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Five Women Who Played a Role in Caesar’s Murder

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Aside from shedding new light on the prominent role Decimus played in Caesar’s assassination, The Death of Caesar also highlights the vast influence of several key Roman women. Biography.com’s recent article gives a brief summary of the roles played by five of these female characters based which you can read here.

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Who Really Killed Caesar?

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Check out Flavorwire’s new article on The Death of Caesar. It gives a brief introduction, plus an excerpt from an early chapter of the book which is definitely worth the read (if you haven’t picked up your copy already!). Read the full article here.

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Things Shakespeare Got Wrong About the Ides of March

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In another editorial highlighting the launch of The Death of Caesar, the History News Network goes into a little more depth to examine the differences between what Shakespeare tells us in his play and what actually happened on the Ides of March. Read the full article here. (Picture courtesy of the History News Network)

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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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