Library Journal recently reviewed The Death of Caesar which you can read below: Starred Review. Strauss (classics, history, Cornell Univ.; Spartacus War) presents a riveting portrayal of Caesar’s assassination on the Ides of March, 44 BCE. The author explains successfully very complicated political situations in laymen’s terms, propelling the reader through Caesar’s dramatic rise to his shocking murder in …

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Maclean’s: The Most Famous Assassination Ever

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Another excellent review coming from Maclean’s, a weekly Canadian magazine: “In taking on the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar, Strauss tells a story of near-mythic status – and scant sources,” wrote the book reviewer, Simon Gatke. (Photo courtesy of Stratford Shakespeare Festival and David Hou/AP Photo)

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What Julius Caesar and The Sound of Music Have in Common

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On the fiftieth anniversary of the debut of the film, “The Sound of Music,” and the 2059th anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar, I ask what the movie and the dictator have in common. Here are a few of my favorite things: Climb Every Mountain, Ford Every Stream: The Von Trapps crossed the Alps while Caesar crossed the Rubicon. …

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The New York Post Reviews The Death of Caesar

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“…He did not say anything about the “Ides of March,” just one difference of many between the version of Caesar’s assassination presented by William Shakespeare and the likely truth, according to Cornell University history professor Barry Strauss’ new book, “The Death of Caesar.” Strauss pored through ancient texts to determine the truest possible version of the events surrounding the assassination …

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