The Death of Caesar

The Death of Caesar

In this story of the most famous assassination in history, “the last bloody day of the [Roman] Republic has never been painted so brilliantly” (The Wall Street Journal).

Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in the Roman Senate on March 15, 44 BC—the Ides of March according to the Roman calendar. He was, says author Barry Strauss, the last casualty of one civil war and the first casualty of the next civil war, which would end the Roman Republic and inaugurate the… (more)

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Strauss handles the actual action of the assassination with aplomb, even though it’s a familiar tale. But it’s the part of the story that sets up the assassination and the aftermath that mark THE DEATH OF CAESAR as an impressive and necessary work.

Strauss made his mark as a military historian in books like “The Battle of Salamis” and “The Spartacus War,” and he’s strongest here when tracking Caesar’s army units in the days after the assassination.


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 03, 2015)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781451668810

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 19.6 MB

Language: English


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