Episode 2:3: The Ides of March

In by Barry Strauss

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What really happened in the Roman Senate meeting where Julius Caesar was assassinated? Join me and Dr. Francesco Galassi MD, the distinguished paleopathologist, for a fascinating look at the famous events of March 15, 44 BC.

Episode 2.2: The Assassins

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Who were the men who plotted to kill Caesar and what were their motivations? Join me and classicist Michael Fontaine to find out.

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Caesar’s Last Hurrah

            On March 14, 44 B.C., the day before the Ides of March, Caesar went to the dinner party from hell. The scene was the Roman house of his friend Marcus Aemilius Lepidus. Caesar brought with him another friend, Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus. Lepidus was a glorified errand boy for the dictator but he was a loyalist and Caesar had …