Caesar's Legion ) provides a page-turner of a history describing "/>

The Ides

Stephen Dando-Collins, Author . Wiley $25.95 (269p) ISBN 978-0-470-42523-7

Trying to clear away the “twaddle” that surrounds Julius Caesar, Dando-Collins (Caesar's Legion ) provides a page-turner of a history describing step-by-step the events leading to the assassination of Julius Caesar and the impact of his removal on the collapse of the Roman Republic. Caesar's rise to power and his limitless ambitionposed an immediate threat to the survival of the Republic, which caused fear and consternation in those, such as Marcus Brutus, who nobly wished to defend Roman democracy. Brutus and his fellow senator Cassius planned the assassination and, with the help of yet other senators, carried it out on March 15, 44 B.C.E. Public sentiment originally favored the Liberators, as the assassins were known, but, thanks to the scheming of Marc Antony and the fickleness of the crowds, Brutus, Cassius, and others were forced to flee the city. In the months that followed, Antony and his sometime ally, Caesar's heir, Octavian, destroyed the Liberatorsonly to later wage war against each other. Antony's ultimate defeat led to Octavian's installation as the first emperor, Augustus Caesar. The dramatic story examines the roles of soldiers, politicians, philosophers, wives, and mistresses with perhaps too much emphasis placed on the ever-popular Cleopatra. 2 maps. (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 12/21/2009
Release date: 02/01/2010
Show other formats
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4417-5262-8
Open Ebook - 288 pages - 978-0-470-54377-1
Open Ebook - 288 pages - 978-0-470-54380-1
MP3 CD - 978-1-4417-5259-8
Compact Disc - 978-1-4417-5258-1
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4417-5255-0
Compact Disc - 978-1-4417-5256-7
Open Ebook - 287 pages - 978-1-282-49135-9
Ebook - 288 pages - 978-0-470-54378-8
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.