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“Ambition, Cunning, and Cruelty”: TEN CAESARS Book Review

“Much of ‘Ten Caesars’ reads like a script for ‘Game of Thrones’….This superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today.” Andrew Roberts, biographer of Churchill and Napoleon, in the Wall Street Journal.

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“I highly recommend Barry Strauss’ Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine.”

“From beginning to end, Strauss’ storytelling captured my attention with vivid descriptions of historical moments and nuanced presentations of the Caesars. … The style of writing is both informative and engaging, erudite and captivating. Though focused on individual Caesars, he artfully frames each Caesar within his respective social, political, familial, and religious world, permitting him to narrate a story with …

Episode 2.4: Caesar’s Funeral

In by Barry Strauss

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Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears for the real story of Caesar’s Funeral.

Episode 2:3: The Ides of March

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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.

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Happy 2,115th Birthday to Julius Caesar

  Julius Caesar was born in Rome on July 13, 100 B.C. That makes him 2115 years old today. To paraphrase the musical Hair, “Happy Birthday, Julie baby, happy birthday to you!” Everybody knows the day of Caesar’s assassination, the Ides of March, March 15, 44 B.C. but few knew the day of his birth. That deserves a change!   …