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The Resource The ides : Caesar's murder and the war for Rome., Stephen Dando-Collins

The ides : Caesar's murder and the war for Rome., Stephen Dando-Collins

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The ides : Caesar's murder and the war for Rome.
Title
The ides
Title remainder
Caesar's murder and the war for Rome.
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Dando-Collins
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Language
eng
Summary
"Sixty killers, wearing the purple-trimmed togas of Roman senators, unsheathed their hidden daggers to stab the most feared and powerful man in the Empire. Hundreds of their colleagues ran screaming from the Theater of Pompey the Great proclaiming the bloody deed to the thousands of citizens who clogged the streets outside. It was the most public of crimes. Yet, two millennia after the murder of Julius Caesar many questions remain unanswered. Was Brutus a treasonous villain or a hero of Rome? Were the killers motivated by noble sentiment or venality? Why did so many of Caesar's formerly loyal lieutenants take part in the murder?" "In The Ides, Stephen Dando-Collins transports the reader to the streets, palaces, and gathering places of ancient Rome to experience a detailed, convincingly accurate, and suspenseful account of Caesar's final days. He traces the conspiracy that brought the conqueror down, from a surprising holiday meeting between Cassius and Brutus to its chaotic conclusion and beyond." "Drawing deeply from ancient manuscripts, Dando-Collins documents Caesar's campaign to persuade the Senate, which had already declared his a "living god," to appoint him king of Rome before his planned departure on a military mission on March 19, 44 B.C. He reveals why many Romans already considered Caesar a tyrant and why Brutus, who may well have been Caesar's illegitimate son, felt a special obligation to depose this man who would be king." "This history follows the mercurial Cassius and even-tempered Brutusas they carefully feel out potential co-conspirators, knowing that one wrong choice could be their last. It reveals the dramatic lengths to which Brutus's wife Porcia went to prove he could trust her with his secret; why Caesar, even as the killers pacedin restless anticipation of his arrival, canceled the Senate session he had called, and how a close associate convinced him to change his mind."
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
937/.05092
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DG267
LC item number
.D26 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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the murder of Julius Caesar
Label
The ides : Caesar's murder and the war for Rome., Stephen Dando-Collins
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15529208
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780470425237
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009015921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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maps
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  • (OCoLC)ocn319247405
  • (OCoLC)319247405
Label
The ides : Caesar's murder and the war for Rome., Stephen Dando-Collins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15529208
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 269 pages
Isbn
9780470425237
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2009015921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn319247405
  • (OCoLC)319247405

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