As today is the Ides of March, it is fitting that the Death of Caesar has received a laudable review from the Wall Street Journal. If you have a subscription, you can read the full story here.
If you’re more inclined to listen than to read, here is an audio interview discussing The Death of Caesar conducted this morning with The Takeaway with John Hockenberry. (Photo courtesy of thetakeaway.org)
Read my latest interview conducted with Ancient History Et Cetera, which you can read here. Rather than just discuss content details of The Death of the Caesar, the confab goes into depth about my motivations for the topic and how I went about my research.
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.
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.
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)
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). …
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 …
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)
Another positive review of The Death of Caesar just published on Biographile.com, calling it a “lively, entertaining, and insightful new book.” Read the full article here.